Our Mission

To be the leading company in adventure recreation and retailing, by building a reputation for fun, and excellence through dedication to customer service, quality, safety, and value.


About kitty hawk kites

We were founded in 1974 by John Harris with a dream to teach the world to fly.

We’re a national adventure and retail operation – locations from Maine to Florida but primarily based on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. If it’s fun to do on the Outer Banks, we do it. Kitty Hawk Kites is the world’s largest and oldest Hang Gliding School and now features a Kite Boarding School and Resort, Kayaking tours and much more! We were voted one of National Geographic Adventure Magazine’s Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth in 2007.  We have over 15 retail locations along the Outer Banks and more locations in 5 other states.  We are looking for talented, enthusiastic and energetic people to come join our crew.

We encourage our crew to participate in community

events, fly kites, and enjoy the various recreation activities we offer.  Many of these opportunities are available for our employees to experience for free.

We aspire to inspire moments of pure joy and memories worth sharing and repeating.  Our purpose, Teaching the World to Fly, is literal and figurative.  How will you teach the world to fly?


Employment Opportunities

Want to join the Kitty Hawk Kites crew? Take a look through all our current positions and apply online. Kitty Hawk Kites is a fun place to work, with lots of opportunities. Housing may be provided depending on position and availability. Please contact Human Resources for more information at hr@kittyhawk.com.

Please click the button below for a full listing of available positions.

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*Benefits differ for full-time/ seasonal employees

  • Competitive wages
  • Bonuses and incentives available
  • End of season bonus for staying through commitment dates
  • Paid training
  • Free recreation including hang gliding, kite boarding and kayaking.
  • Great discounts on merchandise
  • Company sponsored cookouts and events
  • Housing is available but limited, and priority is given to interns and visa students
  • Fun work environment and summer at the beach

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