Assistant Instructor

Job Start Date
Job End Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
From $15.00
Per Hour
Employment Type
Summer Only
Work Schedule
Summer Only

Job Description
Seneca Sailing Academy is looking for an assistant sailing instructor. Seneca Sailing Academy is located just south of Seneca Yacht Club on beautiful Seneca Lake, opposite the city of Geneva. Geneva is the home of Hobart and William Smith College. The successful candidate will be an experienced sailor, who is motivated, hard-working, reliable, enthusiastic, diligent, energetic, competent, creative, and able to work well with others. He/she should have excellent communication skills, be able to help execute effective and fun plans, maintain safe practices, and above all, have a genuine passion for sailing and teaching kids. Our program runs 7 weeks: July 1-August 16. One week is focusing on getting 7-10 year old children sailing Optis. The other six weeks will focus on 9-17 year old sailors from beginners to racing. There will also be required days on either end of the program for set-up and take-down. SSA has six 420 sailboats, 9 Optis, 3 lasers, and 3 Flying Scots. Pay is $15hr. with possibility for more income teaching adult sailing in the evenings.
Job Requirements
Must be over 16
US Sailing Level 1 Required (Level 2 Preferred) (Seneca Sailing Academy will pay for Level 1)
Current CPR/AED/First Aid Certification as well as several online trainings
Ability to Drive in the US with a Clean Driving Record
Experience in High School and Collegiate Sailing Preferred
Have a desire to instill a love of sailing to both children and adults
Strong Inter-Personal Skills
Excellent communication skills
Friendly, approachable and be able to relate well with children & teens
Positive role model for students & instructors
Ability to connect well with parents and other volunteers
Have a good sense of humor and ability to create a fun atmosphere
Responsible and safety conscious
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