Waterfront Programs Director

Midcoast Sailing Center/Sail Power & Steam Museum
75 Mechanic Street
Rockland, ME 04841
United States

Sailing Management
Job Start Date
Job End Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Housing Provided
From $25.00 To $30.00
Per Hour
Employment Type
Full Time
No Travel

Job Description

This position will develop, supervise, support, and successfully operate all waterfront programs, including Sail Kids For Free (SKFF) our free youth sailing program, boat rentals, charters, docks and mooring usage.

Located in midcoast Maine on the shores of Rockland harbor, adjacent to Penobscot Bay - home to world-class sailing grounds.  This is a seasonal, full-time position which  has potential for year-round employment for the right candidate.
 Roles and Responsibilities:

Developing & administering the seasonal Sail Kids for Free program (SKFF). This includes:

Enrollment of students and setting standards for student participation.

Assist in staffing the program with assistants, interns, volunteers, and other instructors

Scheduling lessons and staff

Developing and personally performing the curriculum and instruction on and off the water.

Interaction with parents of students, both in person and in writing as needed.

All aspects of safety on and off the water, including USCG compliance.

Provide sailing instruction to adults (private and group lessons) including scheduling lessons, growing the adult learning program, collection of payments, and adherence to safety protocol.

Develop off-season (spring/fall) classroom instruction programs (if employment is extended past October)

Charters, day sails, and lessons.

Ideal candidate will have captain’s license to actively participate in these programs.

Assist in design and management of these programs.

Manage enrollment, scheduling & instruction.

Develop and maintain safety programs.

Oversee and help develop the new Classic Charter Club program, including boat handling, testing, membership drive, promotion. This is a new program for the museum, and the person in this roll will manage and assist in designing all aspects for the program from outreach, to scheduling of boats, payment, safety, and more as required.

Assist in developing materials for marketing and promotion of waterfront programs, including social media, website, advertising, and printed collateral materials.

Responsible for maintenance and upkeep of program vessels including seasonal commissioning and decommissioning.

Assist in ongoing maintenance and upkeep of waterfront facilities including in-water assets. This includes attention to all operational and safety aspects of the boats and the docks.

Bring any safety/liability issues to the attention of the Executive Director or their designated representative.

Create and implement Emergency Response and Safety Plans for all waterfront program activities.

Visit local schools & community groups to promote all museum waterfront programs.

Attend and participate in Board Waterfront Programs Committee meetings. When requested, attend Board of Director and/or other staff meetings to provide regular reports and updates on Programs.

Other activities, tasks, or projects in support of the broader Museum activities as may be required by the Executive Director.

Oversee seasonal slip and mooring rental program.

Safely and legally operate facility motorboats.

Job Requirements
Be self-motivated and a strong team participant
Have marine or sailing instruction experience
Have experience in boat maintenance, ideally with a working knowledge of both wooden and fiberglass vessels
Have excellent time management skills
Have a minimum of a 6-pack Captain's license (not required)

Robin McIntosh
75 Mechanic Street
Rockland ME 04841
United States

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