OARS is seeking a full and part-time, seasonal retail sales clerk/campground host person for our American River Outpost campground on the South Fork American River in Lotus, CA.


The ideal candidate for this position will provide excellent customer service, ensure impeccable housekeeping and make sure that all Outpost guests have an incredible experience.  The position requires someone who is knowledgeable about the area, what we offer, smiles easily and will provide superlative guest service.  Attention to detail is critical. This position is the first impression to many of our guests when arriving at the Outpost.

The person hired for this position must have a positive attitude about doing a variety of work and be a strong team member. This is a “hands on” position that requires a person willing to assist the General Manager in doing the physical work of running the American River Outpost.



  • Open and close retail store daily
  • Greet guests when they arrive and answer questions, direct them to meeting locations
  • Process sales transactions with the POS system
  • Remove and Record amount of cash in register at end of shift
  • Keep daily record of sales and submit weekly reports
  • Maintain neatly organized stock throughout store
  • Arrange special sale and clearance items at the front of the store for maximum visibility
  • Keep the store clean and orderly



  • Greet and check in rafters and campers
  • Assign campsites and issue camping gear rentals
  • Clean and maintain bathroom stalls, toilets, showers, sinks and floors
  • Stock restroom with TP, paper towels, soap, etc.
  • Maintain and clean platform tents and surrounding area daily
  • Launder sleeping bags, sheets and towels daily
  • Perform general basic campground and campsite maintenance as needed
  • Empty trash cans and oversee recycling as needed
  • Enforce campground rules (campfires, smoking, quiet hours, etc.)



  • Excellent communications skills combined with an outgoing and friendly personality
  • Ability to proactively address camp- or trip-related questions or concerns
  • Legally able to work in the United States and speak fluent English
  • Available to work from Memorial Day through Labor Day and adapt to changing schedules
  • Detail-oriented and able to work potentially long hours with minimum supervision
  • Clean and presentable appearance
  • Physically fit as required to fulfill job duties in an arid environment
  • Able to lift 50 pounds
  • Non-smoker
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • “Handyperson” skills a plus
  • Ideal candidates must be friendly, good with people and able to work with minimum amount of supervision



  • Full time seasonal position (40 hours/week) May 1st-September 15th
  • Part-time seasonal position (20 hours/week) May 1st-September 15th
  • Hourly wage is $13-$15 per hour DOE
  • Friends and Family Discounts on OARS Trips
  • OARS Swag
  • Potential to live onsite in outdoor guide housing


Interested candidates may submit a resume and cover letter detailing their interest in this position, as well as personal and employer references by email to: with the subject of Campground Host & Sales Clerk. No phone calls please.