Employment Opportunities

Big Winds is one of the largest kite, windsurf and SUP retail stores in the country. In 2020, we are excited to be celebrating 33 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).

Windsurfing Rentals

We are currently hiring for a seasonal full-time position in our Rental department. Employees would be responsible for setting up rental customers with the correct equipment for the conditions, booking lessons and rentals, repairing minor damage to equipment, and other tasks around the shop. 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
  • Knowledge of windsurfing equipment
  • Retail sales experience
  • Windfoil and windsurf experience are pluses

Compensation: DOE

Big Winds is an equal opportunity employer

 

Hook Site Manager

We are currently hiring for a seasonal full-time position at our Windsurfing Lessons and Rentals Satellite location, The Hook. The Hook Site Manager is responsible for ensuring smooth operations and stellar customer service. Daily operations include setting up lesson and rental customers with the correct equipment, communicating with instructors to facilitate successful lessons, organizing staff to promote efficiency and professionalism, and repairing minor damage to equipment. 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 and detail oriented
  • Knowledge of windsurfing equipment
  • Windsurf experience is a plus
  • Prior Management experience is a plus

Compensation: DOE

Big Winds is an equal opportunity employer

 

Windsurfing Instructor

We are currently hiring for seasonal Windsurfing Instructors for the Lessons Center, Kids Camp, and Advanced Kids Camp. 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
  • Teaching experience

Compensation: DOE

Big Winds is an equal opportunity employer

 

Hook Staff

We are currently hiring for a seasonal full-time position at our Windsurfing Lessons and Rentals Satellite location, The Hook. Responsibilities include setting up and putting away gear for Windsurfing Lessons and rental customers, providing excellent customer service, and occasionally jumping on the water to help instructors run a smooth lesson. 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
  • Knowledge of windsurfing equipment is a plus
  • Windsurfing experience is a plus

Compensation: DOE

Big Winds is an equal opportunity employer



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