Surf guides and marketing positions are available beginning in March 2015!
Join Us in Paradise
In addition to being able to perform the specific duties of the job, our ideal candidates will be able to live communally in a beautiful beach town that may not have all the comforts of home. We don’t have cable TV, (we do have internet though), the nearest “supermarket” is 45 minutes away, and things just take longer to get done around here–everyone runs on Nica time! Sometimes the power goes out, and we don’t have hot water here (it’s always just warm), not that you’ll miss it in the tropics! We do have a cell phone tower within eye shot, so keeping in touch with the people back home is easy.
A knowledge of Spanish and the ability to drive stick (bring your driver’s license!!) is a plus. We usually hire staff for skills beyond those in the job descriptions. Any of the following will give you a competitive edge. Mechanic (marine), photographer (Surf with water housing), marketing, web design (WordPress), SEO/Social Media consultant, ronin samurai, yoga instructor, plumber/electrician/handy-man/building contractor, trained chef.
These are the volunteer positions for which we are accepting resumes:
SOCIAL MEDIA AND MARKETING INTERN
We are, all kidding aside, the best surf camp in Nicaragua. We are painfully honest and run a surfing-centric ship that our competitors charge almost double our price for the same product. We are team on-it; we know exactly what conditions each waves in our area needs, and we get there at the right time. We don’t want anyone leaving without getting as much surfing as they can handle, and we end up friends with most of our guests by the end of the week. We need a person who can get that message across to potential guests and get butts in beds.
Room, board, and even share of tips.
The GFS surf guides are first and foremost responsible for making sure the guests have a safe and fun time during their surf sessions.
Additionally, our guides are responsible for preparing coffee and cold breakfasts for dawn patrols, taking the guests out on up to 3 surf sessions daily, boat maintenance and captaining, lifting a 70-pound anchor, and various other tasks around camp. As a surf guide, you may be asked to give surf lessons and lead fishing excursions on occasion.
You’ll also be required to entertain guests in the evenings and down time between surf sessions, and if the waves should die out, you may be required to take initiative and plan non surf-related activities. You may also be required to assist on supply runs or guest pick-up runs.
Generally speaking, when we have guests, a surf guide will get every third day off.
The Handyguide is a hybrid position. When we have guests you will be required to work 4 afternoon surf sessions in a lighter version of the surf guide’s duties. Otherwise you will be responsible for maintenance and repairs around the lodge. The position also requires work on new construction projects involved in the expansion of the business.
Think GFS is for you? Send us your resume!!
Please send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org