Work with Rise Up Surf Retreats

Rise Up’’s mission is to change the lives of people through offering one a kind personalized surf coaching retreats intertwined with holistic lifestyle practices based in Nicaragua but also offering retreats in exciting destinations all over the world. At the core of Rise Up are the incredible people that we share these experiences with and the incredible team that make it all happen. As we strive to grow and expand coming into the 2021/ 2022 season  we are looking for exceptionally talented people to join the Rise Up Familia! 

We are looking for people  who are humble, kind and truly passionate about surf, yoga, travel and holistic lifestyle and live with a deep yearning to change the lives of people and the planet.

Available Roles:

Reservations/ Operations Manager

  • Overall responsibility for managing Rise Up bookings
  • Managing the daily logistical operations. This will primarily be in the background such as organizing transport, payments and staff
  • This person will be a detailed orientated person who is an incredible communicator both verbally and written
  • Outgoing and positive
  • This role will also include a fair amount of personal guest interaction in particular on arrival and departure days.

It is essential that this person is fluent in both English and Spanish. Other languages are a bonus.

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Surf Coaching Director

  • At least 10 years surf experience and 5 years hands on surf coaching experience with in depth knowledge of technical surf coaching for all levels of surfing from absolute beginner to advanced surfers.
  • Have excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • The main role will be to develop and implement the surf coaching program to take our coaching program to a new level.
  • Train all coaches on the surf program and support them to ensure they are fully equipped with the knowledge to coach effectively and consistently based on the guests needs
  • Constantly monitor and support the coaching team to ensure we are delivering a unique and fun approach to coaching
  • Planning daily/ weekly theories and timing and materials needed for each person and group based on guest specifics
  • This position is not for the average surf coach and will lead to an incredible long-term opportunity with room to grow as we want to create a program we can replicate no matter where we are running retreats.

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Surf Coach

  • At least 3 years coaching experience of all levels from beginner all the way up to  advanced.
  • Main coach for a group – plan weekly/ daily surf lessons taking students through a steady development throughout the week including video/photo analysis and theory classes based on their level. Groups of 3 people max.
  • Meet and coordinate each evening with guests and staff to plan the schedule for the following day.
  • Create and provide lessons that are professional,  fun and safe but also flexible to the needs of individual guests and coordinating with other instructors to ensure they are giving the right guests the information and attention they need.
  • Plan and execute relevant theory classes for your group.
  • Responsible for effective communication with the other managers, chef and other surf instructors and the rest of the team to ensure that all guests needs are met and daily operations run as smooth as possible.
  • Weekly you are also involved in hosting guests but in general this comes naturally as part of the day to day rhythm.
  • Weekly/ monthly inventory and maintenance of surf equipment
  • This position is not for the average surf coach and will lead to an incredible long-term opportunity with room to grow

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Yoga/ Movement/ Breath work Specialist

  • Expert in a wide range of movement modalities that include different styles of yoga, functional movement and HIIT training
  • Certified breathwork specialist able to cater to a wide range of levels and with a particular focus on surfing but able to guide anyone
  • A knowledge of the use of recovery modalities such as ice baths and heat therapy and massage therapies and
  • This position is not for the average yoga instructor and will lead to an incredible long-term opportunity with room to grow. One key aspect is that we are looking to develop our own online platform for our audience so being comfortable in front of the camera would be amazing.

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Videographer/ Photographer/ Media Manager

We are looking for someone with a passion and love for all things surf, travel and holistic lifestyle but who is also a highly talented photographer and videographer. The idea is to capture and create all things Rise Up in Nicaragua, Costa Rica and all over the world while managing all the content we have.

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The start date for all these positions is October 2021

If you are interested in any of the roles please send CV detailing interest,  relevant experience along side at least 2 professional references and 1 personal reference to [email protected]  

Please note these are paid long-term positions and we are only interested in serious enquiries! 

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