Sailing Program Director / Lead Instructor

SC Maritime Museum Youth Sailing Program
729 Front St.
Georgetown, SC 29440
United States

Manages Others
Experience Required
Housing Provided
From $18.00
Per Hour
Employment Type
Summer Only

Job Description
The South Carolina Maritime Museum, located in beautiful Georgetown, SC (a little over an hour north of Charleston) is looking for an experienced sailor to lead our growing youth sailing program. With 12 new Opti’s and the recent addition of several newly used 420’s our programs aim to instill a lifelong love and respect of sailing while providing the necessary skills for sailors to advance – from learn to sail through racing.
Our program has successfully introduced hundreds of youths to sailing in Opti’s and we would like to continue that momentum into double handed boats and into racing for those that desire to do so. This candidate will require passion for the sport and the organizational and interpersonal skills to help SCMM accomplish these goals. They will have the latitude and responsibility to implement and develop programming, schedule sail camps, manage instructors, and oversee maintenance of our fleet of sail and 4 motorboats. Come spend the Summer on the wonderful Hammock Coast!
Job Requirements
- Be US Sailing Level 1 certified or better, including CPR/First Aid, Safe Powerboat Handling and SafeSport certifications.
- Have and implement thorough knowledge of seamanship & small power boat handling.
- Possess passion for the sport of sailing & enthusiasm for working with school aged kids.
- Be reliable, organized and responsible with strong interpersonal and leadership skills managing younger instructors, communicating with parents, students and staff with maturity.
- Have relative sailing/teaching experience.

Specific Job Duties:
* Refine and implement course curriculum
* Help manage registrations and student medical forms
* Perform all necessary administrative and on-the-water duties
* Manage and supervise sailing instructor staff/volunteers, including creating weekly staff
* Ensure staff members are properly using coach boats and maintaining fleet
* Hold instructor orientation and/or training prior to start of Sailing Program
* Address any behavioral issues with students and/or staff
* Communicate with parents via phone, email and text updates
* Manage maintenance of classroom and storage areas
* Report boat/equipment maintenance issues to designated SCMM personnel

Time Expectations:
The Program Director/Lead Instructor is expected to work full-time (at least 30-40 hours per week) Monday through Friday for the ten (10) week season (6/12/23 thru 8/18/23). Additionally the Program Director will work 20-30 hours in the 1-2 weeks prior to the season start to prepare equipment, classroom, Orientation, etc. Similarly, the Program Director will work 20 hours in the week after the end of the season on closing tasks. The Program Director is expected to be the first Sailing Program staff member to arrive
and the last to leave each weekday.

Potential opportunities for additional income (e.g. weekend coaching)

* Salary rate will be offered based upon candidate’s experience and qualifications.
Hope McFaddin
729 Front St
Georgetown SC 29440
United States

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