FREE Shipping on ALL Kayaks & Orders over $39* (details)
EMPLOYMENT
Career opportunities at ACK

ACK is always looking for talented individuals who understand the value of customer service regardless of their position in a retail environment and who have a general passion for the great outdoors



Job Title: Merchandising Assistant
Post Date: 2015-08-25
Number Available: 1
Job Description

Award winning ACK.com continues to grow and we are looking for a full-time Merchandising Assistant to join our team. The ideal candidate will have retail experience, experience working in a purchasing environment, as well as the love for the outdoors and the gear associated with it. The candidate should be willing to complete clerical work as it pertains to billing, shipping and inventory control in addition to the other functional duties of the position. This position carries with it the potential for advancement as Merchandising continues to grow and expand.

The Merchandising Assistant will:


Support the Buyers by

  • Entering orders and following up on order confirmations
  • Communicating product updates and assortment changes to stores & customer service
  • Obtaining and confirming retail price comparisons
  • Validating and keying of merchandise receipts
  • Verifying and auditing vendor discounts
  • Gathering and maintaining online product data and assets
  • Maintaining vendor contact information
Work with external vendors to accomplish:
  • Confirmation and verification of purchase orders
  • Retrieval of shipment tracking
  • Resolution for shipping and/or delivery issues
  • Maintenance of incoming freight tracking dashboard
  • Updating back-order status
  • Scheduling and rating incoming transportation
Successful candidates will have the following:
  • 4 year college degree in marketing or business related field
  • 2+ years of experience in a purchasing or merchandising environment
  • Ability to multi-task; juggle multiple projects/assignments
  • Strong communication and follow-up skills 
  • Personal computer skills including a working knowledge of MS Excel and Google Docs
  • Effective project management skills; ability to meet deadlines
  • Proactive problem solving and analytical thinking
  • Exceptional organizational skills
Austin Canoe and Kayak offers full range of benefits, including: Paid Medical, 401k Matching, Profit Sharing, Paid Vacation, as well as discounted products and services. 

Please forward resume and cover letter to jobs@austinkayak.com. Candidates that meet initial requirements will be contacted for an interview.  

Do not contact our retail store locations or customer service for information regarding this posting. Responses that do not contain a resume and cover letter will not be considered. Do not contact our retail store locations or customer service for information.




Job Title: Associate Buyer
Post Date: 2015-08-25
Number Available: 1
Job Description
Award winning ACK.com continues to grow and we are looking for a full-time Associate Buyer to join us and assist with this growth. The ideal candidate will have retail and purchasing experience as well as the love for the outdoors and the gear associated with it. The Associate Buyer will have responsibility for product research, product selection, assortment planning, and inventory control.

The Associate Buyer will support the Buyer by:
  • Assisting in development of merchandise assortments
  • Establishing and maintaining recommended reorder quantities
  • Creating purchase orders, suggesting and placing of reorders
  • Negotiating vendor discounts
  • Communicating product updates and changes to stores
  • Managing online product data 
  • Sourcing/Developing private label items
  • Developing visual merchandising guidelines
  • Evaluating store assortments

    Successful candidates will have the following:

  • 4 year college degree in marketing or business related field
  • 2+ years of experience in purchasing; soft goods experience a plus
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task; juggle multiple projects/assignments
  • Strong communication skills 
  • Personal computer skills including a substantial working knowledge of MS Excel
  • Effective project management skills; ability to meet deadlines
  • Proactive problem solving and analytical thinking

    Austin Canoe and Kayak offers full range of benefits, including: Paid Medical, 401k Matching, Profit Sharing, Paid Vacation, as well as discounted products and services. 

    Please forward resume and cover letter to jobs@austinkayak.com. Candidates that meet initial requirements will be contacted for an interview.  

    Do not contact our retail store locations or customer service for information regarding this posting. Responses that do not contain a resume and cover letter will not be considered. Do not contact our retail store locations or customer service for information.



