Seattle Yacht Club Sailing Instructors for Summer 2024

Seattle Yacht Club
1807 E Hamlin ST
Seattle, WA 98112
United States

Job Start Date
Job End Date
Application Closing Date
Experience Required
Security Clearance Required
Yes Background check required
Housing Provided
From $20.00 To $22.00
Per Hour
Employment Type
Summer Only
Work Schedule
Summer Only
No Travel

Job Description
Seattle Yacht Club is now hiring Lead Instructors, and Sailing Instructors for summer 2024. 
The Seattle Yacht Club Sailing School is a premier sailing program that serves hundreds of young sailors each summer. Our program mission is to promote sailing through safety, fun, and learning. Each summer, we hire an instructor team with a passion for sailing and teaching. The program launches from Seattle Yacht Club, and most of the sailing will take place on Portage Bay. Youth classes are Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm, on the club’s dinghy fleet that includes Vanguard 15s, RS Fevas, Optimists, and Lasers. Four classes divided by participant age and size run simultaneously each week. Full program details can be found at 
Responsibilities for all positions:
- Follow and enforce strict safety protocols
- Implement class programming for youth and/or adult classes of up to 15-25 participants on and off the water.
- Ensure Instructors and Junior Instructors have resources and are prepared to facilitate sailing instruction for beginning and intermediate youth sailors.
- Be forefront of fostering inclusive environment where youth, volunteers, and staff are physically and emotionally safe.
 - Set example to participants and fellow instructors by being mature and proactive. This means helping with any job that keeps the program running smoothly, including tidying work area or picking up trash.
- Ensure classes run in timely manner.
- Mentor new Instructors and Junior Instructors on how to teach sailing, how to work with kids, and how Seattle Yacht Club’s program runs.
- Greet and communicate face-to-face with parents during participant check-in and checkout. - Monitor weather and conditions in location class will be sailing.
- Flexible to teach and lead several types of classes.
- Manage equipment inspections and fix or report damages to Sailing Office.
 Please find full job descriptions and the application link on our Instructor Info page:
Job Requirements
- Hold current US Sailing Instructor Level 1, which includes current CPR/First Aid, and NASBLA boater, SafeSport, and Coaching Fundamentals certifications.
- Minimum age of 18+ years old for Lead Instructor role and 16-18 years old for Instructor by the first day you are scheduled to work.
- Attend Orientation June 15, 2024 if possible.
- Minimum of two summers’ experience instructing new sailors.
- Committed to teaching sailing through a framework of safety, fun, and learning.
- Experience or interest in leading others.
- Attention to detail and highly organized.
- Available to work a minimum of 6 weeks between June 17 and August 30, 2024.
- Position subject to applicant’s ability to pass a background check.
Christina Travis
1807 E Hamlin St
Seattle WA 98112
United States

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