Work for us

Since 2005, our mission at Third Coast Surf Shop has been to spread the joy of the surfing lifestyle throughout the Great Lakes and beyond. We offer a full line of surf, skate, and stand-up paddling gear, apparel, and accessories at two surf shop locations, and also operate Third Coast Paddling, a retail destination for kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and related items. Our services include kayak and paddleboard rentals at multiple rental sites throughout southwest Michigan, plus surfing, paddling, and sandboarding rentals and lessons, and kids' beach day camps.

We currently have openings in the following positions:


Are you passionate about the surf and beach lifestyle? Are you committed to providing a great customer experience? We have an opportunity for you! Third Coast Surf Shop is looking for keyholders for our St. Joseph and New Buffalo locations. This is a seasonal position, and hours vary throughout the year (full-time hours in the summer, and part-time hours in the spring, fall, and during the holidays).


Leading all aspects of customer service ringing up sales, providing in-store product education, answering calls and emails, coordinating services (lessons/rentals/day camps), and setting an example for staff.
Executing and overseeing daily store operations, including opening/closing procedures and point-of-sale system.
Motivating team to attain sales and operational goals, and ensuring policies and procedures are effectively implemented.
Helping with recruiting, training, and supervising staff.
Managing inventory by receiving new merchandise, checking stock regularly, and communicating with General Manager.
Maintaining store appearance, including merchandising, cleaning, and restocking.
Other duties as assigned.


Proven retail experience.

Passion and/or interest in the surfing lifestyle with a serious desire to learn.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel. Familiarity with Lightspeed, or other retail POS systems, preferred but not required.

Full commitment to working seasonal retail store hours, including weekends and some holidays, and understanding that there are seasonal changes which require extra hours in busier seasons and more flexibility in slower seasons.

Send an email with your contact information, resume, relevant work history, and why you want to work with us to


Summer will be here before we know it! If you're interested in joining our seasonal crew, fill out our application here. Please indicate which position is the best fit for you:

- Retail Store Sales Associate
- Kayak & Paddleboard Rental Sites Associate
- Kids' Beach Camp Instructor