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!

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.


  • 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.


  • 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).


Starting at $18/hour.

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

 Maintenance Specialist

General Description

The maintenance specialist is responsible for performing regular repairs and equipment updates on the fleet along with working with other dock staff to ensure fleet readiness for daily and overnight use. Along with our service manager and dock staff, the maintenance specialist will work closely with members, instructors, and other staff to keep the 32-boat fleet in tip-top shape.

Schedule- Full time and year-round with 40 hrs/week available. Monday through Friday with flexibility. The workday is typically 9-5pm with some early and late days needed occasionally.

Desired Skills

Experience with the various components of a sail or powerboat is necessary including experience with basic maintenance of outboard and inboard engines. Knowledge of onboard systems such as electrical, waste, water, lighting, and refrigeration are desired, along with a general understanding of sails and rigging maintenance. Ability to manage project time and work alone or with others.


  • Marine Maintenance specific certifications (such as ABYC) are desired but not required.
  • Boat ownership, past work experience in the marine industry, and sailing experience are desired.
  • United States Coast Guard license also desired but not required.
  • Valid drivers license


$20/hr depending on experience. Health insurance coverage available through the club after 90 days.

There are no available office positions at this time.