Job Title: Store Manager
Job Location: Fish First ! Chico store

Job Qualifications:  General knowledge of flyfishing Northern California. Computer literate. Previous flyfishing retail experience and/or managerial experience required. Fly fishing instructional and/or guiding experience desired, but not necessary. Relocation to Chico area required.

Job Description: Full time position that will include, but not be limited to, the following responsibilities:

1. Manage store

  • Open for business 7 days/week
  • Control inventory through point of sale inventory management system
  • Manage, create, back-up store business documents on computer
  • Update, install computer software
  • Be knowledgeable of current product and industry trends
  • Manage business contacts in Palm Desktop organizer
  • Manage photos in iPhoto
  • Create product preseason orders co-coordinating with Manager of Albany store
  • Create fill-in orders, special orders
  • Merchandise product, create displays, create store/product signage
  • Purchase store supplies
  • Keep store clean, organized, and presentable for business

2. Manage employees

  • Hire, fire employees
  • Schedule employee work hours
  • Prepare Chico store payroll
  • Provide employee training when necessary
  • Manage employee work responsibilities
  • Evaluate employee performance
  • Create incentives for good employee performance
  • Hold monthly shop meeting

3. Fishing Program Coordinator

  • Book students for intro classes, on-stream clinics
  • Book clients for guided trips and fishing travel
  • Manage fishing program schedule and client contacts in Palm Desktop
  • Send pre-trip information to students and clients
  • Create new/update pre-trip handouts for fishing programs
  • Create email and print advertising for fishing program
  • Manage demo gear inventory and rental program
  • Develop new fishing programs
  • Instruct on-stream clinics
  • Guide Chico area fisheries
  • Private casting lesson

Work Schedule: Salary is based on five-day work week. Store business hours are Monday thru Saturday 9am – 6pm, Sunday 11am-4pm.

Pay: The position is a salaried with pay based on work history and experience. Introductory classes, on-stream clinics, and guided trips will be paid on a per job basis. Bonuses paid at the discretion of Fish First !.

Benefits: One week paid vacation, nine paid holidays, 3.3 hours sick time per month, health insurance, and SIMPLE retirement account. 40% off of retail, plus key employee discounts on select gear.


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