Sailing Instructor Opportunities - The Madison Beach Club (Madison, CT)

Madison Beach Club
Madison, CT 06443
United States

Job Start Date
Job End Date
Experience Required
Employment Type
Summer Only
Work Schedule
No Travel

Job Description
The Madison Beach Club located in Madison, CT is a private club seeking both a Head Instructor and a Race Coach/General Instructor for the summer 2020 season which runs from mid-June through mid-August. Lessons are taught weekly from MBC's beach waterfront and dock areas using Optimists, 420s and RS Fevas as well as the club's Sonar and Lasers. Adult sailing instruction is also given on a private lesson basis when requested, and several weeks of sailing camp are available to beginner sailors as an introduction to the program.
At MBC the instructors work together to plan and lead morning and afternoon sailing classes which accommodate beginners through experienced junior racers. Local ECSA regattas are attended by sailors with racing interest, however many students focus on seamanship and developing confidence as recreational sailors. With a staff of 3 instructors, and the support of MBC's Waterfront Director and an active junior sailing committee, the program offers a range of options to its students. MBC is seeking well-rounded and experienced sailors who enjoy all aspects of the sport and have a passion for helping children learn. MBC can provide onsite housing and meals to instructors who do not live locally.
Job Requirements
Applicants for the Head Instructor role should have at least two seasons of prior experience and certifications in safe power boating, first aid and ideally US Sailing level 1 or higher. Comparable certifications for overseas applicants are acceptable. The Head Instructor will be a hands-on leader in the program and comfortable organizing instruction for classes ranging from 10 to 20 students.

The Racing/General instructor should have at least one full season of prior coaching experience and a strong background in one or more junior racing classes such as the Optimist and 420. Certifications in safe power boating and first aid are strongly preferred.

Note: MBC is flexible in its allocation of race coaching responsibilities. Instructor roles can be tailored to accommodate applicants with a strong racing background who also wish to lead the program in a Head Instructor capacity, and race duties can be shared across the instructor team if qualifications allow.
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