Youth Sailing/Powerboat Instructors

Columbia Sailing School/Columbia Yacht Club
111 N. Lake Shore Dr Chicago
Chicago, IL 60601
United States

Job Start Date
Job End Date
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Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
Housing Provided
From $16.00 To $22.00
Per Hour
Employment Type
Summer Only
Work Schedule
Summer Only
No Travel

Job Description
Columbia Sailing School is looking for seasonal Full-time Youth Summer Sailing/Powerboat Instructors experienced in Youth Camp Programming. We are a 501(c)3 organization housed within Columbia Yacht Club in downtown Chicago. Every year, we welcome over 500 kids ages 5-18 and an Adult Lessons program to the shorelines of Lake Michigan for classes ranging from adventure boating to high-performance racing.

Job Summary:
Provide a safe, fun, and educational environment for the youth sailors you instruct at Columbia Sailing School. Each day, you will follow the highest safety standards while teaching your sailors the sport of sailing. You will maintain a professional appearance while teaching at the Columbia Sailing School or otherwise representing the Columbia Sailing School. You will be responsible for creating a welcoming and inclusive group environment for all your students.
Powerboat Instructor: 

Columbia Sailing School also seeks an experienced sailing or powerboat instructor interested in leading our US Powerboating: Safe Powerboat Handling, Safety, and Rescue Boat Handling certification course. If you have experience operating a powerboat and coaching sailing but don't have the certification, we will pay you to take the class.   

Job Requirements
Principal Duties and Responsibilities: Include but are not limited to
Ensure the safety of sailors present at Columbia Sailing School
Foster a positive learning environment
Create a fun and enjoyable experience for students
Maintain a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment for students
Developing engaging and educational lesson plans
Be on time, be prepared
Wear a Kill Cord whenever operating a powerboat
Maintain your powerboat
Safely organize and secure all boats on the dock
Maintain a clean and safe facility
Enforce all safety rules in a courteous and professional manner with your students
Keep accurate time records
Maintain and improve the quality of Columbia Sailing School

Supervision / Reporting:
Program instructors will report directly to the Youth Programs Director. You will also follow any direction from the General Manager of Columbia Yacht Club, the On Water Director, and Adult Keelboat Coordinator

Expected Work Hours:
Typical hours are Monday - Friday 8:15am - 4:15pm with occasional work outside of standard hours.

Depending on circumstances and needs, you may have opportunities to work on adult lessons.

Compensation shall be based on experience ranging from $16 - $22. You will be paid hourly.

Non-Discriminatory Policy:
The Columbia Sailing School is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a Non-Discriminatory policy towards both students and employees.

Columbia Sailing School Sailing does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, or disability.
Kurt Thomsen
111 N Lake Shore Dr Chicago
Chicago IL 60601
United States
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