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?

 

Good Winds

*2023 SPRING/SUMMER * Wait Staff, Server, Host, Bartender (Rodanthe, NC)

Join our team at the sound front restaurant with the best sunset views, and the best customers on the island .

*employee housing available

*2023 SPRING/SUMMER* Line Cook/Utility Prep - WE HAVE HOUSING (Rodanthe, NC)

COME ENJOY YOUR LIFE AND MAKE A SOME MONEY WHILE HAVING THE BEST VIEW ONTHE BEACH !

*SPRING/SUMMER 2023*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.

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

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

Kitty Hawk Kites

*2023 Buying Internship* - We have employee housing! (Kill Devil Hills, NC; Outer Banks, NC) (Kill Devil Hills)

This internship provides an opportunity for students pursuing their degree to get hands on experience working directly in a fast-paced buying/retail environment.

*2023* Climbing Wall Attendant - Nags Head - EMPLOYEE HOUSING AVAILABLE (Outer Banks, NC)

Are you passionate about Climbing? Do you want to teach others to love it? Would you like to both , while living next to the Ocean? Then join us here at the beach !
INTERVIEWING FOR 2023 NOW!
*employee housing available

*2023* Kitty Hawk Kites Warehouse Processors (Kill Devil Hills)

Warehouse Processors are a crucial part the Kitty Hawk Kites supply chain team, ensuring accurate tagging of retail products, leading to a high level of customer satisfaction in their purchase. At Kitty Hawk Kites, we must operate efficiently so our customers can feel confident in their investment with us, and the Warehouse Processor performs essential duties near the beginning of our supply chain that leads to an uplifting experience for all our customers. In this role, you will have fun while working at the beach, with the opportunity to enjoy the unique coastal environment, waterways, and culture of the Outer Banks.

*2023* Retail Sales Crew Member*HIRING NOW* (Corolla, NC; Duck, NC; Rodanthe, NC)

Are you a beach enthusiast looking for your next adventure?

*employee housing

*2023* Retail Sales Crew Member*HIRING NOW* (Beaufort, NC; Corolla, NC; Duck, NC; Hatteras, NC; Kill Devil Hills; Manteo, NC; Nags Head, NC; Ocracoke, NC; Outer Banks, NC; Rodanthe, NC; Virginia Beach, VA)

We are hiring at multiple different locations in the Outer Banks (Corolla, Duck, Nags Head, Waves, Avon, Hatteras, Ocracoke). Actively hiring for Spring and Summer 2023! Spots fill up fast, apply today !

*Employee Housing Available*

*2023*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!

*2023*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 spring and summer !
Come join our #beachlife

*employee housing available

2023 - 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!

2023 Hang Gliding Instructor- Free Training - EMPLOYEE HOUSING AVAILABLE (Nags Head, NC)

Become a certified instructor though our Instructor Training Academy.

2023 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.

2023 Kitty Hawk Kites - Supply Chain Management internship - EMPLOYEE HOUSING AVAILABLE (Kill Devil Hills)

This internship provides an opportunity for students pursuing a supply chain management or similar degree to get hands on experience working directly in a fast-paced operations/distribution environment.

2023 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.

2023 Kitty Hawk Kites - Graphics & Digital Marketing Internship - EMPLOYEE HOUSING AVAILABLE (Outer Banks, NC)

Want a chance to apply your academic knowledge in a professional setting? This is the perfect opportunity for individuals hoping to pursue a career in digital marketing.

*CURRENTLY INTERVIEWING FOR 2023!

2023 Kitty Hawk Kites - Hospitality Management / Reservations Internship - EMPLOYEE HOUSING AVAILABLE (Corolla, NC; Duck, NC; Hatteras, NC; Kill Devil Hills; Nags Head, NC; Outer Banks, NC; Rodanthe, NC)

Engage with customers to book adventure recreation and learn about successful program management.
SURF, KITES, FUN AND SUN !

*INTERVIEWING NOW FOR 2023!

