Beginner and Intermediate Instructor

Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club
P.O. Box 497
West Boothbay Harbor, ME 04575
United States

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Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
From $10.00 To $16.00
Per Hour
Employment Type
Summer Only
Work Schedule
No Travel

Job Description
The BHYC Junior Program is looking for sailing instructors to teach beginner and intermediate sailing during the summer of 2019. Beginner Instruction is primarily in Optis and Techs, while intermediate sailors may sail Optis, Tech’s and/or 420’s depending on size, conditions, desire and current skill level.

The summer program runs from 6/24/19 - 8/23/19 with set up, training, and orientation the week of 6/17/19. Instructors are generally scheduled from 8:30am - 4:30pm, Monday through Friday, although we are willing to discuss other arrangements. In addition to a variety of opportunities to sail, overtime is available to help run races on evenings and weekends as well. Staff housing is available across the street from the Junior Program facility, and staff is granted use of program equipment during the season.

Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club (BHYC) is located in mid-coast Maine and has been celebrating sailing for nearly 125 years. The BHYC Junior Program has a long history of of teaching juniors sailing and tennis, operating in its current location since 1955. The junior program was able to open a brand new facility to house its operations this past summer and maintains a fleet of 12 Zim 420’s, 36 Optis, 9 Tech Dinghies and 6 coach boats. In addition to our dinghies, we share use of 3 J-22’s and a BHOD ( a 21 foot club class day sailor) with Adult Sailing. We offer classes for sailors from 6 - 18 at all levels from beginner to advanced racer, focusing on both racing and recreational sailing and seamanship for members and non members alike.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and application to Junior Sailing Director Chris Liberti
Job Requirements
Our sailing instructors will be expected to:
- Maintain a professional and fun demeanor at all times, keeping safety in mind
- Work alongside other staff, the director, and junior instructors to ensure that all students are
progressing and having fun
- Model respect for the water, each other, and our equipment at all times
- Follow all reporting guidelines
- Have and maintain at least US Sailing Level 1 Certification. Preference will be given to candidates with
Level 2
- Maintain a growth mindset with kids, colleagues, and self
- Provide regular skills assessments to sailors, parents, and other program staff regarding the best class
placement for that sailor
- Provide supervision during lunch to sailors.
Our ideal candidates will have a variety of experience sailing boats of different types and sizes and have a love for kids and sailing.
Employer Contact Information
Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club
Chris Liberti
P.O. Box 497
West Boothbay Harbor ME 04575
United States
Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club is a member owned club founded in 1895 on the mid-coast of Maine. 60 miles by car north of Portland we are easy to reach by water or land. Family oriented, we offer tennis, interest groups like bridge and mah jongg, speakers, adventure sails, a full service bar, restaurant and snack bar. 2.5 acres facility we have a nine room employee house, a separate two bedroom apartment, a post office, 85 moorings and a 4000 sf club house that seats up to 120 for banquets.

Our season starts in May and runs into October. We have a US Sailing accredited Sailing Academy. Our High School sailing team competes in Spring and Fall season in NESSA and is a founding club of the Pen Bay league. Our Annual regatta is in its 44th year. Junior Programs in rowing, sailing, tennis, and golf run for ten weeks during the Summer.

With over 300 members our club is busiest during from mid June through September.

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