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?

 

2022 Goodwinds - Dishwasher/Busser (Rodanthe, NC)

You will be responsible for keeping the dish room and other kitchen surfaces sanitized and maintained as well as bussing tables during peak hours.

2022 Goodwinds - Executive Chef - Good Winds Rodanthe, NC (Rodanthe, NC)

The Executive Chef is responsible for the day-to-day success and profitability of the operation. Develops full scale menu complete with cost and budget. Manages, hires and trains kitchen and front of the house staff. Will work on the line in peak time periods. Restaurant operations vary with season and closes January - Mid February annually. In season, 7-day operation, off season 5-day operation.

2022 Goodwinds - Line Cook/Utility Prep - WE HAVE HOUSING (Rodanthe, NC)

Are you a line cook, prep or dishwasher who wants to move up?

2022 Goodwinds - Wait Staff, Server, Host, Bartender (Rodanthe, NC)

John our team at the sound front restaurant with the best sunset views.

2022 Kitty Hawk Kites - Retail Keyholder - Beaufort Locations! (Beaufort, NC)

Teach the world to fly at Kitty Hawk Kites! As a community of adventurers and beach enthusiasts, Kitty Hawk Kites delivers an experience of a lifetime to our guests and our employees. We have over 25 locations in 7 states, with each team consisting of fun, outgoing individuals looking for their next adventure.

Whether you're looking for seasonal work or the career of a lifetime, join us today! We are hiring keyholders. We have employee housing! This is a great opportunity to grow your leadership and take the next step in your career. All Kitty Hawk Kites employees receive discounts on retail merchandise, free/discounted recreation, and free rentals.

2022 Kitty Hawk Kites - Accounts Payable - Bookkeeper (Nags Head, NC)

Seeking a bookkeeper in charge of accounts payable provides financial and administrative support to the Kitty Hawk Kites organization by maintaining accurate books and records on accounts payable, completing payments timely, verifying and reconciling invoices, expense reports and statements. Other responsibilities include billing related parties for shared costs, maintaining subsidiary records of property and equipment purchases, keeping licensing and registrations up to date, handling office deposits, managing company credit cards and related records, and utility accounts.

2022 Kitty Hawk Kites - Assistant Retail Managers - Outer Banks, NC (Avon, NC; Corolla, NC; Duck, NC; Hatteras, NC; Nags Head, NC; Outer Banks, NC; Rodanthe, NC)

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

2022 Kitty Hawk Kites - Inventory Processors - Multiple Opportunities (Kill Devil Hills)

Seasonal warehouse inventory processing starting February 1! Work schedule 8:00 - 5:30, Monday - Friday with potential overtime available on weekends. Will work with part time as well provided a minimum of 4-6 hours daily. The Inventory Processor is responsible for the recording of all goods with accuracy and integrity and to ensure that the customer is confident in their purchases.

2022 Kitty Hawk Kites - Kiteboarding Instructor - Certification and Training Available - WE HAVE HOUSING! (Outer Banks, NC; Rodanthe, NC)

Training & Certification available. Rare opportunity to join the team of friendly instructors at the beautiful Waves Village Watersports Resort.

2022 Kitty Hawk Kites - Paragliding and Powered Paragliding Instructor (East Coast) (Kill Devil Hills; Nags Head, NC; Outer Banks, NC)

We are looking for a USHPA certified paragliding instructor and a USPPA certified powered paragliding instructor.

2022 Kitty Hawk Kites - Retail Management Internship - OUTLYING STORES (Atlantic Beach, NC; Barnegat Light, NJ; Beaufort, NC; Destin, FL; Portland, ME; Virginia Beach, VA)

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

2022 Kitty Hawk Kites - Retail Management Internship OBX - EMPLOYEE HOUSING AVAILABLE (Outer Banks, NC)

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

2022 Kitty Hawk Kites - Retail Manager - Avon, NC (Avon, NC)

This leadership position is very important to the overall operation of Kitty Hawk Kites. This job maximizes customer and and staff satisfaction!

2022 Kitty Hawk Kites - Retail Merchandising Internship - EMPLOYEE HOUSING AVAILABLE (Atlantic Beach, NC; Beaufort, NC; Outer Banks, NC)

Create an impact on sales and customer experiences through Merchandising.

