Head Sailing Instructor Wanted - for Wet Pants Sailing Association - Long Island, NY (Summer 2020)

Wet Pants Sailing Association
PO Box 484
Sayville, NY, NY 11782
United States

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

Job Description
Wet Pants Sailing Association seeks applications for a Head Instructor (as well as Optimist and 420 Race Coaches, and Sailing Instructors) for the summer 2020 season. Late June to mid August. Our fun learn-to-sail programs teach students (ages 8 through adult) with beginner to advanced skill levels to become safe independent recreational or competitive racing sailors. Good coaching and a passion for sailing is fundamental to success!

A community based sailing organization since 1934, we are located in Sayville on the Great South Bay on Long Island, New York's south shore. We have 2 international and 1 regional airport nearby, buses and trains, farms, vineyards, beaches, shopping and close proximity to New York City.

Submit resume, cover letter, references & min. salary requirements to: psc@wetpantssailing.org with APPLICANT- HEAD SAILING INSTRUCTOR in the subject line.
Job Requirements
HEAD SAILING INSTRUCTOR: approx. 40-55 hours / week. Salary commensurate with experience. This is a full-time, 8-week position beginning June 22, 2020. Head Instructor oversees and guides all Instructors/Coaches as they develop their teaching skills, maintaining a productive courteous team, keeping them on task. You are an experienced, safety conscious motivator instructing on land and water. Swim test youth, coach at regattas, participate in occasional evening social events and informal club races. We do host a Junior Regatta through GSBYRA and a sharing/sailing day of friendship with developmentally disabled students among other activities. You will be responsible for overseeing the readiness of our fleet, reporting all maintenance needs.

In addition to our General Requirements listed below, please also have:
Minimum 10 years experience teaching sailing, with references
Minimum 3 years in a supervisory/head instructor capacity, with references
*Level 3 US Sailing certificate (preferred)

Safe use and experience with Optimist (Opti/Dinghy), 420, Sunfish, Mercury, Flying Scot
Safe use and experience with 14-19’ power boats
Personal racing experience with solid knowledge of weather/sailing conditions
Oversee proper maintenance and storage of boats, gear and tools
Provide strong positive leadership, creativity and demonstrate a passion for sailing
Have excellent proper knowledge of terminology, rigging, docking, troubleshooting techniques etc
Have excellent and respectful communication and instruction style
Convey feedback to students and parents in a positive, constructive manner
Self motivated to create and teach enriching land and water lessons, engaging students
Preplan min. of 8-hrs of foul-weather activities on appropriate sailing topics for different age levels
Available days and some evenings to accommodate classes offered, regattas and club events
Must be able to operate electric boat lift to lift and lower Mercurys and Flying Scots daily
Able to lift, drain and put Optis & 420’s on dolly, pull up beach or load onto stacking trailers
Strong swimmer, tolerant of sun and salt water
Conduct daily cleaning and organization of buildings, restrooms, sail shed, yard & beach
Have current US Sailing Membership
Have completed USOC Safesport Training
Have current CPR and first aid training
*Hold a minimum of a US Sailing Level 1 certificate valid through Aug. 31, 2020 or international equivalent, or a valid USCG Masters License with Sail Endorsement

RACE COACHES: View our other ad for details! Submit resume, cover letter, references & min. salary requirements to: psc@wetpantssailing.org with APPLICANT- RACE COACH in the subject line.
SAILING INSTRUCTORS: Approx. 30-40 hours / week for 7-week program. Hourly rate. Reporting to our Head Instructor, Wet Pants instructors teach and motivate children and adults beginner to advanced sailing skills/techniques.

In addition to all of our General Requirements listed above, please also have:
Minimum 3 years experience teaching sailing, with references
Personal sailing background
List race finishes

Submit resume, cover letter, references & min. salary requirements to: psc@wetpantssailing.org with APPLICANT - SAILING INSTRUCTOR in the subject line.
Employer Contact Information
Wet Pants Sailing Association
Barbara Whitbread

Sayville, NY 11782

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