Jobs

We have a few seasonal positions available in Sri Lanka 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.

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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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.

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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.

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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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Guest Reviews

The S&S team were awesome, so warm & friendly to the point that they almost felt like they were guests too!  While still keeping us super organised.  The villa team were wonderful, nothing was too much trouble & they didn’t stop smiling! The surf lessons were great! Adam was so good at explaining everything & […]

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