We're Hiring
Surf Camp Team 2020

We are now recruiting for management & teamer positions in our surf camps in France & Northern Spain

We are looking for friendly and enthusiastic people from across Europe who are available between May and the end of September 2020, who are multilingual (must speak good English plus one other language), can drive and have experience in working in hospitality and/or events. We offer food and accommodation in our surf camps, a fixed monthly salary and the opportunity to work in a young and dynamic team over the summer in a beautiful location by the sea.

We received a record number of written applications last year – we’re only a small office team and don’t have the capacity to read and reply to everyone on a personal level, unfortunately.
That’s why we’d like to encourage everyone applying to send us a short 2-3 minute video instead. Tell us what role and surf camp location you’re interested in, why you’re a good fit for our Star Surf Camps family & why you’re the best candidate for the job!

Best of luck from all of us & we look forward to seeing your application videos!

 

Email your applications to jobs@starsurfcamps.com

Teamer roles...

Dates available:

  • Surf Camp Moliets: 19th May – 6th July
  • Surf Camp Moliets: 1st July – 17th Aug
  • Surf Camp Moliets: 12th Aug – 28th Sep
  • Surf Camp Oyambre: 9th June – 3rd Aug
  • Surf Camp Oyambre: 29th July – 14th Sep

Minimum age: 20 years | Languages: English + 1 other language preferred | EU drivers license essential       

You are hard-working, sociable, creative, friendly, a great host, flexible, on time, responsible, fun, a team player, have an eye for detail. You are part of the teamer team, the heart and soul of each surf camp. You help create a happy and easy-going atmosphere in the surf camp. You ensure that the surf camp is tidy. You are the go-to person for questions from guests. You enjoy socialising with people from around the globe. You help deliver a smooth breakfast and dinner service with a smile.

Download the Teamer Application here

Management Positions...

Head of
Entertainment
Head of
Team
Camp Manager
(Spain only)
Head of
Reception
Receptionist
Maintenance
Wo/Man
Surf
Assistant
Head
Chef
Assistant
Chef
Breakfast
Manager
Camp
Reporter
Driver
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About the Head of Entertainment Role

  • Dates: France: May – September 2020; Spain: June – September (must be available full season, exact dates tbc)    
  • Minimum age: 24 years  
  • Languages: English + 1 other language
  • EU drivers license essential: Yes
  • Must be available to spend limited time prior to season getting in touch with his/her team.

Key characteristics we are looking for:

Hard working, Lots of Energy, Positive, Outgoing, Sociable, Organised, Creative, Friendly, Hospitable, Fun, Good at public speaking, Responsible, Team-player, Good people skills, Graphic skills desirable

Your Tasks & Responsibilities

You are in charge of organising and running the entertainment at the camp, because who doesn’t love a bit of organised fun! You are in a key customer-facing role, and are hosting the guests throughout the week. You host events like our famous wine & cheese nights, guide day trips to other cities/towns, organise sporty activities on the beach, life music sessions, creative workshops during the afternoon, forest walks, discos, and anything else you can think of. You bring those summer camp vibes to the camp and make sure that all groups and solo-travellers feel part of the Star Surf community.

Download Application

About the Head of Team Role

  • Dates: France: May – September 2020; Spain: June – September (must be available full season, incl. training early May – exact dates tbc)
  • Minimum age: 25 years
  • Languages: English + 1 other language (Spanish or French preferred for relative camps)
  • EU drivers license essential
  • Available to spend limited time prior to season getting in touch with his/her team.

Key characteristics we are looking for:

Hard-working, Sociable, Leader, Friendly, Hospitable, Flexible, Organised, Accountable, Responsible, Problem-solver, Solution oriented, Fun, Team-player, Eye for detail, Leads by example, Good people skills, Comfortable using computer

Your Tasks & Responsibilities

You oversee day-to-day operations in the camp, and of a small team of 4-7 ‘teamers’ who run the camp. To support you in operations, you oversee a breakfast manager who will run the breakfast service (incl. shopping and stock control). The Head of team role is very much a task master role, where it’s the responsibility of the head of team to set out the teamer’s tasks for the day to ensure the camp operates smoothly.

