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Outdoor enthusiast

Academy Sports + Outdoors
Job Description

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.


Equal Opportunity Employer.

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