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?

 

Assistant Retail Manager (Nags Head, NC)

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

Buyer (Kill Devil Hills; Nags Head, NC; Outer Banks, NC)

The focus of this position will be in Sportswear and Footwear in relation to beach & water sports activities.
This analytical, trend-aware individual will support the delivery of key financial metrics, such as sales, open-to-buy, profit, margin, and promotional activities with focus on inventory management, business analysis, vendor/internal relationships, and product development for multiple locations.

Customer Service Retail Associate (Atlantic Beach, NC; Beaufort, NC)

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

Customer Service Retail Associate- Outgoing & Fun! (Virginia Beach, VA)

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

Customer Service Retail Associate- Outgoing & Fun! (Avon, NC; Hatteras, NC; Rodanthe, NC)

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

Customer Service Retail Associate- Outgoing & Fun! (Corolla, NC; Duck, NC; Manteo, NC; Nags Head, NC; Outer Banks, NC)

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

Customer Service Retail Associate- Outgoing & Fun! (Destin, FL; Ft. Walton Beach, FL)

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

Dishwasher/Prep (Rodanthe, NC)

You will be responsible for keeping the dish room and other kitchen surfaces sanitized and maintained.

Hang Gliding Instructor- Free Training (Nags Head, NC; Outer Banks, NC)

Become a certified instructor though our Instructor Training Academy.

Hang Gliding Instructor- Morningside Flight Park (Charlestown, NH)

We are looking for certified hang-gliding instructors to add to our team for the 2020 Season!

Kiteboarding Instructor - Certification Available (Outer Banks, NC; Rodanthe, NC)

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

Kiteboarding Operations Manager (Rodanthe, NC)

This position will manage all operations related to the kiteboarding department.

Kitty Hawk Kites & Life is Good- Retail Keyholder (Barnegat Light, NJ)

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

Kitty Hawk Kites Retail Keyholder (Virginia Beach, VA)

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

Kitty Hawk Kites! Retail Keyholder (Corolla, NC; Duck, NC; Hatteras, NC; Kill Devil Hills; Manteo, NC; Nags Head, NC; Outer Banks, NC; Rodanthe, NC)

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

Life is Good! Kitty Hawk Kites Keyholder (Portland, ME)

Customer service, sales, and merchandising.

Line Cook/Utility Prep (Rodanthe, NC)

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

Paragliding Instructor (Charlestown, NH)

Experienced Paragliding Pilot

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.

Reservations Crew Member (Charlestown, NH)

Engage with customers to book adventure recreation and learn "Teach the World to Fly".

Reservations Crew Member (Nags Head, NC)

Engage with customers to book adventure recreation and learn "Teach the World to Fly".

Retail Key Holder- Outgoing & Fun! (Destin, FL; Ft. Walton Beach, FL)

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

Sous Chef - will train! Employee housing available! (Rodanthe, NC)

Are you a line cook who wants to move up?

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

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

Zip Line Guide / Park Ranger (Charlestown, NH)

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