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Career Opportunities at APS

APS, The World Leader in Outfitting Performance Sailing, is a constantly growing company that is looking for motivated sailors to join our team. With a passion for sailing and drive to provide sailors with a great customer experience, we pride ourselves on our sailing knowledge and experience.

We are in a perfect location in the heart of the maritime district of Annapolis, Eastport, where you’ll have easy access to the three major clubs in town. From dinghy to offshore, plenty of sailing opportunities await. It’s not just a job, it’s a lifestyle.

We offer competitive wages, benefits for all year round employees and fabulous discounts on our products.

We’re currently looking for:

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NEW - Website Manager (Permanent, Full Time - Salary)

APS is looking for someone who is technically skilled and effective in maintaining and administering a retail website. This position is essential to the success of our website, from strategic planning through executing initiatives to ultimately increasing sales. This position also works cross functionally with the marketing team to carry out the website component of campaigns and promotions.

The position includes:
  • Maintaining all operations and administration of our retail website - front & back end
  • Recommending and implementing positive layout changes throughout the site
  • Improving customer usability through better navigation, search and overall experience
  • Maintaining SEO best practices
  • Accountable for tracking and reporting of analytics
  • Administering staff requested website updates in a timely fashion
  • Promoting onsite activities that build ranking, profile and traffic
  • Ensuring that all websites and internet properties under your influence have been technically optimized to attract and engage those visitors
  • College Degree required
  • 2 – 3 years in web administration or management
  • 3+ years of experience in writing effective HTML and CSS coding
  • Sailing experience preferred but not required

Interested parties should send their cover letter, resume and two professional references to:, or by fax to (410)268.0527

NEW - Website Content Assistant (Full Time - Hourly)

APS is looking for a motivated, detail-oriented sailor who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment to join our Web team.

  • Compile information and images to update our online product offering
  • Write unique product descriptions
  • Perform basic Photoshop skills to resize and customize images
  • Must be an Active Sailor
  • Basic Photoshop Skills Preferred but not necessary
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Must have firsthand knowledge of racing dinghies, keelboats and/or performance cruising
  • Able to proactively task themselves
  • Minimum of a high school diploma
Interested parties should send their cover letter, resume, and a brief sailing resume to:, or by fax to (410)268.0527.

NEW – Storefront Customer Service (Permanent, Full Time – Hourly with Benefits)

If you have a passion for sailing and enjoy talking to and helping people, we need you for our Annapolis storefront. Our storefront team works as solution providers and educators helping sailors find and purchase the best product to suit their needs. Like all team members at APS your role will focus on providing a great customer experience and creating customers for life.

  • Greet customers in a timely professional manner and engage with everyone who enters the store
  • Maintain an easy to shop and well merchandised storefront
  • Provide solutions and feedback for customers with rigging, apparel and hardware questions
  • Consistently seek out new trends and product knowledge
  • Maintain a positive and motivating work environment in order to provide the best possible experience for both coworkers and customers
  • Create great experiences that will encourage lifetime relationships with our customers
  • Works in other functional areas as necessary
  • Continuously work to improve the effectiveness of the storefront
  • Perform daily maintenance in store including stocking of apparel, creating displays, and light cleaning
  • Experienced and passionate about sailing and racing sailboats
  • Knowledgeable and enthusiastic about sailing and the APS product offering
  • Ability to communicate in a clear, professional manner
  • Ability to quickly learn about products, processes, and software
  • Strong organizational and follow through skills
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and work in a fast paced environment
  • Must be able to occasionally lift up to 50lbs and stand for up to 8 hours
Education and Experience
  • High School Diploma required, Bachelor’s Degree or higher preferred
  • Experience working in a retail, sales or hospitality industry useful but not required

Interested parties should send their cover letter, resume and brief sailing resume to:, or by fax to (410)268.0527

NEW - Fulfillment Assistants - (Permanent, Full Time - Hourly)

Founded in 1991, Annapolis Performance Sailing (APS) is the world leader in outfitting performance sailors. We are a company of approximately 30 employees; and operate a retail store, comprehensive catalog with an extensive online store offering. Our products include a performance line, hardware, apparel, accessories, rigging services, apparel embroidery and more. We are a strategically driven and growing company that emphasizes efficiency and working as a team in order to enhance our customer's experience.

We are looking for solutions focused people to join our team.


  • Pick, pack and ship orders within the customer promised time frame
  • Ensure boxes are packed and shipped correctly and that the customer experience is excellent
  • Be proactive about the security of APS merchandise
  • Ensure inventory is in its correct allocated location at all times
  • Receive, label and put away inventory
  • Work well in a fulfillment team
  • Work cross-functionally to support the APS team when needed
Capabilities and Attributes Required
  • Ability to attend to detail and ensure accuracy of tasks
  • Ability to work productively in a team
  • Conscientious and energetic
  • Ability to work under pressure against daily deadlines
  • Other fulfillment and facilities duties as assigned
  • High School Diploma required, College Degree preferred
  • Sailing experience preferred, but not required
Interested parties should send their cover letter, resume, and a brief sailing resume to:, or by fax to (410)268.0527.

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Annapolis Performance Sailing
104 Severn Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21403
(410) 268-3676