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: Director of Marketing
Post Date: 2014-08-11
Number Available: 1
Job Description
ACK is seeking the best Director of Marketing one can find to help drive our business to the next level. If you are tired of the traditional "corporate" life and:
  • want to have fun working for an award winning company that sells outdoor recreational equipment
  • want to be a part of the bigger picture as opposed to a smidgen of a company's overall marketing efforts
  • want to take advantage of an opportunity to put all of your marketing skills and capabilities to good use
  • feel that you meet all the qualifications listed in this job description

...then we want to hear from you!

However, if you are used to a cush 9-5 job behind a desk doing 'decks' for executives and enjoy it, please don't apply, this job isn't for you. This job is intense but intensely fun. We want someone that is passionate about getting the job done. A go-getter that isn't afraid to roll their sleeves up and get their hands dirty. You must be a juggler as well, there is a lot of work and expectations.

Job Description:
The role of the Director of Marketing is to help drive all of ACK's marketing and promotional efforts while driving the company's voice through visual and verbal communication. You will collaborate with the executive team and senior management to translate high level business objectives into multi-channel marketing initiatives that build brand awareness and generate sales. As the Director you will be responsible for all marketing projects from planning, managing, executing and tracking. If you a true marketing champion with project management experience and are insanely organized, step up to the plate because we need you!

Key Areas of Responsibility:
The Director's key areas of responsibility are to ensure that ALL strategies and tactics associated with each category below are properly planned, executed, managed and analyzed for effectiveness, again, project managers please step forward.
  • Social media marketing
  • Email marketing
  • Partnership marketing
  • Store/local marketing
  • Online marketing
  • Public relations
  • Media marketing and asset management (photo and video)
  • Creative direction
  • Brand management

Consults With
  • Executive Management Team
  • Merchandising Team
  • Store Managers
  • Customer Relationship Manager
  • Director of Internet Operations

Qualifications:
  • 5-7 years multi-faceted marketing experience encompassing all areas of traditional and online marketing, communications, art direction and strategy at a small to mid-size organization
  • Ability to multi-task, manage projects and meet strict deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong leadership background with experience in managing a marketing team and outside vendors
  • Capable of making critical decisions while working under minimal supervision
  • Understands the value of ROI and must be capable of analyzing data from a variety of sources to help make better marketing decisions
  • Creative thinker with a good eye for awesome design
  • Excellent writing, proofreading, editing and verbal communication skills
  • Must be passionate and able to inspire and motivate customers, employees and partners
  • Comfortable working long hours and weekends
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Team player, willing to help others in their duties (we're a small team)
  • Must be resourceful and capable of working under tight budgets
  • Deep knowledge of Adobe Suite is critical
  • Some HTML/CSS experience is helpful
  • Background in retail and ecommerce preferred (only if you are amazing otherwise can this be looked past)
  • Personal interest and experience in outdoor sports a plus



Job Title: San Marcos Store Associate
Post Date: 2014-07-25
Number Available: 1
Job Description
Austin Canoe & Kayak is seeking a sales associate to assist with day-to-day activities in our San Marcos store. If you have a passion for the outdoors, and enjoy working in a high energy retail environment this could be the perfect job for you! This position requires a person that enjoys people and selling outdoor products. ACK does not promote or encourage aggressive selling but rather informative and helpful coaching coupled with the ability to close a sale without using pushy selling techniques.

The job primarily consists of assisting customers in store and over the phone, as well as handling Internet orders, maintaining inventory, and store upkeep. Learning and performing kayak repair and installs is a frequent task. This is an hourly position with growth potential.

Ideal candidates will meet the following requirements:
--Part-time position available
--Must be able to work weekends.

Note: Store Hours are M-F 10 a.m. - 6p.m. SA-SU 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

--great leadership skills
--attention to detail
--Internet savvy
--customer service skills
--ability to effectively multi-task
--love of the outdoors
--retail experience
--Canoe or kayaking experience is a plus
--fishing experience preferred but not required
--excellent organizational skills
--ability to lift 70 lbs. on their own
--handy with tools

If interested in the position, please reply with your resume and a brief cover letter outlining why you would be a great candidate for this position. You can also stop by our location with your resume and fill out an application Monday- Friday 10am-5pm. Phone calls will be ignored.

