Stand-Up Paddling Instructor - Outdoor Discovery School

L.L. Bean, Inc.
Oct 03, 2016
Oct 19, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time

L.L.Bean Stand-Up Paddling Instructors


L.L.Bean, Inc. has been a trusted source for quality apparel, reliable outdoor equipment and expert advice for over 100 years. Since we opened for business in 1912, the principles of innovation, integrity, service and respect have fueled our success.

We are looking for talented Stand-Up Paddling instructors who are eager to share their love and knowledge of SUP for this seasonal part time position. Our ODS Instructors are confident self-aware leaders who are passionate about the outdoors and the environment. They maintain highly technical expertise and possess the ability to lead and inspire others to participate in Outdoor Discovery School kayaking sports.

Our season runs from mid-June to mid-September. Candidates must be available to work a minimum of 30 days over the course of the season as well as attend pre-season training.


Outdoor Discovery Schools Goals

Promote and retain new customers with our dynamic, creative classes and new activities

Inspire people to engage in new outdoor activities

Increase participation by providing exemplary service

Increase sales conversion rate of ODS customers especially in equipment, outer and active wear categories


Demonstrates ability to create a safe and inclusive environment for all participants

Understand and consistently perform all responsibilities associated with our safety protocols and program procedures

Confirms all equipment used is in appropriate working condition

Report any unsafe acts or conditions to the appropriate person

Ensures compliance with the L.L.Bean comprehensive Health and Safety program by knowing and following all safety guidelines, policies, procedures and expectations

Takes immediate and appropriate action to rectify any unsafe conditions


Conducts self at all times according to the highest ethical and moral standards.

Represents the teaching profession at its highest level at all times

Communicates and lives our company core values of Outdoor Heritage, Service, Respect, Integrity, Perseverance, Safe and Healthy Living

Communicate professionally with all stake holders

Provide professional and timely feedback to peers and colleagues when the need arises

Knows and maintains expertise of equipment and products utilized in the courses you teach

Knows specifications (uses, materials, pros and cons) of relevant L.L.Bean equipment and apparel and effectively shares information with customers to encourage product sales

Participates in promotional events when equipment expertise is needed

Is knowledgeable about regional ODS programs, and promotional offerings

Course curriculum

Has a firm understanding of course content.

Possess the ability to teach in a relaxed, clear and confident manner to a variety of participants

Effectively delivers all components of the curriculum in the allotted time

Delivers all key points required for course openings and closings

Perform daily administrative duties associated with instructing classes

Accurate and daily completion of the Daily Activity Reports

Participant agreements


Incident report

ADA documentation

Facilities Inspection log

Other as assigned


First Aid and CPR certification

Proven experience planning, organizing and leading outdoor experience trips

Expertise in active gear appropriate for activity Proven leadership skills with the ability to develop and motivate participants Ability to maintain a high level of enthusiasm, motivation and a positive attitude Established time management and organization skills Demonstrated interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills

Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends and holidays and provide a minimum of 30 days of availability


Certification or specialized training such as ACA certification

L.L.Bean offers competitive wages, additional pay if working on a holiday, access to 401(k) program, as well as a significant (25-40%) employee discount. For more details, please refer to the benefits section on our website at

We recognize the importance of diversity in creating a better world and a stronger organization.

L.L.Bean is an equal opportunity employer