Hiring Adult and Youth Instructors

The Apprenticeshop
655 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841
United States

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Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
Housing Provided
From $18.00
Per Hour
Employment Type
Full Time
Work Schedule
Summer Only

Job Description


The Apprenticeshop
Community Sailing Instructor Positions 2021 Season (Late May-Early Oct)

The Apprenticeshop is a non-profit school for traditional boatbuilding and seamanship with a mission to inspire personal growth through craftsmanship, community and traditions of the sea. We believe that all people are capable of building and sailing boats, and that in the process, resilience, self-confidence and resourcefulness are developed. The educational experience at the Apprenticeshop is truly hands-on, with the majority of learning happening through direct experience rather than through traditional class-based teaching. We embrace the idea that there isn’t one right way to build or sail a boat. We teach by providing opportunity for discussion and group problem-solving, as well as room for innovation and creative thinking

Our waterfront programs provide an opportunity for youth and adults, regardless of skill level, to get out on Rockland Harbor in our traditional ‘Shop-built vessels as well as modern boats. We are looking for additions to our team who bring a positive attitude to their work and will be professional, friendly, team-oriented, flexible, and willing to pitch in wherever necessary.

We are hiring for two different community sailing instructors for the summer of 2021. These positions are seasonal with compensation starting at $18/hour.

All instructional staff are desired to:

  • ● Operate sail and power vessels as an instructor.

  • ● Ensure a safe, fun, and educational environment for all students

  • ● Teach to a variety of learning styles.

  • ● Bring a passion for sharing knowledge about boats

    Qualifications for all instructional positions are:

  • ● USCG license, Sail Endorsement Preferred

  • ● Current First Aid/CPR

  • ● Teaching experience

  • ● US Sailing Certification(s) Preferred

    Please submit to info@apprenticeshop.org

  • ● Resume

  • ● 2 References: 1 from a former employer, and 1 from a mentor or former student.

Youth Program Lead Instructor: June - August, 40hrs/week, 8am-4pm, M-F
Summer Youth Sailing is for youth ages 6-17 at all levels of experience. Intro and advanced courses, in 420s and Optimus Prams, run weekly from 9am-3pm.

  • ● Oversee 8 weeks of youth summer sailing camp and 1 week of staff training prior.

  • ● Manage up to 8 sailing camp instructors who teach a total of 25-30 youth campers a


  • ● Enthusiasm for working with youth of all ages.

  • ● Set up and break down camp area daily and weekly with assistance from sailing camp


  • ● Work with Ashop administrative staff to ensure required paperwork and payment is


  • ● Work with Ashop waterfront staff to address fleet issues and needs.

    Community Sailing Instructor: May - October, day and time variable
    Adult and custom programs for youth groups are geared towards beginners and community inclusion. Class duration is generally 2.5 hrs on a Tue/Thurs or Mon/Wed schedule over 2 consecutive weeks.

  • ● Plan lessons and run courses.

  • ● Teach between 2-6 students at a time on power vessels, a modern sloop (colgate 26)

    and our matched pair of sprit-rigged pulling boats.

  • ● Prepare and tidy vessels before and after class sessions.

  • ● Communicate to Ashop waterfront staff regarding fleet issues and needs.

Liz Sullivan
655 Main Street
Rockland ME 04841
United States
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