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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.

Chris King hub and White Industries chainring

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: Part time / Seasonal

Pay: Competitive compensation

Job Description

As a member of the Belt Brigade you are part of tire truck leather crafting team. We take our fire truck to events such as Overland Expos and handcraft leather gear onsite like belts, valet trays, bracelets, keychains, etc. An enthusiasm for camping, adventure, bicycle riding and professionalism is a must. Our teams are very small so an appropriate approach to all aspects of a small business is required.

As a member of the team you will be required to prepare for events in Topanga prior to travel and able to unload after events. Timeliness is important for a good team effort. Ability to lift 50 pounds is required.

Traveling with our shop dog (Rover) in a fire truck and camping is a must for any candidate for the position.

The ideal candidate will also be part of social media content, new experiences, travel, videography, mountain biking, camping, customer service and having fun.

Communication and connection with people through multiple channels such as in person, phone, chat, email, Tik Tok, Facebook, Instagram and while camping and with the fire truck as a member of the belt brigade. You will help organize and facilitate social media content, adventures and in person events.

Additionally, you will work with various teams to as an ambassador for our brand. You are available to work a flexible work week which includes some weekend coverage, travel and fire truck adventures. Camping, mountain biking and leather goods making on the fire truck in unique locations (forests) are requirements for employment.

Primary Duties

  • Member of the Belt Brigade and travel with the fire truck
  • Leather crafting. Will train. Team work tasks like cleaning up, washing dishes, watering plants and sweeping are a small part and important part of working together.
  • Be fun and thoughtful
  • Social media content provider and facilitator
  • Mountain biking
  • Camping
  • Adventuring

Other Requirements

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 adventurer@topangacreekoutpost.com. No phone calls please. We look forward to talking with you!

About Us

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. 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 love going on adventures and cherish 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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