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Star Surf Camps started with one small camp in France during the summer of 2010 and has since expanded across Europe, proudly welcoming back guests and returning staff year upon year. With the European summer season just around the corner (believe us, it’s closer than you think!), we are thrilled to announce that it’s time to reopen the applications and meet the candidates for our 2023 Team!

What do we offer you?

We offer a monthly wage, food and accommodation, an invitation to our daily activities and evening events, staff discounts on day trips, bar and merchandise as well as free use of the surf and yoga equipment. 

What can you offer us?

In return we ask for a motivated attitude, dedicated work ethic, positive team spirit and a promise to have an absolute blast, surf your heart out, spread the stoke and never forget your season with the Star Surf family!

Full Season Roles and Build Up Crew

To begin, we will be recruiting Full Season Roles (including Management Teams) as well as Build Up Crew in two locations. Please have a read below to find out more about the positions available in Moliets-et-Maa on the south-west coast of France and in Oyambre in northern Spain.

 

Unsure if the role is for you? Take a read of our Here’s what you need to know blog about managing a surf camp.

 

Confident you’ve got what it takes? 


Send us your short 2 minute video application describing the following:

1️⃣ Who you are and which role you are applying for;

2️⃣ What makes you the perfect candidate;

3️⃣ Why you wish to work for Star Surf Camps. 

 

Email your application video together with the relevant application form (download below) and your CV to

👉🏾 jobs@starsurfcamps.com

Build-up Team

Maintenance
Manager
Build Up
Crew
X

Head of Maintenance / Build Up Manager


Dates:

  • Moliets: Beginning of April – late September;
  • Oyambre: Early May – late September 

Essentials:

  • Languages: English + 1 other language (Spanish or French preferred for relative camps)
  • EU drivers licence essential: Yes
  • Minimum age: 24 years

Key Characteristics:

  • Great work ethic, Organised, Flexible, Eye for detail
  • Trade skills, Electrical, Carpentry, Landscaping
  • Accountable, Takes responsibility, Punctual, Proactive
  • Solution-orientated, Glass half-full attitude, Quick thinking, Problem-solver

Overview:

As the Head of Maintenance, it is your sole responsibility to make sure the camp is functioning physically. You have at least basic experience with lighting, electrics, carpentry and landscaping meaning our different departments can rely on you for most maintenance-related problems and solutions. You have a sharp eye for detail and will commit to ensuring the surf camp looks its best at all times. You have a “go get it” attitude and actively search for areas of the camp to improve. You take pride in your work and strive to help others with tasks beyond their capabilities. You may be supported by a Maintenance Assistant for busier periods of the season.

 

Download application here

Build Up Team


Dates: 

  • Moliets: Early April – end June 
  • Oyambre: Early May – end June
  • Minimum 4 weeks commitment.

Essentials:

  • Languages: English 
  • EU drivers licence essential: No
  • Minimum age: 18 years

Key Characteristics:

  • Great work ethic, Active and energetic, Team-player, Eye for detail
  • Solution-orientated, Glass half-full attitude, Quick thinking,  Problem-solver
  • Accountable, Takes responsibility, Punctual, Proactive
  • Trade skills (BONUS), Electrical, Carpentry, Landscaping

Overview:

As part of the Build Up Crew you are responsible for preparing the camp for the grand season opening, ready for the first arrival of staff and guests. Your mornings begin with a briefing led by the Head of Maintenance who will delegate daily tasks. You spend the majority of your day outdoors working as a team to prepare and build the camp from the ground up.

 

Download application here

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FULL SEASON ROLES

Head of
Team
Head of
Reception
Head
Chef
Yoga
Instructor
Good Vibes
Manager
Bar & Merch
Manager
Breakfast
Manager
X

Head of Team


Dates: 

  • Moliets Main: Early May – late September;
  • Moliets Deluxe: Early May – late September;
  • Oyambre: Early June – late September
  • Including some general build up prior to season to help set up the camp facilities.
  • Flexibility to spend time getting in touch with team members before arrival. 

