Video Producer

November 2017 – February 2018

Soul & Surf are looking for an experienced video content producer to make engaging content to help tell our stories and raise our online profile.

You should be 100% committed, reliable, composed, a hard working team player, quality-oriented, well organised, have an eye for a story and have great interpersonal skills and of course genuinely enjoy making films.

The job will suit someone who likes more than just surf, with the desire to spend a few months immersed in and to capture the unique, inspirational cultures of Sri Lanka and India.

We want to create a variety of film content based around our content pillars;
which will include:

  • Interviews with our staff, our guests and inspiring outsiders
  • Instructional videos with our yoga teachers, our surf instructors, our chefs
  • Short ‘mood films’ for use across our social channels
  • Longer form story led content

You must own your own camera, sound, lighting and editing equipment and ideally have a water housing. You should be comfortable editing at a quick pace whilst ensuring the output is of the highest quality.

The role will be split with one month in Sri Lanka and one month in Kerala through the months of November-February.

To apply please make sure you include your latest showreel and at least two examples of your work with a few lines about why you’d be a good fit for us.

Head of Service – Kerala

October 2017 – February 2018

We’re on the look out for a dynamic, motivated Head of Service to help run our cafe in Kerala next season.

You’ll be leading a team of western & local service staff to be versatile, helpful, thorough, efficient and friendly ensuring the smooth running of the café service whilst assisting the cafe manager in the operation of the cafe. You will also be heavily involved in the implementation of new and exciting menu items, new styling of the café and the ongoing quality control of both the food output and the look & feel of the café.

The role will also vary from managing and motivating the western and local service team, arranging rotas, training new staff, some counter service & waiting tables and assisting the manager in daily cashing up, bill processing, etc.

The trick with this role is the marriage of two cultures. The kitchen crew, café manager and some waiters are Keralan, we also have 2-3 western service assistants. You will be in the tricky middle position to ensure that all service staff work to the same level whilst being culturally sensitive.

You should have had at least 2 years experience in running a cafe, bar or restaurant and ideally have worked in a developing country and be used to the various challenges that come with it.

Use the form below to contact us and give us a quick overview paragraph or two with the reasons why you’d be a good fit for Soul & Surf in particular demonstrating a good understanding of us, our ethos and our background, plus attach your CV. If you don’t put all this lot together for us we’ll have to presume you’re not really serious about the position.

Is my booking protected against insolvency?

Soul & Surf is a company committed to customer satisfaction and consumer financial protection. We are therefore pleased to announce that, at no extra cost to you, all guests booking with Soul & Surf are fully insured for all monies paid as detailed in your booking confirmation form in the unlikely event of insolvency. This also includes repatriation if required. 

Policy exclusions: This policy will not cover any monies paid for Travel Insurance or any claim relating to Air Flights. Please ensure the Company you have booked with has the appropriate CAA / ATOL Bonds in place.

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Surf Photographer – Sri Lanka

October 2017 — April 2018

We’re looking for experienced surf photographers from anywhere in the world with an entrepreneurial attitude. The salary is commission based and in our experience photographers who engage with our guests at meal times, who arrange photo viewing sessions throughout the week and put packages together to show at our film nights do much better than those who sit back and wait. It’s up to you. We also require a couple of times a week for you to film guests for video correction sessions in conjunction with the head surf coach and to provide shots of daily life at Soul Surf for our website and social media. In exchange we offer accommodation in a shared room, staff meals, yoga lessons and time in the water.

As a key team member you will be required to act as a host throughout a guests stay, attending meals and events and helping your head surf coach to get things done about the retreat.

Experience of working and living in developing countries is a distinct advantage, experience in India even more so. Current surf coaching qualifications, beach lifeguard and professional liability insurance are a must.

Use the form below to contact us and give us a quick overview paragraph or two with the reasons why you’d be a good fit for Soul & Surf in particular demonstrating a good understanding of us, our ethos and our background, plus attach your CV. If you don’t put all this lot together for us we’ll have to presume you’re not really serious about the position.

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Guest Reviews

We’re friends of Jon, and fellow Brightonians, have just had a wonderful week at Soul and Surf…we cannot praise Amrith, Rafi, and all the wonderful surf and yoga instructors highly enough–they were patient and helpful, even when my husband Ant broke his toe and I proved to have the upper body strength of a gerbil…Our […]

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