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

Receiving Applications

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 — Sri Lanka

Late 2018 – Early 2019

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 4 constructive play sessions, basic childcare sessions, an evening of childcare, 1 early morning wake-up and a full-weekend a month. This gives 2 days off a week and n average of around 35-40 hours work a week.

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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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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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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Surf Instructor Sri Lanka - Level 1/2

We’re always looking for a experienced Instructors in Sri Lanka

We require a surf coach with 2-3 years 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

I really enjoyed my stay and had a great time. The Team was great- the team who took care of the house and the food was always lovely and helpful. Sometimes it was a bit hard to communicate in english, but we´ve solved everything. And Adam and Rachel were great hosts- they are really lovely people.

Anne Jacobsen