Barnegat Light Yacht Club is seeking a Youth Program Sailing Instructor for the 2020 summer season. The instructor will assist in coaching race teams, but mostly we are looking for someone who really likes working with kids. In this program everyone works with the beginners in the mornings. Experience is good, but not essential. What is essential is a passion for sailing and for working with young sailors. Salaries start at $3,500 and are based on experience. Barnegat Light Yacht Club is located at 76th Street and the Bay in Harvey Cedars, New Jersey. Founded in 1928 as the High Point Yacht Club, the Barnegat Light Yacht Club is the oldest sailing club on Long Beach Island. Its clubhouse, which still stands today, was built in 1930. Barnegat Light Yacht Club runs an eight- week junior sailing program from late June to mid- August. Our program enrolls about 100 children each year, ranging from 7-18 years old. Our junior sailing fleets include Optis, Laser 4.7 and Radials, and 420s. We offer instruction, race teams and an “Adventures in Sailing” program for older sailors who may not want to race. Our goal is to foster a love of sailing and excellence in racing. Our sailors compete in weekly interclubs with other clubs on the island, which require some local travel, and there may be some participation in off-island regattas within reasonable distance. We host two junior regattas during the season.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES of the position include sailing instruction; general supervision and safety of all youth participants; developing daily lesson plans; and participation in daily club cleanup with the other sailing and swimming instructors.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE for this position is at least 18 years of age; has a calm disposition, positive attitude, and patience; possesses problem-solving and problem-resolution skills; is able to set a good example in all ways for young sailors; is enthusiastic and has a love of sailing and working with kids!
Also, Long Beach Island is an awesome place to be in the summer!