Head Youth Sailing Instructor

Canandaigua Yacht Club
3524 West Lake Road
Canandaigua, NY 14424
United States

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Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
From $6,200 To $7,200
Per Year    
Employment Type
Summer Only
Work Schedule
Summer Only
No Travel

Job Description
We're looking for an enthusiastic sailor to be the head instructor for the CYC youth instructional program. The CYC instructional program is for youth between the ages of 7 and 18. It is focused on beginner and intermediate sailors with a couple advanced sessions each season. The focus is on fun and sailing skills. Racing skills are included as well, and the sailors are encouraged to participate in club racing. A traveling team is getting off the ground but would not be the direct responsibility of the head instructor. The boats are Sunfish, Optimists, and 420’s. There are 1-3 assistant instructors, depending on enrollment numbers and the session level. The head instructor reports to the Director of Sailing Instruction, a CYC Flag member. The structure of the program is subject to change based on discussions with the new head instructor. The program runs in weekly sessions from June 26 - August 18. If there are one or two weeks when you are not available, we may be able to work around your schedule.
Job Requirements
• Strong sailing skills
• Sailing instructional experience preferred
• Strong ability to relate to and instruct young children and teenagers
• Strong customer-service skills and ability to interact with parents
• Friendly, outgoing, collaborative personality
• Ability to act as an ambassador for CYC
• First aid and CPR certification (CYC can help arrange.)
• Powerboat driving skills. (A New York boater safety course is required for those born on or after May 1, 1996. CYC can help arrange.)
• US SAILING Level 1 instructor certification is desired but not necessary. (CYC can help arrange a certification course.)
Employer Contact Information
Canandaigua Yacht Club
Steve Heinzelman
3524 West Lake Road
Canandaigua NY 14424
United States
Canandaigua Yacht Club Steve Heinzelman
Canandaigua Yacht Club, located on Canandaigua Lake in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of New York, offers sailing instructional programs throughout the summer for both youth and adults. The curriculum includes basic sailing skills as well as racing skills. Instructional levels range from beginner through intermediate/advanced. The focus is on fun and instilling a love of sailing. The progam uses Sunfish, Optimists, and 420's.

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