Camp Sailing Instructor - Summer 7 weeks

Bronx, NY
United States

Housing Provided
Employment Type
Summer Only
Work Schedule
Summer Only

Job Description
About SUNY Maritime College:

SUNY Maritime College is located on a 55-acre scenic waterfront property on the outskirts of New York City on the Throggs Neck peninsula where the East River meets Long Island Sound. The campus blends the best of two worlds: a comfortable college-town feel with the greatest city in the world. An impressive view of the sound extends toward the North Atlantic, yet only a few miles away are Yankee Stadium and Midtown Manhattan. SUNY Maritime offers an array of employment opportunities stemming from entry level to professional positions which encourage growth and development among its employees.

Job Description:

SUNY Maritime College, located in Throggs Neck (Bronx), New York, is looking for outgoing, responsible, and motivated instructors that will ignite campers' interest in aquatic activities, specifically sailing. Instructors' primary responsibility is to teach sailing skills but may also assist with: powerboating, marine environmental science, paddle boarding, kayaking, fishing, swimming, SCUBA diving and other waterfront activities and adventures during our Maritime Waterfront Adventure Camp.


Teach beginner, intermediate and learn-to-race sailing in dinghies (420s and FJs), keelboats (IC24s, J105), and catamarans (Hobie Waves) and other activities to 3rd-9th grade campers

Help ensure a safe, fun learning environment

Evaluate and adjust curriculum, lesson plans and activities, as needed

Be a mentor and role model for Counselors & Counselors in Training (CITs)

Prepare, maintain and properly clean and stow all equipment

Perform all other duties as assigned by Waterfront Directors



Required Qualifications:

· Superior sailing skills and teaching ability in dinghies and small keelboats - US Sailing Level 1 Instructor Certification (or equivalent) or ability to achieve before camp starts

· Superior small powerboat handling skills - US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling Certification

· Fun-loving, sense of adventure, team player, positive, can-do attitude

· Passion for and experience with working with children within the marine environment

· Ability to work well with others as a collaborative team player and take initiative as a leader

· Current CPR and First Aid Certification, or ability to achieve before camp starts

· Must meet the physical/medical standards specified in the special notes section of Article 48:17 (c) of the New York City Department of Health code: All staff, including volunteers and kitchen and maintenance staff, must have had a medical examination dated within 2 years of working with the camp, indicating that they are physically able to perform their camp duties. The Department may require testing for tuberculosis at any time of any staff or volunteer when such testing is deemed necessary for epidemiological investigation.

· Proof of COVID-19 vaccination

Preferred Qualifications:

· Experience with US Sailing Reach curriculum, or other STEM programs

· USCG Launch Tender License or higher

· Lifeguard certification

Additional Information:


· $600.00 - $1,000.00 / week; lunch included

· Possible dorm room housing available


1 - week Training & Orientation, June 20 - 24; followed by three 2 - week camp sessions, June 27 - August 5, and two cleanup days August 8 & 9

Will be required to work one Saturday, date TBD, at "Boogie Down at the Sound" event.

NOTE: We are continuously monitoring ongoing developments with the novel Coronavirus COVID-19. Updates regarding Waterfront Summer Camp 2022 will be communicated as information becomes available. COVID-19 protocols are, and will be both adhered to and enforced. Please note that Program is contingent upon favorable governing pandemic procedures and guidance.

Budget Title: Technical Specialist (CSL)

Local Title: Camp Sailing Instructor

Line Number: Various

For those desiring additional information, please contact the Waterfront at

SUNY Maritime College is committed to maintaining a safe environment for its students, faculty, staff, volunteers and the general public that use our facilities. Therefore, in order to ensure the hiring of employees of the highest integrity and to maintain a safe campus community, SUNY Maritime College will conduct pre-employment background investigations on all individuals for whom employment is to be offered.

SUNY Maritime is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning and working environment.

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Application Instructions:

Persons interested in the above position should apply online. Applicants are asked to submit the following with application:

· Cover letter

· Resume/CV

· Name and contact information of three professional references

Returning Applicants - Login to your SUNY Maritime Careers Account to check your completed application, check/edits your profile or to upload additional documents.

SUNY Maritime College is an Equal Opportunity/Veterans/Disabled/Affirmative Action employer, committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. For our full non-discrimination statement, see:

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