Sailing coach/instructor in Cambridge, MA

Charles River Sailing Academy LLC
134 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02141
United States

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Degree Required
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From $15.00 To $24.00
Per Hour
Employment Type
Summer Only
Work Schedule
Summer Only
No Travel

Job Description

Charles River Sailing Academy LLC is a summer sailing camp for kids aged 11-16, that is run out of the MIT Sailing Pavilion in Cambridge, MA. The program uses Tech Dinghies and 420s. Program dates: June 18-August 24, 2018. The standard work day is 8:30am-4:30pm; camp runs 9am-4pm.

Working at Charles River Sailing Academy.

Our goal is to create lifelong sailors out of each of our summer campers. We are seeking highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals with a strong background in leadership, teaching, and sailing skills. Instructors are responsible for leading campers in engaging activities that help develop self-confidence, self-esteem and provide an overall fantastic summer camp experience. Staff will be responsible for ensuring the health and safety of all camp participants, and facilitate groups and individuals in a manner that is consistent with the mission and philosophy of CRSA. CRSA believes that summer sailing should be fun and challenging and we want to empower our campers with confidence and freedom that the sport of sailing can provide.

Positions Available:

Full-time positions (40 hrs/wk) are available from June 18 – August 24. We would consider partial summer employment for qualified candidates.

Head Instructor (beginner):

Learning to sail can be intimidating and scary for many kids. The ideal candidate is empathetic to this fact, but will also promote a positive and safe environment where campers will quickly gain confidence and develop a love for being on the water. Our goal is to get our campers sailing quickly -- most campers will be proficient sailors (sailing close hauled, tacking/gybing) in 10 knots of wind by the third day of camp.

Head Instructor (intermediate/learn to race):

The ideal candidate should have experience sailing at the collegiate level. The goal of the program is to develop intermediate sailing skills in 420s and introduce some basic racing skills.

Counselor in Training:

Are you a high school student interested in becoming a camp counselor or working with children? Do you want to do something fun and rewarding over the summer and be on the water?

The role of a CIT is to be a positive role model and leader to campers enrolled in CRSA. Tasks may include organizing, assisting and setting up/breaking down program equipment, supporting staff and campers during daily transitions and assisting instructors with activities by providing help to individual youth.

CITs are expected to attend regular check ins, arrive promptly at the start of their shift and after returning from their break, complete a weekly timesheet, and will be supported, coached, and evaluated by the camp director.

Job Benefits:

Access to the MIT community race series that takes place most evenings in the summer (Tech racing on Tuesday, Team racing on Thursdays) – membership covered by CRSA.

There may be additional opportunity to gain extra hours working as dockstaff at the MIT Sailing Pavilion (a position unrelated to CRSA, but at the same facility). Suitable candidates would be interviewed by the Dockmaster at MIT.

Job Requirements
Candidates should be ambitious, self-starters that are comfortable leading teams and developing youth.

· US Sailing Small Boat Level 1 certification (not required, but preferred)

· American Red Cross lifeguard certification (not required, but preferred)

· Small boat sailing experience

· Experience instructing beginner through intermediate level sailors

· Ability to balance safety and rules with providing a fun camp environment for youth

· Strong leadership and communication skills

· Ability to follow curriculum, but also to innovate and find effective ways to engage the campers

· Must pass CORI/SORI background check

For more information about our program, please check out our website:

If interested, please send a resume to:

Mike Kalin, CRSA director –
Mike Kalin
134 Memorial Drive
Cambridge MA 02141
United States
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