Pingora Outdoors is an outdoor store that inspires all levels of experience to get outside. We use our storefront, located in the heart of Uptown Ankeny on the High Trestle Trail, as a place to share our passion for adventure and quality gear with our customers.

We strive to help others achieve their goals through educational training, trip guidance and providing expert advice and recommendations for gear each and every day.


At Pingora Outdoors, being outside and chasing our dreams is just as important as our work. We want to give our customers the highest quality customer service, provide them with as much knowledge as we can and help gear them up for a successful adventure.

We may not always be hiring, but we are always taking applications.

Positions Available:

  • Sales Associate
  • Operations Specialist

Hourly Rate
$7.75 – $11/hour (Depends on experience and willingness to ‘wear many hats’)


Job Descriptions:

Sales Associate

Our sales team maintains a high standard of excellent customer service by utilizing strong communication skills (in person and over the phone) and having extensive knowledge of all of our products and brands. Sales associates act as the backbone of both of our retail stores, completing a variety of tasks involved with inventory management and organization/cleaning.

Operations Specialist

Our second store is located in Jester Park and acts as a major hub for Iowa’s entire community of campers and outdoor enthusiasts. An Operations Specialist’s primary responsibility will be running our Camp Store and Equipment Rental & River Trip programs. Visitors come from all over the state to take advantage of all the products and services that we have to offer and our staff work hard to ensure that each visitor has a smooth and enjoyable experience with us.


All applicants are encouraged to consider both positions as their responsibilities closely associate with one another on a daily basis.


Required Skills

  • Adventure Ready
  • Knowledge of gear & outdoor industry brands (required for sales associates)
  • Customer Service Experience
  • Flexible Schedule (Weekend availability is a must)
  • Effective Communication Skills
  • Organizational Skills

Preferred Skills

  • Extensive Outdoor Experience
  • Retail Experience


Position Type


  • Competitive hourly rate
  • Discounts on gear & clothing
  • A relaxed and dynamic work environment
  • Work with like-minded individuals


If this opportunity excites you, fill out the application below.




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Graphic Design Intern | 20 Hours/Week

Pingora Outdoors’ graphic design intern will gain meaningful, real-world experience in the production design for branded products and current initiatives. As an intern, you will receive excellent mentoring and gain experience in the outdoor industry, all while helping grow a local brand.

Required Skills

  • Education: Working on Bachelor’s degree in Art, Graphic Design or a related field, or equivalent training and/or experience
  • Sense of design, photography and typography
  • Problem-solving, interactive approach to design
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Highly motivated with ability to work in a deadline driven environment
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Positive attitude
  • Desire to work on a collaborative team with high standards
  • Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Web/Interactive Design experience is a plus

Unpaid Internship


  • Discounts & gear
  • A relaxed and dynamic work environment
  • Work with like-minded individuals

If this opportunity excites you, fill out the application below.

Pingora Tip
Be creative… Send us a link to your online portfolio and maybe a video about you (30-90 seconds) with links to your social media pages to info@pingoraoutdoors.com.


Our brand is only as strong as our community. Pinogra Outdoors’ ambassadors aren’t just photographers, bloggers or full time adventure seekers; they are weekend warriors, college students, business professionals and the list goes on. They all have one thing in common, their love for the outdoors and the want to share their passion with others.