Essentials:

  • Language: English + 1 other language (Spanish or French preferred for relative camps)
  • EU drivers licence essential: No
  • Minimum age: 25 years

Key Characteristics:

  • Natural leader, Great communicator, Calm and stress resilient, Team-player
  • Organised, Time-management, Flexible,  Eye for detail 
  • Accountable, Takes responsibility, Punctual, Proactive
  • Solution-orientated, Glass half-full attitude, Quick thinking, Problem-solver

Overview:

As the Head of Team, you are not only the face of the camp that you represent, but also the go-to support and principal role-model for a group of 6-8 Teamers. Varying in age, nationality and camp-life experience, it is important that you lead your Teamers by example to enable a smooth and efficient day-to-day running of the camp, thus creating the most enjoyable and memorable guest and staff experience possible. To support you in operations, you will oversee and liaise with the Breakfast Manager and Head of Housekeeping. You will work with the Head of Reception to allocate guests to tents and maximise the camp’s occupancy before the Saturday changeover day.

 

Download application here

Head of Reception


Dates

  • Moliets: Early May – late September; 
  • Oyambre: Early June – late September 
  • Including some general build up prior to season to help set up the camp facilities.
  • Flexibility to spend time getting in touch with team members before arrival. 

Essentials:

  • Languages: English + 1 other language (French/ Spanish preferred)
  • EU drivers licence essential: No
  • Minimum age: 25 years

Key Characteristics:

  • Great people skills, Excellent communication, Calm and stress resilient, Team-player
  • Organised, Time-management, Hard working and flexible, Eye for detail
  • Accountable, Responsible, Punctual, Proactive
  • Solution-orientated, Glass half-full attitude, Quick thinking, Problem-solver

The role also requires good computer skills – experience with Google Drive, Excel/Spreadsheets/Numbers would be very beneficial. Note; no experience with booking systems is required. All booking information is collated in spread-sheets updated weekly. Full training will be provided at the beginning of the season. 

Overview:

As the Head of Reception, you are in charge of our administrative services which includes managing and understanding the weekly booking information, allocating guests to tents, maximising our camp occupancy, and arranging guests’ transfers to and from the surf 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. You liaise with our central booking office on a daily basis and you ensure that any changes to booking information is clearly communicated across all departments at camp. You will also be in charge of a small team of staff who will help you conduct these tasks, including a receptionist and transfer drivers. 

 

Download application here

Head Chef


Dates

  • Moliets Main: Early May – late September 
  • Oyambre: Early June – late September 
  • Including some general build up prior to season and help to set up the kitchen facilities.
  • Flexibility to spend time getting in touch with team members before arrival.

Essentials:

  • Languages: English + 1 other language (Spanish or French preferred for relative camps)
  • EU drivers licence essential: Yes
  • Minimum age: 25 years

Key Characteristics

  • Great work ethic, Excellent time-management, Very organised, Eye for detail and hygiene, Creative
  • Natural leader, Good people skills, Great communication, Team-player, Solution-orientated
  • Accountable, Responsible, Punctual, Proactive, Flexible

The role also requires good budgeting skills and an ability to quantify stock and products in accordance with guest numbers. Basic computer skills such as experience with Google Drive and Excel/Spreadsheets/Numbers would be beneficial. 

Overview:

As the Head Chef, you are in charge of the food department, which includes planning, shopping and preparing the  lunch items 6 days a week and the dinners 5 days a week, offering sufficient portion sizes within budget. You have excellent time management skills, are well-organised, know how to budget and have experience cooking for 200+ people. The kitchen requires structure and routine, a can-do and positive attitude as well as the ability to lead a small team. Hygiene and cleanliness are paramount.

 

Download application here

Yoga Instructor


Dates: 

  • Moliets: Mid May – late September; 
  • Oyambre: Early June – late September 
  • Including some general build-up prior to season to help set up the camp and yoga facilities.

Essentials:

  • Languages: English + 1 other language (Spanish or French preferred for relative camps)
  • EU drivers licence essential: No
  • Minimum age: 22 years

Key Characteristics:

  • Friendly and empathetic, Great people skills, Team-player, Sociable
  • Organised, Good time-management, Early riser, Creative
  • Accountable, Responsible, Punctual, Proactive and flexible

Please attach any Yoga Teacher Training certificates to your application. The role also requires basic computer skills, so experience with Google Drive and Excel/Spreadsheets/Numbers would be beneficial. 

