Charleston Community Sailing Summer Sailing Instructors

17 Lockwood Drive
Charleston, SC 29401
United States

Industry
Instructor
Job Start Date
6/3/2024
Job End Date
8/16/2024
Housing Provided
No
Employment Type
Summer Only
Work Schedule
Summer Only
Travel
No Travel

Job Description
Multiple Instructor Opportunities Below!
 

Teach Summer Sailing in beautiful Charleston!

Charleston Community Sailing is seeking motivated, experienced, and enthusiastic Senior Sailing Instructors for Summer 2024 and beyond. We are working hard to build out our programming, which includes offering basic sailing instruction and camps throughout the summer. CCS’s mission includes creating greater access to sailing in Charleston and beyond. This is a unique opportunity to help grow our program/team and take CCS into its next chapter. Our program has a full fleet of Optimists, club 420's and three keelboats. Join us and be part of the summer fun!

 
Senior Instructor Job Description
 

Overview

This is a full-time position for summer, with potential opportunities for continued employment and/or a permanent position at CCS. Candidates must be enthusiastic about the sport of sailing and teaching the fundamentals of the sport. Candidates should have at least two years experience teaching youth students and be excited to share their passion for sailing with newcomers. Furthermore, CCS is looking for candidates who will lead by example, especially in stewardship to the environment.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 2 years teaching youth sailing.
  • Ability to teach safety, boat handling and sailing theory on and off the water to children and adults. Specifically: experience teaching dinghy classes to beginning and intermediate students.
  • Ability to mentor and coach instructors and junior instructors
  • Ability to independently lead classes of up to 30 students while orchestrating assistance and support from Instructors and Junior Instructors out on the water
  • Ability to drive a powerboat
  • Experience teaching in optis, 420s, and keelboats
  • Hold a current US Sailing Level 1 Small Boat Instructor certification at a minimum.*
  • Current Red Cross and CPR certification.*
  • Leadership experience
  • Must have a passion for sailing, the environment, and working with kids and adults alike
  • Must have a positive, enthusiastic, and flexible attitude. Patience and kindness are key.
  • Must possess strong problem-solving skills and an ability to adapt to changing program needs depending on weather, number of students, number of boats, etc.
  • Experience leading on the water in inclement weather is a plus

 

*CCS will hold a US Sailing Level 1 and CPR classes ahead of summer.

Desired Skills

  • Excellent communication and public speaking skills
  • Excellent leadership skills and professionalism. Ability to lead a team.
  • Natural instinct to lead by example in safety, etiquette, and kindness to others. Empathy for the students and adapt to their individual needs
  • Passion for working on a team to achieve shared goals
  • Knowledge of and respect for the ‘Rules of the Road,’ Coast Guard regulations, and environmental laws relevant to our waterways
  • Ability to write and adapt curriculums and lesson plans (based on students’ skill levels and needs). This includes land and on-the-water drills and activities, as well as pivoting for inclement weather
  • Communicate effectively with participants, parents, and staff alike. Ability to notify students/parents of any changes in class times, postponement due to weather conditions and make-up dates. Record attendance, injuries, and boat damage as required.
  • Experience in dinghy maintenance
  • Ability to mentor and coach Instructors and Junior Instructors
  • Enthusiasm to work with kids

 

Benefits & Privileges

  1. Competitive pay, commensurate with experience
  2. CCS will provide a parking pass for the Charleston City Marina.
  3. Free attendance at any of our events, fundraisers, and workshops during employment.
  4. Financial aid opportunities for future attendance at US Sailing events/seminars, relevant leadership events, and certifications.


Instructor Job Description

Overview

This is a full-time position for summer, with potential opportunities for continued employment. Candidates must be enthusiastic about the sport of sailing and teaching the fundamentals of the sport. Candidates should have experience teaching youth students and be excited to share their passion for sailing with newcomers. Furthermore, CCS is looking for candidates who will lead by example, especially in stewardship to the environment.

