Hola! My name is Marshall and I am operating a small paddle board tour company out of my home in Santa Cruz with help from my wife Annette. We offer paddle board tours on Lake Atitlan and teach paddle boarding to beginners looking to try out the sport. We are looking for a couple or solo traveler that are/is skilled in the art of videography and editing. We had an amazing first year of business and now we want to take it to new levels which means we need help with promotional videos for our new online booking system. Do you want to come live in Santa Cruz in a beautiful private apartment and enjoy being on the water catching stunning footage of this awesome and sport and location?
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
You will likely learn to paddle board or paddle board better by the end. You will have the time to truly explore and appreciate Lake Atitlan and discover what is so special about this location and it's culture. Spend a month hanging out with a cool couple making fun videos to add to your portfolio. We have been living here for 2 years and can show you around and teach you about the area. November is a beautiful (if sometimes overly windy) month to be here. The temperature is warm, the landscape is green, lush and photogenic. We live close to everything in Santa Cruz. Consider it a work vacation and edit from the comfort of a hammock as you stare out at the perfect view a sip a cool beer...do I need to say anymore?
We need somebody or a couple equipped with enough gear to compile quality footage and create stunning videos of paddle boarding lessons, tours and quick instructional videos. Our ideal candidate will have a quality camera, drone, laptop and videography experience for editing. We have awesome WIFI here on the property. The best you can get in Santa Cruz. This opportunity is for the month of November 2018 ideally. We will give you a comfortable, private apartment on our property for the whole month in exchange for filming and editing services. We can send interested candidates a link to the Airbnb to see the apartment. We only do paddle tours and sessions in the morning when it is calm and nice out. Most video work will be mornings with some minor exceptions (possible sunset photo ops). Candidates will need to be comfortable shooting on the water from a paddle board or using drone above water. Candidates will be responsible for their own food. You will have your own kitchen to cook. You will have many afternoons and evenings to explore Lake Atitlan. Please message to discuss the exchange more :)
English and enough Spanish
You will be given our private Guest House Apartment that we normally rent out on Airbnb or use for our friends and family. It is just below our house and has a beautiful garden, deck, view and overall vibe. You will be able to use the paddle boards and join fun tours with cool international travelers. The apartment has a double bed, kitchen, hot shower, drinking water, huge deck with view and closet. You will also be provided with a weekly cleaning and sheet change. You will be responsible for your own food and entertainment. I imagine you will join us for the odd dinner or sunset beer as we will be living in close proximity but still privately.
We would like to decrease the amount of hours worked and not provide food to the guests. We do not have lives that allow us time to provide 3 meals a day to workers. We will support our guests as much as possible. Instead of food we will be providing the opportunity to join awesome paddle board tours, give free use of boards and also opportunities to do tours to challenging for regular guests.
Annette and I are a couple of easy going Canadians trying to build a comfortable life here in Santa Cruz on Lake Atitlan. We are easy to get along with and will give a lot of creative freedom to the right candidate. Santa Cruz is a small but safe town to live it. Pubic boats can transport you around to visit other towns or pick up groceries. We are a short 2 minute walk from the local hostel/bar that offers different activities during the day and night. You could even learn to dive at their PADI dive center as you will be living so close. It is the cheapest place to get Open Water certified.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
15 hours/week- no food, 25 hours/week- food