Sailing Instructors and Coaches

Northeast Harbor Sailing School
Northeast Harbor, ME 04662
United States

Job Start Date
Job End Date
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Experience Required
Housing Provided
From $18 To $25
Per Year    
Employment Type
Summer Only
Work Schedule
Summer Only

Job Description

Northeast Harbor Sailing School on Mount Desert Island, ME is seeking talented Sailing Instructors and Coaches for our Summer 2023 Programs.

Northeast Harbor Sailing School is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing sailing instruction to the summer and year-round residents of Mt. Desert Island. Situated on Gilpatrick Cove in Northeast Harbor, the sailing school shares the facilities of the Northeast Harbor Fleet and provides a safe, enjoyable learning environment to students of all ages. We have an impressive fleet of boats, including 20 RS Teras, 7 RS Ventures, and our International One Design “Magic Bus”.

The Northeast Harbor Fleet has one of the finest fleets of sailing yachts and powercraft on the East Coast. NEHF also boasts an active racing circuit, including the largest fleet of International One Design sailboats in the world, a growing fleet of Luders, as well as a competitive cruising class. Instructors are encouraged to get out on the water and join the racing themselves when not otherwise engaged.

Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Please submit your resume and cover letter to Program Director Nicholas Steenberg at , or apply on our website at .


· Work as a cohesive team with other sailing and rowing instructors

· Report directly to the NEHSS Program Director, and work closely with the waterfront team, General Manager, and Operations Manager at Northeast Harbor Fleet

· Construct creative lesson plans daily for your assigned class

· Prepare lessons and on-land activities when sailing is not possible

· Ensure that sailors are safe, entertained, and learning both on and off the water

· Evaluate sailor’s progress on a weekly basis

· Conduct private sailing lessons

NEHSS does not provide housing.

Job Requirements
Job Requirements
• US Sailing Small Boat Instructor Level 1 or higher
• Current First Aid and CPR certifications
• Safesport certification
• Experience with sailing dinghies such as Optimists, RS Teras, Lasers, 420s etc.
• Keelboat sailing experience is a plus
• Excellent communication and teaching skills
• A passion for sailing and working with children
• Race Team experience a plus
• Availability in late June to late August
• Available to work Mon - Fri
• First-year instructors intending to complete US Sailing Level 1 and Safe Powerboat Handling certification prior to June 2023 will be considered
Nicholas Steenberg
Northeast Harbor ME 04662
United States

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