Head Instructor / Sailing Instructors

Stamford Yacht Club
97 Ocean Drive West
Stamford, CT 06902
United States

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Experience Required
Housing Provided
Employment Type
Summer Only
Work Schedule
Some Travel

Job Description

Stamford Yacht Club is seeking a Head Instructor and Sailing Instructors for the 2022 Summer season. We are seeking instructors for our big boat program, Laser and Opti programs. Our youngest sailors (6-8 year of age) in Little Puffs are taught on Ideal 18s in the morning. We have a comprehensive four level Opti program, including Opti racing. Our afternoon session is geared toward the Laser, racing Optis and Adventure sailing. Our Adventure sailing program includes the O'pen Skiff, Hobie Wave, Club 420, Laser, and the Sunfish. We are looking for applicants who have a strong sailing background, with racing experience a plus. We offer a competitive salary with overtime pay and a merit-based bonus, free lunch at our snack bar, cool instructor shirts, swag for returning instructors and your own coach boat. The position will require certification for US Sailing Small Boat Level 1, First Aid and CPR, and Safe Powerboat Handling. The ideal candidate is motivated to teach sailing, is patient with children, creative, and has a positive attitude. Dates of employment are mid-June through mid-August. Working hours for instructors are from 8am to 5pm. The Junior Big Boat instructor will work afternoons, evenings and some weekends. 
Job Requirements
Job Requirements Include:
• a passion for all kinds of sailing;
• a concern for safety and respect for the water;
• a maturity and professionalism to work with fellow instructors, staff, parents and sailors of all ages;
• an ability to communicate with sailors, their parents, supervisors and club management;
• US Sailing Level 1 or international equivalent required. Level 2/3 preferred for Head Instructor and Race Coaches.
• Safe power boat handling skills. CT Safe Boating License ( Course will be offered in the spring)
• First Aid and CPR certifications required by US Sailing
• First-year instructors intending to complete Level 1 training prior to June 2022 will be considered
The Head Instructor position will require working knowledge of spreadsheets, Clubspot, and posses strong organizational skills.

Lawrence McGrath
97 Ocean Drive West
Stamford CT
United States

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