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Bigfoot Adventure Academy Hiking and Kayak Guides

Bigfoot Adventure Academy Kayak Guides

We are Humboldt County’s largest and most experienced Outdoor Adventure Academy. Humboldt County is a huge tourism destination. However, our visitors don’t know where to find the BEST hiking trails or places to kayak. In addition to that, our visitors want to learn more about our majestic Redwood ecosystem. That’s where Bigfoot Adventure Academy comes in. Our highly trained guides provide an educational adventure that visitors will never forget! Since we’ve started, we’ve taken 1000’s of visitors on guided adventures.

We are looking for candidates to fulfill the following positions:

  • Kayak – Tour Guide
  • Hiking – Tour Guide

To apply, please download and fill out our application.

Then email it, along with your resume, to
employment@pacificoutfitters.com
No walk-ins please. Applications are always welcome!

Prerequisites: Eligible candidates have-

Completed a course on first aid
Sound knowledge and experience of local kayaking or hiking, both in summer and winter conditions
Have a good understanding of our Redwood forests/ecosystems

  • Verifies weather conditions are acceptable, confirming with the Booking Manager and the Client and rescheduling if needed.
  • Prepares a float/safety plan. We can help you with this.
  • Verifies that all necessary equipment is present and in good condition. Missing or damaged equipment must be flagged/replaced/repaired before the Activity begins.
  • Inspects vehicles/trailers prior to use
  • Stages all of the Client’s equipment (if needed), ensuring that the gear is functional and fits properly
  • Reviews the tour outline, instructing Clients on proper technique, explaining safety plan, explain the contingency plans for emergencies and accidents, and the hazards of the Activity
  • Assists Clients with launching their kayaks.
  • Keeps the group close together and constantly checks the surroundings, Clients, and potential hazards
  • Provides clear direction on where the Clients should be heading, breaking up long distances with periods of rest
  • Verifies that all the gear and equipment has been returned
  • Loads the gear and equipment, securing it for safe transport
  • Unloads and cleans all gear and equipment, staging it for easy loading for the next Activity. Any damage or loss that occurred during the trip must be notated on the Equipment Checklist, which is then turned into the manager or Administrator

Able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds throughout the Activity

Able to carry large or bulky items up to eighty (80) pounds

Able to bend and stretch to place and retrieve items

Able to sit, stand or walk for long periods of time

Able to wear a wetsuit

Able to withstand cold and hot climates and poor weather conditions

Keep a clean, safe workplace at all times

Pay Range-
Kayak Guides are paid per diem rates of $100 – $135 per 4 – 5.5 hour tour and $20.00 per hour for everything else
Hiking Guides are paid per diem rates of $120 – $155 per 5 – 6.5 hour tour and $20.00 per hour for everything else

Bigfoot Adventure Academy employee benefits include paid sick leave, free rentals, employee rewards and store discounts.

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Bigfoot Adventure Academy Surfing Instructor

Do you want to get paid to play outside, and spend time helping others have amazing adventures in Humboldt? Do you feel most alive when you’re in the water, catching a wave? Does the thought of having to work at a desk or stare at a screen all day make you feel dead inside? Do you have a high level of patience and a knack for breaking down a skill that comes naturally to you? Are you a hard worker with a great sense of humor, a healthy dose of energy, and a commitment to safety first?
If you said “YES!” to all of these, then you’re who we’ve been looking for to be a Surfing Instructor for Bigfoot Adventure Academy.

To apply, please download and fill out our application.

Then email it, along with your resume, to
employment@pacificoutfitters.com
No walk-ins please. Applications are always welcome!

Prerequisites: Eligible candidates have-

Completed a course on first aid
Sound knowledge and experience of local surfing, both in summer and winter conditions.

– Verifies that the area is available and weather conditions are acceptable, confirming with the Reservations Desk and the Client or rescheduling as needed
– Prepares lesson / float plan
– Verifies that all necessary equipment is present and in good condition. Missing or damaged equipment must be replaced/repaired before the Activity begins
– Obtains a signed waiver from each Client
– Inspects vehicles prior to use
– Stages all of the Client’s equipment, ensuring that the gear is functional and fits properly
– Reviews the class outline with Clients, instructing Clients on proper technique, and explaining the communication terminology and signals used while on the water, the contingency plans for emergencies and accidents, and the hazards of the Activity
– Assists Clients with launching their board
– Keeps the group close together and constantly checks the surroundings, Clients, and potential hazards
– Provides clear direction on where the Clients should be heading, breaking up long distances with periods of rest
– Directs and assists Clients while landing
– Verifies that all the gear and equipment has been returned
– Loads the gear and equipment, securing it for safe transport
– Unloads and cleans all gear and equipment, staging it for easy loading for the next Activity
– Any damage or loss that occurred during the trip must be notated on the Equipment
– Checklist, which is then turned into the manager or Administrator
– Files all waivers, checklists, and any Incident/Injury reports for the trip

