Careers

West Coast Sailing is always hiring and looking for awesome people like you to join our team!

 

About You:

You’ve got lots of dinghy sailing experience, probably a decent background in racing or maybe coaching. We don’t need gold medal results, just amazing people with passion. You have a pure and unfiltered love for sailing. You want to stay involved in the community and maybe even change sailing for the better.

 

You might have a unique point of view in life, you might be pretty unique yourself. But more than that, you believe sailing can be so much bigger than it is. You might not be super interested in business itself, but you want to be part of a company that is respectful, generous, engaging and does the right thing, always. You want to be heard, respected, and you sure want to contribute to the team.

 

You’re looking for a career but you probably don’t want to work in a corporate environment. You want to talk to people, be engaged. You want to be held to a high standard and expect the same from your co-workers. You don’t want average, you want slightly above average (kidding, kidding). But you have expectations of performance for yourself and your coworkers. Then you probably want to work here, as it’s awesome.

 

About Us:

Our merry band of dinghy sailors has for the past 12 years built a rad business serving dinghy sailors. Our staff is filled with awesome, passionate and hard working individuals who change the face of sailing every single day. We have learned over time that the best co-workers are simply the best people. If you are one of those remarkable and rare types, you should maybe work here. What position? We’re not sure either! But let’s talk.

 

The company has grown every single year since it was started in 2005. It’s now a fast paced, worldwide company selling all sorts of small sailboats, accessories, apparel and gear. Our staff is hard working, extremely dedicated to sailing, and rather loud. We need more individuals who are flexible and willing to help others while managing their own priorities and responsibilities to grow our sport and business.

 

Our warehouse is located in Portland, Oregon, home to an unorthodox yet vibrant sailing community. The local junior program produces some of the finest sailors in the Pacific Northwest, and our two rivers are home to many sailors who are competitive on the national and international levels in both dinghies and keelboats. Additionally, Portland lies within a two hour drive from every other outdoors activity you could dream of – and beer, lots of it. The members of our team have a variety of backgrounds yet we all share a goal of advancing our professional aspirations. We work hard to make West Coast Sailing the largest and most respected small sailboat company in the world. If you’re interested in a place of work to make a difference, know all the details of the operation and help customers buy sailing stuff, then this could be for you.

 

So, yes, we have some positions we are adding now (full time and part time/season):

  • Customer Service
  • Sales
  • Warehouse & Rigging (Seasonal)
  • Fulfillment (Seasonal)

More than that, WE WANT COOL PEOPLE HERE. So, if you want to work in sailing, and aren’t scared of Portland, Oregon, you should have your people call our people.

 

What else is important to us?

  • Friendly, hard-working, self-motivated, and a team player!
  • Familiarity with small boats and a passion for sailing.
  • You about computers!! Word, Excel, Gmail tools (obviously). Strong technology skills and ability to learn new ones quickly. If you know Quickbooks, great!
  • Everyone here talks to customers, so you have to be able to listen, offer advice, support and help them select the best products for their needs.
  • Strong email and written communication skills – gotta be good at this part.
  • Strong verbal and interpersonal skills.
  • Desire to learn more about sailing and help others with the same.

Why work at West Coast Sailing?

  • Competitive wages (hourly and salaried).
  • Employer-sponsored health insurance plan.
  • Performance based bonus.
  • Company Retirement plan.
  • PTO (2 weeks vacation, sick time, paid holidays).
  • Wholesale pricing for your sailing habit.

 

Interested, even just a little?

We want to talk to you, well, at least I do right now:

 

Email Me: Caitie@WestCoastSailing.net