It is the mission of the NWMC to educate and engage people all generations in traditional and contemporary maritime life, in a spirit of adventure and discovery.
Overview of job: Lead Sailing Instructor - Youth Learn to Sail Program
The Learn to Sail program at the NWMC has been around for 20 + years. However, in the last 10 years it has grown tremendously and become a key part of our summer programming. The program teaches youth ages 8-18 to sail on a fleet of Optis, Vanguards and FJs from beginner to advanced level sailing.
The Lead Instructor is responsible for upholding all NWMC safety policies and procedures and reporting to the Summer Program Coordinator. The Lead Instructor is expected to be a strong leader and an outstanding role model for both the instructors and the participants.
3 + years of experience teaching in a sail training environment
An ability to communicate clearly, work collaboratively and be flexible in dynamic situations. As well as exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills.
Knowledge of safe boating practices with considerable sailing experience
Good understanding of the Racing Rules of Sailing
Dinghy, outboard and towing experience
Current US Sailing Level 1 Small boat Instructor, Level 2/3 preferred
Current US Sailing membership
Current First Aid/CPR certification
CDC “Heads Up” online concussion training
Classification: Seasonal, full-time position (up to 40 hrs/week) M- F
Dates of Employment: Teaching season: June 28 - August 20
Pre-season: June 21 - 25 (up to 20 hours)
Post - season: August 23 - 28 (up to 20 hours)
Compensation: $16-18/hr. - DOE
Other responsibilities include:
Participating in pre-season set up and post-season tear down of the program.
Participating in the Staff Orientation during the week of June 21 - 25.
Develop daily lesson plans in keeping with the class content as presented in the program description.
Ensure and maintain an emotionally and physically safe, fun and educational environment for all participants.
Ensure that all boats and safety equipment are prepared for each day of programming. This includes but is not limited to fuel for outboards, charged VHFs and inflatables pumped up.
Complete and follow all required and necessary daily paperwork and related guidelines, i.e. lesson plans, incident reports (as needed), class actuals, maintenance/equipment log, communication with parents.
Daily check in with staff and PD at the beginning and end of each day.
Facilitating a shoreside program in inclement weather.
Other duties as assigned by the Summer Program Coordinator.
Offers of employment are contingent upon passing a criminal background check. Job descriptions are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the position and are not intended to reflect all duties performed with the job.
Report to: Summer Program Coordinator
Submit letter of intent and resume to:
Carolyn “Ace” Spragg / Sailing School Manager
360-385-3628 ext. 135