Outdoor Enthusiast - Part Time

Academy, Ltd. Burlington, NC
Come work at a place where we take pride in creating a workplace environment that values hard work, commitment, and growth.

At Academy Sports + Outdoors, our Purpose is to make it easier for everyone to enjoy more sports and outdoors. The Outdoor Enthusiast, through an enthusiasm for the stream business, is responsible for a premier customer experience in our outdoor categories. From the first fishing trip with dad to the professional angler, this position provides knowledge and solutions to a diverse customer base. Through this important work, the Outdoor Enthusiast impacts customer satisfaction, store profitability, and Academy's Purpose.

Job Description

Education: High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required.


* 4+ years of personal experience with the outdoors hobbies, interests and skill sets; fishing and hunting experience preferred.

* At least one (1) year of sales experience with products related to outdoor hobbies, interests or skill sets or related work experience.


* Excellent customer service orientation; an effective problem solver and communicator with customers and team members; bilingual is a plus.

* Passionate and well-versed in the variety of outdoors hobbies, interests and skill sets such as fishing, hunting, competitive shooting, and camping.

* Demonstrated ability to balance sales techniques with customer engagement to drive sales.

* Perform basic mathematical computations and apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions in written, oral or diagram form.


* Enthusiastically delivers a premium customer experience for all who hunt, fish, camp or spend time in the great outdoors.

* Complete position certification and maintain knowledge of trends and products in outdoor industry.

* Drive sales through exceptional customer service skills, sales techniques and product knowledge to connect customers with the right products.

* Engage with and provide consultative support for all outdoor customers, from the expert fly fisherman to the family going on their first camping trip together.

* Trains Team Sports, Fishing and Hunting Team Members on new or special product specifications.

* Provides feedback to Manager, Store Director and Regional Merchant on product assortments and customer demand as requested.

* Process firearm sales in compliance with federal and state law, including properly completing ATF Form 4473 and conducting background checks.

* Required to complete Firearms Sales Certification training.

* Required to learn and follow company policies, procedures and safety rules.

* Adhere to company work hours, policies, procedures and rules governing professional staff behavior.

* Duties may change and team members may be required to perform other duties or roles as assigned.

Physical Requirements & Attendance

* Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends and holidays based on business needs.

* Constantly stand, walk, reach, handle, use repetitive motions (hand/wrist/fingers), feel and lift up to 20 pounds.

* Frequently stoop, crouch, use fingers, grasp, push, pull, talk, hear and lift up to 21 to 40 pounds.

* Occasionally required to sit, climb, balance and lift 41 to 60 pounds.

Part time

Equal Opportunity Employer