Employment

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At Outside, we strive to be the best place to work in the Lowcountry! Our people are our greatest resource and we foster the personal and professional growth of each member of our team. Members of the Outside Team share the qualities of being humble, hungry and smart – and these are the key attributes we look for in potential employees.

Across our diverse operations, everything we do at Outside is guided by our core values:

Safety

Passion

Excellence

Teamwork

Sustainability

Become a member of the

Outside Team

the South Carolina Lowcountry’s premier outdoor adventure, destination management and specialty retail company. Experience the excitement and rewards of exploring the beauty of our area with Island residents and visitors. Enthusiastic, hard-working and people-oriented individuals are encouraged to consider employment with Outside.

Hiring Tracks

All Team Players – Most new team members are hired as All Team Players, who work in one or more divisions of the business. We are dedicated to hiring from within, so All Team Player roles are typically the best way to progress into focused, long-term positions. All team players usually join the Outside Team in one or more of the following positions: guide, Captain (USCG licensed), retail and/or reservations.

Focused Positions

Occasionally we hire focused positions.

Internships

A limited number of internship positions are available each year. Outside hires interns from a variety of fields of study, including Tourism, Outdoor Recreation, Business Administration and Retail Merchandising/Management. Interns generally rotate through various positions at Outside such as kayak nature guide, retail associate and reservationist. No application is necessary, email your resume and cover letter to Jean Fruh at jean@outsidebrands.com

Team Player

Application Information

Seasonal, year-round, part-time and full-time employment is available for the following positions:

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USCG Licensed Captains
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Kayak Nature Guides
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Retail Associates
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Reservations Associates

Once hired into one or more of the above positions, opportunities may be available in:
Fishing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Instruction, Group Sales, Group Services Team and Leadership Facilitators, Administration Support

Working at Outside is a fun and challenging experience. Prior experience is not necessary. Candidates are required to successfully complete our 5-day Outside Guide Training Course or Retail and Reservation Training or other training where appropriate. Guide Training coursework includes kayaking skills, safety skills, basics of interpretive naturalism, ecology, history and environmental awareness. We also cover public relations and leadership skills. This is comprehensive training for the full range of our programs – kayak, boat, and land-based tours. All new staff, with very few exceptions, are required to successfully complete this program. The 5-day Guide Training Course costs $275. Successful completion of this course is required to become an Outside guide or Captain. It is an intense, comprehensive training that can lead to further certifications. $175 of the cost will be reimbursed provided that you remain employed with Outside through August 15, 2021. The balance covers books, training materials and uniform.

*Note: for interns, the entire cost of Guide Training is non-refundable.

Session I: March 7-11, 2022
Session II: May 16 – May 20, 2022

If you have any questions regarding employment, training, or the application process, please contact Susan Edwards at susane@outsidebrands.com