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L. L. Bean, Inc. Outdoor Discovery Program Instructor- Colonie Center in Albany, New York

We invite you to be part of our team of trailblazers dedicated to helping people discover and enjoy the outside. Come join us. Because on the inside we’re all outsiders. And if it’s outside, we’re all in.

Our purpose is to share our skills, knowledge, and love of the outdoors through our programs and events. Outdoor Discovery Programs bring the L.L.Bean brand to life and instills a lifelong love of the outdoors for our participants.

Instructors needed for this location:

  • Kayaking

  • SUP

  • Archery

  • Map & Compass

  • Fly Casting

Skills and Qualifications:

  • First Aid/CPR training

  • Participates in all required pre- and mid-season training sessions

  • Proven leadership skills with the ability to coach and encourage participants

  • Demonstrated interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills

  • Established time management and organization skills

  • Ability to maintain a high level of enthusiasm, motivation and positive attitude

  • Knowledge of active gear for the activity you are teaching

  • Availability to work a flexible schedule including weekdays, weekday evenings, weekends and holidays


  • Certification or specialized training in outdoor related activities

  • Proven experience planning, organizing and leading outdoor experience trips

  • Retail experience

Course Curriculum:

  • Is willing to develop technical skills and a firm understanding of course content

  • Possesses the ability to teach in a relaxed, clear and confident manner to a variety of participants and skill levels

  • Effectively balances leadership and delivers all components of the curriculum in the allotted time

  • Comfortable speaking to groups while delivering course material

  • Completes daily paperwork



  • Actively contributes to creating a safe and inclusive environment for participants and colleagues

  • Prioritizes and follows policies and procedures that keep participants safe and healthy

  • Reports all unsafe acts, conditions, or equipment to management

Position Expectations

  • Understands and lives L.L.Bean’s core values of Outdoor Heritage, Service, Respect, Integrity, Perseverance, Safe and Healthy Living

  • Represents the outdoor education profession at its highest level at all times

  • Committed to actively engaging in all required early and mid-season trainings, check-ins and meetings with ODP leaders

  • Communicates professionally and clearly with supervisor, co-instructors, and participants

  • Accepts feedback from colleagues and makes necessary adjustments

  • Provides professional and timely feedback to colleagues as needed

Seeks to learn and share knowledge of skills, interpretive facts, equipment and proper use with peers, colleagues and participantsEducation Level: High School or GED

If you care about the outdoors, joining L.L.Bean is a great way to feel good about what you do. Our benefits package makes a good thing even better, with programs and perks designed to support your health and financial goals. Plus, maintaining a healthy work-life balance and re-charging outside are all part of the plan. Because, when it comes to the outside—we’re all in. Visit to learn more.

Being outside brings out the best in us, no matter where we come from or what we believe. At L.L.Bean, we value individual differences and encourage our co-workers to be themselves – because the uniqueness of each individual makes L.L.Bean better.