Sail Nauticus Summer Sailing Instructor

Nauticus Foundation
One Waterside Drive
Norfolk, VA VA
United States

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Job End Date
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Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
Housing Provided
From $17 To $22
Per Year    
Employment Type
Full Time
Work Schedule
Summer Only
No Travel

Job Description
Sailing Instructor Position for Summer 2024
About Nauticus:
Established in 1994, Nauticus is a maritime discovery center that hosts 350,000 visitors annually and is home to the Nauticus Museum, Sail Nauticus sailing center, Schooner Virginia, the Battleship Wisconsin, and the Half Moone Cruise Terminal. Nauticus’ mission is to benefit the community through education, impactful experiences, and by sharing access to maritime resources.
This position is funded by the Nauticus Foundation, the 501(c)3 nonprofit, raising funds to support the mission and activities of Nauticus.
Position Description: We are looking for skilled, enthusiastic, and competent sailing instructors for our 2024 Summer Camp season. Camps run from June until August, specific dates will posted in the spring of 2024. Campers will range from beginner sailing to the basics of coastal cruising and racing. We focus on teaching lifelong leadership, communication, and teamwork skills through sailing and STEM education. Training is provided.
• Must be available to work summer of 2024 (30-40 hours per week)
• Experience teaching children preferred; Must enjoy working with children ages 8-15.
• Ability to comfortably and safely navigate a busy commercial waterway while ensuring a safe, organized and educational experience for campers.
• US Sailing Level 1, US Sailing Keelboat instructor. or USCG license preferred
• Must be at least 16 years old
• Must have VA (or other state) Safe Boaters License by hire date
• Be able to prepare lessons, Chalk Talks and other related daily activities
• Must hold current CPR/First Aid certifications
How to Apply: Interested candidates should send a cover letter and sailing resume to with the subject line “2024 Summer Instructor”.
Sail Nauticus
One Waterside Drive
Norfolk VA VA
United States

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