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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about applying.
SwimSailScience (SSS) is a free three-week program for Boston Public School students going into grades 4, 5, and 6 who are identified at being at risk of summer learning loss and who can most benefit from summer programming. The program participants are from low-income neighborhoods, have behavior and/or learning disabilities, have emotional issues, and are disadvantaged. During our program we provide students with three hours of sailing lessons, one hour of swimming lessons and one hour of hands-on, engaging science lessons. The students who attend also receive transportation to and from the sailing center, breakfast, lunch, and reusable water bottles all at no cost.
Lead hands-on, engaging science lessons from the SSS curriculum
Work with the SSS Head Sailing Instructor to create lesson plans for each session and daily sail plans that are shared with the site director
Oversee the SSS Leaders
Prepare science lessons and activities for days when sailing is not possible
Manage up to 30 students with the help of SSS assistants, head sailing instructor, and sailing instructors
Set up goals and expectations with the students at the beginning of each session
Communicate with parents regarding each student's behavior and progress
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
Interest in working with underserved populations and students with behavioral difficulties
4-5 years of direct teaching experience at schools, camps, or other informal learning settings
2-3 years of team management
Current First Aid/CPR certification
Outstanding behavior management and teaching skills
Positive and enthusiastic attitude
A passion for sailing, the ocean, the environment and working with kids