Intermediate Sales - Taylor Creek Fly Shop - Full Time - Summer Seasonal -Basalt, CO

Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts. You're someone who pushes boundaries and challenges the status quo. You're brave, ambitious and passionate in everything you do. And we want you on our team. Pursue your fullest potential and never settle in the quest to deliver extraordinary guest service. Join one of the world's most innovative companies and re-imagine a mountain resort experience with us. Welcome to Vail Resorts. Reach Your Peak.


Seasonal full time intermediate sales associate fulfills day-to-day work responsibilities for the organization as needed.  Extensive professional knowledge in all things fly fishing is paramount.  Photography, writing, entomology, guiding experience and fly tying expertise.


Job Responsibilities (but not limited to): 


  • Extensive fishing knowledge in regards to fly tying, guiding, entomology, rods, reels, fly lines, travel gear, optics, waders, insect hatches, destination travel, booking guided trips
  • Assist in maintaining and administering fly fishing operational expectations by following policies and guidelines
  • Assist Store Manager and Assistant Manager to ensure sales are generated while demonstrating a proficiency in freshwater and saltwater fly fishing, maintaining a professional standard of service
  • Maintain and model high retail, merchandising and cleanliness standards
  • Maintain all company paperwork and guided trip bookings to our standards
  • Assist Store Manager with fly fishing classes, fly tying classes, periodic professional guiding, training of new employees, extensive fishing product knowledge and entomology is key
  • Assist Store Manager in communicating company values and goals to the employees as well as the standards Taylor Creek upholds as an industry leader
  • Manage inventory control and meet or exceed inventory goals.  Receiving inventory properly with supervision
  • Enforce company cash handling and other Loss Prevention policies and procedures
  • Remain current on new as well as previous fly fishing industry products and trends; demonstrate a deep knowledge of fishing products
  • Communicate ideas and issues with Store Manager.  Assist in writing of weekly articles and gathering content for fly shop social media
  • Drive sales through direct communication with store employees to ensure customers are provided with the highest level of customer service and river knowledge, emphasizing courteous and knowledgeable assistance
  • Model customer service for employees and promote sales whenever interacting with guests, many of them have been fishing with Taylor Creek for years
  • Walk the floor regularly to restock, answer questions, etc
  • Extensive knowledge of flies and new rod, reel and line technologies
  • Ensure that all safety standards are being observed at all times, in the store and on the river
  • Demonstrate and enforce company values and ethics



  • 1 year of retail experience preferred, fishing experience preferred
  • HS Diploma or GED Equivalent
  • Comfortable with Microsoft Office products; Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • English fluency
  • Excellent communications skills both written and verbal
  • Self-motivated with the ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule; stores are open 7 days a week and hours vary depending upon location, season, and type of store
  • Familiarity with retail POS systems preferred


Benefits include:

  • Employee discounts at our retail stores
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Excellent training and professional development
  • 401k Saving Plan
  • Health Benefits
  • Auto, Home, Pet Insurance
  • Subsidized bus pass (Full time only)




Our staff at Taylor Creek Fly Fishing have been perfecting their form longer than any other outfitter in CO. Using the close proximity of the Frying Pan River – literally outside our door- and a variety of other great spots a mere 30 minutes away, our store takes the guest experience to the next level. Our staff loves what they do and love sharing how they do it with their customers.

Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.

Requisition ID 149637

Vail Resorts
Full time
Basalt, Colorado 81621, US