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 Fall Hospitality Management Internship - We have employee housing! (Nags Head, NC; Outer Banks, NC)

This position is perfect for someone looking for a career in the hospitality or recreation industry.

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 - 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 - 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 - Assistant Retail Managers/Buyer - 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 - Ecommerce Warehouse Team Lead (Kill Devil Hills)

This is an intermediate level role within the Ecommerce Sales department. This person provides warehouse support to the ecommerce director and is responsible for inbound freight management and leading outbound shipping processing line. This position is a hybrid and requires training and understanding of all systems used by the department. Individual will be required to perform tasks in all systems "in season" and is expected to do what it takes in order to deliver product to the customer.

2022 Kitty Hawk Kites - Marketing and Sales Content Specialist (Kill Devil Hills)

This position will create marketing content for use on websites and social media and sell products through digital social selling platforms

2022 Kitty Hawk Kites - Reservations Crew Member - Outer Banks - WE HAVE HOUSING! (Duck, NC; Kill Devil Hills; Nags Head, NC; Outer Banks, NC; Rodanthe, NC)

This position will be the perfect fit if you have good phone and computer skills, enjoy assisting customers, and can handle working in a fast-paced environment!

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 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 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 - Retail Store Manager/Buyer (Outer Banks, 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 - 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 - 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.

Administrative Assistant - Buying Department (Kill Devil Hills)

This is an entry level role within the buying team. This person provides administrative support to the buyers and merchandise manager.

Key Responsibilities:
• Provide essential support to the buying team to ensure the function runs smoothly,
• Day to day administrative support. You will actively support the buying team, taking phone calls, responding to store communication and vendor requests.
• Support buyers with necessary information they need for their department.
• Input information regarding orders and inventory management accurately.
• Respond to supplier calls and store queries.
• Maintain all the address books for suppliers and vendors.
• To adapt to the needs of the buying team and respond to ad hoc requests relevant to the role.
• May assist with inventory processing and retail operations.
• Commitment to core values.

Skills
• Mathematical and Analytical Skills
• Demonstrates an interest in retail and shows an ability to comprehend figures.
• Self-starter and willingness to learn.
• Attention to detail and thorough follow-up.
• Can work independently or as part of a team.
• Good communication skills.
• PC Computer Skills, Microsoft Windows, Outlook and Excel Proficiency required.
• Capacity to learn new reporting and software quickly.
• Previous purchasing department experience helpful but not required.
• Typing 50 wpm
If you want to Teach the World to Fly, apply today!

Assistant Reservations Manager (Kill Devil Hills)

This position will assist the Reservations department increase sales and provide premiere customer service.

Host/Hostess - We have housing! (Rodanthe, NC)

Are you friendly, upbeat, and experienced in customer service?

Human Resources Administrative Assistant (Outer Banks, NC)

The Human Resources Administrative Assistant is responsible for the administrative support of day-to-day Human Resource operations. This position carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas: Payroll, benefits administration, employee relations, training, performance management, onboarding, policy implementation, recruitment/employment, affirmative action and employment law compliance.

IT Technician (Kill Devil Hills)

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

Kitty Hawk Kites - Retail Manager (Virginia Beach, VA)

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

Lawncare Maintenance (Outer Banks, NC)

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.

Maintenance Team Member (Outer Banks, NC)

The Maintenance team is responsible for the overall maintenance of the property and grounds by having a working knowledge of the company's properties and related code requirements, including fire protection, security, grounds, internal structural plans, HVAC, electrical and plumbing. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, performing light electrical repairs, light plumbing, replacing broken fixtures, carpentry work, custodial and grounds work, periodic inspections and preventative maintenance.

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!

Retail Sales Keyholder (Atlantic Beach, NC; Avon, NC; Barnegat Light, NJ; Beaufort, NC; Corolla, NC; Duck, NC; Ft. Walton Beach, FL; Hatteras, NC; Kill Devil Hills; Long Beach Island, NJ; Nags Head, NC; Newburyport, MA; Ocracoke, NC; Outer Banks, NC; Portland, ME; Rodanthe, NC; Virginia Beach, VA)

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!

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