Shooting Academy Operations Internship

Ridgedale, MO
Big Cedar Lodge
Depends on Experience  Weekly
Full Time

Internship Highlights:

Gain experience in Shooting Academy operations by observing multiple facets of business, such as scheduling, financial reporting, sales training, inventory control and retail management. Learn how to upsell and inform guests about firearm safety/instruction, sporting clays, 5-Stand, Wobble Decks, & more!



  • Paid Internship
  • Housing Options Available
  • Bass Pro Shops Discounts
  • Associate Café with discounted meals


Position Summary:  The Shooting Academy Operations Intern will support the Shooting Academy Manager in all aspects of the facility’s daily operations and administrative assistance. These duties include but are not limited to: Shooting Sports, Food and Beverage, Indoor Recreation, Property Management and other activities and initiatives to be developed. Position will ensure a culture and activities that are safe, fun, and memorable for all guests.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide exceptional service.
  • Welcome guests, answer questions and direct guests to the appropriate areas.
  • Initiates contact with guests with a warm welcome and the willingness to assist the guest.
  • Must be proactive in anticipating the guest's needs.
  • Understands and executes front of house presentation out of the Shooting Academy Pro Shop
  • Responsible for signing-in shooters, collecting fees, providing instruction, monitoring the shooting range(s) for safety, and answering guests question
  • Communicates as necessary with staff and equipment vendors to troubleshoot and resolve issues related to shooting ground equipment and associated operation
  • Handle all cash and charge sales made through the Academy Pro Shop.
  • Be an extension of Shooting Academy Leadership by holding other associates accountable and setting the “Big Cedar Standard”
  • Must effectively communicate all pertinent information amongst his/her team members and supervisory staff in regards to daily operations.
  • Required to move and adjust traps as necessary for changing weather conditions, repair, and/or special event
  • Keeps back of house storage areas organized and free of clutter.
  • Ensures safe operation of range by educating guest and enforcing safety rules.
  • Report stock levels of guest, retail and office supplies to the Shooting Academy Manager.      
  • Always carries themselves in a friendly approachable manner.
  • Must be highly service focused with a desire to engage with guests. 
  • Maintain a high level of cleanliness for all areas within the department.
  • Report all incidents of guest dissatisfaction to the Shooting Academy Manager.
  • Report all accidents to the Shooting Academy Manager.
  • Maintains and repairs equipment needed to operate the range including firearms, traps, batteries, shooting stands, wireless controllers/handsets, golf carts, and other gear as require
  • Alert Academy Manager of potential hazard issues and prevent accidents whenever possible.
  • Manages inventory of clay targets and related accessories insuring availability to sustain daily shooting operation.
  • Demonstrate initiative – ability to think, work, and make decisions to solve guest concerns based on sound judgment.
  • Ensure all daily POS requirements are fulfilled, and all necessary paperwork is submitted accurately and on-time
  • Performs other related duties as assigned


Candidate Profile:

  • Skills and Knowledge
    • Ability to work on feet for extended periods of time, work safely, communicate effectively, understand and carry out written and oral directions, and establish good working relationships with co-workers
    • Able to work in outside weather conditions
    • Lift, reach, bend, twist, push, pull, squat, grasp and use arm-hand coordination on a consistent basis
    • Have the ability to lift 50 pounds occasionally.
    • Be able to work weekends and holidays
  • Education
    • Majoring in Hospitality Management, Business, Recreation, or related field
  • Writing
    • Communicate effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Basic Computer Skills
    •  Using basic computer hardware and software (e.g., personal computers, word processing software, Internet browsers, etc.).
  • Reading Comprehension
    • Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Oral Comprehension
    • The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Analytical/Critical Thinking
    • The ability to gather and organize information using a logical and systematic process; recognize patterns and relationships in complex data; examine data to identify implications, problems and draw appropriate conclusions; generate alternative solutions to problems; evaluate strengths, weaknesses and consequences of alternative solutions and approaches to solving problems.
  • Guest and Personal Service
    •  Knowledge of principles and processes for providing guest and personal services. This includes guest's needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of guest satisfaction.
  • Number Facility
    • The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.