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Become part of a great team: Action Sports Maui is looking for motivated and talented individuals who are serious about their sports. We need open-minded people who are willing to learn our ways, our methods, and follow our teaching programs. We need positive people who can stay professional under pressure. And we need people who can work as part of a team, listen to management, and put their egos on hold. And we want people who will be  positive role models, and who can be proud to uphold the values of our school.

Our Living Legacy: Action Sports got its reputation from the efforts of the hardworking individuals that make up the team. Each person is vital to the function of our operations. We are always on the lookout for motivated and positive people to join our team as we continue to grow. We have long term and short term positions to fill. The busy season is summer with the demand for our services increases. We are requesting proposals from experienced  instructors that can work full-time or part-time, or seasonally, May thru September.

Positions Available:

Instructors: We are always looking for good quality water sports instructors to be part of a motivated team. Experienced talented instructors are always highly valued. We also have instructor training programs and apprenticeships for qualified applicants. Where you will work alongside more experienced instructors until you gain more experience.

Office Staff: We are also looking for office staff to work in our booking office & shop. The staff should be familiar in several watersports especially surfing, and windsurf/kite, and have office skills, must also be computer savvy, and have good presentation, and customer service experience. Shop staff assist customers with equipment selection, and will be responsible for bookings, and retail transactions, and managing a schedule.

Ding Repair: We are also looking for an equipment maintenance guy, epoxy and polyester ding repairs, for Surf/SUP equipment.

What we are looking for: We are looking for motivated, and enthusiastic sportsmen and women who can function as part of the team. They should be in good physical health to meet the demands of the sports. They should possess a high skill level in their sport discipline. Have good communication skills, including clear speech. Have good manners and etiquette. Understand customer service. Be computer literate, text savvy. Have a valid driver’s license.

Motivation:  Our instructors are prized for their motivation. They must firstly be motivated about their sport. Whenever there is time off between lessons, you will have many opportunities to practice your sport. We do not want people who have “retired” from their sport, or who are only doing it for the money, this is a bad motivator. When you are truly motivated you will want to be at the beach every chance you get, and be learning, improving, updating your knowledge, and participating in our watersports community.

Work Status:  To work in the USA all applicants will need a U.S. work visa, & social security number.

Lifestyle:  To live on Maui can be expensive, unless you plan to stay for a longer period. When you commit to a longer stay you can take advantage of many deals that make living expenses more affordable. Example; Long-term accommodation is much cheaper than short term, and learning to “live like a local”, can be much more economical and more affordable than living like a “tourist”. Our workers will have access to affordable long term accommodations, and cheap transport, as well as receive assistance in getting settled into the local lifestyle, quickly and easily. Being settled on Maui for a period of time is considered a plus because local knowledge is an important factor.

*We are currently looking for Surfing, Windsurfing, and Kiteboarding Instructors, and Office/shop Staff!

Action Sports Instructor staff are expected to: Have a positive attitude. Respect the values of the school. Follow the procedures of the school. Ride every day. Improve their personal skill levels. Have their own equipment to ride during ride lessons. Do on the job training. Stay current with their CPR and First Aid certification. Have current instructor training & certification. A valid driver’s license. Continue to learn and invest time becoming a better instructor. Must be open minded to trying new ideas and training techniques. Instructors need to stay knowledgeable with their sport, have a good understanding of all the current equipment, and trends.

Instructor Attributes: You will need to acquire good local knowledge of the island, and learn about the local beaches and sailing rules & guidelines. Know and respect all the local rules. Be drug free. Have good personal hygiene and grooming. Maintain a neat appearance. Act professionally at all times both on and off the water. Be honest, reliable, dependable, and loyal. Have a cell phone, have reliable transport, and email access. Be good verbal communicators to people of all ages and different backgrounds. Be a good role model because your students are watching you on and off the water.

Internships, apprenticeships, and traineeships: People seeking work experience can apply for an internship position where they will receive important practical experience and on the job training. Internships are offered on a case by case basis. Traineeships can also be combined with our structured Instructor Training Courses.  Send your detailed Resume when applying for an internship or traineeship position.

Instructor Placement & Instructor Exchanges: our instructors have a good reputation and they are highly regarded in the industry. We usually have no trouble finding placement for our instructors in other locations. Our instructors may want to travel and teach, or run a tour of clinics. Our sister schools on the mainland and abroad work with us to find placements for our instructors. We are also ready to work with instructors on loan to us from other centers. We find that everyone benefits from such exchanges, and we can work on new ideas and different approaches together. Instructors and schools wanting to place their instructors with Action Sports for additional training or temporary placement, can just pick up the phone or email, Phone (808) 283-7913, Email actionsportsmaui@gmail.com

Each applicant should submit a complete detailed resume: Please include your name, personal information, a detailed list of training, education, skills, work experience, job descriptions, including a description of their responsibilities, and references and or contact persons that can confirm the previous work experience. Also list any certifications you have or training you have done including CPR or First Aid, boating certificates etc. You will need to provide copies of all certifications you are listing. Write and include with your proposal a short essay on why you want to work with Action Sports Maui. In your resume, please provide your age, a good physical description of yourself, a portrait photograph, and some action photos shots of you doing your sport. Availability: We have long term and short term positions to fill. So let us know your availability, and what dates or specific months do you anticipate being available. 

Email your resume to actionsportsmaui@gmail.com