Sailing Instructor

Boothbay Sea and Science Center
216 Ocean Point Road
East Boothbay, ME 04544
United States

Job Start Date
Job End Date
Application Closing Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
From $4,000 To $6,500
Per Year    
Employment Type
Summer Only
Work Schedule
Summer Only
No Travel

Job Description
BSSC is looking for Sailing Instructors who have experience working with youth, a demonstrated proficiency in sailing, and a work ethic and teaching style that engenders safety and learning while having fun. Self-motivation, a strong sense of responsibility to others, willingness to be a team player as well as proven skills working with youth of all ages is expected. In cooperation with the Executive Director and Program Director, Sailing Instructors are responsible for assisting with the implementation of an integrated Sea and Science Program that embraces hands-on experiential learning activities in boating, sailing and the marine sciences*. Sailing Instructors spend long days planning and teaching in a unique environment that takes advantage of the vast resources that the Boothbay, Maine Region has to offer.

* An interest in the Marine Sciences is highly desirable.

General Duties and Responsibilities:
 takes direction from the Program Director.
 participates in the pre-season commissioning.
 provides input to and assists in the implementation of program curriculum.
 maintains a high level of safety related to all guidelines, policies and procedures and engages in daily dockside and on the water “safety drills”.
 promotes safe boating skills and principles to include but not limited to, weather observation and forecasting, sail trim, helming/piloting, navigation, tides and currents and VHF radio communication.
 engages, at all times, in responsible communication skills on and off the water including appropriate technical sailing, boating and science terminology.
 promotes, at all times, amongst the participants, teamwork, good stewardship of the ocean and citizenship while fostering the love of the sport of boating, sailing and the curiosity of science.
 attends and participates in all BSSC Community Programs and Family events.
 participates, daily, in the maintenance of boating, science, and all other program equipment.
 maintains all dock and classroom areas and promotes good housekeeping among the participants.
 participates in the post-season decommissioning.
 attends the weekly staff meeting working with the Executive Director, Program Director, Instructors, and Volunteers in the planning and evaluation of each session/module.
Job Requirements
Minimum Qualifications:
 Age 18 at the start of the summer program
 Level 1 US Sailing Certification (required prior to the start of employment)*
 Current CPR, First Aid and AED Certification (required for employment)*
 American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification (highly desirable)
 USCG License (highly desirable)

* BSSC will reimburse half (50%) of the Certification Fees (if applicable and only upon successful completion of the course). Limited housing available - details provided upon request.

Application For Employment:

Please send a cover letter, resume, 3 references and the BSSC Application for Employment to: Pauline Dion;
First round of applicants will be reviewed on January 15th, 2017
Employer Contact Information

Pauline Dion
P.O. Box 332
East Boothbay ME 04544
United States
 Pauline Dion
The mission of this organization is the advancement of sailing, boating and ocean sciences by minimizing economic and physical obstacles and further to develop independence, self-confidence, teamwork and volunteerism in the participants. To inspire individuals to strengthen themselves and their community through the enjoyment of the sea.

To provide a community sailing and science education center that offers affordable access to waterfront activities for Maine and summering youth through sailing programs and experiential learning activities not provided by other regional organizations.

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