Jobs at Gearhouse

Gearhouse is hiring and we'd love for you to join our team! Learn about open roles below.

 

If you don't see something you're interested in but have ideas on how you could help, send an email with your ideas to evan@joingearhouse.com

Head of Adventures

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Our purpose

Welcome to Gearhouse! Started in September 2021, Gearhouse is on a mission to increase affordable, equitable, and easy access to the outdoors while reducing our planet-killing consumption habits by providing an alternate path than ownership. We believe that by providing community, expertise, and convenient and premium gear access, we can reduce consumption while increasing access through affordability, convenience, and fun both for experienced and new folks alike. 

We aim to introduce and develop a love of the outdoors for those new to exploring while also providing opportunities and paths for those already dabbling to develop more skills and expand their limits. Gearhouse is growing over 50% each month and we’re looking to expand our reach with hosted adventures.

 

The Job

Gearhouse is looking for an outdoor enthusiast with trip guiding and organizing experience to plan and lead regular adventures in the great outdoors. 

You’ll work with our growing team of adventurers and also have ownership in coming up with adventure ideas, trip plans and hosting the adventures with members depending on what members want and need while also designing new adventures that will recruit new members. 

We’ll have support staff to handle paperwork and digital marketing as well as lend a hand with some of the advance gear preparations, staging, and inventory management so you just get to have fun! We’ll likely need some help assisting with last minute gear modifications and fitment tweaks but otherwise this job is all about going outside and having fun with folks. 

Adventures should entertain all of Gearhouse's members and thus include but not be limited to:

  • providing access to a range of the PNW's various seasonal outdoor attractions

  • adventures for those new to or learning an activity

  • adventures for those wanting to challenge and grow from their existing level

  • creative and novel activities that will pique intrigue from pros and beginners alike

  • partnerships or Gearhouse-led activities with a mission-driven outcome in mind 

Example trips might include:

  • Day hiking trips

  • Paddleboarding trips to local or distant mountain lakes

  • Kayak camping trips to local islands

  • Backcountry ski/split touring days

  • Bouldering at local crags

  • Bike rides ranging from city wide waterfront tours to bikepacking to mountain biking

  • Foraging in the Pacific Northwest

  • All to supplement our relaxed in house game nights, talks, and skills classes
     

Ideally members have at least 2 activities that are interesting to them each month. Creative trips and partnerships with organizations welcomed and encouraged!

Gearhouse is growing and is building a creative, dynamic, and diverse team to grow with. Proven and talented team members will have an opportunity to expand their skills and roles within Gearhouse. We value creative thinkers and self-starters and you’ll have the opportunity from the beginning to dabble in, learn from, and contribute to other aspects of the business that excite you. Team members bringing new thoughts, ideas, and experiments to the table are valued and encouraged!

About you

The ideal candidate will enjoy a variety of PNW outdoor experiences for both winter and summer ranging from hiking to biking to skiing and have customer facing experience while having a welcoming and encouraging personality to help people get outside. They should enjoy talking to customers and have some entrepreneurial or sales experience or interest. We value what you know now and want to help you grow: Gearhouse team members bring a balance of experience in some activities and an excitement to try new things and learn new skills. Gearhouse has a mission-driven focus on creating equitable access and space for historically underrepresented communities in the outdoors. We welcome team members who share the belief that the outdoors is for all and there is no wrong way to get outside as long as Leave No Trace is followed.

Candidates must have or obtain a Wilderness First Responder certification and candidates with a few years of guiding or professional outdoor trip organizing experience and entrepreneurial experience valued.

We value hustle over experience. All interested parties are encouraged to apply or send questions to evan@joingearhouse.com

 

A week in the job

This is a sample schedule and one we’re willing to refine with candidates as life requires. As Gearhouse and your success in the role grows, we’ll onboard more team members to provide more flexibility and consistent times off.

Sunday evening/Monday/Tuesday Day: Day off -  Chase powder on a crowd free day at Crystal with friends (with a super affordable $80/weekday lift ticket!). On warmer days test out Gearhouse’s fleet of mountain bikes, SUPs, kayaks, or backpacking gear. Or relax at home and take advantage of crowd free beaches, parks, trails, and lakes with any of Gearhouse’s fleet of mountain bikes, SUPs, kayaks, or backpacking gear.

Tuesday Evening: Host an evening hours Seattle-accessible adventure.

 

Wednesday: Plan adventures for the following weeks - plans include where to meet, what gear is required, where the adventure is headed and what skills (if any) are required and fitness levels recommended. Prep gear for evening adventures that week. Take the evening off from Gearhouse. 

Thursday evening: host an afternoon/evening adventure with easy access for Seattle folks.

Friday: Prep for weekend excursions. Be at Gearhouse during the afternoon and evening to help outfit weekend adventurers and help members and guests plan trips. 

Saturday: Meet at Gearhouse in the morning to help coordinate gear, carpools, and kickoff an adventure you’re hosting this weekend. Return gear in the evening for day-trips and help to stock it back on the shelves.These adventures should be a variety of event types, distance from Seattle, duration, skill levels, and intensities (overnight expeditions are welcome).

Sunday Afternoon: Attend Gearhouse’s kayaking/paddleboarding/mountain biking/skiing grill outs and sign-up drives at local parks to introduce people to all the ways to get outside with Gearhouse gear.

Minimum qualifications - An active WFR certification, love of the outdoors, and adventurous spirit. Weekend and regular evenings at Gearhouse required. Ability to obtain a MAST (Mandatory Alcohol Servers Training) Permit required (3.5 hour training)

Ideal qualifications: 3 years of guide experience and experience building and leading a guide team. Experience in an entrepreneurial setting.

 

Compensation

Compensation commensurate with experience ranging from $20-$40/hr starting 20 hours per week ($40-80k/year salary once full time)  with opportunities for expansion and raises pending successful growth in adventure participation and Gearhouse revenue.

Gearhouse believes in work/life harmony and taking care of its employees. Opportunities for advancement and benefits based on Gearhouse’s continued growth and success.

You will be reporting to Evan, founder of Gearhouse. Evan is an avid outdoorsman who will try just about anything… twice. After 8 years in Seattle he’s found love in everything the PNW has to offer from backcountry skiing to multi-pitch climbing, bikepacking, sailing, backpacking, and kayaking.

How to apply

Email your resume, examples of relevant work (if applicable), and a couple of paragraphs on why you’re a good fit for the role to evan@joingearhouse.com