Sailing Coach

Austin, TX 78734
United States

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Experience Required
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Full Time

Job Description
Job Description
Austin Yacht Club is looking for a Sailing Coach who will be working with and instructing both the Youth and Adult Sailing Programs in singlehanded and double-handed dinghies.
  • Provide safe, consistent, and quality instruction.
  • Assist the Youth Sailing Director with the recruitment and development of young sailors ages 8 to 18 from beginning sailing to advanced racing.
  • Assist the Sail Training Commander with the recruitment and development of adults young and old that want to learn to sail, improve their skills, and develop racing skills.
  • Help with creating, implementing, and meeting organizational goals for all sail training activities at Austin Yacht Club and work within a team environment to achieve those goals.
  • Assist both the Youth Sailing Director and Sail Training Commander with updates on AYC sail training boats and equipment maintenance, up-to-date inventory, and both current and future needs for all sail training activities.
  • Basic boat maintenance/repair
  • Passionate about sailing, and specifically, teaching sailing
  • Provide a safe learning environment both on and off the water
  • Approachable and friendly with ability to relate to all age groups including children, teenagers, parents, and adults
  • General knowledge of all types of boats and sailing:
    • Dinghy and big boat
    • Racing and cruising
  • US Sailing Level I, II, or III Certification
    • Including valid CPR/First Aid, SafeSport, and NASBLA Certification
  • Extensive experience in sailing instruction for ages 8 to adults
  • High proficiency operating powerboats around dinghies and people in the water
  • Sailing experience including rigging, tuning, maintenance, and basic repair
  • Experience racing sailboats preferred
  • Ability to perform necessary functions under stressful, emergent, or crisis situations
  • Pass a background check
Start date is flexible - ideally, ASAP but can discuss. 
The Austin Yacht Club is an equal opportunity employer.
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