Sailing Instructor

Cottage Park Yacht Club
76 Orlando Ave
Winthrop, MA 02152
United States

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Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
From $12 To $20
Per Year    
Employment Type
Summer Only
Work Schedule
Summer Only
No Travel

Job Description
The Cottage Park Yacht Club is seeking highly motivated, organized, and enthusiastic people to direct and instruct our Youth Sailing Program in the summer of 2019. Cottage Park Yacht Club prides itself on quality sailing instruction. Safe, responsible boating is a priority at the club. The CPYC Youth Sailing program includes a Program Director, Senior Instructor, Instructors, Junior Instructs and Instructors in Training along with a volunteer organization that assists with policy, resources, and oversight.
The Youth Sailing Program encourages teamwork, sportsmanship, and volunteerism while maintaining a commitment to excellent one-design sailboat racing. We encourage children to participate in sailing and/or racing while teaching them the skills needed to excel. We expect that our students play an active role in our organization.

General Description
All Sailing instructors teach sailing lessons while incorporating safe boating practices. Boats involved in the program include a mix of privately and club owned Optis, N10s, RS Feva’s and 420s. Children in the Youth Sailing Program range in age from 8 through high school.
The Sailing Instructor is a role model for staff and participants in the sailing programs, exemplifying integrity and the key characteristics we expect of our employees: Commitment, Respect, Responsibility and Cooperation.
All employees are considered hourly. Weekly hours vary by position. As an hourly employee, he/she is required to submit a weekly timecard to the Program Director for approval and all overtime would require advance approval. Work shifts may include nights and weekends for events such as regattas and other sailing activities such as pizza parties, field trips, award night, to be determined by the Program Director under the direction of the Sailing BOD. He/she must be available from the close of local public schools through an end of season date to be negotiated with the Sailing BOD (generally through the third week in August). No vacation is provided during the eight-week teaching season. Please plan accordingly.
While on duty, the Sailing Instructor must wear the uniform specified by the Director (Instructor's t-shirt khakis or other acceptable clothing). When representing the Club at sailing events and club meetings, he/she should wear the uniform specified by the Director (collared shirt, khakis or other suitable clothing as specified by the Director).

Summer program length housing may be available with existing families in the program.
Job Requirements
The CPYC YS program is seeking a Senior Sailing Instructor/ Race Coach this summer. The Senior Instructor/ Race Coach will report directly to the Program Director. The Senior Sailing Instructor should be 18 years of age or older and must be US Sailing Association Small Boat Sailing (Level l Dinghy) certified and certified in CPR. Certification fees are to be paid by the employee. We seek a candidate with a strong background in dinghy racing (including spinnaker and trapeze.) He/She must show a willingness to motivate and encourage youth sailors and lead other instructors. Candidates must exhibit strong sailing skills, a will need to lead others and be well organized. In the absence of the Program Director, the Senior Sailing Instructor/ Race Coach will be responsible for all students and instructors.
Reporting/Management Relationships
The Sailing Instructor reports to the Program Director, working under the direction of the Youth Sailing BOD.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties of the Senior Sailing Instructor include:
Teach youth program sailing classes.
Provide oversight to Instructors, Junior Instructors and IIT (Instructors in Training).
The Senior Instructor/ Race Coach will be capable of working with a team and coordinating activities for all three levels (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)
Help develop a season lesson plan to be approved by the Sailing Director and executed weekly
Create daily lesson plans and logs to be reviewed with the Program Director.
Help plan, coordinate, and attend end of year Class Regattas and Club Championship (Hatch Brown) Series. Report results to Program Director.
Lesson plans should be well thought out and build on each other weekly. The following are basic guidelines:
Basic Sailing.
Rowing and boat retrieval.
Knot Tying.
Basic powerboat boat operation.
Emphasis on sportsmanship and respectful behavior.
Protocol for the rigging and derigging of boats.
Introduction to racing tactics.
Introduction to racing rules.
Teaching in accordance with U.S. Sailing Instructor Guidelines.
More advanced racing skills and drills for the advanced class.
Attend and Coordinate Outside of the Club Regattas
Assist in coordination of boat transportation as required.
Assist in rigging and derigging while at regatta location.
Assist in organization of travel racing, prepare calendars, communicate with parents, schedule coaches and organize travel equipment.
Travel to all race events and be the lead instructor for CPYC team and coaches
Enforce proper coaching techniques.
Offer encouragement and tactical advice to sailors.
Attend award ceremony held at regatta with sailors.
Attend events, functions and meetings as directed.
Represent CPYC in an appropriate manner, communicating with representatives and coaches from other clubs.
Attend preseason employee training as required including Sailing Instructor Training. This training is under the direction of the Sailing Program Director and YS BOD:
Review of instructor roles and responsibilities.
Proper use of YS power boats.
Proper care and storage of the Club 420's, N-10’s and Opti’s
Maintenance, safety and cleanliness of dock area.
Communicate effectively with sailing staff and other CPYC staff.
Listen to and incorporate, if appropriate and beneficial, the ideas and suggestions of the other members of the sailing staff.
Provide direction and feedback to the Junior Sailing Instructors.
Communicate effectively on a regular basis with the Sailing Program Director.
Accept direction and get approval from Sailing Director while taking initiative to offer ideas to develop and implement a successful sailing program.
Communicate effectively with Youth Sailing program participants.
Engage and encourage youth sailors.
Under the direction of the Program Director, maintain boats and areas used by sailing staff and program sailors.
Coordinate and assist in the maintenance of club owned 420s.
Ensure that boats are put away properly.
Complete routine maintenance on 420's (missing clips, pins, etc.).
Promptly report all damages to boats to the Program Director.
Assist with boat cleaning when required.
The program area must be clear of related trash and gear by end of program day.
Rowboats used during sailing class must be clear of related trash and gear by end of program day. Rowboats will be bailed on mornings after an evening rain. Otherwise, maintenance staff is responsible for bailing boats each evening before club closing as well as throughout the day.
Motorboats used during sailing class must be clear of related trash and gear by end of program day. Alert Sailing Program Manager to any required motorboat repairs.
Ensure that the locker room area is clean and sailors store their gear properly.
Instructors are responsible for cleaning up after themselves in any areas of the club that are used.
Follow water safety procedures.
Practice safe use of boats according to CPYC policies.
Enforce CPYC boating rules in accordance with club policies
Assist the Sailing Program Director in organizing and attending Sailing Awards Night.
Participate in making trophy nominations.
Help give program class presentations.
Help participate in the presentation of trophies and awards by sailing staff.
Employer Contact Information
Cottage Park Yacht Club
Barry Lawton
76 Orlando Ave
Winthrop MA 02152
United States

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