Employment


Join The Outside Hilton Head Team!
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Join Our Outside Team

Become a member of the Outside team—the South Carolina Lowcountry's premier outdoor adventure company—and experience the excitement and rewards of exploring the beauty of our area with Island residents and visitors.

Enthusiastic, hard working and people-oriented individuals passionate about providing an excellent outdoor experience to others are encouraged to consider employment or an internship with Outside. Download our employment application. Seasonal part-time and full-time employment is available for the following positions:

  • Kayak Nature Guide
  • Fishing Guide
  • Team and Leadership Facilitator
  • Retail
  • Administration
  • Daufuskie Island History Guide
  • USCG licensed Captains

We are passionate about outdoor adventure and committed to being good stewards of our environment. We take great satisfaction in providing others with a safe and enjoyable outdoor experience.

2017 Internships

(A limited number available)

Our intern program has been in existence for over ten years and features the opportunity to learn on the job in a great outdoor environment. Interns for Outside have come from a variety of fields including outdoor recreation and tourism, recreation management, business administration and retail management. Interns generally rotate through various positions at Outside such as kayak/nature guide, retail sales, retail merchandising, reservations and office management. We offer a fun, diverse and exciting working environment that will help improve your business and leadership skills. You will learn how to build relationships with co-workers and clients. This internship is ideal for those seeking a career in sales, outdoor recreation, retail management, business or related fields.

Outside interns work 50 hours per week. You will get two days off each week to enjoy all that Hilton Head Island and the South Carolina Lowcountry has to offer. Relax on the 12 miles of beach, play golf at any one of the great courses on and around Hilton Head, or get out on the water and explore on your own. We offer a terrific employee benefit program and allow interns and employees access to our equipment during non-peak times. Other employee benefits include great deals on clothing and accessories and better discounts on guide related gear needed for work. 

If you are looking to Get Outside this season then Outside may be the perfect fit for you. Are you the right fit for us? The "right fit" intern applicant is:

  • Open minded and has a great attitude
  • Pleasant and engaging
  • 18 years or older
  • An outside enthusist
  • Into a healthy and goal-oriented lifestyle
  • Comfortable working with a close-knit team made up of diverse individuals
  • Quickly and easily adaptable to changing roles
  • Able to communicate well with others
  • Ready to experience adventure and develop new skills
  • Honest
  • Accountable
  • Able to give and receive open, constructive feedback
  • A quick and enthusiastic learner
  • Effective at sharing ideas, teaching and conveying concepts
  • Willing and eager to develop personally and professionally
  • Interested in learning about a career in the outdoor, retail, recreation or tourism industries
  • If you are the "right fit" then apply now. The number of internships is limited and quality candidates are applying daily.

To apply for an Outside internship please download and complete our employment application and fax it to us at (843) 341-3610.

Once we have received the application, we will contact you to set up a phone interview. If you have any questions, please contact Jean Fruh at jean@outsidehiltonhead.com

Outside Guide Training

2017 General Information. Guiding is a fun and challenging experience. Prior experience is not necessary. Candidates are required to successfully complete our 5-day Outside Guide Training Course. Coursework includes kayaking skills, safety skills, basics of interpretive naturalism, ecology, history, and environmental awareness. We also cover public relations and leadership skills. Originally designed to train specifically for our guided kayak nature tour programs, it has evolved to become a comprehensive training for the full range of our programs — from kayak, boat, and land-based tours. All new staff, regardless of intended positions, are required to successfully complete this program.


Important Dates

  GUIDE TRAINING DATES RETAIL & RESERVATIONS
TRAINING DATES
Session I
February 27 - March 3 
March 6-10 
Session II
May 15 - 19*
May 22 - 26
Session III
TBD - if necessary
*Summer Interns must attend this session
ALL New Staff Orientation: June 2017 dates to be determined
*Summer Interns must attend this session


The Nature Guide Position at Outside Requires

  • Successful Completion of the 5-day Outside Guide Training Course
  • Completion of a minimum of 6 Shadow Trips
  • Positive, Professional Attitude
  • Self motivation, responsibility and physical activity
  • Interest in learning about the nature and history of the Lowcountry
  • Ability to work with all kinds of people
  • First Aid/CPR (Must have certification before beginning training)

Guide Training Cost

The 5-Day Guide Outside Training Course costs $275.00. Successful completion of this course is required to become an Outside guide. It is an intense, comprehensive training that can lead to further certifications. $175 will be reimbursed to you provided that you remain employed with Outside through August 18, 2015. (The balance covers books, training materials and a uniform, which are yours to keep. (For Internships, the entire cost is non-refundable)


Other Requirements

In addition to Guide Training, there are a handful of other requirements we would like you to be aware of: All new guides are required to have a mobile phone for emergency use during tours. Also, you will need sport sandals (like from Chaco or Teva) that attach around the ankle and will stay on your feet in the water. If you do not have any yet, you can get them from us (super discounts on gear for guides). Most full-time employees invest in additional uniforms for convenience, but this is not required. Uniform gear is typically available below wholesale cost. All guides are required to maintain current CPR and First Aid certification, and you must have this certification before training begins.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Completed applications should be returned in person to Tracie Martucci at Outside Brands Headquarters in The Plaza at Shelter Cove Monday-Friday between 8:30am - 2pm. If you cannot return the application in person, please contact Tracie at tracie@outsidehiltonhead.com to make alternative arrangements.