Sailing Office Assistant

New York Yacht Club
5 Halidon Ave
Newport, RI 02840
United States

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Experience Required
Degree Required
Employment Type
Summer Only
Work Schedule
No Travel

Job Description
The Sailing Office at the New York Yacht Club runs a number of high profile regattas during the summer season. This year those events will include the 165th Annual Regatta, the 175th Anniversary Regatta, the Queen's Cup, a trio of national team races regattas, and several member-only events.

The Sailing Office intern will assist with the running of all these events along with other daily Sailing Office responsibilities. This is a full-time position and will include several weekends. The ideal candidate would start in late May and work through the middle of September, though we understand that school schedules may make availability for that entire time frame unlikely. This is a service-oriented position that will require direct interaction with NYYC members and regatta participants.

Responsibilities include:
• working 40 hours a week with a varying schedule
• answering the main Sailing Office phone line and screening/directing calls in a professional manner
• greeting visitors to the Sailing Office, controlling the flow of visitors, scheduling appointments for the Sailing Director and other staff
• assisting with the preparation for and execution of specific regattas
• taking photographs and posting them to the web and social media, preparing slideshows
• coordinating with the Special Events staff on social events

Job Requirements
The ideal candidate will have:
• a working knowledge of the sport of sailing
• a cheerful, outgoing personality
• a neat, well-groomed appearance
• the ability to work independently in a busy environment
• complete proficiency in MS Word and Excel, with a working knowledge of the rest of the MS Office suite
• experience handling small and mid-sized powerboats is a plus

The ideal candidate will be:
• self-motivated
• capable of juggling a variety of disparate responsibilities
• a team player

Employer Contact Information
New York Yacht Club
Sailing Office
5 Halidon Ave
Newport RI 02840
United States

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