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.

Nanny – Childcare

October 2017 — April 2018

Ed & Sofie, founders of Soul & Surf, are looking for someone with childcare experience,  ideally a qualification and some good references related to childcare, to spend time and teach with their 3 year old boy. We are looking for someone to offer basic all-round childcare plus  free-play / constructed-play with a focus on playing, talking, observing, planning, questioning, experimenting, testing, repeating, reflecting and responding in accordance with international pre-school standards. We will be expecting you to develop, prepare and deliver these sessions. Hours will need to be flexible but an average week would be 2 mornings & 2 afternoons of constructive play, 2 evenings of childcare, 1 early morning wake-up and a full-weekend a month.

Experience of working and living in developing countries is a distinct advantage, experience in India or Sri Lanka even more so. And to really enjoy the benefits on offer an interest in surfing or yoga or both would be good.

Contact with your CV, reference names and contact details and a covering email with a sample outline programme of constructed play you would recommend for the 2 morning and 2 afternoon sessions to illustrate to us how you would approach this.

Do you only offer Saturday to Saturday packages?

We only operate as Saturday to Saturday fixed packages, and our weekly schedule is based around that arrival & departure. Here’s more details on what’s included with the week’s package.

If you’d like you can book for the whole week and arrive a day late or leave a day earlier. See here for the schedule of the days to get an idea of what you would miss. Note that Saturday is a check-in out day, so there are no activities.

Or if your plans are flexible and you’re able to wait till the week before to book, drop us a line and we can let you know if we’ll be able to make an exception. You would still have to arrive on a Saturday (or Sunday at the latest).

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.

For full details, see <here>.

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.

Escapism Magazine

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The Independent

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Telegraph Magazine

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What Are The Local Medical Facilities Like?

We are pretty much equidistant, about 30 minutes depending on time of day,  between two pretty good hospitals in Galle and Matara. Although the administration and organisation can be fairly hectic the standard of medical care is good. People tend to visit hospitals for all but the most minor or illnesses.

For very minor issues we have a good English speaking Doctor nearby in Habaraduwa, about 15 minutes from us.

Guest Reviews

Staying with Ed and Sofie at Soul &amp; Surf was awesome. I was on a crazy rollercoaster of a journey in india and i must say that&nbsp;if i didn’t join these guys it wouldn’t have been nearly as worth it! It was the retreat everyone should experience!

Chippa Wilson, Pro Surfer, Australia