We seek highly motivated, skilled sailing instructors and educators, those who will ensure that our students are safe, have fun, and have the optimal setting to grow and learn as blossoming sailors.
Each year, Courageous hires over 100 seasonal staff and instructors. Our instruction team is enthusiastic, energetic, and diverse, united by common passions for sailing, the ocean, and working with kids. They range in age and experience from high school and college sailors, to NOLS instructors, to tall ship crew and seasoned cruisers. We also hire experienced educators, naturalists, and outdoor educators who enhance our summer programs with their unique expertise.
Our staff members also enjoy a wide range of benefts, including: racing opportunities, professional development support, connection to the growing Courageous alumni network, and the satisfaction of having a job that makes a difference. Come spend your summer sharing your passion, making a difference, and being part of an exceptional team of instructors who are united by their dedication to the Courageous mission.
Contact Kate Henderson, Director of Youth Programs at email@example.com with any questions about applying.
Sailing School Coordinator
The Sailing School Coordinator will be responsible for organizing the daily operations of our Step 1, 2, 3, and 4 summer sailing lessons. All step leaders, assistants, and instructors will report to the Sailing School Coordinator.
Assist Step Leaders with curriculum development for their Step
Keep track of daily sail plans for each Step
Complete Mass. Work Based Learning Plans (MWBLP) for each Step Leader and ensure Step Leaders complete MWBLP for their assistants and instructors
Facilitate daily and weekly staff meetings for all Sailing School instructors
Assist Step Leaders is acquiring materials, such as sailing marks, whiteboards, etc.
Communicate with parents of Sailing School Students
Oversee dock walks and chores
Attend all 4 days of staff orientation
Attend staff meetings
Be a cooperative member of the Youth Program staff
Maintain a fun, positive, friendly atmosphere for your students and instructors
Instill a sense of respect and safety for the Courageous fleet, Boston Harbor, and for each person
2-3 years of team management
At least 2 years of sailing instruction
Completion of NASBLA-approved safety boat course through the MA Environmental Police and/or through the US Sailing Level I certification course
Current First Aid/CPR certification
Outstanding communication and team management skills
A passion for sailing, the ocean, the environment and working with kids