    Job Title: Social Media Coordinator
    Post Date: 2015-08-24
    Number Available: 1
    Job Description
    The Social Media Coordinator will operate at headquarters on Longhorn Blvd in Austin. Job responsibilities include the management of all social media content including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google Plus and the ACK Blog. The environment is extremely fast paced and requires creativity, high attention to detail and strong organizational skills. This position will require autonomous work with the ability to self-manage to strict task-related completion deadlines.

    Position Description and Responsibilities:
    • Work directly with the VP of Marketing and Marketing Manager to build online campaigns across multiple social media outlets to drive sales
    • Ensure the accuracy and consistency of ACK's 'unique voice' and brand for all social media outlets
    • Maintain and grow a social media community through ongoing, consistent engagement with our customer base
    • Strategically develop a Social Media strategy through creative content that increases engagement and achieves online initiatives
    • Creating and writing engaging content for the blog
    • Assist in tracking and reporting KPIs for Social Media Strategy

    Ideal candidates will meet most or all of the following requirements:
    • Proficient with Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google Plus and other social media outlets
    • Knowledge of WordPress and blogging etiquette
    • Copywriting and editing experience (required)
    • Demonstrated project management skills
    • Photoshop experience a plus
    • Proven ability to handle a high-volume workload and manage multiple projects within deadlines
    • Effective communication skills
    • Must be organized and self-starter, self reliant with good initiative
    • Creative and a love for the outdoors
    • Efficient organizational skills and ability to appropriately prioritize tasks
    • Ability to work autonomously and efficiently
    • High School education (Bachelor's degree preferred)


    We are looking for someone with a passion for the great outdoors with a need to stay connected. A person who not only enjoys camping, hiking and paddling but loves to tell the world about it! We need someone who is excited to be engaged with other employees and departments, a chatty person who doesn’t mind striking up conversations in the most random of places. Witty, funny, creative? Even better! 

    Please forward resume and cover letter to jobs@austinkayak.com. Candidates that meet initial requirements will be contacted for an interview.

    Position offers full benefits including: Competitive Pay, Paid Medical, Paid Vacation, 401k matching, Profit Sharing as well as discounted products and services.

    Check out our social media pages!

    ACK Facebook

    ACK Twitter

    ACK Google+

    ACK Blog

    ACK Instagram




    Job Title: Graphic Design Intern
    Post Date: 2015-08-13
    Number Available: 1
    Job Description
    Austin Canoe & Kayak (ACK) is looking for a creative, lively and inspired mind to join its marketing team as a Graphic Design Intern.

    This paid internship will be needed for approximately 20 hours/wk to help manage and create all the badass web design graphics that ACK needs in order to continue being the #swag company that it is. You will work closely with all the sectors of the marketing team from web marketing (like what you see at ACK.com), to Social Media graphics (please do not submit a meme) and print marketing for our five store locations. #goodexperience

    Required Skills:
    • CREATIVITY
    • Expert in Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator and In Design in particular)
    • Extremely strong organizational abilities
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Consistently meet strict deadlines
    • Must be working towards a Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design or similar field

    Ideal Candidates will meet most or all of the following requirements:
    • Flexible schedule including weekends
    • Ability to work autonomously and efficiently
    • Have a love for the outdoors
    • Okay with being surrounded by masculine beards
    • Micro-brew enthusiast
    • Pass a background check

    Compensation:
    • Employee discounts on gear and services. Hourly wage $10/hr.

    This is a great opportunity to start to utilize your hard-earned skills in a workplace while building up a professional portfolio. Please submit resume and current portfolio of work to jobs@austinkayak.com. You will be contacted for an interview if you match the qualifications outlined above. And even if you don't match those qualifications but your portfolio blows our collective minds, we still might give you a shot.


    Job Title: Development Manager - HTML5/CSS3/PHP/JS
    Post Date: 2015-06-04
    Number Available: 1
    Job Description
    Award winning (named "Best Online Retailer" by BackPacker Magazine) AustinKayak.com continues to grow and we are looking for kick ass Development Manager to join our tribe. You will own the team, you will own the processes, your decisions will be what decides to happen and not happen, you need to be a leader and in control but also still a coder, we are a small and nimble company, everyone does everything and we don't have lots of meetings to pontificate on the next best thing.

