Join Our Team

Country Squirrel Outfitters is now hiring staff for summer positions. Interested candidates can apply by one of the following methods:

1) Fill out the online form (found at the bottom of this page)

2) Fill out the attached application, and email it to us at countrysquirreloutfitters@hotmail.com. Please indicate in email title that you are a Job Candidate. CSO Job Application

3) Stop by our store at 3 Main St. Ridgway, PA, 15853, and pick up a hard copy (paper) application. Fill it out and leave it, or drop it off later.

For all positions, we encourage candidates to be active in outdoor recreation activities, and lead a healthy, active lifestyle. Smoking is prohibited at work.

Positions are open for:

Team Lead/ Shift Supervisor

We are currently looking for Team Leads / Shift Supervisors to manage the day to day operations at our store, and supervise staff. The ideal candidate must have strong leadership skills, have the ability to provide direction and manage staff, and be self motivated, with the ability to work independently. Positions available are full time (40 hrs/wk) or part time (20-30 hrs/wk) seasonal. Candidates that are available to work full time will be given hiring preference. Our season begins now (weekends) for those that are able to start, and full time on Saturday, 5/27. Position ends following Labor Day, Monday, 9/4.  Must be able to work weekends, as this is our busiest time. We will have one Team Lead/ Shift Supervisor there during all open hours, so this position will coordinate duties with other Team Leads/Shift Supervisors. College students interested in Business Management or Outdoor Recreation Management are encouraged to apply. For more details, click here. Team Lead_Shift Supervisor Position_2017

River Runners / Outfitters

We are currently looking for staff to assist us with shuttle service on the river. This involves providing customers with a mini lesson in boat safety and kayaking on the river, as well as getting customers launched at boat launches, and picking them up at their end location. Must be able to carry kayaks and canoes, and load onto the boat trailer. Candidates must have a valid PA driver’s license, and be willing to drive a shuttle vehicle with trailer. Candidates will also need to perform maintenance and other odd jobs at the store. Positions available are full time (40 hrs/wk) or part time (20-30 hrs/wk) seasonal. If you have a full time job, and are just looking to pick up weekend work, we also encourage you to apply. Our season begins now (weekends) for those that are able to start, and full time on Saturday, 5/27 and ends Monday, 9/4.  All staff must be able to work weekends, as this is our busiest time. For more details, click here. Outfitter Position_2017

Retail Sales Staff / Outfitters

We are currently looking for staff to assist us with retail sales. The best candidate should be well organized, and able to coordinate and manage our shuttle schedule, daily tasks, and various other activities at the store. In addition, candidate will take online and phone reservations for trips. Candidate will also need to perform some maintenance and other tasks at the store. Candidates must have strong computer skills, have an outgoing personality, and good communication skills.  Candidate must be able to lift kayaks and canoes, and assist in loading the boat trailers. Positions are full time (40 hrs/wk) or part time (20-30 hrs/wk) seasonal. Our season begins now (weekends) for those that are able to start, and full time on Saturday, 5/27 and ends Monday, 9/4.  All staff must be able to work weekends, as this is our busiest time. For more details, click here. Retail Position_2017

Webmaster/Marketing

We are currently looking for someone to assist us with managing our online store, fulfiilling orders, customer relations, social media and marketing.  The best candidate should be well organized, and have excellent computer skills.   Position is part time (20-30 hrs/wk), seasonal. Hours and schedule are flexible, provided candidate has the ability to complete all work on time as assigned. This position is available immediately and ends Monday, 9/4.  There may be some work available in the off season, if desired. For more details, click here. Web Master and Marketing_2017

Bike Technicians

We are currently looking for bike technicians/mechanics.  The best candidate should be well organized, and have excellent computer skills.   Position is full time (40 hrs./wk) or part time (20-30 hrs/wk), seasonal. If you have a full time job, and are just looking to pick up weekend work, we also encourage you to apply. Hours and schedule are flexible, however, some weekend work will be required. This position is available immediately and ends Monday, 9/4.  There may be some work available in the off season, if desired. For more details, click here. Bike Technician_2017

River Taxi Drivers – NEW position/offering for 2017

Do you have a full time job, but are looking to pick up some extra cash? This is the perfect opportunity! Several positions are open for weekend river taxi drivers.  Drivers need to be available at least two weekend days per month during our summer season, which runs from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. Candidates must have a valid PA driver’s license, and be willing to drive a van or extended SUV with a trailer. Candidates must also be able to carry, lift and load canoes and kayaks onto the trailers. Good communication skills, a love of the outdoors and knowledge of the Clarion river are preferred. Please note that this is an ON CALL position. Number of hours per week will be based on customer bookings. For more details, click here. River Taxi_2017

Rock Climbing Guides

We are currently looking for rock climbing guides to set up ropes, and lead guided rock climbing trips. Experience is a plus, but we are willing to train. Guides will be required to pass a belay test, and other safety tests. This is not a full time position, but can be combined with a full time or part time River Runner, Retail or Bike Mechanic position. If you are interested in just doing Rock Climbing trips on weekends, we encourage you to apply as well. We will call you on an “as-needed” basis.

Hiking Guides

We are currently looking for hiking guides to lead guided group hiking trips. Candidates must be fit and able to hike at least 10 miles. This is not a full time position, but can be combined with a full time or part time River Runner, Retail or Bike Mechanic position. If you are interested in just doing Guided Hiking trips on weekends, we encourage you to apply as well. We will call you on an “as-needed” basis.

Backpacking Guides

We are currently looking for backpacking guides to lead guided backpacking trips. Experience is a plus, but we are willing to train. Guides will be required to pass general skill based tests. If you are interested in just doing Guided Backpacking trips on weekends, we encourage you to apply as well. We will call you on an “as-needed” basis.

Cycling Guides

We are currently looking for cycling guides to lead guided group cycling trips. Candidates must be avid cyclists (road or mountain). Guides may be required to demonstrate performance based tests. If you are interested in just doing Guided Cycling trips on weekends, we encourage you to apply as well. We will call you on an “as-needed” basis.

 Online Application Form:

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