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Mountain biking in Topanga State Park

Topanga: Creative and Magical

Located in the middle of the rustic Topanga Canyon between Santa Monica and Woodland Hills, our charming wood cabin is rich in music history and is surrounded by beautiful California evergreen oak trees. There are mountain bike trails all around us so you can ride day and night to your heart's content.

People are drawn to us by our welcoming culture and creative energy. We focus on user experience and have created an uniquely relaxing environment for everyone.

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Work: Fast-Paced and Rewarding

We are a destination shop for quality mountain bikes, adventure touring bikes, bikepacking gear, and handcrafted leather goods. We have built a long-standing business and good reputation based on honesty, transparency, and inclusive community.

Our shop is small but we have a broad consumer base with lots of repeat customers who keep us busy. It's a rewarding experience knowing that our customers trust us and many have become close friends of the shop.

We encourage you to apply for open positions below and be a part of our team.

Job Title Belt Brigade Adventurer

Availability: Full time or part time

Pay: Competitive compensation

Job Description

We're looking for a dynamic individual for this position. The ideal candidate will help develop and maintain a unique experience of Rogue Journeymen’s Fire Truck mobile manufacturing belt brigade and general retail at Topanga Creek Outpost. The candidate will be trained as a leather craftsman. The candidate will also help contribute to social media content on a regular basis. Being detail oriented, having a good attitude, and being a team player are a must. An outdoor enthusiast with an adventurous spirit is a great fit for the shop. Mountain biking required.

We are fortunate to have had many accolades under our belt. The ideal candidate will help to maintain our shop image and be a brand champion for the shop.

Primary Duties

  • Belt Brigade Craftsman: Learn to work with leather making machinery and tools crafting belts, wallets, bags and various items. Be willing to travel with the fire truck and be part of pop-up leather making events. Camping and mountain biking excursions are required. Must enjoy the outdoors and have a good attitude for adventure.
  • Bike Buildings: Learn to build bicycles under supervision. Mechanical skills, attention to details and patience required.
  • Day to Day Retail Operations: Have a clear understanding of how a small bicycle shop operates day to day. The candidate should know how to open and close the shop. The candidate will also share the duties of properly displaying the bikes in the morning, facing the store, and keeping the shop clean inside and out. Candidate should be comfortable working with the Lightspeed operating system or be adaptable to learn the system. The candidate should have basic knowledge of how purchase orders are created and received. Knowledge of inventory management is also desirable.
  • Holistic Shop Needs: The shop is very diverse but also small so the ideal candidate for this position will wear multiple hats while on duty. Many responsibilities are shared and they range from keeping the shop clean to occasionally help making lunch for the whole crew. The shop environment is very user experience focused so it's important to not only provide excellent customer service, but also be mindful of the entire customer experience the moment they walk into the door.
  • Social Media: The candidate should help generate social media content for the shop by working closely with the social media person. It is important that this person be a great brand ambassador for the shop. Building and maintaining relationships with other bicycle shops and brands around the country is an essential part of the job. This helps bring unique products to the shop from others and also helps brand awareness for the business.
  • Events: The candidate will be required to attend events such as private brand industry events, Interbike, Eurobike, and Sea Otter Classic. UnPredict Your Wednesday is an activity that helps to engage new and existing customers of Topanga Creek. These events often happen Tuesday night into mid-day Wednesday and are camping or bikepacking related. The candidate should be flexible with a non-traditional schedule and attend some of these events. Also, events are held at the shop some Saturday evenings or weekends for group camping trips, dinners, movie nights, or presentations. Also, races have been a fun part of the shop for some time and a few races are attended throughout the year. Again, these events are some of the best ways to engage our existing shop family but also encourage new riders to join.

Show up on time. Do what you say you will do. Finish what you start. Say please and thank-you. Be thoughtful to others including co-workers. Kindness and compassion required.

Topanga Creek Outpost was started as a creative outlet and continues to operate this way. The most important aspect to this job is maintaining a good quality of life while still being creative and running a successful business. It is good to be a self-starter and try out new ideas or solutions for the changing retail world.

How to Apply

Please tell us why you're interested in this position and email it to us along with your resume to No phone calls please. We look forward to talking with you!

About Topanga Creek Outpost

Topanga Creek Outpost is a destination bicycle shop and adventure store in Topanga, California, a canyon community on the outskirt of Los Angeles surrounded by Topanga State Park and in the heart of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. We focus heavily on customer experience, relationship building and unique products. There are two bicycle repair stands under an oak tree outside by the creek and Adirondack chairs are abound in the same outdoor space. We do a weekly Saturday morning shop mountain bike ride and regular bikepacking trips. It is our goal to create an ideal work environment for those who love the outdoors and are engaged in what we enjoy.

Recognized as an avid bike touring, bikepacking and mountain bike shop in Southern California, we go on micro adventures weekly and cherish a quality of life. We are fortunate to have been awarded America's Best Bike Shops 4 times, The Top Mountain Bike Pro Shop in the U.S. by Bicycle Retailer, California Small Business of the Year, and 2017 Bicycle Retailer Innovation Award. Learn more about us.

In the same spirit of loving all things outdoors and adventurous, in 2015 we founded Rogue Journeymen, a brand that was born out of our creative energy. We handcraft leather goods right from the same shop space and produce belts, journal covers, guitar straps, aprons and more. The ideal candidate will embrace the development of the brand and help to drive all marketing efforts to promote Rogue Journeymen.

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