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Jobs at Seattle Sailing Club

We’re Hiring! Dock, Service, and Instructors

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!

Become a Sailing Instructor

Review the ASA Standards of CertificationASA’s Instructor Code of Ethics, ASA’s Instructor Clinic Information and let us know if you are interested in moving forward with becoming an ASA sailing instructor!

Contact: Skyler Long, skyler@seattlesailing.com

Sailing Instructor Position

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 participate in team building events, private sailing instruction, racing, seminars, and member programs.

Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • Administer and grade ASA certification exams.

Qualifications

  • United States Coast Guard Licensed (any tonnage)
  • American Sailing Association Certified Instructor 201 or higher (we can arrange for instructor certification for candidates who aren’t ASA certified)
  • 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.
  • Proficient in all aspects of handling keelboat sloops from 22′ to 40′ (rigging, sailing or under auxiliary power)

Desired Skills

  • Coast Guard sail endorsement.
  • Experience teaching/coaching sailing.
  • Local knowledge of the Puget Sound area.
  • Charismatic leadership

Schedule & Availability

Scheduling instructors depends on our lesson schedule, the time of year, and current events. Full-time instructors will be guaranteed 40 hours/week April through October and will participate in team-building events, private sailing instruction, boat cleaning and maintenance, racing, seminars, and member programs.

Lessons are available weekdays, weekends, and evenings (April through September).

Compensation

Starting at $20/hour

To apply, please send us an email introducing yourself along with a resume. jennie@seattlesailing.com

Service Department Manager

Seattle Sailing Club is hiring for a full-time Service Manager! The Service Manager is responsible for overseeing our fleet, which includes boat maintenance and cleaning and is also responsible for communicating with vendors, boat owners, staff, instructors and Club members. The Service Manager works with our Fleet Manager to delegate maintenance and cleaning tasks to dock staff and maintains a year-round maintenance and cleaning plan. The ultimate goal of the Service Department is to ensure boats stay in service, are well maintained which in turn results in a positive experience for members, students, and boat owners. We are looking for someone who is professional, attentive, resourceful, and flexible. Schedule Monday – Friday

Qualifications:

  • Have a working knowledge of sailboats, including systems and sails. (Required)
  • Customer service extraordinaire – exceptional phone, email, and face-to-face communication
  • Strong interpersonal skills – instills a positive attitude working as part of a team and independently
  • A self-starter who foresees what needs to be done and is resourceful
  • Strong attention to detail and very organized.
  • Motivated to learn, critical thinker, and problem solver
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multitask
  • Able to supervise staff, including delegation of tasks
  • Experience using Google Suite, Trello, FareHarbor, and Excel (desired, but not required)

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain the fleet and ensure all boats are kept in service
  • Be the liaison between boat owners and the Club regarding the status of maintenance projects, and communicate regarding repairs that need to be done
  • Order parts and supplies; maintain billing records for monthly boat owner billing
  • Supervise and assign jobs to the maintenance staff and dock staff, ensuring that everyone is doing their part in keeping the boats up to club standards
  • Communicate with third party vendors and local shops to order parts or schedule services
  • Organize and schedule off-season projects

Compensation & Benefits:

  • $24 – 30/hour DOE
  • Health, Dental, Vision & Life Insurance after 90 probationary period
  • Paid Sick & Safe Time (max 40 hrs/year)
  • Free sailing lessons, boat rentals, pro deals, and sailing events (after 60-day probationary period)
  • Opportunities for growth and learning
  • Work with a view of the beautiful Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound
  • A flexible and fun work environment
  • Gateway to a community of active sailors in the PNW

To apply, please send us an email introducing yourself along with a resume. jennie@seattlesailing.com


Dock Assistant / Concierge / Maintenance Tech

Love working outside on the water with a view of the Puget Sound and Olympics? Seattle Sailing Club is looking for a dedicated Dock Assistant/Boat Cleaner to join our outside loving dock crew! The main duties will include working with our team to keep our fleet of 30+ sailboats sparkling clean inside and out, maintain dock organization, and keep our fleet happy. This position is full-time and year-round with opportunities to learn, grow, and sail!

Qualifications:

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proactivity and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Knowledge of health and safety standards and the ability to handle cleaning chemicals safely
  • Reliable and punctual with dedicated professionalism to job and duties
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multitask
  • Experience in hospitality such as housekeeping, yacht detailing, car detailing, hotel/air bnb/vrbo cleaning, property management, janitorial, or domestic cleaning field
  • REQUIRED: Available to work every weekend
  • Must have reliable smartphone and transportation

Responsibilities:

  • Cleaning and tidying exteriors of the boats
  • Cleaning and organizing the interior of the boats
  • Polishing stainless steel
  • Performing and documenting daily walk-through inspections of the boats.
  • Prepping boats and restocking supplies for day sails, overnights, and sailing lessons
  • Maintaining organization and cleanliness on the dock
  • Restocking cleaning supplies
  • Reporting low inventory on cleaning supplies
  • Report damage, misuse, and missing items on/in boats (will train)
  • Refuel outboard engines
  • Light maintenance (i.e changing light bulbs, cutting dock lines, replacing fasteners, flushing outboards, etc.)

Benefits:

  • Health, Vision & Life Insurance after probationary period
  • Paid Sick & Safe Time (max 40 hrs/year)
  • Free sailing lessons, boat rentals, pro deals, and sailing events (after 60-day probationary period)
  • Opportunities for growth and learning
  • Work outside with a view of the beautiful Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound
  • A flexible and fun work environment
  • Gateway to a community of active sailors in the PNW

To apply, please send us an email introducing yourself along with a resume. jennie@seattlesailing.com