Founded in 1974 by John Harris with a dream to teach the world to fly. Our mission has become to be the leading company in adventure recreation and retailing by building a reputation for fun and excellence through dedication to customer service, quality, safety, and value.

We're a national adventure and retail operation - locations from Maine to Florida but mostly based on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. If it's fun to do on the Outer Banks, we do it. Kitty Hawk Kites is the world's largest and oldest Hang Gliding School and now features a Kite Boarding School and Resort, Kayaking tours and much more! We were voted one of National Geographic Adventure Magazine's Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth in 2007.  We have over 15 retail locations along the Outer Banks and more locations in 5 other states.  We are looking for talented, enthusiastic and energetic people to come join our crew. 

We encourage our crew to participate in community events, fly kites and enjoy the various recreation opportunities we offer.  Many of which, our employees can experience for free. 

We aspire to inspire moments of pure joy and memories worth sharing and repeating.  Our purpose, Teaching the World to Fly, is literal and figurative.  How will you teach the world to fly?

 

2017 Seasonal Retail Associate- Outgoing & Fun! (Avon, NC; Corolla, NC; ...)

Responsible customer service oriented person to serve our customers and ensure our commitment to excellence.

2017 Seasonal Retail Keyholder Spring-Fall (Avon, NC; Beaufort, NC; ...)

Responsible customer service oriented person to assist with opening or closing the store.

Assistant Retail Manager -Surf Shop! (Nags Head, NC)

Responsible customer service oriented person to help manage all aspects of the retail store to ensure our commitment to excellence.

Cook, Prep, and/or dishwasher (Rodanthe, NC)

Accepting applications for the back of the house for Good Winds Restaurant.

Event & Marketing Coordinator (Nags Head, NC)

Opportunity for a dynamic events and marketing coordinator.

Hang Gliding Instructor (Charlestown, NH)

Experienced Hang Gliding Pilot

Hang Gliding Instructor (Nags Head, NC)

Become a certified instructor though our Instructor Training Academy.

Human Resources- Part Time (Outer Banks, NC)

Experienced HR professional

Intern: Merchandising, Spring or Summer 2017 (Corolla, NC; Duck, NC; ...)

Create an impact on sales and customer experiences through Merchandising.

Internship Business / Retail Management - Summer 2017 (Avon, NC; Beaufort, NC; ...)

Summer 2016 internship. Learn all aspects of retail management. Excellent for management and business majors.

Internship- Recreation Management / Reservationist (Duck, NC; Manteo, NC; ...)

Engage with customers to book adventure recreation and learn about successful recreation management.

Inventory Processor (Nags Head, NC; Outer Banks, NC)

Distribute new product to our locations efficiently and accurately.

Inventory Processor & Retail Associate (Destin, FL; Ft. Walton Beach, FL)

Distribute new product to our locations efficiently and accurately.

Kayak Sales and Rentals Guru (Nags Head, NC; Outer Banks, NC)

Help people find the right kayak or paddle board for rental or sale.

Kiteboarding Instructor (Rodanthe, NC)

PASA Certified Instructors to teach at the beautiful Waves Village Watersports Resort.

Life is Good! Retail Associate / Key holder (Destin, FL)

Customer service, sales, and merchandising all where Life Is Good!

Outdoor Recreation Crew Member (Outer Banks, NC)

Kitty Hawk Kites is currently looking for individuals who want to work outside in the beautiful Outer Banks.

Paragliding Instructor (Charlestown, NH)

Experienced Paragliding Pilot

Recreation Reservationist (Nags Head, NC)

Engage with customers to book adventure recreation. Full time through September.

Retail / Water Sports Kiosk Attendant (Destin, FL)

Sell Kites & Rent Kayaks from the Harbor Walk.

Retail Keyholder (Destin, FL; Ft. Walton Beach, FL)

Responsible customer service oriented person to assist with opening or closing the store.

Seasonal Retail Assistant Manager -Spring 2017 (Corolla, NC; Outer Banks, NC)

Responsible customer service oriented person to assist the manager with all aspects of the retail store to ensure our commitment to excellence.

Wait staff, Server, host, bartender (Rodanthe, NC)

Be a server in a the sound front restaurant with the best sunset views.

Water Sports/ Retail Manager (Nags Head, NC; Outer Banks, NC)

Execute recreation and retail at a fast paced waterfront location.

If we don't currently have an open position in your area, you may submit a Resume or Application for Employment