Join the Outside Team!

Become a member of the Outside Team – the South Carolina Lowcountry's premier outdoor adventure, destination management and specialty retail company. Experience the excitement and rewards of exploring the beauty of our area with Island residents and visitors. Enthusiastic, hard working and people-oriented individuals are encouraged to consider employment with Outside.


Seasonal, year round, part-time and full time employment
is available for the following positions:
  • Kayak Nature Guide
  • Fishing Guide
  • Paddle Boarding Instructor
  • Retail Associate
  • Group sales
  • Group services
  • USCG Licensed Captains
  • Daufuskie History guide
  • Team and leadership facilitator
  • Administration support


2017 Internships

A limited number of internship positions are available each year. Outside hires interns from a variety of fields of study, including Tourism, Outdoor Recreation, Business Administration and Retail Management. Interns generally rotate through various positions at Outside such as kayak nature guide, retail associate and reservationist.

Outside offers a fun, diverse and exciting work environment that will improve your business and leadership skills. You will learn how to build relationships with co-workers and clients. An internship with Outside is ideal for those seeking a career in sales, outdoor recreation, retail management, business or related field.

Outside interns work 50 hours per week. They get two days off per week to enjoy all that Hilton Head Island and South Carolina Lowcountry has to offer. Outside offers a terrific employee benefit program and allows interns and employees access to equipment during non-peak times. Additional benefits include great deals on clothing and accessories.



If you are looking to get outside this season, then Outside may be the perfect fit for you.
Are you the right fit for Outside? The right fit intern applicant is:
  • open minded and has a great attitude
  • pleasant and engaging
  • at least 18 years old
  • an outdoor enthusiast
  • 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
  • ready to experience adventure and develop new skills
  • honest and 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, tourism and destination management industries

If you have any questions please contact Jean Fruh at jean@outsidehiltonhead.com.


Outside Guide Training

Guiding is a fun and challenging experience. Prior experience is not necessary. Candidates are required to succesffuly 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. This is comprehensive training for the full range of our programs – kayak, boat and land based tours. All new staff, with very few exceptions, are required to successfully complete this program.

The 5-day Guide Training Course costs $275. Successful completion of this course is required to become an Outside guide or Captain. It is an intense, comprehensive training that can lead to further certifications. $175 of the cost will be reimbursed provided that you remain employed with Outside through August 18, 2016. The balance covers books, training materials and uniform. *Note: for interns, the entire cost of Guide Training is non-refundable.


Important Dates



Guide Training

Session I: February 29 - March 4
Session II: May 16 - 20**
Session III: TBD – if necessary


Retail and Reservations Training

Session I: March 7 - 11
Session II: May 23 - 27

**Summer interns must attend this session
ALL new staff orientation: June 2016




Completed applications should be brought in personally to our corporate headquarters in The Plaza at Shelter Cove. Give your application to either Mark Wray or Tracie Martucci, Monday – Saturday from 8am to 3pm. If you cannot return the application in person, please contact Tracie at tracie@outsidehiltonhead.com to make alternative arrangements.