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HIRING: Sailing Instructors in Mystic, CT
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Jan 22, 2018, 12:11 PM

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Mystic Seaport is seeking summer seasonal sailing instructors to teach sailing to youth and adults. The sailing instructors will be teaching beginning and intermediate sailing classes to youth, adults, and families in JY15 sailboats. In many cases, the sailing instructors will be the first contact that the student has with Community Sailing. He/she, therefore, must be friendly, courteous, and able to engage people with infectious energy. Instructors must be enthusiastic about teaching children and adults to sail and the leadership skills inherent in the sport of sailing. For a full description of Mystic Seaport’s Community Sailing program please visit

• Lead by example as a role model who sets the tone for positive youth development
• Teach safety, boat handling and sailing to children and adults in dinghies (JY15s) who are beginning, intermediate or racing sailors
• Develop and follow lesson plans that include dry land and on-the-water drills and inclement weather activities
• Must have empathy for the students and be able to adapt to their individual needs
• Responsible for notifying students of any changes in class times, postponement due to weather conditions and make-up dates
• Communicate in a respectful, timely, and thorough manner with parents
• Keep accurate records
• Care and maintenance of boats and the facility
• Help supervise and be a mentor for Counselors-in-Training (CITs)
• Participate 100% with activities; enjoy playing, and not "sit on the sidelines", be visible throughout the day, lead transition times and supervise campers

Required Qualifications:
• At least 16 years of age
• Standard First Aid and CPR certified (training provided)
• Safe boating certification preferred
• US Sailing Level 1 certification preferred
• Experience teaching sailing preferred
• Must have a passion for sailing and working with kids and adults.
• Must have a positive, enthusiastic and flexible attitude.
• Must possess strong problem solving skills and an ability to adapt to changing program needs depending on weather, number of students, number of boats, etc.
• Experience working with children and youth (and adults) in formal or informal settings; ability to engage students in a dynamic and energetic manner
• Self-directed learning, ability to retain learned information, and use of knowledge to engage audiences of all ages and learning styles
• Excellent customer service and communication skills
• Must possess and reflect a polished professional demeanor in a variety of situations.
• Willingness to work a highly flexible schedule corresponding to the needs of the Museum

Physical/Mental Requirements and Environmental Conditions:
• Deliver programs in venues that can be cold, wet, hot, or dirty; work outside in all weather
• Position requires sufficient eyesight, hearing, and physical stamina to fulfill successfully the requirements of the Community Sailing program
• Weekend and holiday work assignments are required

Please submit an online application at Applications are due March 2, 2018.

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