Head Sailing Instructor: Manhasset Bay Yacht Club

Manhasset Bay Yacht Club
455 Main St
Port Washington, NY 11050
United States

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Employment Type
Summer Only
Work Schedule
Some Travel

Job Description
Manhasset Bay Yacht Club of Port Washington, NY is seeking an experienced Head Sailing Instructor for our 2020 Junior Sailing Program.

Manhasset Bay Yacht Club, established in 1891, has a history of more than 120 years as a leader in the yachting world. We have an impressive fleet of sailboats, including Optimists, RS Fevas, Open Skiffs, 420s, and Lasers. In addition, we have a well-maintained fleet of 8 Ideal 18s as well as two large club-owned keelboats: a J105 and a Beneteau 281. These vessels are available for junior sailing use, and the J105 is used for our junior big boat racing program. We have a fleet of 10 Boston Whaler coach boats with plans to expand for the 2020 season.

Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. You will have the opportunity to increase your income significantly by conducting private sailing lessons. Housing at Manhasset Bay Yacht Club (with lunch and dinner provided) is available for qualified candidates.

Please submit your professional resume, sailing resume, cover letter, and any questions you may have to MBYC Sailing Director Nick Steenberg at: nick.steenberg@manhassetbayyc.org

• Manage a team of 8-10 sailing instructors
• Report directly to the Sailing Director, and work closely with the waterfront team, Waterfront Manager, and General Manager.
• Oversee sailing instructors as they give chalk talks and instruction
• Prepare lessons and on-land activities when sailing is not possible
• Ensure that Jr Sailing participants are safe, entertained, and learning both on and off the water
• Minor fleet maintenance and repairs
• Facilitate regatta logistics and transportation together with the Sailing Director and Waterfront Team
• Coach the Junior Race Team in Lasers and 420s
• Assist with email communication with sailor’s parents
• Conduct private sailing lessons with junior and adult sailors
Job Requirements
• US Sailing Small Boat Instructor Level 1 or higher
• Current First Aid and CPR certifications
• Safesport certification
• 3+ years of sailing instruction experience
• Excellent communication and teaching skills
• A passion for sailing education and working with kids
• Experience with the racing rules and racing on variety of sailboats
• Keelboat sailing experience
• Ability to lift 25 pounds regularly and 50 pounds occasionally
• Availability from mid-June to late August / early September
• Available to work daily, generally between the hours of 8:30 am and 6:00 pm
• Experience operating a towing vehicle with a boat trailer is a plus
High school diploma or equivalent
Employer Contact Information
Manhasset Bay Yacht Club
Nicholas Steenberg
455 Main St
Port Washington NY
United States
Manhasset Bay Yacht Club Nicholas Steenberg

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