Posted by Willy Franzen on June 10, 2011. Jobs updated daily.
I’m up in Grayling, MI for the next week or so for my annual fly fishing trip with my Dad. Since I live in downtown Chicago where nature is a rare occurrence, I’ve been anxiously awaiting this trip by visiting all of my favorite fishing websites (sounds pathetic, doesn’t it). On one of the sites I came across a post about a photo contest being put on by Simms Fishing Products. There weren’t many entries, and the prize is “an incredible 6-day, 7-night guided fishing expedition” in Alaska, which is my dream trip, so I obviously entered. Now, I know it does nothing for your job search, but if you vote for my entry (and vote every day until June 20th), I’ll not only keep sending you awesome job opportunities while I’m on this trip, but I’ll even do it from Alaska. After entering the contest, I remembered that Simms is a company that I’ve wanted to feature for a long time. They’re located in Bozeman, MT, and they make truly excellent products for fishermen. They’re best know for their waders (breathable, waterproof pants that keep you dry when you walk in the river) and their boots, but they’ve been extending into more and more categories.
I’m pretty familiar with the whole fly fishing industry because I interned at Orvis, one of Simms’ biggest competitors, for two summer (check out jobs at Orvis). I still have a lot of Orvis gear because I stocked up while I had the 50% off employee discount, but I’m slowly starting to get some Simms stuff. My wading boots are now Simms with StreamTread soles from Vibram (check out jobs at Vibram), and I have been nothing but impressed by their quality. Simms also partners with W.L. Gore & Associates and uses their GORE-TEX breathable fabric to make waders, jackets, and more. If you love fishing and the outdoor lifestyle, then working for Simms in Bozeman, MT would probably be a dream come true. Right now they’re looking for a Product Developer – Technical Gear, but don’t be afraid to reach out to them for another position if you’re not a good candidate for that one–that’s how I landed my internship at Orvis. And don’t forget to vote for my photo!
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