NEW TEAM MEMBERS WANTED FOR OUR WORLD-CLASS KITESURFING TOUR COMPANY

Are you a Kitesurfing Instructor or Chef/Cook that loves to kitesurf? Do you want to live, work, and play in a tropical paradise?

We are always looking for amazing individuals to join the Zephyr Team! We want you to bring your knowledge, joy, and personality to help us continue to deliver incredible kite vacations for our repeat and new clients year after year.

If exploring stunning kite destinations and creating memorable kite holidays for others sounds like an awesome gig, then keep reading…

TEAM MISSION & PURPOSE

Our purpose at Zephyr Tours is to create deeply engaging and rewarding adventure experiences, where everyone feels safe, supported and encouraged to drive their own kitesurfing progression. Always seeking extraordinary and remote destinations, we endeavour to deliver unmatched levels of service.

With small intimate groups, we can immerse our clients in a world of kiting, local culture and breathtaking natural beauty; choosing their own level of adventure, with a focus on progression for any level and across all kiting disciplines. Offering more than just kiting, the Zephyr Team ensures everyone’s needs are covered and take care of everything from breakfast to bedtime! Our team of mature and passionate local guides, qualified instructors and professional hosts, all help deliver a truly authentic and unforgettable experience.

2024 POSITIONS VACANT

Port Douglas, Far North QLD
June 2024

Experienced Kite Instructor: Full-time/Seasonal

10th – 17th June 2024

  • Full-time seasonal: 1 week

Description of Position and Duties

At Zephyr Tours, we deliver an immersive and fully inclusive kitesurfing tour package, including transport, food, tuition, activities, adventures, and more. For the duration of the tour, from the moment our guests are picked up in the morning until bedtime each evening, every member of the team is expected to help provide exceptional customer service to our guests while ensuring that each day runs as smoothly as possible.

As the kite instructor/guide, your role is to help provide and deliver unique kiteboarding-focused experiences for all our guests. You will assist in every aspect of the tour operation, from teaching and coaching kiteboarding, transport and logistics, cleaning, and maintenance, all while socialising with our clients and creating an exceptional tour experience. Our Far North QLD Offshore Adventure is a tour, and your commitment to the role is integral to its success.

When out on the water or riding with our clients, your role is to inspire and encourage them while constantly looking for opportunities to offer beneficial coaching tips and pointers to help get each guest stoked on kitesurfing. You will be using an array of coaching methods, including one-to-one lessons, coaching clinics, tutorials, and coaching from in the boat, both on and off the water. To help with these, radio headsets are supplied and recommended for communication with clients on the water, while video cameras are available to film clients in aid of constructive and timely feedback.

The appropriate candidate will be a skilled individual passionate about kiteboarding, flexible, resourceful, and proactive in their approach. They must be confident, have a strong work ethic, and possess initiative, all the while helping to deliver the best kiteboarding and customer-focused experience possible. They will be responsible for coaching, guiding, transporting clients and supplies, and helping deliver an exceptional tour experience for the duration of the tour.

Behind the scenes or away from our clients, you may be required to perform tasks essential to the preparation and set-up of each tour, including:

  • Lifting and transporting gear bags
  • Carrying gear and equipment to and from the boats
  • Logistics and hire vehicle collection/drop off
  • Setting up/packing up tents and chairs
  • Photography
  • Early starts and late evenings

The ideal candidate must have a passion for the sport of kitesurfing with the ability to enhance the client’s experience by sharing the stoke.

Responsibilities:

  • Coaching and teaching kiteboarding.
  • Guiding on the water while providing an exceptional customer service experience.
  • Transporting clients, gear, and equipment between accommodation and kiting locations.
  • Active and constant application of all work, health, and safety standards on and off the water.
  • Adherence to Zephyr Tours code of conduct and quality standards.
  • Reporting to managers and the ability to take on feedback.

Pre-requisites:

  • Professional experience instructing kiteboarding.
  • Experience in hospitality, customer service and/or servicing large groups of up to 20 people.
  • Passion for kitesurfing and be comfortable living in shared accommodation.
  • Ability to show initiative and possess strong problem-solving skills.
  • Proactive, professional and possess a positive attitude.
  • Intermediate kiteboarding skill level at a minimum – must be able to perform basic tricks consistently.

Essential Criteria:

  • KA, IKO, or equivalent qualification.
  • Valid Working With Children Check.
  • Drivers Licence (manual vehicle).
  • KA Membership.

What’s included:

  • Competitive salary.
  • Shared accommodation.
  • All meals.
  • Professional, high energy, exciting work environment.
  • Creative environment – bring your passion into the team.
  • An offshore kiting adventure in Far North QLD.

We offer a competitive remuneration package that includes accommodation, food, transport, and access to some of the best and most remote kitesurfing locations in Australia. Details will be discussed at the time of the interview.