    You will help maintain, build, architect, rebuild, implement a world-class mobile ecommerce site for a fast-growing, leading Outdoor Retailer as well as build mobile apps for our warehouse management/optimization system. This isn't for the faint of heart, you must love cutting edge technology, be able to adapt fast and geek out on the latest blogs and newest tricks for the mobile space and the web. Experience in requirement gathering, writing, etc is necessarily along with getting your hands dirty and coding.

    You will be actively participating in project planning and mentoring our Web Developers. You'll be expected to manage the team of three to write clean, readable, well-organized code that meets the provided requirements and rapidly solve problems.

    Projects will include website development, ERP implementation using REST-API, Warehouse Management software and many others, all custom in-house grown and supported so you get to build and not just implement someone else's code.

    Why choose us
    • Casual, fast-paced environment
    • Technology-driven approach
    • Great growth opportunity

    Your Role
    • Manage all development activities
    • Build out team processes for builds and version control
    • Build out web standards and adhere to those standards
    • Extend our current Websites with new functionality
    • Extend our current Warehouse Management System in the mobile space
    • Stay up on the ever changing technology and help plan for the next big thing

    Key Skills
    • Prior Development Management Experience
    • Front-end Mobile web UI implementation (CSS3, HTML5, AJAX,jQuery)
    • 2-4 years of Experience with: PHP, MySQL, CSS3, HTML5, JS, jQuery
    • Experience with SVN or other Respository
    • Experience with either Zend and/or Laravel frameworks
    • Strong understanding of OO design principals and patterns
    • Good understanding and effective application of Linux command-line

    Not required but great additional skills:
    • RackSpace Cloud API
    • Unix/Linux Administration
    • Database Administration

    Successful candidates will have the following:
    • 4 year college degree in Computer Science
    • Masters Degree is a plus
    • Ability to multi-task; juggle multiple projects/assignments
    • Strong communication skills
    • Effective project management skills; ability to meet deadlines
    • Exceptional organizational skills
    • Love for the outdoors is a plus

    This is a full-time position, we do not wish to hear from recruiters, if you apply, be the person that wants to rock it with us in 2015!

    Austin Canoe and Kayak offers full range of benefits (including: Paid Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k matching, Profit Sharing, Paid Vacation) as well as discounted products and services.

    As mentioned above, we are seeking over-achievers that want to stand out in the crowd, heads down coding is fine but those that take on projects as their own and complete them with pride will advance fastest and be rewarded most.


    Job Title: Motivated Developer Needed - HTML5/CSS3/PHP/JS
    Post Date: 2015-06-01
    Number Available: 1
    Job Description
    Award winning (named "Best Online Retailer" by BackPacker Magazine) AustinKayak.com continues to grow and we are looking for kick ass developer to join our tribe. You will help maintain, build, architect, rebuild, implement a world-class mobile ecommerce site for a fast-growing, leading Outdoor Retailer as well as build mobile apps for our warehouse management/optimization system. This isn't for the faint of heart, you must love cutting edge technology, be able to adapt fast and geek out on the latest blogs and newest tricks for the mobile space and the web. Lastly, you have to be self directed and able to tackle the project without constant supervision, your project is your project all the way.

    You will be actively participating in project planning and mentoring our Junior Web Application Developers. You'll be expected to write clean, readable, well-organized code that meets the provided requirements and rapidly solve problems. We seek those that are over-achievers, if you like to excel and shine bright, apply, if you like to go status-quo, carry on.

    Why choose us
    • Casual, fast-paced environment
    • Technology-driven approach
    • Great growth opportunity

    Your Role
    • Mentor Junior Web Developer
    • Help build out web standards and adhere to those standards
    • Extend our current Websites with new functionality
    • Extend our current Warehouse Management System in the mobile space
    • Stay up on the ever changing technology and help plan for the next big thing

    Key Skills
    • Front-end Mobile web UI implementation (CSS3, HTML5, AJAX,jQuery)
    • 2-4 years of Experience with: PHP, MySQL, CSS3, HTML5, JS, jQuery
    • Experience with SVN or other Respository
    • Experience with either Zend and/or Laravel frameworks
    • Strong understanding of OO design principals and patterns
    • Good understanding and effective application of Linux command-line

