Chief Of Staff


San Diego, CA, USA

Full time

Operation management

Jul 9

We're looking for a Chief of Staff at Surf Park Central to help manage day to day operations with focus on marketing, event planning, and sponsor sales operations. The main focus is Surf Park Summit, October 16-18th, in San Diego.

This role is best suited for someone looking to level up their career in professional events, media, and action sports and learn about the surfing, real estate development, and wellness tourism industries.

The ideal candidate is someone with a passion for real estate, technology, and surfing, with skills including event planning, budget management, project management, website management, sales operations, and customer success. This candidate has traits including highly organized "type A", energetic, self-starting, a planner, detail-oriented, honest, outgoing, willing to speak in front of audiences, and industrious as in willing to "figure things out on the job".

About the Role:

We’re seeking a Chief of Staff to oversee day to day operations alongside the 2 person marketing team, 2 person events team, and team of part time contributors. This role would also oversee our designer and software developer contractor teams. This role is full time while most in the company are part time - it's important to be a planner, but also a coordinator of people.


  • Coordinate with the team to oversee success of Surf Park Summit, October 16-18, 2022
  • Manage daily stand ups with the sales, marketing, and events teams
  • Oversee and drive weekly sales operations including invoicing, billing, and tracking
  • Host customer and sponsor meetings to aid in closing business alongside Sales and Customer success teams
  • Work with Marketing and Events team to coordinate marketing and event project plans related to Surf Park Summit and sponsors
  • Work with with designers and developers to update and manage website
  • HR, payroll, expense reimbursement, hiring management
  • Manage reporting and weekly project milestone planning
  • Report out weekly to the Partners

Role Details:

  • Full time, Virtual
  • Must be able to attend Surf Park Summit in San Diego October 16-18th
  • Compensation: $75,000 to start per year plus bonus and equity vesting
  • 1 month trial period as 1099 contractor

REQUIRED: Send cover letter (200+ words on "why surf parks") and work sample (powerpoint slide on some news in the surf park industry that's interesting and why) to Chris Kluesener, Partner, at

About the company:

Surf Park Central is the leading conference event and media company in surf parks and wave pools. Our work is focused on helping investors, developers, and operators of surf parks and wave pools to be successful. Our customers are companies like Surfline, Wavegarden, Architects Orange, Goldman Sachs, Westlake International Group, and Firewire Surfboards. Surf parks are growing fast - there are about 10 surf parks globally today, growing to 100 within a few years and valued at a $3BN industry. SPC’s offerings include Surf Park Summit, a conference event in October, and Insiders, a paid membership subscription. Target customers: surf pool Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Operators of surf parks. Learn more at

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