2019 Head Instructor and Sailing Instructors

Milford yacht Club
131 Trumbull Ave
Milford, CT 06460
United States

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Experience Required
Employment Type
Summer Only
Work Schedule
Summer Only
Some Travel

Job Description
The Milford Yacht Club is seeking a head instructor and additional instructors for its 2019 summer sailing program. Our program is a 7 week program enrolling about 50 children from 5 to 17 years old. We have a Junior Buccaneers program for 5-7 year olds taking place on both land and sea. We offer opportunities for competitive racing (many top 5 finishes last summer) as well as adventure sailing in Optimists, Fevas, 420s, and Lasers. Our goal is to instill in our sailors a desire to pursue sailing opportunities throughout LIS and beyond by introducing them to all aspects of sailing from fun adventure sails to serious racing. All instructors teach Optimists in the morning and Racing Optimists, Fevas, 420s, or Lasers in the afternoon.

Our Head Instructor will report to the Jr Sailing Chair and Fleet Captain. Head Instructor must be highly self-motivated, organized, extremely safety-conscious, and have good communication skills.

Responsibilities include
*Insuring safety of all sailors and instructors both on and off the water
*Curriculum development
*Daily instruction
*Managing of sailing instructors and junior instructors
*Coordinating regatta attendance
*Coordinating with dock staff to insure proper maintenance and repairs of coach boat and rental fleets
*Working with Junior Sailing Chair to plan events throughout the season including family fun nights and end of season banquet.
*Creation of weekly newsletter

Job Requirements
Excellent communication skills with both junior sailors and parents, Optimist sailing or coaching experience as well as experience with at least one other boat class, US Safe Powerboat Handling Certificate, CT Safe Boating Certificate, CPR and First Aid certifications, and US Sailing Level 1 certification. Head Instructor candidates must have at least US Sailing Level 2 certification as well as at least 2-3 years of prior recreational and racing instruction experience. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
Employer Contact Information
Milford yacht Club
Marianna Erenhouse
131 Trumbull Ave
Milford CT 06460
United States

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