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Become part of the Surf Spirit team

Surf Spirit brings people together to enjoy surfing and yoga in our various locations.

It is our intention not just to create a community of guests but also being a strong team of locals and international staff. Our staff is invited to live their passion and connect to people. It is always our mission to have fun and create good vibes within the team. At the same time though, we expect a highly professional and motivated working attitude to meet the Surf Spirit standards and grow the community.

Working at Surf Spirit is not just teaching your lessons but providing an overall experience for the guests including joined meals, socializing and spending most time within the retreat.

  • Surf Spirit works with a team of different nationalities including our local staff
  • We always expect to respect, tolerate and support each other
  • Our team structure is key to success
  • An intrinsic motivation to please the guests is relevant
  • If you do a great job, there will be future possibilities to work within the Surf Spirit Family

What we offer:

  • young and open-minded team
  • great working environment for surfers and yogis
  • opportunities to grow with surf spirit in the future
  • compensation according to the position
  • free accommodation in twin rooms of staff house
  • free food during joined meals with team and guests
  • free scooter to use in Sri Lanka
  • Wifi
  • much time to surf

Social Media Manager

Vacancy: available from now on in the office (remote)

Are you an allrounder that is looking for a diverse daily work routine?

The mix of creative & administrative work is what you are thriving in?

You are creative, reliable & familiar with the social media trends?

You like to create content yourself, are a pro at video editing, texting comes easy to you and you are always up to date with what's new on Instagram, TikTok & Co?

You have a basic knowledge about the surf & yoga industry and like to travel?

Then this position might exactly be what you have been looking for!


We are looking for a Social Media Manager, Flexible start date, position open immediately. 

  • Permanently employed (no freelancers sorry) 
  • Therefor residency must be Germany 
  • Minimum 32h / week or Full-time employed 
  • Experience in content creation, video editing and social media game required
  • High motivation and independent work essential 
  • Willingness to bear sole responsibility for this department

WHAT YOU OFFER:

  •  Daily maintenance of our social media accounts
  •  Trend analysis & implementation
  •  Video editing & image editing
  •  Community management 
  •  Copywriting & storytelling
  •  Leading of photographers on site
  •  Coordination of content 
  •  Newsletter management
  •  Blog building & maintenance

WHAT WE OFFER:

  •  Co-creation & growth
  •  Varied daily working routine
  •  Flexible hours
  •  Remote working
  •  Flat hierarchies 
  •  Young, creative team
  •  Option to spend time at retreat locations

Please submit your application here.

Please note, that we can only consider applications that are submitted via this form.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

General Manager

No vacancies for 2024 

Being the General Manager of the Surf Spirit Retreat makes you not just the social host but the overall leader of the whole place. You are the face of Surf Spirit and the leader of the team. Your main task is to make sure that all processes run smoothly from the gastronomy & general organization side of things to meeting our quality standards in our surfing and yoga classes. You are in close communication with our coaches and make sure all guests are satisfied and their expectations are met. If they are missing anything, you are the one addressing it to the members of the team to make a change. You are the key figure between the Founders, the local manager and the international crew. You are the one person that is making sure our Surf Spirit Philosophy is lived by all staff in each week. Furthermore, you are the boss on the spot that is highly identified with the brand and leads the camp passionately as if it was your own.

What we expect from you:
You...

  • are 26 years or older
  • speak English fluently
  • have strong leadership skills with experience in leading people successfully
  • lead by example and are a team player
  • you love to host and put the positive experience of all guests in the center of your job
  • have a basic understanding of gastronomy, yoga and surfing
  • are an organizational talent with experience in a highly relevant field (managed other camps or projects before, organized events in the past etc.)
  • can prove to have strong social skills and being with people energises you more than it drags you down
  • have a high level of stress tolerance and can handle problems and hectic situations calmly, objectively and professionally
  • are solution-oriented and can work away problems independently and make your own decisions
  • can handle criticism and improvements
  • have a positive nature that can infect people


Guest Relation Manager

Vacancies for 2024 in: no vacancies for 2024 

As the Guest Relation Manager at Surf Spirit Retreat, you are the face of Surf Spirit on-site and play a central role in our team. Serving as the point of contact for all guests and team members, you are always available to answer questions, address concerns, and ensure that our guests' needs are met. You act as the interface between our guests and the entire team.

