Jr Sailing Instructors - Summer 2020

Stamford Yacht Club
97 Ocean Drive West
Stamford, CT 06902
United States

Job Start Date
Job End Date
Application Closing Date
Experience Required
Employment Type
Summer Only
Work Schedule
Summer Only
Some Travel

Job Description
The Stamford Yacht Club (SYC) was founded in 1890 and supports a long and exciting tradition of sailing and racing on Long Island Sound that includes the annual Vineyard Race, Valeur-Jensen Stamford Denmark Race, the 2019 Championship of Champions and other competitions. We are located on the water in Stamford, CT and are seeking talented, dedicated, motivated and hard-working individuals to work in our junior sailing program for the 2020 summer season.

SYC is accepting applications for the following positions:
• Head Instructor
• Junior Sailing Administrator
• Opti Race Coach
• Beginner/Intermediate Opti Instructor
• Club 420 Race Coach
• Beginner/Intermediate Double-handed Instructor (Feva/420)
• Recreational Coach

SYC has a rich sailing tradition and an active junior sailing program of approximately 85 children ranging from 6 to 17 years old. Our Opti and 420 teams compete throughout Long Island Sound and New England. We also offer a recreational program for intermediate and advanced sailors using Hobie Waves, RS Fevas, Ideal 18s and J105/big boats. We have a well maintained fleet of inflatable RIBs and Boston whalers.
Compensation and Benefits: Compensation is competitive and based on experience, certifications and prior work history, there is potential for end of season performance bonuses and private lesson income.
Dates of employment: approximately nine (9) weeks beginning June 15th (TBD, based on the JSA calendar). End date is flexible depending on position and end of summer/school plans.

Contact: Please email your resume and cover letter to: jrsailing@stamfordyc.com
Questions: Contact the junior sailing chair at jrsailing@stamfordyc.com

Job Requirements
A passion for all sailing, a concern for safety and respect for the water, a maturity and professionalism to work with fellow instructors, staff, parents and sailors of all ages and abilities, and skills in communicating with sailors, parents, supervisors and club management.
Candidates with a physical fitness training background or environmental education / STEM background will receive strong consideration.

Required Certifications:
• US Sailing Level 1 or international equivalent for all positions
• US Sailing Level 2 or international equivalent preferred for race coaches and head instructor positions
• US Safe Powerboat Handling certification (course offered in the spring)
• CT Safe Boating license required (course offered in the spring)
• First Aid and CPR certifications required by US Sailing
• First-year instructors intending to complete Level 1 and Safe Powerboat Handling certification prior to June 2020 will be considered
• US Sailing Safe Sport
Employer Contact Information
Stamford Yacht Club
Erica Tanon - General Manager

Darien CT 06902
United States

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