We’re Hiring!


The Running Works is looking for an enthusiastic, team-oriented person with a passion for running for the position of Store Manager.

This is a full time position, responsible for:

  • Providing excellent customer service in-store, over the telephone, and by email
  • Managing the day-to-day operations, including opening and closing, merchandising, placing special orders, receiving shipments, and keeping the store clean and organized
  • Supervising part-time staff, ensuring they have the tools they need to work independently
  • Training and scheduling part-time staff
  • Planning, promoting, and overseeing running clinics, including recruiting and supporting instructors, and scheduling guest speakers
  • Scheduling, planning, promoting, and executing in-store events
  • Promoting the store and events through various social media platforms
  • Cultivating relationships with various local clubs and community groups


Our ideal candidate will have:

  • 2+ years of experience in retail, leadership experience an asset
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to work collaboratively with staff, clinic instructors, brand reps, and others
  • Passion for running shoes and apparel
  • High level of comfort with technology including POS systems and social media
  • Problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently
  • Flexibility to work days, evenings, and weekends

If this sounds like you, please apply with a cover letter and résumé, in person at 89 Gordon Street, Guelph (the corner of Gordon and Wellington), or by email to karen@therunningworks.com by Wednesday, April 25th, 2018.

We are happy to answer questions about the position over email, but please, no phone calls.

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