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L.L.Bean – Outdoor Discovery Schools Instructor (Kayaking and/or SUP)


L.L.Bean has been a trusted source for quality apparel, reliable outdoor equipment and expert advice for over 100 years.  Leon Leonwood Bean (L.L. Bean) founded his business in 1912 on a passion for the outdoors, a profound believe in honesty, and an unwavering commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.   Since we opened for business, the principles of innovation, integrity, service and respect have helped develop our brand and fueled our success.

As an ODS Instructor for L.L.Bean you’ll be joining one of the most respected retailers in the country.  Satisfy your craving for problem solving in an active, busy job in a great work environment.  You’ll have the opportunity to use your ability to improve processes and organize to create efficient merchandise receiving and replenishment processes.  Develop your leadership skills as you assist the area supervisor in creating a positive, engaged and focused work environment.

Position description:
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 ODS activities. They are able to quickly build strong connections with people through open communication, excellent speaking skills and compassion. They recognize how ODS fits into LL Bean’s retail business. They are sales oriented. Instructors are sufficiently fit to participate in all relevant ODS activities and maintain ample energy, strength and focus to assist participants and instructors with physical and emotional obstacles.

Outdoor Discovery Schools Goals:

•Promote and retain new and younger 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.


•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.
•Participates in daily start up meetings.
•Provide professional and timely feedback to peers and colleagues when the need arisesKnows and maintains expertise of equipment and products (as relevant) 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 and demographics.
•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 (DAR’s)
•Participant agreements
•Incident report
•Vehicle log
•ADA documentation
•Facilities Inspection log
•Other as assigned
•Assume additional related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

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L.L.Bean offers competitive wages, additional pay if working on a holiday, access to 401(k) program, as well as a significant (20%-33.3%) employee discount.
For more details, please refer to the benefits section on our website at www.llbeancareers.com

We recognize the importance of diversity in creating a better world and a stronger organization.
L.L.Bean is an equal opportunity employer