    Not required but great additional skills:
    • RackSpace Cloud API
    • Unix/Linux Administration
    • Database Administration

    Successful candidates will have the following:
    • 4 year college degree in Computer Science
    • Masters Degree is a plus
    • Ability to multi-task; juggle multiple projects/assignments
    • Strong communication skills
    • Effective project management skills; ability to meet deadlines
    • Exceptional organizational skills
    • Love for the outdoors is a plus

    This is a full-time position, we do not wish to hear from recruiters, if you apply, be the person that wants to rock it with us in 2015!

    Salary Range: $50-80k (your history and ability is what drives this)

    Austin Canoe and Kayak offers full range of benefits (including: Paid Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k matching, Profit Sharing, Paid Vacation) as well as discounted products and services.

    As mentioned above, we are seeking over-achievers that want to stand out in the crowd, heads down coding is fine but those that take on projects as their own and complete them with pride will advance fastest and be rewarded most.


    Job Title: Warehouse Associate
    Post Date: 2015-02-06
    Number Available: 1
    Job Description
    AustinKayak.com continues to grow and is seeking a Full-Time Warehouse Associate in north Austin. This position is located in our north Austin warehouse. Job responsibilities include the fulfillment of Internet orders, receiving inbound freight and transferring inventory to our five retail locations. The ACK environment is fast paced and requires high attention to detail as well as strong organizational skills.

    AustinKayak.com offers full benefits including: Paid Medical, Dental, 401k matching, Profit Sharing as well as discounted products and services.

    Duties of this position include but will not be limited to picking, packing, shipping and receiving product. Ideal candidates will meet the most or all of the following requirements:
    • Excellent organizational skills
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Ability to work autonomously and efficiently
    • Ability to lift 40 lbs. on their own
    • High School Diploma or equivalent
    • 2 yrs. experience in a warehouse or similar position
    • Weekend work required
    • Pass a drug screen and background check

    Other experience that is helpful:
    • Outdoor and/or kayaking enthusiast
    • Handy with tools

    Please apply in person anytime between 8am - 5pm OR call Andy at 512-484-1439

    Application location: 3106 Longhorn Blvd, Austin, TX 78758

    Please do not call our store locations for information.


    Job Title: Customer Relationship Manager
    Post Date: 2014-10-07
    Number Available: 1
    Job Description
    AustinKayak.com is growing fast and we are looking for an all-star Customer Relationship Manager to join our tribe.

    Responsible for customer interface including but not limited to sales, product inquiries and order status. Maintains a customer-centric attitude while working with our Warehouse to quickly and accurately fulfill orders. Requires an understanding of Warehouse Operations, Customer Service and Inventory Management. Candidates should strive in a fast-paced environment and be willing to adapt to a flexible work schedule.

    Required Skills:
    • Extremely strong organizational abilities
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Ability to follow set processes
    • Consistently meet strict deadlines
    • Superior verbal and written communication

    Ideal Candidates will meet most or all of the following requirements:
    • Flexible schedule including weekends
    • Ability to work autonomously and efficiently
    • High School Diploma or equivalent; College degree preferred
    • 2 yrs. experience in a customer service or a similar position
    • Pass a drug screen and background check

    Other experience that is helpful:
    • Outdoor and/or kayaking enthusiast

    Compensation:
    • Full benefits including: Paid Medical, Dental, 401k matching, Profit Sharing, Paid Vacation, as well as employee discounts on gear and services.

    Candidate should apply in person. If you cannot apply in person please submit a resume.

    Application times are:
    Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
    Application location: 3106 Longhorn Blvd., Austin, TX 78758

    Do not contact our store locations for information.


  • Find ACK on Glassdoor
    Employment Contact
    To submit a resume for any one of our job opportunities, please email
    ACK Jobs at
    jobs@austinkayak.com
    Qualified candidates that meet our requirements will be contacted for interviews. Please do not contact any one of our stores or customer service concerning any of these postings.
    Live chat by BoldChat