 

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Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Indian Ocean Territories, Western Australia
July – September 2024

Chef/Cook: Full-time/seasonal

July – September 2024

  • Entire Season: 13 weeks

Description of Position and Duties

At Zephyr Tours, we deliver an immersive and fully inclusive kitesurfing tour package, including transport, food, tuition, activities, adventures and more. For the duration of the 10-day tour, from the moment our guests are picked up in the morning until bedtime each evening, every member of the team is expected to help provide exceptional customer service to our guests while ensuring that each day runs as smoothly as possible while adhering to all-time checkpoints and schedules.

As the tour cook/chef, your role is to provide and deliver healthy and nutritious meals and snacks for all our guests and the team daily. You will help create the tour meal plan for each 10-day tour while working with the available food options on any given day. Your creativity is essential to staying within a budget, preparing, transporting and serving the food at various locations around the island. You will be responsible for shopping, ordering online, booking food providers on the island, stocktaking, and liaising with management on daily scheduling to deliver the meals on time.

When out on the water or riding with our clients, your role is to inspire, encourage, and help get each guest stoked on kitesurfing.

Behind the scenes and away from our clients, you may be required to perform tasks essential to the preparation and set-up of each tour, including maintenance, cleaning, food prep, early starts, late evenings and more.

The appropriate candidate will be a skilled individual who is flexible, resourceful, and creative when preparing food. They must be confident in producing delicious meals and snacks using a basic kitchen, gas burner BBQ, with limited food availability and who has an eye presentation. The right candidate will be responsible for the catering needs for up to 20 pax, between 2-3 meals each day. They must be able to utilise local businesses for food supplies, ingredients and meals to deliver an enhanced culinary experience for our clients. The ideal candidate must have a passion for the sport of kitesurfing with the ability to kite with our clients and share the stoke. 

Responsibilities:

  • Management of the whole catering operation from start to finish.
  • Produce and deliver 2-3 meals each day for each 10-day tour.
  • Responsible for adhering to the company’s quality standards.
  • Control of budgeting, stock control and purchasing of food products.
  • Management of the staff-house kitchen and fridges, along with the use and allocation of food.
  • Responsible for the active and constant application of all safety and hygiene standards in the kitchen.
  • Responsible for cleaning and maintenance of kitchen, utensils and crockery.
  • Reporting to managers and taking on feedback.

Pre-requisites:

  • Professional experience working in the food industry (Certificate III Commercial Cookery qualification or above highly regarded)
  • Experience in preparing meals for large groups of up to 20 people.
  • Food safety certificate/or the ability to obtain.
  • Pro-active, professional and possess a positive attitude.
  • Ability to show initiative and possess strong problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully as part of a team.
  • The ability to work well under pressure.
  • Remote work experience (highly desirable)
  • A passion for kitesurfing, being comfortable living in remote environments in shared accommodation, and a desire to live in a tropical paradise.
  • Intermediate kiteboarder skill level – must be able to ride upwind.

What’s included:

  • Competitive salary.
  • Shared accommodation.
  • All meals.
  • Opportunity to practice kitesurfing, surfing, spearing, free-diving and more.
  • Professional, high energy, exciting work environment.
  • Creative environment – bring your passion into the team.

We offer a competitive remuneration package that includes accommodation, food, transport, use of kite centre equipment, flights from Perth and more. Details will be discussed at the time of the interview.

 

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Kite Instructor: Full-time/Seasonal

July – September 2024

  • Entire Season: 13 weeks

Description of Position and Duties

At Zephyr Tours, we deliver an immersive and fully inclusive kitesurfing tour package, including transport, food, tuition, activities, adventures and more. For the duration of the 10-day tour, from the moment our guests are picked up in the morning until bedtime each evening, every member of the team is expected to help provide exceptional customer service to our guests while ensuring that each day runs as smoothly as possible.

As a kite instructor, your role is to help provide and deliver unique kiteboarding-focused experiences for all our guests. You will assist in every aspect of the tour operation, from teaching and coaching kiteboarding, transport and logistics, cleaning and maintenance, all while socialising with our clients and creating an exceptional tour experience.

When out on the water or riding with our clients, your role is to inspire and encourage them while constantly looking for opportunities to offer beneficial coaching tips and pointers to help get each guest stoked on kitesurfing. You will be using an array of coaching methods, including one-to-one lessons, coaching clinics and tutorials, and coaching from in the boat, both on and off the water. To help with these, radio headsets are supplied and recommended for communication with clients on the water, while video cameras are available to film clients in aid of constructive and timely feedback.

The appropriate candidate will be a skilled individual who is passionate about kiteboarding and is flexible, resourceful, and proactive in their approach. They must be confident, have a strong work ethic, and possess initiative, all the while helping to deliver the best kiteboarding and customer-focused experience possible.

