Head Youth Sailing Instructor

The Sailing School at HRMM
Hudson River Maritime Museum 50 Rondout Landing
Kingston, New York, NY 12401
United States

Job Start Date
Job End Date
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Manages Others
Experience Required
Housing Provided
From $20.00 To $27.00
Per Hour
Employment Type
Summer Only
Work Schedule
No Travel

Job Description

Head Youth Sailing Instructor

The Head Youth Sailing Instructor’s primary responsibility is to teach sailing to youth, ensure the safety and security of HRMM sailing school students, and to supervise youth sailing staff.

Some part-time employment begins in February for administrative duties including registration of students, promotion, curriculum planning and instructor training. Full-time employment runs from mid-June through August. Some part-time teaching and administrative work may be offered in the fall. Administrative work can be done remotely and on flex-schedule.

Tasks include:

  • Under direction of the Sailing Program Director; work on registration, class lists, curriculum and lesson plans prior to the start of the sailing season

  • Attain thorough knowledge of HRMM safety protocol and be avid enforcer of safety protocol

  • With Sailing Program Director; train youth sailing instructors, assistant youth sailing instructors and youth sailing mentors

  • Conduct brief instructor training sessions during the youth sailing season

  • Supervise youth sailing instructors, assistant sailing instructors, and sailing mentors during ten weeks of youth sailing programs

  • Teach/supervise during youth sailing programs, mostly Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, for ten weeks

Job Requirements
-Twenty-one years of age or older
-US Sailing Small Boat Level One Instructor Certification
-US Sailing Basic Keelboat Instructor Certification
-US Coast Guard Captain’s License, 25 ton or above
-Extensive sailing experience on a wide variety of centerboard and keel sailboats and power boats, including safety boats
-At least five years of teaching experience
-Ability to use computers and learn software for admin duties
-Work well with students, ages six to adult
-Be a team-player, work with and take direction from the Sailing Program Director and relevant staff
-Extensive knowledge and experience around boats and docks
-Bend, lift, carry, reach/extend arms and hands above shoulder height frequently
-Work in wet and slippery conditions
-Work outside in various weather conditions
-Read and respond to emails at least once a day
Jody Sterling
Hudson River Maritime Museum 50 Rondout Landing
Kingston, New York 12401
United States
The Sailing School at HRMM Jody Sterling
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