Download Application

Applications now closed


About the Oyambre Camp Manager Role

  • Dates: Early May 2020 to End of September 2020 (must be available full season, incl. training early May – exact dates tbc)
  • Minimum age: 25 years
  • Languages: English + Spanish (Spanish is essential)
  • EU drivers license essential
  • Must be available to spend some time Early March to select team from shortlist.
  • Must be available early May to get in touch with his/her team.

Key characteristics & skills we are looking for:

Hard-working, Good people skills, Excellent organisation skills, Good communicator, Comfortable to lead with authority, Flexible, Accountable, Responsible, Thinking-on-your-feet, Fun, Team-player, Eye for detail, Solution-oriented, Problem solver, good computer & Excel skills, can-do attitude, leads by example, strong in delegation.

Your Tasks & Responsibilities

You are the overall responsible of the surf camp. Although you have various department heads covering specific areas of the camp, such as Head chef, Head Teamer, Entertainment Manager, Maintenance Manager, Head Surf coach, and Yoga team, it’s your responsibility to oversee all these departments and to ensure all managers have the right tools to perform their tasks well. It’s your task to operating the camp smoothly, and come up with solutions when issues come up.

Applications now closed


About the Head of Reception Role

  • Dates: France: May – September 2020; Spain: June – September (must be available full season, incl. training early May – exact dates tbc)
  • Minimum age: 24 years  
  • Languages: English + 1 other language (Spanish essential for Spain camp)
  • EU drivers license essential:  Yes
  • Must be available to spend limited time prior to season getting in touch with his/her team.

Key characteristics & skills we are looking for:

Hard-working, Good people skills, Organised, Good communicator, Friendly, Flexible, Accountable, Efficient, Responsible, Fun, Team-player, Eye for detail, Solution-oriented, Problem solver, Good computer & Excel skills

Your Tasks & Responsibilities

You oversee our main administrative services, including managing and understanding the weekly booking information, allocating guests to tents, maximising our camp occupancy, and arranging guests’ transfers to and from the camp. You are the person who makes the first and last impression on our guests, and throughout the week you and the receptionist will address any queries that guests may have. Daily, you liaise with our central booking office, and you ensure that any changes to booking information is executed at camp (e.g. you ensure the head teamer gets a tent prepared for a last-minute arrival). You will also oversee a small team of staff that help you conduct these tasks, this includes a receptionist and transfer drivers.

Applications now closed


About the Receptionist Role 

  • Dates: France: May – September 2020; Spain: June – September (must be available full season)
  • Minimum age: 20 years  
  • Languages: English + at least 1 other language
  • EU drivers license essential: No  

Key characteristics we are looking for:

Hard-working, Good communicator, Sociable, Friendly, Hospitable, Organised, Responsible, Fun, Eye for detail, Good people skills, Good computer skills (incl. Google Drive, PowerPoint, Excel)

Your Tasks & Responsibilities

You are the friendly, smiley face at the camp that helps our guests with all their queries, from the very start to the very end. You make the first impression of the camp by welcoming guests during check-ins and the last impression when you check them out. Throughout the week, you’ll be helping with their queries, responding to issues or initial complaints.

About the Maintenance Wo/Man Role

  • Dates: France: May – September 2020; Spain: June – September (must be available full season, extra desirable if you can help build up and build down the camp too – exact dates tbc)
  • Minimum age: 24 years
  • Languages: English + 1 other language (Spanish or French preferred for relative camps)
  • EU drivers license essential:  Yes

Key characteristics we are looking for

Hard-working, Good trade skills (electrical, carpentry, landscaping), Friendly, Flexible, Organised, Responsible, Problem-solver, Solution oriented, Fun, Understanding of materials

Your Tasks & Responsibilities

You’re in charge of making sure the surf camp is functioning in a physical sense. You are very handy and have at least basic experience with lighting, electric work, carpentry and landscaping. You have a sharp eye for detail, as the surf camp must be looking its best at all times. Your job includes maintaining the camp and building new things.

