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Lewis Mull loved adventure and believed there should be a place where others like him could go and find the quality outdoor gear they needed. With this vision in mind, he started Backwoods in 1973. And over the years, we have evolved. Lewis' daughter Jennifer, CEO since 2003, has taken Backwoods and expanded its reach without losing the original authenticity.

Backwoods has always been an exclusive portal to adventure. It is known as the place to find experts on everything adventurous. And now people of many interests – those who climb tall mountains, those who have never set foot on a trail, those who travel the world, and those who travel downtown – will all discover that Backwoods is the perfect place for them. These adventurers find travel gear and accessories, technical outdoor equipment, and casual clothing and footwear with that special, adventurous flair. Make a visit to Backwoods your next urban adventure

At Backwoods, we believe in what we sell. Our business is a lifestyle and we choose to embrace it wholeheartedly. We are all adventurers. We are all a part of the community that makes us unique. We are all in it together. We're looking for others like us. People who can contribute, grow, dream and evolve with us. Embark on the adventure...

Backwoods is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Accordingly, we promote equal opportunity in the areas of recruitment, employment, training, development, transfer and promotion. Our employment practices are without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, disability or medical condition, national origin, veteran status and all other categories protected by federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws. Backwoods will not tolerate the harassment of or discrimination against one employee by another. It is our policy to maintain an environment free of intimidation, insult, harassment and discrimination based upon race, color, religion, sex, age, national original or disability.

Current Job Openings (click to view application)

General Job Inquiries (All Locations)


Sales Manager (Oklahoma City, OK)

An exciting opportunity as Backwoods seeks to add a Sales Manager to our Oklahoma City Team!

  • Minimum 3 years retail management required.
  • Thorough understanding of how to read and manage a budget.
  • Complete understanding of how to read sales reports in order to understand product performance and margins.
  • Sound judgment and decision making skills.
  • A natural ability to engage, persuade and motivate others.
  • Excellent relationship management and communication skills.
  • Ability to generate sales and drive sales growth.
  • Outstanding customer service standards and success creating memorable customer experiences.
  • A passion for the outdoors.
  • A good eye for visual merchandising.
  • Ability to perform associate monthly coaching.
  • Ability to recruit, hires, train and maintain a quality staff.


Marketing Lead/Sales Associate (Bee Caves, TX)

This person must be able to develop and manage a project to completion, work in a time sensitive environment, be able to communicate with others in a manner that ensures clear and mutual understanding of information, be highly organized with the ability to manage competing priorities. Skill in working with computers, social media postings and being able to outsource print and creative needs is also required. The ideal candidate for this position is able to work in the store environment as both a sales associate and a Marketing Lead. This is determined by the store management and other time sensitive priorities.

  • Contributes to store profitability and increases store traffic by initiating and executing retail marketing plans. Works in partnership with store management and home office marketing to develop and execute initiatives.
  • Contributes to a positive customer experience by developing, planning and executing in-store seasonally appropriate seminars, shows, clinics, events and demonstrations.
  • Partners with key resources including outside vendors, contractors, volunteer agencies, staff associates and the home office as appropriate.
  • Contributes to Backwoods community outreach presence by active participation with local outdoor groups, key organizations and events that represent Backwoods core customer base.
  • Responsible for coordination of required marketing materials, promotion of events, and social media at the store.


Full-Time Sale Associates - (All Locations) 


Part-Time Sale Associates (All Locations)