The right candidate will be responsible for coaching, guiding, transporting clients and supplies and helping deliver an exceptional tour experience for each 10-day tour. Behind the scenes or away from our clients, you may be required to perform tasks essential to the preparation and set-up of each tour, including maintenance, cleaning, food prep, early starts, and late evenings.

The ideal candidate must have a passion for the sport of kitesurfing with the ability to enhance the client’s experience by sharing the stoke.

Responsibilities:

  • Coaching and teaching kiteboarding.
  • Guiding on the water while providing an exceptional customer service experience.
  • Transporting clients and supplies around the islands.
  • Cleaning and general maintenance of the kite centre, vehicles, and staff accommodation.
  • Active and constant application of all work, health, and safety standards on and off the water.
  • Adherence to Zephyr Tours code of conduct and quality standards.
  • Reporting to managers and the ability to take on feedback.

Pre-requisites:

  • Professional experience instructing kiteboarding.
  • Experience in hospitality, customer service and/or servicing large groups of up to 20 people.
  • Passion for kitesurfing, being comfortable living in remote environments in shared accommodation, and a desire to live in a tropical paradise.
  • Ability to show initiative and possess strong problem-solving skills.
  • Proactive, professional and possess a positive attitude.
  • Intermediate kiteboarding skill level – must be able to perform basic tricks consistently.

Essential Criteria:

  •  KA, IKO, or equivalent qualification.
  • Valid Working With Children Check.
  • Drivers Licence (manual vehicle).
  • KA Membership.

What’s included:

  • Shared accommodation.
  • All meals.
  • Opportunity to practice kitesurfing, surfing, spearing, free-diving and more.
  • Professional, high energy, exciting work environment.
  • Creative environment – bring your passion to the team.
  • 50% reimbursement of return flight costs from Perth to Cocos.

We offer a competitive remuneration package that includes accommodation, food, transport, use of kite centre equipment, flights from Perth and more. Details will be discussed at the time of the interview.

 

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Volunteer Kite Instructor/Guide: 2-4 weeks

July – September 2024

  • Volunteer/Full-time: 2 weeks

Description of Position and Duties

At Zephyr Tours, we deliver an immersive and fully inclusive kitesurfing tour package, including transport, food, tuition, activities, adventures and more. For the duration of the 10-day tour, from the moment our guests are picked up in the morning until bedtime each evening, every member of the team is expected to help provide exceptional customer service to our guests while ensuring that each day runs as smoothly as possible.

As a volunteer kite instructor/guide, your role is to help provide and deliver unique kiteboarding-focused experiences for all our guests. You will assist in every aspect of the tour operation, from teaching and coaching kiteboarding, transport and logistics, cleaning and maintenance, all while socialising with our clients and creating an exceptional tour experience.

When out on the water or riding with our clients, your role is to inspire and encourage them while constantly looking for opportunities to offer beneficial coaching tips and pointers to help get each guest stoked on kitesurfing. You will be using an array of coaching methods, including one-to-one lessons, coaching clinics and tutorials, and coaching from in the boat, both on and off the water. To help with these, radio headsets are supplied and recommended for communication with clients on the water, while video cameras are available to film clients in aid of constructive and timely feedback.

The appropriate candidate will be a skilled individual who is passionate about kiteboarding and is flexible, resourceful, and proactive in their approach. They must be confident, have a strong work ethic, and possess initiative, all the while helping to deliver the best kiteboarding and customer-focused experience possible.

The right candidate will be responsible for coaching, guiding, transporting clients and supplies and helping deliver an exceptional tour experience for each 10-day tour. Behind the scenes or away from our clients, you may be required to perform tasks essential to the preparation and set-up of each tour, including maintenance, cleaning, food prep, early starts, and late evenings.

The ideal candidate must have a passion for the sport of kitesurfing with the ability to enhance the client’s experience by sharing the stoke.

Responsibilities:

  • Coaching and teaching kiteboarding.
  • Guiding on the water while providing an exceptional customer service experience.
  • Transporting clients and supplies around the islands.
  • Cleaning and general maintenance of the kite centre, vehicles, and staff accommodation.
  • Active and constant application of all work, health, and safety standards on and off the water.
  • Adherence to Zephyr Tours code of conduct and quality standards.
  • Reporting to managers and the ability to take on feedback.

Pre-requisites:

  • Professional experience instructing kiteboarding.
  • Experience in hospitality, customer service and/or servicing large groups of up to 20 people.
  • Passion for kitesurfing, being comfortable living in remote environments in shared accommodation, and a desire to live in a tropical paradise.
  • Ability to show initiative and possess strong problem-solving skills.
  • Proactive, professional and possess a positive attitude.
  • Intermediate kiteboarding skill level – must be able to perform basic tricks consistently.

