Charleston Scuba is seeking a friendly, self-motivated sales associate to join our team for the duration of our busy summer dive season, from the beginning of May through the end of August. Ideal candidates will have experience in retail or another customer service-related field, and will be dive certified. PADI Divemasters and rescue divers are strongly preferred. A demonstrated interest in environmental/marine conservation is also a plus.
Charleston Scuba is a small but mighty dive operation. We handle virtually every aspect of the dive business, from equipment sales and repair to dive classes, local excursions and international travel. This means our ideal candidate needs to be a great multi-tasker yet still able to nail the details – particularly at the height of our busy season.
This summer, we’ll need help selling dive gear; registering customers for dive classes; booking our local dive charters and international dive trips; tracking and maintaining rental gear; taking in equipment for servicing; and cleaning and merchandising. If you’re a PADI Divemaster, you’ll also help crew the charter and supervise classes.
If you’re a savvy social media user, we also need help documenting all of our summer fun while building our brand as an environmentally conscientious dive center. So experience in public relations, journalism, marketing and environmental science is also a plus.
Training in the shop to start immediately. The position runs through the end of August or mid-September. At a minimum, candidates should be available to work 10 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays though they may occasionally be asked to switch for a Tuesday or Wednesday. We need folks who are flexible! Workdays include an unpaid half-hour lunch and two paid 15-minute breaks.
Beginning hourly compensation is $8 per hour, plus commission. For a 25-30 hour workweek during the summer, commissions generally average about $100-$150 per paycheck. Store employees also receive an emplyee discount on dive gear and may dive on our charter service for free if spaces are available. Divemasters are compensated separately as independent contractors if they crew the charter or assist with classes.
Please submit a resume via e-mail at email@example.com or in-person to either Morgan Chichester or Jordan Schneider at Charleston Scuba. Your resume should include your dive experience, as well as certification and insurance information if you are a PADI Divemaster.