A crucial aspect of your role is the responsibility for hygiene and cleanliness in all public areas of the retreat. You ensure that our guests always find a clean and pleasant environment where they can feel comfortable. Additional tasks include organizing guest transfers and excursions. It is essential that you ensure smooth operations to provide our guests with unforgettable experiences. Furthermore, you are responsible for guest check-in and check-out, ensuring a warm welcome and a personal farewell, always with a smile. In close communication with the surf and yoga coaches, you ensure that all guests are satisfied and their expectations are met. If guests have concerns or requests, you are the one who forwards this information to the relevant team members to implement necessary changes or improvements.

In your role as the Guest Relation Manager at Surf Spirit Retreat, you bear a crucial responsibility in ensuring an unforgettable stay for our guests. You are instrumental in making our guests feel welcome and well taken care of.

What we expect from you:

You…

  • are 25 years or older

  • are fluent in English

  • can commit to staying for a minimum of 4 months

  • lead by example and are a team player

  • love being a host, and guest well-being is your top priority

  • have a basic understanding of gastronomy, yoga, and surfing (experience in gastronomy is advantageous but not mandatory)

  • have a fundamental understanding of hygiene and cleanliness

  • are highly organized with experience in a similar role (previously led other camps or projects, organized events in the past, etc.)

  • can train and mentor new team members

  • can demonstrate strong social skills and thrive on being around others

  • have a high level of stress tolerance and can handle problems and hectic situations calmly, objectively, and professionally

  • are solution-oriented and can independently and autonomously solve problems

  • handle criticism and suggestions for improvement well

  • have a positive and infectious demeanor

  • enjoy living and working in nature

  • have a Class B driver's license, and ideally, you have experience driving larger vehicles (vans)

If these statements apply to you, don't hesitate to fill out this application form as we can not wait to get to know you!




Host

Vacancies for 2024 in: no vacancies 

As a Host at Surf Spirit Retreat, you will be an integral part of our on-site team and play a key role in looking after our guests. Together with the other hosts and the Guest Relation Manager you will be the main part of the team that looks after our guests and ensures that their expectations are met. Your main task is to be in contact with the guests and to offer each of them the best possible experience. You create a welcoming and positive atmosphere where guests can relax and feel comfortable. It is important to listen attentively and respond to the guests' needs. You greet and say goodbye to each guest personally and are available to them as the first point of contact on site. During your shift, you will be responsible for breakfast, help prepare other meals and take responsibility for serving food and drinks. You will also be responsible for ensuring that the communal area and the sanitary block are always in perfect condition and for keeping the staff area clean and tidy. In consultation with the Guest Relation Manager, you will also organize evening activities such as beach yoga, sunset meditations (and much more) to offer our guests magical experiences. You will also help with the maintenance of the plants in the common area, feed our chickens and occasionally shuttle our guests to the beach by van.

What to bring:  

You...

  • are 21 years or older

  • speak fluent English 

  • can stay at least 4 months 

  • are a team player

  • love to be a host and the well-being of guests is your top priority

  • have a basic understanding of gastronomy, yoga and surfing (experience in gastronomy an advantage, but not a must)

  • Have a basic understanding of hygiene and tidiness

  • can demonstrate that you have strong social skills and that being with other people gives you more energy than it takes away from you

  • have a high level of stress tolerance and can deal with problems and hectic situations calmly, objectively and professionally

  • can deal well with criticism and suggestions for improvement

  • have a positive and infectious charisma

  • enjoy living and working in nature

  • have a class B driving licence and ideally already have experience in driving larger vehicles (vans)








Surf Coach

Vacancies for 2024: Beach Lodge & Jungle Villa (Sri Lanka)

