Job Title: Adult Sailing Instructor
Location: East Boston, Massachusetts
Job Type: Part-time/Full-time, seasonal with opportunity for year-round employment
Salary: $22 - $32 per hour - Competitive pay based on experience
First Reef Sailing is a sailing school located in East Boston, MA that offers adult sailing certification courses, land based clinics, mile building passages and sailing charters. We teach the American Sailing Association curriculum and currently offer ASA 101 - Basic Keelboat through ASA 106 - Advanced Coastal Cruising as well as ASA 114 - Cruising Catamaran.
Our Boston season runs from May 1st to October 15th. During the spring and fall we offer “Mile-Building Passages” for customers as we deliver our fleet to and from our southern headquarters in the Florida Keys/Bahamas/ Virgin Islands. Once there, we offer certification courses and charters in 7 day formats from December 15th to April 1st.
We are looking for full time and part time instructors to join our staff for the upcoming Boston Summer season (with an opportunity to stay on for the following shoulder and winter seasons based on performance during the summer). The ideal candidate would be a motivated instructor with a passion for sailing and looking for a career in the sailing industry.
First Reef Sailing was founded in part due to a lack of full-time, stable, long-term careers for sailing instructors and captains. We aim to provide sailing careers with opportunities for growth, continuing education and competitive benefits similar to those found in professional positions within more mainstream industries (i.e health and retirement benefits).
As an adult sailing instructor, you will be responsible for teaching adults of all skill levels the fundamentals of sailing, including safety procedures, seamanship, and navigation. Instructors will be facilitating ASA Certification Courses from ASA 101 to ASA 106 upon completion of an ASA Instructor Qualification Clinic and in-house training.
Delivering lessons to adults of all skill levels in a safe, engaging, and enjoyable manner
Teaching students the skills needed to sail independently, including boat handling, knot-tying, and sail trim
Providing excellent on-water instruction to students while maintaining a safe and fun atmosphere
Providing exceptional customer service to ensure a positive experience for all students
Maintaining accurate records of student progress and providing feedback as needed
Attending staff meetings and training sessions as required
At least 5 years of sailing experience
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Knowledge of safety protocols and procedures for sailing
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Flexibility to work on weekends and holidays.
Ability to lift and move equipment up to 50 lbs.
USCG OUPV (6 Pack) License or greater (Ask us how we can help you pay for and obtain this license)
ASA 200 level instructor certifications (Not required but preferred)
At least 2 years of experience teaching sailing lessons (Not required but preferred.)
If you are a passionate and experienced sailing instructor with a dedication to safety and customer service, we encourage you to apply. Please submit your resume and a cover letter highlighting your qualifications and experience to firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Reef Sailing School is an equal-opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected status.