Jobs

We have a few seasonal positions available in India for winter 2016/2017. We have loads of applications for these positions so do what you can to stand out and convince us that you’re right for Soul & Surf and you get our philosophy. We’re not right for everyone so be sure to know what we’re about.  For example If you’re looking for a surf camp, party, party vibe we’re not for you.

If you’re looking to be part of a team with a great ethical philosophy and are willing to be a part of this small team and be more than just your job title, to be a team player, to be a host, to be part of the overall quality control, to share our core beliefs and ethos, to work hard to achieve good things and to be a thoroughly good person then we’ll stick with you in the long term, help you to grow your role and train you to achieve more and the benefits will grow.

Apply using the form on this page 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 your CV and salary expectations. If you don’t put all this lot together for us we’ll have to presume you’re not really serious about the position.

Head of Vibes

January 30th – May 30th 

Soul & Surf (India) is currently seeking the services of a professional, sociable and motivated westerner to aid the directors and the General Manager of our surf & yoga hotel.

We’re looking for someone who is young, dynamic, fun-loving and great with people, 100% committed, highly organised, financially-minded, reliable, composed, a hard working team player, good at managing people, quality-oriented, have great interpersonal skills and be sales driven. Your brief is simple. We all need to feel loved – particularly at Soul & Surf. All of our guests AND all of our staff should feel welcome, happy, supported, cared for and loved.

You will be a host as much as an organiser, an administrator, a team leader, a problem solver, a complaints fixer, a smiling face, a friend to guests and staff. Your role is 100% about people. People come first.

Experience of working and living in developing countries is a distinct advantage, experience in India even more so.

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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Surf Instructor India — Level 1

Late January 2016 until end of May 2016.

We’re looking for experienced, qualified, insured instructors from anywhere in the world with a can-do positive attitude to teach our hotel guests daily, our local kids surf club weekly, keep our equipment in good working order, to drive our jeeps and cars, to spend a couple of evenings a week hosting at events with the guests and to assist the manager in all of the day to day running of the surf department. We offer accommodation in a shared room, staff meals, yoga lessons, industry standard salary 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 (ISA, ASI or equivalent), 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 and salary expectations. 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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Surf Assistant

From October 1st 2016 until end of May 2017. 3 months max per assistant.

We’re looking for surfers from anywhere in the world to assist our surf team. An assistant must be a competent surfer, ready to guide and help and advise experienced surfers, be able to drive a 10 person jeep on Indian roads, assist the instructors in surf lessons, load and unload surf boards, etc. all with a positive, friendly attitude. It’s a physical job so we need to be sure you are up to it. To be really clear, this is not a surf holiday with a little bit of work here and there, it’s a short-term but full-time job in an interesting, engaging environment and culture.

In return we’ll give you accommodation in a shared room, staff meals, yoga lessons, a good local wage and some time in the water. As a 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.

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 and salary expectations. 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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Freelance Surf Photographer

October ’16 —’17

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, industry standard salary 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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Masseur / Therapist

October 2016 — January 2017 (4 months) or,

February 2017 — May 2017 (4 months)

The is a freelance, commission based position and will suit a masseur/therapist with a unique offering and the desire to spend winter immersed in the unique, inspirational culture of India and also to surf if that’s your thing. Please don’t expect this to be a gig where you just show up at a pre-prepared studio 5mins before each session. Our masseur is a key part of our team and will need to manage all aspects of that department and to get to know our guests in order to book treatments. That means problems solving, fixing, organizing, promoting, admin, accounting and beyond. Be prepared to roll your sleeves up and get your hands dirty…

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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Host Couple

As we realise that Sofie and Ed can’t be in more than one place at a time and with Soul & Surf spreading it’s wings to new places and a new baby in two we’re looking for a western couple who are over 30 to be Soul & Surf hosts for one month minimum, two months maximum during the season. Your role will be to meet and greet guests, keep an eye on staff morale, hang out, be nice, surf & practice yoga… oh and check that standards are kept high and that everyone does their jobs with a kind of owners view on things. The ability to bring some of your previous working experience to our team is a real advantage for us. The chance to check our what living this kind of a lifestyle might be like is, hopefully, a real advantage to you!

It’s kind of a working holiday type deal. You get free accommodation, staff meals, surf & yoga.

Dates are flexible.

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Cafe Service Assistant

We’re looking for travellers, already in India or in SE Asia, to work for a month or two throughout our October to May season working as either service/drinks prep/waiting/baking at our cafe (our manager decides what and when depending on schedules and peoples skills). The work is 6 hours maximum a day, at variable times, 6 days a week.

You get paid for this work with a bed in a shared room, staff meals, 50% off in the cafe, yoga classes and surf boards/lessons/trips (when space is available – guests always come first!).

Please don’t apply if you’re hoping this will just be a free holiday, we and your colleagues in the cafe require you to work. It’s hot and it can be difficult. But it can be extremely rewarding too.

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Guest Chef

October 2016 to May 2017

There’s an ‘experimental’ role we’re looking at. What we are offering is a kind of drop-in cultural swap session for western cooks. Come and assist our chef in the kitchen for 4-6 hrs a day, for a month or two, learn some local dishes, swap ideas, add some of your own healthy living dishes to the menu, help our chef with western ideas of service, presentation, organisation and standards. In exchange we offer a bed in a shared room, staff meals, 50% off in the cafe, yoga classes and surf boards/lessons/trips (when space is available – guests come first!).

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Head Surf Coach - Level 2

October 2016 to May 1st 2017

We are looking for a head coach with some solid experience to help us develop, and implement a thorough, detailed and professional weekly surf lesson development plan to include different levels of surfers, theory lessons and video correction sessions, with the ability to tailor aspects of the lessons to each guests needs to achieve the best possible progression for all within their week’s stay with us.

You will also oversee the more experienced surfers daily surf guides and be in charge of 1 or 2 other qualified instructors and two local assistants and will ensure all aspects of the surf department are running smoothly from equipment to vehicles to staff morale. As a key team member you will be required to act as a host throughout a guests stay, attending meals and events and helping the senior management team to get things done.

Experience of working and living in developing countries is a distinct advantage, experience in India or Sri Lanka 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 and salary expectations. 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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Surf Instructor Sri Lanka - Level 1

December 4th to April 30th

We require a surf coach with decent experience to help us deliver a thorough, detailed and professional weekly surf lesson development plan to include different levels of surfers, theory lessons and video correction sessions. As a key team member you will be required to act as a host throughout a guests stay, attending meals and events and helping the managers to get things done about the retreat.

Experience of working and living in developing countries is a distinct advantage, experience in Sri Lanka even more so. Current surf coaching qualifications (ISA, ASI or equivalent), 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.

Please also tell us a bit about your tastes, what brands do you admire and why, which surfers get you stoked, that kind of thing. 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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If more than one posting interests you (in either Kerala and/or Sri Lanka), select your most preferred one, and mention your interest for the other ones early in your blurb.

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