Summer Jobs @Courageous

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.

Complete our 2015 online job application form.

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Application Resources


Contact Kate Henderson, Director of Youth Programs at kate@courageoussailing.org with any questions about applying.

Description
At Courageous Sailing Center, we run an intensive Instructor in Training program for a diversified group of Boston teens ages 15-17. We have 22 students in three different sailing and teaching levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Other than sailing and instructor skills, our IITs also study teambuilding, career development, and environmental education.

Responsibilities
Oversee all IITs and IIT program staff (22 students, up to 12 staff)
Make sure all students and staff adhere to the designated schedule
Organize and chaperone camping trips, BBQs, race nights, and other fun events for IITs throughout the summer
Complete MWBLP for all IITs and staff
Distribute evaluation surveys
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
Instill a sense of respect and safety for the Courageous fleet, Boston Harbor, and for each person

Qualifications
Bachelor's degree or currently in school for High School education, outdoor education
3-5 years experience teaching teens
2-3 years team management experience
Passion for working with urban teens
Commitment to creating a positive IIT team
Current First Aid/CPR certification
Positive and enthusiastic attitude
Outstanding communication and team management skills
Excellent references