Opti Beginner Instructor for Nyack Boat Club outside of NYC

Nyack Boat Club
59 Gedney Street
Nyack, NY 10960
United States

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Location: Nyack Boat Club, Nyack, NY

Duration: Full-time (M-F, 8:30AM-4:30PM), June 27th to August 19th


Nyack Boat Club (NBC) is located along the Hudson River just north of New York City. The program recently celebrated 50 years and has a long history of teaching young sailors aged 8-16 in Optimist and 420. The program utilizes a fleet of 8 420´s and 25 Optimists. Optimists have 3 groups of Beginner (new to sailing), Intermediate (Green Fleet Level), and Advanced (Racing). The 420´s have 2 groups: 420 and Advanced 420. Our program is primarily a Learn to Sail program with an emphasis on making sailing a fun experience while furthering each sailors’ skills. Our Advanced groups do compete in regattas throughout the summer such as Larchmont Race Week.

The summer program runs from 6/27 to 8/19 and is divided into two separate 4 week sessions. We are seeking Optimist beginner instructors to help develop and support the sailors' love of the water and progress their sailing skills. The instructor will either be directly responsible for a group of sailors or report directly to the head Optimist Beginner instructor while also working together and sharing ideas to provide the best service and experience for our sailors.

The Beginner Optimist instructor position is a great opportunity for an entry level instructor who has experience with Optimists and is equipped to help sailors new to sailing develop confidence and basic sailing skills. The goals of this position are to guide the sailors along a curriculum while making sailing and being on the water a fun experience. This is a great opportunity for an instructor that does not require extensive sailing experience, but wants to share the joy of sailing with kids.

Job Requirements
Valid First Aid and CPR certification
US Safe POwering Boating certification
US Sailing Level 1 or higher (additional compensation for Level 2 or higher)
Safe Sport certification
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age by the start date (6/20/22)
Jens Kulstad
59 Gedney Street
Nyack 10960
United States

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