Spend your summer months as a Messing About in Boats Lead Instructor, literally messing about in boats with young kids sparking wonder and curiosity! If you love working with students exploring the ways of the sea through activities like tying knots and gleefully belting out (kid-appropriate) sea shanties, then this seasonal position is made for you. Lead Instructors are responsible for managing the program under the guidance of the Summer Program Coordinator. You will teach classes, manage assistant instructors, communicate with parents, and uphold all NWMC safety policies and procedures. The Lead Instructors are expected to be leaders and outstanding role models for both the assistant instructors and the participants.
We love working with team members who:
have a proactive work ethic– willing to jump in and help in any aspect of programming when necessary.
love to create a fun, inclusive and safe atmosphere for learning.
communicate clearly, work collaboratively, and are flexible in dynamic situations.
Develop and teach daily lesson plans in keeping with the class content as presented in the program description, including facilitating a shoreside program in inclement weather
Ensure that all boats and safety equipment are prepared for each day of programming, in cooperation with the Waterfront Programs Manager and the Summer Program Coordinator
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
Participation in pre-season set up and postseason tear down of the program
Participation in the Staff Orientation - date to be determined
Other duties as assigned by the Summer Program Coordinator
While this position’s primary responsibility is in sparking wonder and curiosity in young kids, the Assistant Instructor will work as part of the NWMC team to ensure smooth operations for the organization as a whole. This could include providing information to visitors to the Maritime Center and helping out in projects and events that require all-hands-on-deck, to helping tie up a vessel coming into our dock because you happen to be standing there. We all pitch in for the heavy lifting now and then—sometimes this is metaphoric; occasionally we all have to actually help lift something heavy.
Experience caring for and communicating with children ages 5-10
Experience in boat handling small row boats, sailboats, and inflatables
CDC “Heads Up” online concussion training or training plan
Washington State Boaters Card with knowledge of safe boating practices or training plan
Current First Aid/CPR certification or training plan
Work offers are contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check
All education staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 including booster or have a medical exemption, verification is required
WORK LOCATION & SCHEDULE
Position will require onsite work
Main NWMC Offices are located at 431 Water St., Port Townsend, WA 98368
Position is seasonal, June 26 to August 31, 2023, up to 40 hours/week
Reports to: Waterfront Programs Manager
WAGE RANGE & BENEFITS
The Northwest Maritime Center is an equal-opportunity employer that welcomes and encourages individuals of all cultures and communities to apply.
All our current openings: https://nwmaritime.org/about/job-opportunities/