Surf & Swim Instructor

Type of Job

Full-time Paid

Job Location

Puerto Madero, Chis., Mexico


40 hours per week with 2 full days off. Accommodation and one meal per day provided.

Surf & Swim Instructor

Site Type

Live Onsite

Reports to:

Mision Surf Manager

Our Visión and Focus

Misión Surf is a social impact hotel and surf school, created to generate self-sustainable income for Mision Mexico Foundation and provide community outreach support to the youth and families of Puerto Madero. We are a small, 6-bedroom, beachfront property located 30 minutes outside of Tapachula, Chiapas.

Role Context

We are looking for experienced surfers and swim instructors who can bring exciting energy to our surf school and community swim classes, assisting us in enhancing and expanding our programs. You will work closely with the general public, hotel guest and our local community. The main focus of the role is (1) manage our surf school, delivering and promoting surf lessons locally (2) work with children and youth from our home and local community to help develop surf and water skills.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage and deliver all surf lessons and surf related enquires from paying customers, including the general public, and international/national hotel guest

  • Promote our surf school locally, engaging with new and existing surf clients

  • Assist the team in organising and delivering surf retreats and surf hospitality packages

  • Deliver free weekly swim and water safety lessons as part of our community outreach programs

  • Assist in encouraging, developing and enhancing surf skills and participation amongst our Mision Mexico Casa youth

  • Run surf and ocean awareness workshops, refreshing and educating our youth and community on water safety, basic first aid, and clean ocean/beach practices

  • Assist with gathering social media photos and content

Essential Criteria
  • Proven experience in teaching surf lessons at varying ability levels (evidence to be cited)

  • Certified water attendants (lifesaving and lifeguarding)

  • First aid trained

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Conversational in Spanish and English, with the ability to hold classes and workshops in both languages

  • Self-motivated and able to take responsibility for actions and duties

  • Valid ‘Working with Children Check’ and undergo a Criminal Records Check prior to employment.

  • 21 years or older

  • No drug uses

Desirable Criteria

Full driving license, with willingness to drive in Mexico if required

Additional Information

These roles are for an immediate start.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this exciting opportunity, please include the following in your email application to

1. A covering letter addressing the selection criteria and your suitability for the role based on the skills, knowledge and abilities requirements outlined in the advertisement and role description (Maximum of 2 pages);

2. A current CV or Resume;

3. Copies of any relevant qualifications

4. The contact details of two professional referees, including your most recent line manager/s.