Download Application

About the Surf Assistant Role

  • Dates: France: May – September 2020; Spain: June – September (some assistants needed for full season, high-season-only positions available [Mid June to Late August] – exact dates tbc)
  • Minimum age: 20 years
  • Languages: English + 1 other language

Key characteristics we are looking for:

Hard-working, Sociable, Fun, Friendly, Flexible, Responsible, Fun, Team-player, Good people skills

Your Tasks & Responsibilities

You are the surf assistant at the camp. Ideally, you are someone who has just gained his/her surf qualification and are looking for a place to do the practical hours as part of completing your training. You understand the importance of your role in giving people a high-quality surf lesson. In addition, you want to be part of the camp lifestyle. You have an amazing opportunity to meet all the guest in a fun and social environment, and you are keen to not only hang out with guests in the water, but also socialise at the camp with guests and staff.

Download Application

About the Head Chef Role

  • Dates: France: May – September 2020; Spain: June – September (must be available full season – exact dates tbc)
  • Minimum age: 25 years
  • Languages: English + 1 other language (Spanish or French preferred for relative camps)
  • EU drivers license essential: Yes
  • Available to spend limited time prior to season getting in touch with his/her team.

Key characteristics we are looking for:

Hard-working, Sociable, Leader, Punctual, Friendly, Hospitable, Eye for detail and Hygiene, Flexible, Organised, Accountable, Responsible, Solution oriented, Fun, Team-player, Leads by example, Good people skills, Good at budgeting, good at quantifying menus for the number of guests.

Your Tasks & Responsibilities

You’re in charge of the food department, which includes planning, shopping and preparing the dinners 5 days a week, and the daily breakfast salads and items. You have excellent time management skills, are well-organised, know how to budget with great scrutiny and have experience cooking for 250+ people. You typically work 6 days a week, and have 1 day off. The kitchen is a rudimental one, a can-do and positive attitude is extremely important, together with the ability to lead a small kitchen team. Hygiene and cleanliness are essential.

Download Application

About the Assistant Chef Role

  • Dates: France: May – September 2020; Spain: June – September (must be available full season – exact dates tbc)
  • Minimum age: 21 years
  • Languages: English + 1 other language
  • EU driver’s license is essential

Key characteristics we are looking for:

Hard-working, Sociable, Friendly, Hospitable, Eye for detail and Hygiene, Flexible, Responsible, Solution-oriented, Fun, Team-player, Good people skills, good at quantifying menus for the number of guests.

Your Tasks & Responsibilities

You’re assisting the head chef in the food department, which includes shopping and preparing the 5 weekly dinners, and the daily breakfast salads and items. You are hardworking, and have experience cooking for large groups of people (250+ people). You typically work 6 days a week, with 1 day off. The kitchen is a rudimental one, therefore a can-do and positive attitude is extremely important, as well as the ability to work with a small kitchen team. Hygiene and cleanliness are essential.

Download Application

About the Breakfast Manager Role

  • Dates: France: May – September 2020; Spain: June – September (must be available full season – exact dates tbc and dependent on type of role)
  • Minimum age: 22 years
  • Languages: English + 1 other language (Spanish or French preferred for relative camps)
  • EU drivers license essential:  Yes

Key skills & characteristics we are looking for:

Hard-working, Creative, Sociable, Friendly, Hospitable, Flexible, Organised, Accountable, Responsible, Fun, Team-player, Eye for detail, Good people skills, and any prior food hygiene knowledge would be a plus

Your Tasks & Responsibilities

You oversee running the buffet-style breakfast at the camp. This includes ensuring our guests receive a great breakfast service 6 days per week, with sufficient stock of all products, and within budget. You run this breakfast with a small team of teamers that help you prepare, run and clean up the breakfast service.

