Employment Opportunities

Big Winds is one of the largest kite, windsurf and SUP retail stores in the country. In 2021, we are excited to be celebrating 34 years of getting people set up with the best gear out there in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. We are currently hiring for several seasonal (May-September) positions. If you are interested in joining our team, please send your resume, references, and a brief introduction to Connie Ozimek (connie@bigwinds.com).

Advanced Kids Camp Windsurf Instructor

We are currently hiring for an Advanced Kids Camp Instructor. Our Camps are the heart of our lessons program and aim to get kids on the water and having fun! Advanced Kids Camp focuses on Beach Starts, Waterstarts, and Harness and Footstrap use. The skills and traits we are looking for in a successful candidate are:

  • Outgoing, fun loving, and empathetic personality
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Windsurfing experience (must be comfortable with waterstarts, ideally jibing already as well)
  • Teaching experience a plus

Compensation: DOE

Windsurf Instructor

We are currently hiring for a seasonal full-time Windsurf Instructor. The skills and traits we are looking for in a successful candidate are:

  • Outgoing, fun loving, and empathetic personality
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Windsurfing experience (this requirement may be waived if you have other teaching experience)
  • Teaching experience a plus

Compensation: DOE

Hook Staff

We are currently hiring for a seasonal full-time Staff Member at our waterfront lessons and rental location. The main responsibilities of the job are setting up for lessons and rentals, and preparing customers at check-in with the gear they need. Come work in a gorgeous location and enjoy the summer sun! The skills and traits we are looking for in a successful candidate are:

  • Outgoing, fun loving, and empathetic personality
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Organized
  • Experience in Customer Service a plus

Compensation: DOE