2022 Employment Opportunities at Fins & Feathers – Fins and Feathers Bozeman
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2022 Employment Opportunities at Fins & Feathers

Whether you are interested in becoming a guide or working in a fast paced retail environment, Fins & Feathers is now looking for valuable employees for the 2022 season!

We have just started the first round of interviews and are still looking for applicants for guide positions and shop staff for the 2022 season. Email your cover letter and resume to info@finsandfeathersonline.com if you are interested in a position at our Bozeman fly shop!

Fins & Feathers is now accepting applications for seasonal work within our operation including positions in our Bozeman fly shop, our “Support Staff”, and our guided fly-fishing trips. These positions are seasonal (approx. May 15 – Sept. 15). Please see below for brief job descriptions of each and stop by our fly shop to pick up an application.

Shop Staff

Fly shop staff are responsible for helping customers with everything from choosing the right fly to booking guided trips. A working knowledge of the area’s rivers, access points, entomology, and fly-fishing are required. The ideal candidate is an outgoing individual with previous retail experience. The position is typically part-time through the end of June and then full-time through mid-September. Wages are competitive with other retail positions in the area and will depend on previous experience and availability during the peak season.

Support Staff

Interested in a part-time, mostly remote job in the fly-fishing industry in 2022? We are hiring support staff to help coordinate our outreach events which include guided trips, schools, classes, and Fly Fish truck events. The ideal candidate will have exceptional organizational and communication skills. The primary responsibility is to act as a liaison between the fly shop, guides, and our customers to ensure that our lines of communication are open and efficient. Typical daily duties will involve administering the assignments of guided trips and coordinating logistical communications between guides and clients. In addition, this administrative role will work closely with our Outreach Director to coordinate staffing needs with a variety of events and classes throughout the year.

  • Seasonal, Part-time employment (flexible hours and scheduling)
  • Non-traditional hours (afternoon & early evenings in the summer)
  • Applicant needs to be "web-savvy" as we work on multiple platforms for reservations and back-end communications

Fly Fishing Guides

We are looking to add a few guides to our current staff of professional fly-fishing guides
in the Bozeman area. Guides need to be registered independent contractors, have commercial auto insurance, current first-aid, appropriate vehicle, and their own boat and equipment. Opportunities exist for part or full-time work from late June through the end of September. Applicants should have a minimum of 2 seasons of previous experience guiding. Applicants with previous experience as guides in Southwest Montana will be given preference. Most of our trips are out of drift boats, so guides with drift-boat experience will be given preference. Applicants are welcome to drop-off a brief resume along with their appropriate paperwork prior to April 15, 2020, for consideration. We will be conducting interviews throughout the spring with qualified applicants.

Stop by the shop to drop off your resume and cover letter or include them in an email to info@finsandfeathersonline.com. We review applications on a regular basis and keep them on file for one year from the time of application. Previous applicants are encouraged to re-apply as well.

Outreach Associate

If you are passionate about sharing the enjoyment of fly fishing with beginners and other anglers getting into the sport, this is the job for you. This position will be full-time and seasonal with the possibility of extending into a year round occupation. We are hiring an outreach associate as a two-faceted role. The first aspect will be to help teach our fly fishing classes such as the free fly fishing 101 class and our $25 Foundations of Fly Fishing course. The second aspect is running FlyFishTruck events, including transportation of the truck, setup, and tear down. Applicants must be comfortable with the basics of fly fishing knots, fly casting, flies, and aquatic entomology, while being able to explain techniques using easily understandable terminology. It is preferred that candidates have exceptional communication skills along with the ability to comfortably talk in front of groups as large as 30. The outreach associate will work closely with our outreach director and fly shop staff to ensure smooth operation of classes and events throughout the summer.

  • Seasonal, full-time employment (flexible hours and scheduling)
  • Non-traditional hours (mornings for classes, evenings and nights for events)
  • Applicants must have above average casting skills and be competent in teaching and a fast learner
  • Email cover letter and resume to teagan@finsandfeathersonline.com