Being the surf coach at Surf Spirit you are responsible that every guest feels well-informed, safe and comfortable in your lessons. You are aware that Surf Spirit aims to offer the best service including fun and professional surf lessons, which is why we hire professional, experienced coaches only. We understand that you are energetic and fully motivated to fulfil your position in order to create a great experience for every single guest. You are responsible for making sure that each guest, based on his or her personal surf level improves and really gets something out of your lessons. An intrinsic motivation to please the guests is relevant. Working at Surf Spirit is not just teaching your lessons but providing an overall experience for the guests including joined meals, socializing and spending most of your time within the retreat.

What to bring:
You...

  • are fully certified (ISA or similar) incl. lifeguard training
  • have at least 3 years of coaching experience
  • are a good surfer on different boards performing maneuvers yourself
  • speak English fluently
  • can stay minimum 3 months
  • can coach all levels from absolute beginner to intermediate surfer
  • will coach 5 group lessons per week (up to 10 guests) and guide up to 5 intermediate surf sessions
  • can run professional theory lessons according to the surf spirit Surf coach guidelines
  • are a great communicator and like to teach in front of people
  • have the ability to provide professional, fun and challenging surf lessons for all level according to the Surf Spirit Surf coach guidelines
  • know how to organize and host video surf analysis once a week
  • can build a relationship with your local assistant coach to maintain a great environment for guests
  • feel responsible for the equipment, clean and maintain it to ensure the quality of surfboards
  • have basic knowledge how to fix small dings, change fins etc.
  • can prove to have strong social skills and being with people energises you more than it drags you down
  • have a high level of stress tolerance and can handle problems and hectic situations calmly, objectively and professionally
  • are a team-player, on time and help to maintain a smooth procedure of the retreat
  • are aware that socializing is a big part of the surf spirit philosophy and are happy to spend most time within the retreat (incl. all meals)
  • participate in team-meetings
  • are a positive part of our retreat life

If these statements apply to you, don't hesitate to fill out this application form as we can not wait to get to know you!

Yoga Coach

Vacancies for 2024: Beach Lodge (Sri Lanka) 
Being the yoga coach at Surf Spirit you are responsible that every guest feels well, safe and comfortable in your lessons. You are aware that Surf Spirit aims to offer the best service including fun and professional yoga classes, which is why we hire professional, experienced coaches only. At Surf Spirit yoga is equally important to surfing, which is why our guests (from beginner to advanced yogis) expect challenging but fun classes with a highly professional teacher that is able to meet them on their personal level. We understand that you are energetic and fully motivated to fulfil your position in order to create a great experience for every single guest. You are responsible for making sure that each guest, based on his or her personal yoga level enjoys your classes, is not over or under challenged and can really take something for themselves. An intrinsic motivation to please the guests is relevant. Working at Surf Spirit is not just teaching your lessons but providing an overall experience for the guests including joined meals, socializing and spending most of your time within the retreat.

What we expect from you:
You...

  • are fully certified in an active yoga style (Vinyasa / Hatha / or other) and Yin Yoga
  • have at least 3 years of coaching experience
  • can teach classes up to 20 people
  • speak and teach in English fluently
  • can stay minimum 3 months
  • will teach 5 activating classes and 5 Yin classes per week
  • can coach all levels from absolute beginner to advanced yogis and meet expectations of all guests
  • are able to guide meditations, implement them in your lessons and offer additional ones on request
  • have the ability to provide professional, fun and challenging lessons for all level
  • are a great communicator and like to teach in front of people
  • know how to organize and structure your lessons depending on each level and wishes of guests
  • feel responsible for the equipment, maintain it and clean the yoga cabana before and after each usage
  • can prove to have strong social skills and being with people energises you more than it drags you down
  • have a high level of stress tolerance and can handle problems and hectic situations calmly, objectively and professionally
  • are a team-player, on time and help to maintain a smooth procedure of the retreat and a great environment for guests
  • have an open ear to guest wishes and really try to offer a great experience for them on and off the yoga mat
  • are aware that socializing is a big part of the surf spirit philosophy and are happy to spend most time within the retreat (incl. all meals)
  • participate in team-meetings
  • are a positive part of everyday retreat life
If these statements apply to you, don't hesitate to fill out this application form as we can not wait to get to know you!




