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?


Life if Good -- Retail Store Manager (Newburyport, MA)

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

Life is Good! Kitty Hawk Kites - Retail Associate / Keyholder (Newburyport, MA; Portland, ME)

This position is responsible for great customer service. Excellent socialization skills are a must. Ability to learn tasks quickly and accurately is key. Ability to handle multiple tasks at one time is required.

Marketing Director (Nags Head, NC; Outer Banks, NC)

This position is responsible for all aspects of marketing within Kitty Hawk Kites, Inc and its subsidiaries (including but not limited to, Kitty Hawk Kites, Kitty Hawk Surf Company, Life is Good Stores, Morningside and Jockey's Ridge Hang Gliding Schools, Good Winds Restaurant, and Waves Village LLC). The person in this position will need to be dependable, organized, a leader, and able to handle stressful environments. This person must have a thorough knowledge of advertising principals, metrics, and mediums and be an expert in public relations strategies and methods. Strong communication skills and initiative are also critical. Must have demonstrated excellent writing skills through news releases, feature stories and copy writing. Multiple writing samples are a must. Must show experience in and understand in social media.

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