Overview:

As a Yoga Instructor, you are often the first cheerful face our sleepy guests see in the morning. You will run up to 16 sessions per week, each lasting 75 minutes. We would like to see a variety of different yoga styles and would love for you to bring your unique personality, specialities and teaching styles to our yoga deck. You may also have the opportunity to run workshops, meditation sessions, massage or private classes. 

 

Download application here

Good Vibes Manager


Dates

  • Moliets: Early May – late September; 
  • Oyambre: Early June – late September 
  • Including some general build up prior to season to help set up the surf camp.
  • Flexibility to spend time getting in touch with team members before arrival.

Essentials:

  • Languages: English + 1 other language (Spanish or French preferred for relative camps)
  • EU drivers licence essential: No
  • Minimum age: 24 years

Key Characteristics:

  • Born leader, Public speaker, Calm and stress resilient, Team-player
  • Sociable, High energy levels, Outgoing,  Positive attitude
  • Organised, Time-management, Flexible, Eye for detail
  • Accountable, Takes responsibility, Punctual, Proactive

The role also requires basic computer skills – experience with Google Drive, Excel/Spreadsheets/Numbers would be beneficial. Graphic design skills would be a big bonus.

Overview:

As the Good Vibes Manager you are in charge of organising, running and amending daytime and evening activities and events. You are in a key customer-facing role and have one of the highest guest-to-staff interaction rates of all the team. You plan and coordinate events such as our wine & cheese night, promote and guide day trips to other cities, organise sports activities and beach tournaments, collaborate with musicians for live performances, plan innovative workshops such as art classes, forest walks, surf mobility classes and skate sessions. All the while bringing people together and ensuring that all individual groups and solo-travellers feel part of the Star Surf community. To support you in operations, you will manage a Good Vibes Assistant, Musicians and liaise with the Bar and Merchandise Manager.

 

Download application here

Bar & Merchandise Manager


Dates: 

  • Moliets: Mid May – late September; 
  • Oyambre: Early June – late September 
  • Including some general build up prior to season to help set up the camp.
  • Flexibility to spend time getting in touch with team members before arrival.

Essentials:

  • Languages: English + 1 other language (Spanish or French preferred for relative camps)
  • EU drivers licence essential: No
  • Minimum age: 24 years

Key Characteristics:

  • Leads by example, Communicates clearly, Calm and stress resilient, Team-player
  • Sociable, High energy levels, Outgoing and charismatic, Positive attitude
  • Organised, Good time-management, Flexible, Eye for detail
  • Accountable, Takes responsibility, Punctual, Proactive

The role requires bar and cocktail mixing experience. Basic mathematical and computer skills such as knowledge of Google Drive, Excel/Spreadsheets/Numbers would be beneficial. Experience in sales would also be a bonus.

Overview:

As the Bar and Merch Manager you are in charge of organising and running the campsite bars. You are in a key customer-facing role and have one of the highest guest-to-staff interaction rates of all the team. You are charismatic and leave a great lasting impression on both guests and those you work with. You conduct daily quality control checks over the bar areas, paying particular attention to health, hygiene and safety aspects. You work with the Good Vibes Manager to coordinate events and schedules accordingly. It is your duty to ensure fridges are full, fruit is prepared, stock levels are checked and weekly shops/orders are completed. 4 to 5 times a week you will run a pop-up shop showcasing the Star Surf Merchandise. To support you in your operations, you will manage Bar Staff and liaise with the Good Vibes Manager.

 

Download application here

Breakfast Manager


Dates: 

  • Moliets Main: Mid May – late September 
  • Moliets Deluxe: Early May – late September
  • Oyambre: Early June – late September 
  • Including some general build up prior to season to help set up the breakfast service facilities.
  • Flexibility to spend time getting in touch with team members before arrival.