Photographer

Vacancies for 2024: Habitat Algarve (Portugal), Beach Lodge & Jungle Villa (Sri Lanka), Villa Andalucía (Spain)

Being the photographer at Surf Spirit you are responsible for creating professional content sent to our marketing department, valuable videos of all guests surfing for the surf coaching video analysis and photos of all guests surfing for them to take home as great memories of their stay. You will also take care of our stories on our social media platforms and deliver creative and high-quality content daily. You have an important key position working for our surf coaches and social media manager abroad. It is therefore very important that you work reliably, on time and with expected results to contribute to a relaxed working procedure on site and in our German office. You are the creator of your own salary as you keep 100% of all sold photos to yourself. Depending on your content, communication and organizational talent you will sell numerous photo packages. In return, we expect you to support our surf coaches with videos of all guests surfing and our social media manager with providing a certain amount of content per month and taking care of stories as you are our creative eye on the spot. Other than that, working at Surf Spirit is not just creating content but providing an overall experience for the guests including joined meals, socializing and spending most of your time within the retreat.

What we expect from you:
You...

  • work with your own equipment which includes a lens for surf photography and a water housing for in-water photography
  • have previous working experience with surfing and water photography
  • speak English fluently
  • can stay minimum 3 months
  • are confident in surf videography so that you get good results for our weekly video analysis
  • prepare and co-host the video analysis on a weekly basis
  • are very well-structured and have a system in place to manage the content you shoot
  • can work independently and have a good time management to deliver all needed results in schedule
  • are creative and come up with your own ideas so that you can independently create varied content for our social media channels
  • are a great communicator and organizer, so all guests receive their purchased photos in time
  • can prove to have strong social skills and being with people energises you more than it drags you down
  • have a high level of stress tolerance and can handle problems and hectic situations calmly, objectively and professionally
  • are a team-player, on time and help to maintain a smooth procedure of the camp and a great environment for guests
  • are aware that socializing is a big part of the surf spirit philosophy and are happy to spend most time within the retreat (incl. all meals)
  • participate in team-meetings
  • are part of everyday camplife
  • support our team in general tasks

If these statements apply to you, don't hesitate to fill out this application form as we can not wait to get to know you!







Retreat Chef

Vacancies for 2024 in: Habitat Algarve (Portugal)

As a chef at the Surf Spirit Retreat, the responsibility for the culinary well-being of our guests rests in your hands, with a focus on providing a balanced and healthy diet. Your duties encompass the organization and execution of lunch and dinner on a rotating shift basis, alternating with another chef. Additionally, you support the team in the morning during breakfast service and in the afternoon for snack or cake service. You serve as one of the points of contact for our guests regarding all food-related inquiries, ensuring that their needs in this regard are met. Furthermore, it is your responsibility to diligently carry out daily tasks in the kitchen area and to clean and maintain the retreat kitchen. Additionally, you are in charge of maintaining order in the kitchen storage.

What we expect from you:

You…


  • are 25 years or older

  • speak fluent English

  • can commit to at least 1 season (mid-March - mid-October), long-term planning is an advantage 

  • have the knowledge and ability to create wholesome dishes from vegan and vegetarian products 

  • like to be creative in the kitchen and strive to prepare a varied, seasonal and healthy meal for the guests

  • can create desserts and bake cakes 

  • can control the purchasing

  • are able to monitor the food budget in collaboration with the General Manager

If these statements apply to you, don't hesitate to fill out this application form as we can not wait to get to know you!










Please note that we - as Surf Spirit GmbH & Co. KG - only act as an intermediary. There is no employment through us. Your employer and contractual partner is our local partner in the respective country.

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