Qualifications

  • Previous instructor experience: at least one season teaching youth sailing. Must be able to teach safety, boat handling and sailing theory on and off the water to children and adults. Specifically: experience teaching dinghy classes to beginning and intermediate students.
  • Ability to drive a powerboat
  • Experience in optis and 420s. Keelboat experience is a bonus.
  • Hold a current US Sailing Level 1 Small Boat Instructor certification at a minimum.*
  • Current Red Cross and CPR certification.*
  • Must have a passion for sailing, the environment, and working with kids and adults alike.
  • Must have a positive, enthusiastic, and flexible attitude. Patience and kindness are key.
  • Must possess strong problem-solving skills and an ability to adapt to changing program needs depending on weather, number of students, number of boats, etc.

*CCS will hold a US Sailing Level 1 and CPR classes ahead of summer.

Desired Skills

  • Lead by example in safety, etiquette, and kindness to others. Have empathy for the students and adapt to their individual needs
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • Passion for working on a team to achieve shared goals
  • Knowledge of and respect for the ‘Rules of the Road,’ Coast Guard regulations, and environmental laws relevant to our waterways
  • Ability to follow or adapt lesson plans (based on students’ skill levels and needs) that include land and on-the-water drills and activities, as well as pivoting for inclement weather activities
  • Communicate effectively with participants, parents, and staff alike. Assist in notifying students/parents of any changes in class times, postponement due to weather conditions and make-up dates. Record attendance, injuries, and boat damage as required.
  • Experience in dinghy maintenance is a plus
  • Ability to mentor and coach Junior Instructors
  • Enthusiasm to work with kids

Benefits & Privileges

  1. Competitive pay, commensurate with experience
  2. CCS will provide a parking pass for the Charleston City Marina.
  3. Free attendance at any of our events, fundraisers, and workshops during employment.
  4. Financial aid opportunities for future attendance at US Sailing events/seminars, relevant leadership events, and certifications.

Junior Instructor Job Description

Overview

We are offering full- and part-time Junior Instructor opportunities for summer, with the potential for continued employment. Candidates must be enthusiastic about the sport of sailing and teaching the fundamentals of the sport. Candidates should be excited to teach youth students and share their passion for sailing with newcomers. Furthermore, CCS is looking for candidates who will lead by example, especially in stewardship to the environment.

Qualifications

  • Solid sailing experience in dinghies - particularly optis and 420s
  • Previous experience in sailing instruction is a plus
  • Respect for safety
  • Powerboat handling skills
  • Boater’s License if applicable (SC Law: Boaters born after July 1, 2007 are required by law to pass an approved boater education course before operating a boat, personal watercraft (jet ski), or a specialty propcraft powered by 10 hp motor or more.)
  • Ability to communicate sailing instruction to beginners
  • Current Red Cross and CPR certification.*
  • Must have a passion for sailing, the environment, and working with kids and adults alike.
  • Must have a positive, enthusiastic, and flexible attitude. Patience and kindness are key.
  • Must possess strong problem-solving skills and be passionate about being part of a team

*CCS will hold First Aid/CPR class ahead of summer.

Desired Skills

  • Friendly, courteous, and knowledgeable in sailing
  • Ability to lead by example in safety, etiquette, and kindness to others. Have empathy for the students and adapt to their individual needs
  • Enthusiasm to work with kids
  • Public speaking experience
  • Passion for working on a team to achieve shared goals
  • Knowledge of and respect for the ‘Rules of the Road,’ Coast Guard regulations, and environmental laws relevant to our waterways
  • Ability to follow lesson plans and be flexible to pivot daily activities for inclement weather
  • Communicate respectfully and effectively with participants, parents, and staff alike. Record attendance, injuries, and boat damage as required.
  • Experience in dinghy maintenance is a plus

Benefits & Privileges

  1. Competitive pay, commensurate with experience
  2. CCS will provide a parking pass for the Charleston City Marina.
  3. Free attendance at any of our events, fundraisers, and workshops during employment.
  4. Financial aid opportunities for future attendance at US Sailing events/seminars, relevant leadership events, and certifications.

CCS Mission

The mission of Charleston Community Sailing is to provide access, facilities and sailing instruction to anyone, regardless of socioeconomic background, skill level or physical ability. We also encourage and celebrate the responsible use and long-term stewardship of the lowcountry by fostering educational and recreational opportunities for all members of our community. Charleston Community Sailing is unique: we are a nonprofit made up of sailors and recreational enthusiasts who share a deep passion for the Charleston waterways because we live and recreate here.


Employer
Kathleen Saunders


United States
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