2023 Kitty Hawk Kites - Human Resources Internship - EMPLOYEE HOUSING AVAILABLE (Kill Devil Hills)

COME BE A PART OF OUR HR FAMILY ! BEACHLIFE , MONEY , HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE WHAT COULD BE BETTER !
*CURRENTLY INTERVIEWING FOR 2023!

2023 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.

2023 Kitty Hawk Kites - Recreation Management Internship - EMPLOYEE HOUSING AVAILABLE (Nags Head, NC; Outer Banks, NC; Rodanthe, NC)

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

2023 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.

2023 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.
ENJOY YOUR SUMMER WITH KITES, SURF, SUN, AND FUN !

2023 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.

2023 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.

2023 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.

2023 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.

2023 Kitty Hawk Kites - Spring Seasonal Assistant Manager -Duck, NC (Duck, NC)

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!

2023 Kitty Hawk Kites - Warehouse Delivery Driver / Processor (Kill Devil Hills)

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

2023 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. 

2023 Reservations Crew Member - Outerbanks - 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!

YOU DONT HAVE TO WAIT TILL SUMMER ! COME JOIN OUR TEAM NOW!

2023 Seasonal Kayak Guide (Duck, NC; Outer Banks, NC)

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

2023* 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.
SURF,KITES, SUN,AND FUN !!

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.

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.
HIRING NOW!

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.

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.

Graphic Designer (Outer Banks, NC)

This position is very important to the overall operation and branding of Kitty Hawk Kites, which encompasses Kitty Hawk Kites, Kitty Hawk Surf, Life Is Good, Waves Village, and Goodwinds Restaurant. This job is responsible for creating designs and concepts for all marketing materials - both print and electronic. Must be willing to learn and understand product and consumers. Understands and brings to life for all associates the Vision, Mission and Values.

Graphics & PR Coordinator (Outer Banks, NC)

Graphics, signage, and visual displays are critical parts of the Kitty Hawk Kites marketing strategy, and this role is important to the marketing & buying teams, our company, and its success. The Graphic Designer must be highly motivated and well organized with strong interpersonal skills. The person in this role must have the ability to deal at times with stressful situations and strict deadlines. The Graphic Designer will design and execute graphics and video projects from start to finish, working closely with marketing leadership on direction and messaging. In this role, you will help craft our consumer messaging campaigns to support sales and growth both in-store and online. You primarily coordinate with Kitty Hawk Kites staff, business owners, sales and marketing teams, and publishers, and others.

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!

Kitty Hawk Kites - Retail Sales Keyholder - Destin Area! (Destin, FL)

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

Lawncare Maintenance (Outer Banks, NC)

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 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!

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 (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!

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!

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!

Seasonal Assistant Reservations Manager (Kill Devil Hills)

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

Social Media Marketing Specialist (Kill Devil Hills)

This position will complete specific tasks and projects as assigned by the Marketing Director. This position will create marketing content for use on websites and social media and sell products through digital social selling platforms. This position plays a key role in generating SEO and SEM content for all channels, growing our presence on existing and new social media platforms, and maintaining exceptional customer service relationships by acting as an extension of the sales force through virtual selling

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.

Life is Good

LIFE IS GOOD ! Flexible hours-Full and Part Time *WE HAVE A SIGN ON BONUS* (Portland, ME)

Here at Kitty Hawk Kites, it's more than our work. It's our passion for the guest experience, the outdoors, and the community that bring us all together

Morningside Flight Park

2023 Morningside Flight Park - Powered Paragliding and Paragliding Instructor (Charlestown, NH)

Experienced Paragliding Pilot

2023 Morningside Flight Park - Zip Line Guide/ Laser Tag (Charlestown, NH)

Others

*2023* Hang Gliding Instructor *HIRING NOW* (Nags Head, NC)

This will be the best job you've ever had. Nearly everyone dreams of flying, and everyday you get to make those dreams come true. However, the rewards of this job extend far outside of teaching. We believe that better pilots will make better instructors. Therefore, our commitment to developing your skills as a pilot extend far beyond just what it takes to make you a competent instructor on the dune.

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.

Retail Sales Keyholder (Avon, NC; Corolla, NC; Duck, NC; Hatteras, NC; Rodanthe, NC)

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