Summer Sailing Instructor

SUNY Maritime College
Bronx, NY 10465
United States

Job Start Date
Job End Date
Housing Provided
From $16.00 To $37.50
Per Hour
Employment Type
Part Time
Work Schedule
No Travel

Job Description

Summer Sailing Instructor

About SUNY Maritime College:

SUNY Maritime College is located on a 55-acre scenic waterfront property on the outskirts of New York City on the Throggs Neck peninsula where the East River meets Long Island Sound. The campus blends the best of two worlds: a comfortable college-town feel with the greatest city in the world. An impressive view of the sound extends toward the North Atlantic, yet only a few miles away are Yankee Stadium and Midtown Manhattan.

Job Description:

SUNY Maritime College is looking for outgoing, responsible, and motivated instructors that will ignite program participants' interest in aquatic activities, specifically sailing. Instructors' primary responsibility is to teach sailing skills but may also assist with: powerboating, marine environmental science, paddle boarding, kayaking, fishing, swimming, SCUBA diving and other waterfront activities and adventures during the summer program season.


• Teach beginner, intermediate, and learn-to-race sailing in dinghies (420s and FJs), keelboats (IC24s, J105), and catamarans (Hobie Waves) and other activities to 3rd - 9th grade campers/other program participants

• Help ensure a safe and fun learning environment

• Evaluate and adjust curriculum, lesson plans, and activities, as needed

• Be a mentor and role model for Counselors & Counselors in Training (CITs)

• Prepare, maintain, and properly clean and stow all equipment

• Assist with other summer programs at the Waterfront, including "Boogie Down to the Sound"

• Perform all other duties as assigned by Waterfront Directors


Required Qualifications:

• Superior sailing skills and teaching ability in dinghies and small keelboats

• Superior small powerboat handling skills

• Fun-loving, sense of adventure, team player, positive, can-do attitude

• Passion for and experience with working with children within the marine environment

• Ability to work well with others as a collaborative team player and take initiative as a leader

• Current CPR and First Aid Certification, or ability to achieve before summer

Preferred Qualifications:

• US Sailing Level 1 Instructor Certification (or equivalent) or ability to achieve before summer

• US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling Certification

• Experience with US Sailing Reach curriculum, or other STEM programs

• USCG Launch Tender License or higher

• Lifeguard certification

• Covid-19 Vaccination

Additional Information:


• $16.00 - $37.50/hour; lunch included

• Possible dorm room housing available


• June 17 - June 21: on-site camp training & orientation

• June 24 - August 2: camp (three 2-week sessions, Monday - Friday)

• August 5 & 6: post-camp debrief & pack-up

• Will be required to work one Saturday, date TBD, at "Boogie Down to the Sound" event.

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SUNY Maritime College is an Equal Opportunity/Veterans/Disabled/Affirmative Action employer, committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. For our full non-discrimination statement, see: Affirmative Action for Students, Faculty and Staff (

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