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Jobs at Seattle Sailing Club

Seattle Sailing Club is the fun place to learn and sail. Our stellar team of instructors, dock concierge, and office crew work hard to create a fun, friendly environment for club members and students. Check out our available positions below and join the fun!

Our positions in the office are currently filled, but if you are interested in sending in a resume to be contacted about future opportunities, we are happy to stay in contact. Please send your resume to jennie@seattlesailing.com. Below are the positions held in the office here at the Club.

Administrative Assistant

Sailing School Coordinator

Club Manager

11/1/21 – 1 Open Position on the Dock – Dock Assistant/Concierge/ Boat Cleaner – Apply Here!

If we do not have any open positions and you are interested in working for us, please send in a resume to be contacted about future opportunities, we are happy to stay in contact. May – September, we hire seasonal Dock Concierge to help out on the dock which can often turn into a full-time year-round position. Please send your resume to jennie@seattlesailing.com. Below are the positions held on the dock here at the Club.

Dock Assistant, Concierge, Boat Cleaner

Boat Detailer

Maintenance Tech

Fleet Manager

Service Manager

For sailors who are interested in becoming a certified instructor, check-out our “Become a Sailing” Instructor information here.

Upcoming Instructor Qualification Courses

ASA 201

12/17: 6pm – 9pm

12/18: 8am – 6pm

12/19: 8am to 6pm

ASA 202

12/21: 8am – 6pm

ASA 203

12/22: 8am – 6pm

Sailing Instructor – Work for Seattle Sailing Club

Contact: Graham Humphrey, School Coordinator graham@seattlesailing.com

Available Now:  F/T or P/T Instructors

Seattle Sailing Club teaches American Sailing Association sailing lessons from beginner to advanced. Along with our ASA lessons, instructors also have the opportunity to instruct in team-building events, private sailing instruction, race coaching, clinics, check-out sails, seminars, and member programs.

Qualifications / Requirements

  • US Coast Guard License
    • Any tonnage
    • This is required to teach sailing on the Puget Sound – primarily teaching on boats with auxiliary power.
  • American Sailing Association Certified Instructor 201 or higher
  • Current Red Cross & CPR Certification
  • Must have a passion for sailing, the environment, and working with people.
  • Must have a positive attitude and understanding of a flexible schedule.
  • The ability to be patient and understanding of varying learning styles.
  • Proficient in all aspects of handling keelboat sloops from 22′ to 40′ (rigging, sailing or under auxiliary power)

Responsibilities

  • Provide new and experienced sailors with a safe and supportive environment to learn sailing.
  • Teach safety, boat handling, and sailing theory to adults in keelboats who are beginning or intermediate sailors.
  • Develop and follow  Seattle Sailing Club lesson plans that include classroom and on-the-water drills.
  • Have understanding and patience for the students and be able to adapt to their individual needs.
  • Maintain a clean and inviting classroom.
  • Train students to properly put away Club boats at the end of each sail.
  • Provide students with information about Club programs and events
  • Administer and grade ASA certification exams.

Desired Skills

  • Coast Guard Sailing Endorsement
  • Experience teaching/coaching sailing.
  • Racing, teaching spinnaker courses, and/or coaching race teams
  • Team building / Corporate experience
  • Local knowledge of the Puget Sound area.
  • Charismatic leadership

Schedule & Availability

As an instructor, you have tons of flexibility! We teach year-round and can offer work year-round to most of our instructors. We welcome instructors who want to teach as little as 4 times a year. Scheduling instructors depends on our lesson schedule, the time of year, and current events. Full-time instructors will be guaranteed 40 hours/week from April through October and will participate in team-building events, private sailing instruction, boat cleaning and maintenance, racing, seminars, and member programs.

Check-out our lessons to learn more about what each course requires.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Compensation: DOE
  • Pro deals on Gill, Dubarry, Mustang, and other brands
  • Access to sail the Club fleet

To apply, please send us an email introducing yourself along with a resume.