Essentials:

  • Languages: English + 1 other language (Spanish or French preferred for relative camps)
  • EU drivers licence essential: Yes
  • Minimum age: 22 years

Key Characteristics:

  • Hospitable, Great people skills, Team-player, Sociable, Friendly
  • Organised, Good time-management, Early riser, Eye for detail, Creative
  • Accountable, Responsible, Punctual, Proactive, Flexible

Any prior food hygiene knowledge would be a bonus. The role also requires basic computer skills – experience with Google Drive and Excel/Spreadsheets/Numbers would be beneficial. 

Overview:

As the Breakfast Manager, you are the first cheerful face our guests see in the morning. You are in charge of running the order-style breakfast service at the camp, ensuring our guests place their breakfast and picnic lunch orders for the following morning. With the help of a small team of Teamers, you provide a nourishing breakfast service and create a relaxing morning environment 6 days per week, offering sufficient portion sizes within budget. Together you clean and rearrange the breakfast service and dining areas.

 

Download application here

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Surf Team

Head
Surf Coach
Surf
Instructors
Surf
Coordinator
Surf
Assistant
X

Head Surf Coach


Dates: 

  • Moliets: Mid May – late September 
  • Oyambre: End of April – late September (must be available for the full season and training prior).
  • Flexibility to get in touch with team members before arrival. 
  • Availability to help build up and prepare the surf area before opening.

Essentials:

  • Languages: English, French and Spanish 
  • EU drivers licence essential: Yes
  • Minimum age: 22 years

Key Characteristics:

  • Natural leader, Team-player, Great people skills, High energy levels
  • Organised, Time-management skills, Communicates clearly,  Hard working
  • Accountable, Takes responsibility, Punctual and flexible, Proactive
  • Solution-oriented, Glass half-full attitude, Quick thinking, Problem-solver

Qualifications for France:

  • To coach in France you must hold the BPJEPS licence. If you don’t have the permit we may be able to host and guide you through the examination if: you already possess ISA  level 1  (or equivalent) achieved within the last 2 years, as well as a minimum of 6 months’ experience working in a European Surf School with evidence of payslips. You must have a high surf competency – capable of performing turns, cut backs, duck diving and surfing in waves over 8ft. You must speak a basic level of French and have your lifeguard certificate up to date. The role also requires some computer skills with experience using Google Drive and Excel/Spreadsheets/Numbers.

Qualifications for Spain:

  • ISA Level 1 or equivalent as well as 3 months of European Surf School experience.

Overview:

You are the overall responsible of the surf team. It is your duty to ensure that all surf instructors have the right tools to conduct their daily surf lessons to the best of their ability. As a successful Head Surf Coach you will guarantee the smooth scheduling of weekly lessons; comfortably handling day-to-day changes or challenges relating to weather conditions and guest requests, naturally thinking on your feet and acting promptly when urgent issues arise. As a role model to the surf team, you will motivate, inspire and encourage outstanding work ethic and team-spirit, creating an enjoyable and memorable experience for both instructors and students. You strive to receive positive feedback week on week and are able to apply criticism in a constructive way.

 

Download Application

Surf Instructors


Dates: 

  • Moliets: Mid May – late September 
  • Oyambre: Early June – late September 
  • Including some general build-up prior to season to help set up the camp and surf facilities.

Essentials:

  • Languages: English + 1 other language (French/Spanish for relative camp)
  • EU driver’s licence essential: No
  • Minimum age: 18 years
  • Qualifications for France: To coach in France you must hold the BPJEPS licence. If you don’t have the permit we may be able to host and guide you through the examination if: you already possess ISA  level 1  (or equivalent) achieved within the last 2 years, as well as a minimum of 6 months’ experience working in a European Surf School with evidence of payslips. You must have a high surf competency – capable of performing turns, cut backs, duck diving and surfing in waves over 8ft. You must speak a basic level of French and have your lifeguard certificate up to date. The role also requires some computer skills with experience using Google Drive and Excel/Spreadsheets/Numbers.
  • Qualifications for Spain: ISA Level 1 or equivalent as well as 3 months of European Surf School experience.

