Head and Assistant Instructor: Steps 1, 2, or 3
Reports to: Site Director and Youth Program Director
Status: Seasonal; full-time
Date of Last Revision: December 17, 2015
- Step 1 is a Basic Sailing 101 course offered to children ages 8 and up. The course is four or five days long depending on the week. During this time, they are introduced to sailing theory and gain sailing experience on Boston Harbor.
- Step 2 is a more intensive Beginner Sailing course that takes place over three weeks and provides a more in-depth introduction to sailing theory and boat handling.
- Step 3 is an Intermediate Sailing, three-week course offered to children ages 10 and up. Students learn to sail more independently in Rhodes 19s without instructors in the boat. Instructor supervision is provided from a motorboat.
- Manage a team of between three and six sailing instructors.
- Create lesson plan for each session
- Create a float plan each day that you share with the site director
- Prepare lessons for days when sailing is not possible
- Facilitate chalk talks for students
- Over see Step 1 / 2 / 3 instructors as they give chalk talks and instruction
- Manage Step 1 /2 / 3 instructors and aid in their leadership development
- Lead chores at the end of each day
- Disseminate evaluation surveys weekly
- Communicate with the parents of sailing students regarding what students need to bring each day and how each student progressed
- Manage time efficiently to maximize student's time on the water but making sure to be back on land when required.
- Complete a Massachusetts Work Based Learning Plan for each of your instructors
- Attend 3 days of senior staff orientation and 5 days of all-staff orientation
- Attend staff meetings
- Be a constructive and friendly member of the Courageous team
- 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
- US Sailing Level 1 Instructor Certification, equivalent or more advanced
- 2-3 years sailing instruction experience
- Completion of NASBLA-approved safety boat course through the MA Environmental Police and/or through the US Sailing Level I certification course
- Outstanding communication and teaching skills
- Current First Aid/CPR certification
- Positive and enthusiastic attitude
- Outstanding communication and team management skills
- Excellent references
- A passion for sailing, the ocean, and working with kids
Senior Staff Training: June 22-24
All Staff Training: June 27-July 1
Monday-Friday 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM, from Tuesday, July 5 – Friday, August 19