Able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds throughout the Activity

Able to carry large or bulky items up to eighty (80) pounds

Able to bend and stretch to place and retrieve items

Able to sit, stand or walk for long periods of time

Able to wear a wetsuit

Able to withstand cold and hot climates and poor weather conditions

Keep a clean, safe workplace at all times

Lead Instructors must be able to perform the following:

1000 yard ocean swim in less than 25 minutes, to include entering and exiting the surf zone with waves up to 6 feet.

Stand up surf and body surf all wave types up to 6 feet comfortably

Assistant Instructors should be able to perform the following:

500 yard open water swim in less than 15 minutes, may include surf zone entry / exit with waves up to 3 feet

Stand up surf and body surf gently cresting and white water waves up to 3 feet comfortably

Pay Range-  Instructors are paid per diem rates of $120 – $150 per 5 hour lesson and $20.00 per hour for everything else

Bigfoot Adventure Academy employee benefits include paid sick leave, free rentals, employee rewards and store discounts.

Sustainable gear from The North Face

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Limited Lifetime Warranty

All branded products (except footwear and The North Face Renewed series) are covered by a Limited Lifetime Warranty against manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship for the lifetime of the product.

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Charitable Giving

Since 2010, The North Face Explore Fund has funded and collaborated with hundreds of nonprofits to support access and equity with communities of explorers.

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Corporate Responsibility

The North Face is working with suppliers to cut emissions using energy efficiency partnership programs with organizations like the Apparel Impact Institute.

Environmentally Sustainable Innovation

The North Face has eliminated waste in their packaging and is making progress toward having 100% of their leading apparel fabrics originate from recycled, responsibly-sourced renewable or regeneratively grown sources by 2025.

Visit our locations in Ukiah or Eureka to see the selection of sustainable gear from The North Face.

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Ukiah Location Firearms Outfitter

Employment - Now Hiring - Jobs - Pacific Outfitters

Everyone heads to our hunting department with their own story. Some are looking to get into a new hobby like kayaking or archery. Others are wanting some peace of mind with their personal safety and looking into purchasing a handgun. Others are avid hunters, gearing up for their next season.

We’re looking for a helpful and attentive team member to help each of those customers feel comfortable and ready for their next adventure.

To apply, please download and fill out our application.

Then email it, along with your resume, to
employment@pacificoutfitters.com
No walk-ins please. Applications are always welcome!

Prerequisites: This position requires the applicant to be 18+ years of age
Must be able to possess a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) and become an FSC Instructor

Possesses first-hand knowledge of firearms and firearm compliance and safety
Ensures that all firearm movement is logged in the FFL Log Book within 24 hours
Accurately prepares and processes 4473, DROS, and supporting paperwork for sale of firearms
Greet customers with a friendly smile
Answer incoming phone calls
Assist customers with finding the right products
Use POS system to ring up purchases
Recommend, describe and demonstrate the use of products
Keep sales floor clean, stocked and organized
Help your coworkers with various tasks as needed
Maintain professional relationships with coworkers and customers
Follow company and departmental policies and procedures
Enthusiastically promote Pacific Outfitters’ mission of outdoor adventure and environmental stewardship
Consistently provide outstanding customer service

Able to lift and carry up to 25 pounds
Able to lift and carry up to five (5) pounds overhead to highest shelf and back down
Able to assist moving large or bulky items up to eighty (80) pounds
Able to use carts and hand trucks to move heavy items and loads
Able to bend and stretch to place and retrieve products and signs on the highest and lowest shelves
Able to navigate around clothing racks, product shelves and displays
Able to stand and walk for long periods of time
Able to climb stairs and ladders on a daily basis
Keep a clean, safe workplace at all times

Pay Range- $16.50 – $19.50 per hour

Pacific Outfitters employee benefits include paid sick leave, paid time off, retirement matching, employee rewards and discounts. Medical Insurance is available to full time employees.

Big Agnes at Pacific Outfitters

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Repair and Trade-in Programs

Launched in 2008, the Re-Routt program has lead to a number of their sustainable gear options, made with recycled fabrics, fills, and hardware. Their Repair Center is committed to doing everything they can to get your gear repaired and back to you.