Key Characteristics:

  • Friendly and charismatic, Great people skills, Very high energy levels, Team-player and patient
  • Surf experience,  Surf theory knowledge, Good fitness levels,  Creative and engaging
  • Accountable, Responsible and punctual, Good time-management, Proactive

Overview:

As one of our Surf Instructors you are a key figure of the surf team. You work according to a weekly schedule produced by the Head Surf Coach. You begin your mornings at the beach 15 minutes prior to lesson start in order to set up the Star Surf Flag and assess the surf conditions before the guests join for their warm ups. Every surf instructor is responsible for their students’ safety as well as enjoyment. You strive to offer informative, fun and engaging lessons by providing enough attention to each student, joining in in the water and ensuring the students feel comfortable at all times.  Once a week, together with the Surf Assistant, you will conduct a surf theory class open to those who participate in the surf lessons. As part of their paid-package, it is fundamental that you offer a creative and educational 90 minute presentation that encourages our guests to practice good surf etiquette, read the ocean with awareness and improve their technique.

 

Download Application

Surf Coordinator (France)


Dates:

  • Mid June – late September
  • Including some general build-up prior to season to help set up the camp and surf facilities.

Essentials:

  • Languages: English + 1 other language 
  • EU drivers licence essential: Yes
  • Minimum age: 22 years

Key Characteristics:

  • Friendly and charismatic, Great people skills, High energy levels, Team-player
  • Surf experience, Surf theory knowledge, Passion for health and fitness, Creative
  • Accountable, Responsible and punctual, Good time-management, Proactive

The role also requires basic computer skills, so experience with Google Drive and Excel/Spreadsheets/Numbers would be beneficial.

Overview:

As the Surf Coordinator, you are the face of the Surf Tent. Here you spend most of your mornings greeting the guests, updating surf and weather forecasts, answering surf-schedule related questions, guiding guests to the beach, swapping ill-fitting gear and repairing damaged equipment. Once a week, together with one of our surf coaches, you will conduct a surf theory class open to those who participate in the surf lessons. As part of their paid-package, it is fundamental that you offer an informative, creative and engaging 90 minute presentation that encourages our guests to practise good surf etiquette, read the ocean with awareness and improve their technique. To further our guests’ surfing ability, you will run up to 4 open workshops per week that focus on surf technique such as surf-skate sessions, indo-board practice and surf fitness activities i.e forest runs, slacklining skills and surf mobility classes. 

 

Download application here

Surf Assistant (Oyambre)


Dates:

  • Mid June – late September
  • Including some general build-up prior to season to help set up the camp and surf facilities.

Essentials:

  • Languages: English + 1 other language 
  • EU drivers licence essential: Yes
  • Minimum age: 22 years

Key Characteristics:

  • Friendly and charismatic, Great people skills, High energy levels, Team-player 
  • Surf experience, Surf theory knowledge, Good fitness levels, Creative
  • Accountable, Responsible and punctual, Good time-management, Proactive

Overview:

As the Surf Assistant you are a key figure of the surf team. You work according to a weekly schedule produced by the Head Surf Coach. You begin your mornings at the Surf Tent where you greet guests, update surf and weather forecasts, answer surf-schedule related questions, swap ill-fitting gear, repair damaged equipment and guide guests to the Star Surf Flag meeting spot. Once on the beach with the rest of the team you will run the 15 minute warm-ups and support the surf instructor by helping students to catch waves and by offering tips on how to improve. Once a week, together with one of our surf coaches, you will conduct a surf theory class open to those who participate in the surf lessons. As part of their paid-package, it is fundamental that you offer an informative, creative and engaging 90 minute presentation that encourages our guests to practice good surf etiquette, read the ocean with awareness and improve their technique. 

 

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Good luck,
Everyone!

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Surf Instructors wanted

We are looking for surf instructors to join our surf teams in France and Spain in 2023. 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 us here 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 2023. 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 2023
— Lifeguarding Certificate – must be up-to-date and valid for 2023
— CRB (Criminal Record Check) – must be up-to-date for 2023
— Medical Certificate – up-to-date for 2023; 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 2023 have not been announced, but are generally between April and June around Southwest of France. Dates will be announced here.