2022 Kitty Hawk Kites - Retail Merchandising Internship - EMPLOYEE HOUSING AVAILABLE (Destin, FL; Ft. Walton Beach, FL)

Create an impact on sales and customer experiences through Merchandising.

2022 Kitty Hawk Kites - Retail Sales Crew Member (Corolla, NC; Duck, NC; Rodanthe, NC)

Are you a beach enthusiast looking for your next adventure?

2022 Kitty Hawk Kites - Retail Sales Crew Member - Florida Locations! (Destin, FL; Ft. Walton Beach, FL)

This position is the perfect fit for a beach enthusiast looking to work with a fun and driven team this season!

2022 Kitty Hawk Kites - Retail Sales Keyholder (Avon, NC; Corolla, NC; Duck, NC; Hatteras, NC; Rodanthe, NC)

Are you a beach enthusiast looking to advance your career in retail?

2022 Kitty Hawk Kites - Retail Sales Keyholder - Atlantic Beach NC (Atlantic Beach, NC)

This position is the perfect fit for someone looking to work with a fun and driven team who wants some extra responsibility!

2022 Kitty Hawk Kites - Retail Sales Keyholder - Destin Area! (Destin, FL; Ft. Walton Beach, FL)

This position is the perfect fit for a beach enthusiast looking to work with a fun and driven team this summer who wants some extra responsibility!

2022 Kitty Hawk Kites - Retail Sales Keyholder and Crew - Barnegat Light (Barnegat Light, NJ)

This position is the perfect fit for a beach enthusiast looking to work with a fun and driven team this season who wants some extra responsibility!

2022 Kitty Hawk Kites - Retail Sales Keyholder and Crew Positions - Life is Good Maine (Portland, ME)

This position is the perfect fit for someone looking to work with a fun and driven team who wants some extra responsibility!

2022 Kitty Hawk Kites - Retail Store Manager - Corolla NC (Corolla, NC)

Responsible customer service oriented person to manage all aspects of the retail store to ensure our commitment to excellence. Both Surf and Kite store availability.

2022 Kitty Hawk Kites - Seasonal Assistant Manager - Barnegat Light, NJ (Barnegat Light, NJ; Hatteras, NC)

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

2022 Kitty Hawk Kites - Seasonal Assistant Manager - Destin Florida (Destin, FL)

Responsible customer service oriented person to assist the retail manager with all aspects of the retail store to ensure our commitment to excellence. Perfect for a Senior in college or new college graduate!

2022 Kitty Hawk Kites - Seasonal Assistant Retail Manager - Beaufort, NC (Beaufort, NC)

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

2022 Kitty Hawk Kites - Talent Recruitment Specialist (Kill Devil Hills)

Talent Recruitment Specialist
Seeking a skilled talent recruiter to develop strategic recruitment plan annually and lead the team on execution of this plan. Manages all aspects of recruitment locally and facilitates relationships with international staffing companies. Overall responsible for attracting a diverse pool of candidates for the organization.

2022 Kitty Hawk Kites - Warehouse Delivery Driver / Processor (Kill Devil Hills)

3-4 Days a week or Full-time hours.

2022 Morningside Flight Park - Adventure Tow Pilot/Certified Flight Instructor (Charlestown, NH)

Kitty Hawk Kites wants an adventure-oriented tow pilot to join us to maintain LSA tow aircraft as well as pilot LSA tow planes. 

2022 Morningside Flight Park - Powered Paragliding and Paragliding Instructor (Charlestown, NH)

Experienced Paragliding Pilot

2022 Morningside Flight Park - Zip Line Guide/ Laser Tag (Charlestown, NH)

Administrative Assistant (Kill Devil Hills; Outer Banks, NC)

This position will be responsible for administrative support of the CEO and backup support in all areas of the company.

Hobie Kayak Fishing Charter Guide (Outer Banks, NC)

Do you love to kayak? Do you love to fish? Are you looking for your next adventure? Apply Now!

IT Technician (Kill Devil Hills)

Do you have sharp problem-solving skills and familiar with PC software?

Life is Good Retail Manager - Duck, NC (Duck, NC)

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

Life is Good Retail Manager - Portland, ME (Portland, ME)

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

Retail Sales Keyholder (Virginia Beach, VA)

This position is the perfect fit for someone looking to work with a fun and driven team who wants some extra responsibility!

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