Application locations:
4554 South IH 35 San Marcos, TX 78666



Job Title: San Marcos Assistant Manager
Post Date: 2014-07-25
Number Available: 1
Job Description
Austin Canoe & Kayak is seeking a full-time Assistant Manager to assist with day-to-day activities in our San Marcos store. If you have a passion for the outdoors, and enjoy working in a high energy retail environment this could be the perfect job for you! This position requires a person that enjoys people and selling outdoor products. ACK does not promote or encourage aggressive selling but rather informative and helpful coaching coupled with the ability to close a sale without using pushy selling techniques.

The job primarily consists of assisting the store manager and customers in store and over the phone, as well as handling Internet orders, maintaining inventory, and store upkeep. Learning and performing kayak repair and installs is a frequent task. This is an hourly position with growth potential.

Ideal candidates will meet the following requirements:
--Full-time position available
--Must be able to work weekends.

Note: Store Hours are M-F 10 a.m. - 6p.m. SA-SU 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

--great leadership skills
--attention to detail
--Internet savvy
--customer service skills
--ability to effectively multi-task
--love of the outdoors
--retail experience
--Canoe or kayaking experience is a plus
--fishing experience preferred but not required
--excellent organizational skills
--ability to lift 70 lbs. on their own
--handy with tools

If interested in the position, please reply with your resume and a brief cover letter outlining why you would be a great candidate for this position. You can also stop by our location with your resume and fill out an application Monday- Friday 10am-5pm. Phone calls will be ignored.

Application locations:
4554 South IH 35 San Marcos, TX 78666



Job Title: One Kick A** Developer Needed - HTML5/CSS3/PHP/JS
Post Date: 2014-06-05
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.

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 2014!

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.


Job Title: Spring Store Associate (PT)
Post Date: 2014-02-12
Number Available:
Job Description
Austin Canoe & Kayak is seeking a sales associate to assist with day-to-day activities in our Spring store. If you have a passion for the outdoors, and enjoy working in a high energy retail environment this could be the perfect job for you! This position requires a person that enjoys people and selling outdoor products. ACK does not promote or encourage aggressive selling but rather informative and helpful coaching coupled with the ability to close a sale without using pushy selling techniques.

The job primarily consists of assisting customers in store and over the phone, as well as handling Internet orders, maintaining inventory, and store upkeep. Learning and performing kayak repair and installs is a frequent task. This is an hourly position with growth potential.

Ideal candidates will meet the following requirements:
--Part-time position available
--Must be able to work weekends.

Note: Store Hours are M-F 10 a.m. - 6p.m. SA-SU 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

--great leadership skills
--attention to detail
--Internet savvy
--customer service skills
--ability to effectively multi-task
--love of the outdoors
--retail experience
--Canoe or kayaking experience is a plus
--fishing experience preferred but not required
--excellent organizational skills
--ability to lift 70 lbs. on their own
--handy with tools

If interested in the position, please reply with your resume and a brief cover letter outlining why you would be a great candidate for this position. You can also stop by our location with your resume and fill out an application Monday- Friday 10am-5pm. Phone calls will be ignored.

Application locations:
23310 North 1-45, Spring, Texas 77373



Job Title: Houston Store Associate (PT & FT)
Post Date: 2014-02-12
Number Available: 2
Job Description
Austin Canoe & Kayak is seeking a sales associate to assist with day-to-day activities in our Houston store. If you have a passion for the outdoors, and enjoy working in a high energy retail environment this could be the perfect job for you! This position requires a person that enjoys people and selling outdoor products. ACK does not promote or encourage aggressive selling but rather informative and helpful coaching coupled with the ability to close a sale without using pushy selling techniques.

The job primarily consists of assisting customers in store and over the phone, as well as handling Internet orders, maintaining inventory, and store upkeep. Learning and performing kayak repair and installs is a frequent task. This is an hourly position with growth potential.

Ideal candidates will meet the following requirements:
--Full-time position available
--Part-time position available
--Must be able to work weekends.

Note: Store Hours are M-F 10 a.m. - 6p.m. SA-SU 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

--great leadership skills
--attention to detail
--Internet savvy
--customer service skills
--ability to effectively multi-task
--love of the outdoors
--retail experience
--Canoe or kayaking experience is a plus
--fishing experience preferred but not required
--excellent organizational skills
--ability to lift 70 lbs. on their own
--handy with tools

If interested in the position, please reply with your resume and a brief cover letter outlining why you would be a great candidate for this position. You can also stop by our location with your resume and fill out an application Monday- Friday 10am-5pm. Phone calls will be ignored.

Application locations:
5822 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77081


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.
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