Southern Maine Waterfront Youth Sailing Program Director - Summer 2022 position with housing

Kennebunk Beach Improvement Association
262 Beach Avenue
Kennebunk, ME 04043
United States

Job Start Date
Job End Date
Application Closing Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
Yes Background check required.
Housing Provided
From $16,000 To $17,500
Per Year    
Employment Type
Summer Only
Work Schedule
Summer Only
No Travel

Job Description



Kennebunk Beach Improvement Association ( is a 110+ year old summer enrichment program for children located on Mother’s Beach in Kennebunk, Maine. We are seeking a Waterfront Director who has experience teaching sailing, to join our vibrant team for the summer of 2022.  Our program runs eight weeks, starting June 27th and ends on August 19th.


The ideal candidate will be available to work 1-2 weeks prior to the start of classes getting the boats into the water and 1-2 weeks after the close of classes getting the boats stored for the winter. Our signature learn-to-sail classes are taught in the cove while more advanced waterfront classes are taught on the ocean. KBIA’s fleet is comprised of Optis, 420s, Lasers, and two Precision sailboats. The position calls for a versatile team player. We offer flexibility, a competitive salary, the chance to live in a classic New England beach community that is within 90 minutes of Boston and 35 minutes to Portland.


In addition to sailing, our waterfront classes at KBIA include: motor boating, kayaking, rowing, fishing, stand up paddle boarding, and marine biology water excursions.


Specific responsibilities include:

Ensuring a safe, positive and fun filled environment

Class instruction and supervision of sailing classes

Scheduling and supervising staff to meet the needs of the program

Scheduling and managing weekly off-site races, regattas and weekend sailing activities

Oversight of waterfront emergency protocols, safety and behavior standards

Overseeing of waterfront vessel security and maintenance

Communication with parents of sailors

On-site presence for all waterfront programming plus at least one week pre- and post-season and winter program planning work, as needed.


The Waterfront Director reports to the Executive Director and is supported by Counselors and Counselors in Training (CIT). The position requires a friendly, high-energy individual who enjoys working with kids and can provide exemplary leadership.



Salary: $16,000 - $17,500 (based on experience) to be paid equally in weekly installments over the summer weeks (1 week prior to programming, 8 weeks of programming, and 1 week post-programming) June 18, 2022 - August 28, 2022

On-site accommodations are available for qualified candidates.


Please send cover letter, resume, list of references to

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as the position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is identified.



Job Requirements
Ideal Qualifications:
• Level I US Sailing Certification preferred; Level III required
• Competitive/Race sailing background
• Experience with keelboat and adventure sailing
• Coast Guard Captains or Launch license; if completed in advance of first season at KBIA, tuition reimbursement offered following one full season’s employment
• Experience successfully leading and managing a kids-oriented waterfront program
• Experience with basic boat maintenance
Mimi Fox
262 Beach Avenue
Kennebunk ME 04043
United States
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