Charitable Giving

Big Agnes has partnered with a number of non-profit organizations that are looking at the bigger picture, such as Leave No Trace, CAIC, IMBA, OIA, and the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative. A portion of the proceeds from their camping chairs is donated to support the Yampa River Fund, the National Forest Foundation and the Bob Swanson Memorial Grant.

Corporate Responsibility

Big Agnes is committed to fair, safe and sustainable business practices and has a robust Supplier Code of Conduct.

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Environmentally Sustainable Innovation

From removing poly bags to using the latest in sustainable materials, Big Agnes has really taken sustainability seriously.

Visit our locations in Ukiah or Eureka to see the selection of sustainable gear from Big Agnes.

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Bio Ammo Pacific Outfitters Sustainable Gear

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BioAmmo at Pacific Outfitters

BIO AMMO is revolutionizing the ammunition industry! Check out what sets this sustainable brand apart.

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Innovative Materials

BIO AMMO shotshells are plastic-free and 100% biodegradable and compostable.
They use biopolymers from agricultural waste. When the wads and hulls come into contact with living organisms such as algae, fungi and bacteria, they are transformed into compost!
BIO AMMO wads and hulls do not generate any micro-plastics.

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Excellent Performance

BIO AMMO shot shells are not affected by sunlight or moisture. They can be stored for longer periods than water-soluble wads.

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Responsible Manufacturing

BIO AMMO wads and hulls are designed, manufactured and assembled in their modern factory in Europe.

All BIO AMMO shotshells are loaded with premium double base powders, made in the USA.

Visit our locations in Ukiah or Eureka to see the selection of sustainable ammunition from BIO AMMO.

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Chaco Pacific Outfitters Sustainable Gear

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Here’s a brand that really inspires! Check out these good works from the folks at Chaco.

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Repair Program

Through their ReChaco program, over 290,000 pairs of sandals have been repaired!

1% for the Planet

Charitable Giving

In addition to contributing 1% for the Planet, Chaco also donates to the American Camping Association and offers prodeals for their members.

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Environmentally Sustainable Innovation

Chaco webbings are made with Repreve fibers, which are made from plastic bottles

Visit our locations in Ukiah or Eureka to see the selection of sustainable gear from Chaco.

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Cotopaxi Pacific Outfitters Sustainable Gear

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1% for the Planet

Charitable Giving

1% of Cotopaxi’s revenue goes to nonprofits that help communities experiencing poverty.

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Trade-in Programs

Through Cotopaxi’s Mas Vida program, you can trade in your Cotopaxi gear and receive a gift card to buy new gear. 

Corporate Responsibility

Cotopaxi is a B Corporation and certified carbon neutral. They take steps to ensure their supply chain protects human rights and treats people well.

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Environmentally Sustainable Innovation

Cotopaxi’s promise is to make durable gear as ethically and sustainably as possible. 94% of their products contain repurposed, recycled, or responsible materials, with a goal of 100% by 2025.

Visit our locations in Ukiah or Eureka to see the selection of sustainable gear from Cotopaxi.

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Hydro Flask Pacific Outfitters Sustainable Gear

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Hydro Flask

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Trade-in Program

Hydro Flask will give you $5 for sending in your old hydroflask so they can recycle it.

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Charitable Giving

Through their Parks for All program, Hydro Flask has donated more than $3.7 million dollars in support of the parks that help us all feel happier, healthier and more fulfilled.

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Corporate Responsibility

Good gear. Good work. Good for all. These guiding principles set Hydro Flask as a leader in sustainability.

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Environmentally Sustainable Innovation

Over a decade ago, Hydro Flask pioneered an alternative sealing process for vacuum insulated bottles that eliminated lead. Today, Hydro Flask continues to innovate with products like their Slingback Bottle Pack, which is crafted of recycled polyester.

Visit our locations in Ukiah or Eureka to see the selection of sustainable gear from Hydro Flask.

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Darn Tough Pacific Outfitters Sustainable Gear

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Trade-in Darn Tough socks

Trade-in Program

Darn Tough offers an unconditional, lifetime guarantee of their socks.

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Charitable Giving

Through their Knit to Give program, Darn Tough donates to the Vermont Food Bank.

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Environmentally Sustainable Innovation

Darn Tough socks are made with ethical and sustainable materials, such as Repreve fibers and responsible wool.

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Responsible Wool Standard
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Visit our locations in Ukiah or Eureka to see the selection of sustainable gear from Darn Tough.

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