Job Listing: Seasonal Kite/Wing/Efoil Lessons Instructor

About Us

MACkite has been sharing the stoke and selling kite gear for almost 40 years! We started out selling stunt kites in Mackinaw City, and have since evolved to become the largest kiteboarding and wingfoiling retailer in North America. Our goal is to improve the fabric of people’s lives by returning them to movement and a youthful spirit. We strive to use our talents and passions to bring the gift of joy into the lives of our customers, our staff, and their families. We are a company “Where Fun Begins”.

Job Description

We are looking for Kiteboarding, Wingfoiling, and Efoil instructors. We are open to having one person teach multiple types of lessons. This position requires excellent communication skills, punctuality, dependability, positive attitude, honesty, strong work ethic, patience, and genuine enjoyment of teaching. All kite and wing lessons will take place at Pere Marquette beach in Muskegon, MI. We have a brick shack located at the south end of the beach that contains all of the necessary equipment. Efoil lessons will vary, but primarily will take place at Pottawatomie park in Grand Haven. Our lesson season runs from May-September. Please understand that for Kite and Wing instructing, it is highly dependent on weather conditions, which means there very well may be days in which work is canceled for the day. The bulk of lessons will take place on weekends due to client schedules. Our efoil instructor position would be a great summer job for a motivated high school or college student! 


  • Communicate with our lessons coordinator as well as directly with our clients in a clear, consistent manner to be prepared for all upcoming lessons and any necessary rescheduling
  • Arrive to the lessons center 30 minutes prior to each lesson to set up gear and boundaries
  • Keep the lessons center clean and organized
  • Maintain client safety as a number one priority
  • Be able to make judgment calls based on client skill and weather conditions in order to run lessons in the most efficient manner


-Kiteboarding and Wing Lessons

  • Prior kiting/winging experience is required for kiteboarding and wingfoiling instructors. 
  • Previous teaching experience is preferred
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Dependability
  • Excellent customer interaction skills

-Efoil instructor

  • Efoiling experience is not required for our lessons, but previous boardsports skills are recommended. We are willing to teach the right person
  • Flexible schedule. Many of our clients are on vacation and would like to take lessons on weekdays. 
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Dependability

What We Offer

  • Access to use shop gear when not working. Including kites, wings, efoils, etc.
  • The ability to purchase gear at a discounted price
  • Paid training
  • All the necessary gear and materials needed to teach lessons
  • Pay rate is based on a percentage of the total lesson cost
  • Tips cannot be relied upon, but are often received

If interested in any of these positions, please email a resume/references to and briefly describe your kiting/winging experience in your email. We look forward to hearing from you!