Jobs

We have a few seasonal positions available in India and Sri Lanka for winter 2017/2018. 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.

Bookings Manager

Soul & Surf Ltd is currently seeking the services of someone who is professional, sociable and motivated to run the booking systems and processes for Soul & Surf Ltd and its subsidiaries.

The brief is simple. To make sure that the guest experience from first contact to making a booking is friendly, approachable and runs smoothly and efficiently. You will be hands-on in terms of the bookings procedure and guest management in whichever location you are based throughout the year.

Whilst this role will be based in Sri Lanka initially for training, it offers the flexibility to work from anywhere in the world.

For this position we’re after someone who is sociable, creative and with great communication skills. If you’re well-organised, good at problem solving and with great attention to detail, that helps too.

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 Photographer

Receiving Applications

We’re on the hunt for freelance surf photographers who are experienced, professional and have an entrepreneurial attitude, to join us in India or Sri Lanka.

The job will suit a photographer who likes more than just surf – someone who has the desire to spend winter immersed in the unique and vibrant culture of the tropics, and to help us capture that on camera.

As a freelance surf photographer you will shadow the surf team and be on hand to photograph the guests during their morning lessons, and guided surf trips. It will be your responsibility to communicate with guests and manage sales; 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.

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 portfolio. 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 Coach

We’re on the look out for experienced, qualified surf coaches, that can inspire and excite us and our guests, to join us in India.

We’re looking for a coach that can inspire us through different forms of playing in waves, and deliver thorough, detailed and professional surf lessons to include surfers and beginner surfers of all levels. You’ll be confident creating surf development plans, and delivering theory lessons and video correction sessions.

As a key team member you will be required to act as a host throughout our 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 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.

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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Masseur / Therapist

Sri Lanka  / July 2018 (3/6 months)

Kerala / October 2018 (3/6 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 cultures of India & Sri Lanka 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 therapists are a key part of our team and will need to manage all aspects of the department and to get to know our guests in order to book treatments. That means problem solving, fixing, organizing, promoting, admin, accounting and beyond. Be prepared to roll your sleeves up and get your hands dirty…

1) Could you please write a small paragraph about your philosophy/approach to the massage therapy.
2) What inspires you to help others?
3) Can you share which were your own discoveries whilst experimenting working with others through the years: sensitivity, empathy, awareness, etc. The link between your creativity and the body work.

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 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

Receiving Applications

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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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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