NESS Adult & Adaptive Assistant Sailing Director

New England Science & Sailing
72 Water Street
Stonington, CT 06378
United States

Manages Others
Experience Required
Housing Provided
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description
New England Science & Sailing (NESS) is looking for an enthusiastic, mature, dedicated sailing instructor for its Adult and Adaptive Programs. NESS’s fleet of keelboats consists of the following boats: Sonars, J-22, Esse 850, Independence 20 and Viper 640. This position will also work closely with NESS’s Managing Director of Sailing and Operations to ensure safe implementation and oversight of all NESS Adult and Adaptive programs.
This is a YEAR ROUND position.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining, and teaching NESS’s adult sailing programs. 
  • Specific program goals include but are not limited to the following:
    • Teach Learn to Sail and Intermediate Adult Sailing Programs on Sonars
    • Teach keelboat private lessons
    • Help organize and staff/teach Adaptive lessons


Expected Work Schedule:
(May – October) work schedule with a strong presence on weekends and some evening hours
(Nov-April) work schedule is more traditional M-F 
NESS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
To Apply: Send Resume and Cover letter to
Subject: NESS Adult & Adaptive Sailing Instructor
About NESS
New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) offers a unique education model that empowers students with leadership, teamwork, confidence, and problem-solving skills to ensure academic success. We do this by creating a love of learning through ocean-based experiential programs that serve schools, teachers, and families. This STEM-based curriculum includes marine science, sailing, power boating, and adventure sports. NESS is the first, and only, program of its kind to be accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Our goal is to advance academic opportunities for K-12 students of all backgrounds in both urban and suburban markets. We hope you will play a role in helping us continue this important educational mission— in person, online, or on the water!
Job Requirements
Minimum Requirements:
• US Sailing Level I including current CPR and First Aid
• Minimum 2 years experience sailing small keelboats
• State Safe boating Certificate
• 18 years of age
• Ability to work weekends / flexible schedule
Mark Zagol
72 Water Street
Stonington CT 06378
United States

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