Download Application

About the Camp Reporter Role

  • Oyambre: 5th June – 24th July | 18th July – 29th August
  • Moliets: 23rd May – 28th July | 23rd July – 12th September
  • Minimum age: 22 years
  • Languages: English + 1 other language preferred

Key characteristics we are looking for:

Hard-working, Sociable, Creative, Friendly, Hospitable, Flexible, Responsible, Fun, Team-player, Eye for detail, Good with computer and editing software, Good writing skills, Conscious of Brand expression through SMC

Your Tasks & Responsibilities

As our surf camp reporter, you are the person who records the experiences of the week and shares these with our guests across our social media, blogs and other channels. You are someone who has got the equipment and experience to take photographs of people’s experiences, edit these photographs if needed, and share them with guests and followers. You are someone who doesn’t shy away from writing about these experiences in a fun, friendly and engaging manner. Knowledge of SEO and Google key works a massive plus.

Your social media contribution helps to give future guests an understanding of what our camp looks like, and what happens at our camp on a daily basis. This also means that for our daily Instagram stories, we aren’t looking for slick edited versions of the camp, but a realistic reflection of what the camp experience is about.

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About the Driver Role

  • Dates: 14 May to 27 July; 28 May to 31 August; 30 July to 21 September (exact dates may change)
  • Minimum age: 25 years 
  • Languages: English + 1 other language (Spanish or French preferred for relative camps)
  • EU drivers license essential:  Yes, and with multiple years of experience (ideally also in driving on the right side of the road)

Key characteristics & skills we are looking for:

Hard-working, Good people skills, Good driver, Good communicator, Friendly, Flexible, Accountable, Efficient, Responsible, Fun, Team-player, Solution-oriented, Problem solver.

Your Tasks & Responsibilities

You are a capable driver with multiple years of experiencing driving (ideally on the right side of the road). You are responsible for the first and last impression to our guests; you collect them upon arrival and drop them off after their stay at our camp. The majority of your hours will be driven on Saturdays, which is when most guests arrive and depart, however the rest of the hours will be driven as and when needed throughout the week, which could include driving with staff for a shop instead.

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Surf Instructors wanted

We are looking for surf instructors to join our surf teams in France and Spain in 2020. In order to work with us, you need a minimum ASI Level 1 Surfing Instructor, current surf rescue, current first aid certificates and able to speak basic French or Spanish to teach beginner and intermediate surfing sessions on beginner level surf beaches (1½ft or ½ metre) and intermediate level surf beaches (3ft or 1 metre).

What you get: Short-term employment contract (May to September/October) in either France or Spain, access to surf, food and accommodation in our surf camp, working with a fun, young and dynamic team and a summer by the sea!

Email Sami for more info. We look forward to hearing from you!

Becoming a Surf instructor
in France

In order to legally work in France, you require prior approval from the Direction de la Jeunesse et des Sports, a French governmental body. Application closing date is March 2020. For a successful application, you need to submit the following paperwork before the deadline here:

— Surf Instructor Qualification – not older than one year; earliest expiry date is mid- October 2020
— Lifeguarding Certificate – must be up-to-date and valid for 2020
— CRB (Criminal Record Check) – must be up-to-date for 2020
— Medical Certificate – up-to-date for 2020; must show you’re capable of teaching surfing
— European Passport – copy of
— Proof of surf-related work experience in Europe – at least 8 months (full time) with valid certificate
— Proof of Ability to speak French – school certificate or similar. If unavailable, please be prepared to take a test

If your application is successful, you will be invited to a physical test of surfing, fitness and lifeguarding. Dates for 2020 have not been announced, but are generally between April and June around Southwest of France. Dates will be announced here.

 

Become a sponsored Star Surf Camps Surf Coach

 

If you’re thinking of becoming a surf instructor in France, Star Surf Camps are sponsoring aspiring surf coaches to get their ASI Level 1 Surfing Instructor qualification and work as surf assistants and surf coaches in our surf camps. Sounds like something you’re interested in? Get in touch with Sami for more info.

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