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An Ottawa institution since 1972, Trailhead Paddle Shack combines a bricks and mortar retail store with an ever expanding online sales presence. We offer the best in outdoor gear from top suppliers as well as our own house designed, custom line of products. Our brand is famous for knowledgeable, friendly customer service and a high level of expertise.

We are always accepting resumes for all departments. Please browse current open positions and use the form below to apply. We offer a safe working environment with priority on taking all possible measures to keep our staff healthy. Trailhead Paddle Shack offers competitive wages, opportunity for advancement, benefits, and a flexible schedule that gives you time to get outside. If you have a love of the outdoors, a drive to succeed, and a talent for customer service, this could be your next adventure.


Current Postings:

Sales associates in the Paddling, Camping and Ski department are vital to the store’s operation. A great customer experience comes from the knowledge and advice our sales associates can provide and the relationships that they create. At Trailhead, we value lifelong learners and outdoor enthusiasts. As the outdoor industry is ever-changing, we are looking for employees who are adaptable, eager to learn and are excited about the outdoors as much as we are!

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Greets customers and creates a welcoming shopping atmosphere
  • Delivers exceptional customer service to everyone who comes into the store
  • Drives sales through customer engagement, sharing product knowledge and add-on selling
  • Assists customers with loading their newly purchased boats
  • Answers phone calls and responds to customers’ questions
  • Assists with stocking the floor with product
  • Helps in keeping the department clean and organized
  • Keeps up to date on new product arrivals and current promotions
  • Assists with opening and closing tasks
  • Previous experience in a retail environment
  • Experience with sea kayaks, white water kayaks, stand up paddleboards or canoes
  • Experience with camping equipment and accessories
  • Ability to multitask
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong work ethic and ability to work well as part of a team
  • Bilingualism (English/French) is considered an asset