Sailing Instructor for seasonal Jr Sailing Program, Summer 2021

Island Heights Yacht Club
65 River Ave P.O. Box 721
Island Heights, NJ
United States

Job Start Date
Job End Date
Housing Provided
Employment Type
Summer Only
Work Schedule
Summer Only
No Travel

Job Description

Island Heights Yacht club is seeking experienced and/or enthusiastic Sailing Instructors for our 2021 Summer season.  A love of sailing and working with children is required.
Since 1951, our program has offered children the opportunity to learn to sail, make new friends, spend time outside and have lots of fun.  All within the tried and true environment of the Island Heights Yacht Club.  With a sharp focus on safety, the program is designed to teach sailing, seamanship, teamwork, confidence and much more...

We sail Optimist, Laser, FEVA and 420 dinghies, in 7 fleets, broken down by age and ability level.

We purposely limit the size of the program to ensure every child gets the instructor time and mentoring they deserve.

In addition to learning to sail and race a boat, we focus on having fun!
The Island Heights Yacht Club is located on the Toms River in NJ.  The term of employment is 8 weeks; beginning approx. June 21st.  Hours may vary but are typically Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 3:30 pm, with some Fridays required.
Compensation varies with experience.  We will consider making housing available for the right candidate from out of the area.
For consideration, please forward a resume and cover letter to Eric Bornebusch at
  • Instill our curriculum on and off the water to junior sailors of all levels
  • Instruct sailors in basic sailing, rigging and boat care.  Teach basic and more advanced racing within certain fleets.
  • Teach respect for the water, equipment, other sailors and instill the importance of teamwork, accountability and care of boats and gear
  • Travel to local regattas, as needed
Job Requirements
A valid US Sailing Level 1 Instructor Certification by the start of the Program
A valid First Aid/CPR Certification
Valid Boaters Safety Certification
Passion for Junior Sailing
Must be able to communicate effectively and professionally with junior sailors, parents and other staff
Eric Bornebusch
65 River Ave P.O. Box 721
Island Heights NJ
United States

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