Retail Sales Associate (Summer Seasonal)

Algonquin Outfitters

Spend your summer in one of Ontario’s greatest outdoor adventure arenas as a Retail Sales Associate with Algonquin Outfitters!

AO is actively seeking summer staff to join our Haliburton team. If you are looking to have a blast, meet great people and try out some of our gear, then let’s connect!

Working at AO is not just a job – it is an experience! We are a community of individuals who promote the enjoyment of the outdoors and deliver value to our customers. We provide a full range of innovative and leading-edge quality equipment, coupled with expert advice, that stems from our enthusiasm for outdoor adventure. As an AO team member, you will help create an awesome experience for our customers every time they walk through our doors. Come work with AO for the summer!

What You Will Do (among other things…)

As one of our Summer Retail Sales Associates, you aren’t just selling the products we stock, you are helping people get outside and lead active and adventurous lifestyles. Using your enthusiasm for outdoor adventures and ability to deliver top-notch customer service, here’s a bit more about what you will get to do:

Sales: You will be passionate, but not pushy, about the selling process and help customers find the products that fit their needs. This includes answering phones, welcoming them to the store, facilitating an easy check-out process as a cashier and ensuring that they found everything they needed.

Rentals: You will assist our customers with rental procedures for a variety of equipment we offer (camping gear, expedition and white-water canoes, touring and white-water kayaks, SUPs, mountain, road and fat bikes and more)!

Customer Service: You will be an essential part of creating an awesome experience and delivering excellent customer service. You will act as an AO Ambassador by being positive, friendly, respectful, knowledgeable and professional.

Merchandising & Inventory: You’ll execute on receiving shipments, stocking, and promoting our brands, and you will maintain a neat and organized environment in our store interior and exterior spaces.

Our Summer Retail Sales Associates must be willing to work weekends and some holidays, when we are open, over the summer months.

What You Will Need

Here’s what will make you successful at AO

  • Knowledge and love of the outdoors, apparel, and gear
  • Desire to go above and beyond with a can-do attitude
  • Confidence to provide expert product knowledge to our customers
  • Enthusiastic, team-player mindset
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with an engaging and approachable personality

Ideally, you will have previous experience in a retail and customer service environment – and it would be awesome (but not mandatory) if this experience was in the outdoor retail industry! Experience with POS systems is also an asset.

We need someone who thrives in a fast-paced environment, can multitask & prioritize, follow through thoroughly on tasks with little supervision, and has a high standard of quality in all that they do.

What We Offer

These roles are Full-Time and Part-Time summer/seasonal opportunities available from May to September, averaging 10-40 hours per week.

Retail Associates are compensated $15.00 – $18.00 per hour, depending on the experience you bring to AO.

Other perks we can offer to you:

  • The opportunity to get out and enjoy the great outdoors – we are committed to work-life balance and all employees provided free rentals of our products (during off-peak times)
  • Product and adventure discounts – AO offers staff members generous discounts and a pro-deal program
  • Ongoing training – we want our staff to be confident in our products and services, so we provide ongoing training through product knowledge sessions
  • A fun and supportive work environment with a great team of like-minded individuals

How to Let Us Know About You

We would love to receive your resume along with a brief cover letter that tells us more about you! Please be sure to include a brief note (1-2 paragraphs) on who you are and why you would be a great addition to the AO team

Who We Are

Algonquin Outfitters is an Outdoor Adventure Store with locations in Algonquin Park, Haliburton Highlands and Muskoka. We are family owned and have been fueling adventures since 1961!

Our operations are diverse and provide opportunities for individuals with a variety of skill sets. If you have an interest in Algonquin Park, Canoe Trips, Camping, Hiking, Technical Outdoor Products or Retail Operations, we have several opportunities that may appeal to you!

AO looks for individuals who want to join a team that is passionate about enabling people to get outside and lead active and adventurous lifestyles! For many of us at AO, it’s not so much a job as it is a way of life.

What it is Like to Work Here

Working at AO isn’t so much about work as it is a life experience. We firmly believe in staff expertise in the products and services that we provide, and that means we encourage you to try as many of the activities AO has to offer.

We are a team that ramps up to 175 employees during our peak seasons and embrace the diversity that so many team members bring to us.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Seasonal

Salary: $15.00-$18.00 per hour


  • Day shift


  • sales: 1 year (preferred)
  • customer service: 1 year (preferred)

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