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With the year drawing to a close and a new one on the horizon, you might be pondering changing things up in the months to come. A change of scenery, developing new and existing skills, or pursuing a passion. And a new job ticks all the boxes. Whether you’re into sewing or marketing, project managing or graphic design, the job openings below cater to a variety of interests and skill sets. And while some are more directly carry-related than others, they all offer enticing opportunities to grow and learn with a quality brand behind you…
Always thinking of ways to improve existing carry? Keen on designs that celebrate honed simplicity, elegant style and practicality that’s fit for purpose? As Bellroy’s Senior Soft-goods Designer you’d have the freedom to explore and expand on these areas, while embracing a diverse work schedule that may see you creating in-house prototypes one day and liaising with suppliers the next.
You understand how to build bags. You’re great at merging modern style and carry functionality. And you’re happy to work in a fast-paced environment, delivering on deadlines. Then Timbuk2’s Designer position for Women’s & Men’s Lifestyle & Travel Bags is well worth checking out.
Handy with a camera and experienced in outdoor, fashion or garment photography? Why not give Topo Designs’ Full-Time Photographer position a shot. The role is suited to someone who is well organized, with experience in product, lifestyle and event photography. Experience with photographic equipment, lighting and editing techniques is also key.
Got mad skills behind the sewing machine? Passionate about pooches and crafting some of the toughest packs in the industry? Mystery Ranch are seeking Production Sewers keen to hang out with fellow outdoor enthusiasts (and dog lovers) while building bad-ass load-bearing bags.
If cutting-edge innovation, superior quality and considered functionality are traits you value in a brand, Arc’teryx are hard to beat. And they’re hiring for a number of positions. There’s the opportunity to hone your skills and expand your design expertise through their renowned Veilance line, with positions including Design & Design Developer as well as Senior Designer for Veilance. If you’re eager to showcase your graphic design skills, Arc’teryx also has a 4-6 month contract for a Product Graphic Designer.
Are you an engineer with design, manufacturing, and management experience? Great at managing projects in a timely fashion and effective at communication? Peak Design are looking for an Engineering Project Manager to join the team. If you’re organized, keen to manage product launches, and can be on top of multiple tasks at once, this position could be just right for you.
Looking to sharpen your skills in Swedish style? Thule are seeking a Product Developer for their Packs, Bags and Luggage lines. From initial concepts through to production, you’ll get hands-on with Thule’s carry products, pushing quality, functionality and innovation.
Particularly passionate about custom carry and helping people create their ideal bag? If you’re in Portland, Chrome Industries have just the job for you. A Custom Bag Maker position to construct and repair Chrome bags, as well as participate in community outreach and testing and development of pre-release products.
If you dig the digital side of things, GORUCK has a variety of openings that may pique your interest. Positions such as Senior Manager, Digital Advertising, as well as Marketing Designer and Video Guru give you the opportunity to flex your marketing might for a brand that prides itself on teamwork, toughness and functional efficiency.
If tough gear with a tactical vibe is your flavor, TAD may also entice you with their position for a Marketing Operations Manager. If you’ve got skills in social media, analytics, marketing and project management, and are keen to embrace the outdoor gear industry, this could be the role for you.
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