Essential Criteria:

  • Valid Working With Children Check.
  • Drivers Licence (manual vehicle).
  • KA Membership.

Desirable:

  •  KA, IKO, or equivalent qualification.

What’s included:

  • Shared accommodation.
  • All meals.
  • Opportunity to practice kitesurfing, surfing, spearing, free-diving and more.
  • Professional, high energy, exciting work environment.
  • Creative environment – bring your passion to the team.
  • 50% reimbursement of return flight costs from Perth to Cocos.

We offer a competitive remuneration package that includes accommodation, food, transport, use of kite centre equipment, flights from Perth and more. Details will be discussed at the time of the interview.

 

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Volunteer Host & Logistics Operator: Volunteer/Fulltime

July – August 2024

  • Volunteer/Fulltime: 2-6 weeks
    • 2-week minimum commitment
    • 6-week maximum commitment

Description of Position and Duties

At Zephyr Tours, we deliver an immersive and fully inclusive kitesurfing tour package, including transport, food, tuition, activities, adventures, and more. For the duration of the 10-day tour, from the moment our guests are picked up in the morning until bedtime each evening, every member of the team is expected to help provide exceptional customer service to our guests while ensuring that each day runs as smoothly as possible.

As a volunteer host & logistics operator in Cocos with Zephyr Tours, your role is to help the chef and team by assisting in the meal preparation and food delivery, ensuring food preparation and service areas are kept clean and tidy. You will provide logistics and transport services by driving the Toyota Landcruiser Troopcarrier with a trailer, transporting clients, staff, and meals, and keeping the Troopy clean and presentable. While at Kite Beach, you will be responsible for assisting with non-tuition operations, such as helping clients launch and land kites, restocking food supplies, and keeping the Kite Centre clean and tidy.

Our tours are a completely immersive experience for our guests, and we want you to be on tour with them. It is essential that you are a kitesurfer and passionate about providing unparalleled service for our clients. The ideal candidate will have experience working in a similar tour environment, with exceptional customer service skills. They must be professional in their approach to work, have confidence and possess a strong work ethic, all the while helping to deliver the best kiteboarding and customer-focused experience possible.

Responsibilities:

Kite Beach Duties-

  • Professionally interact with clients while actively trying to help as and when needed.
  • Launch and land kites.
  • Help clients in a non-coaching role, e.g., pump up their kites, run their lines, etc…
  • Set up and pack up chairs, tables, etc…
  • Help to keep Kite Beach clean and tidy.
  • Be stoked!

Host Duties-

  • Assist in set-up, pack-up, washing up, & clean-up before and after meals, whether at Kite Beach or another location.
  • Ensure all food preparation, serving, and eating areas are clean and tidy, and eating surfaces are wiped down before each meal.
  • Work with the chef to assist in meal preparation, food presentation, shopping for food, & food delivery.
  • Restocking food, water, and ice supplies at Kite Beach.

Logistics Duties-

  • Drive the Toyota Landcruiser Troopcarrier or Hire Car with a trailer to transport guests, food, and staff as required.
  • Assist in cleaning, washing, & sweeping the vehicles daily.
  • Assist in refuelling vehicles & jerry cans.

Pre-requisites:

  • Experience in hospitality, customer service, and/or servicing large groups of up to 20 people.
  • Passion for kitesurfing, being comfortable living in remote environments in shared accommodation, and a desire to live in a tropical paradise.
  • Ability to show initiative and possess strong problem-solving skills.
  • Proactive, professional, and positive attitude.

Essential Criteria:

  • Must be a kitesurfer. Beginner level is OK.
  • Drivers Licence (manual vehicle).
  • Kiteboarding Australia Membership.
  • Valid Working Visa.

What’s included:

  • Shared accommodation.
  • All meals.
  • Opportunity to practice kitesurfing, surfing, spearing, free-diving, and more.
  • Professional, high energy, exciting work environment.
  • Creative environment – bring your passion to the team.

This is purely a Volunteer Role and would suit someone who is a complete kite frother keen to experience island life in the Cocos Islands. For applicants willing to commit to 6 weeks, partial reimbursement of the cost of flights is applicable. Details will be discussed at the time of the interview.

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Guest Pro-Rider/Coach

Guest Pro Rider/Coach: 2-4 weeks
  • Any Location: 2-4 weeks

If you’re a pro rider and are keen to coach and share your knowledge and skills on a Zephyr Tour, we’d love to hear from you! Click on the link below and apply now!

If you think you are a good fit for Zephyr Tours, we want to hear from you! Check out our social sites (links below), and if you like what you see, apply now to become part of the Zephyr dream team!

For international residents or citizens wishing to apply, please check the following link for eligibility requirements and visa availability. To be considered an eligible visa holder, you must hold one of the following visas. If you have applied for the visa, but it has not yet been granted, you are not an eligible visa holder.