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.

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

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

We are not currently hiring for dock or maintenance staff, but if you are interested in future openings, please send your resume and cover letter to jennie@seattlesailing.com.

Sailing School Coordinator

The most important role of the School Coordinator is managing relationships between the Seattle Sailing Club, the instructors, and the students. Ultimately, the School Coordinator is the person with the most invested in the workings of the sailing school and is a huge asset for that reason. Additionally, the School Coordinator is a supervisory, administrative position, and is a part of the administrative inner circle, participating in selling memberships and gear, answering phones, working boat shows, and the like. They participate in nearly all conversations about the current and future state of Seattle Sailing Club. Opportunities arise nearly every day for expanded roles, duties, and involvement.

Job Requirements

  • Available to work weekends on a regular basis with 2 weekdays off
  • Experience working with certification processes and working with the American Sailing Association is a plus!
  • Sailing certifications and/or Instructor certifications
  • Strong enthusiasm for sailing
  • Previous experience with staff management
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Team player who collaborates well
  • Proficiency in Fareharbor Scheduling Dashboard, Google Suite, Adobe products, Constant Contact and other marketing programs a plus
  • Ability to work efficiently, independently and reliably
  • Exhibit a friendly, positive, professional, and outgoing demeanor is essential
  • Customer-focused and detail-oriented
  • Ability to manage multiple challenges at the same time
  • A self-starter who foresees what needs to be done and is self-sufficient/resourceful
  • Comfortable directing others
  • Marketing and social media experience a plus

School Coordinator Responsibilities 

  • Schedule lessons, boats, and students
  • Answers phones and field inquiries; pitch the sailing school 
  • Organize and manage instructor coverage for lessons, boat rides, corporate/team-building events, clinics, and seminars
  • Collaborate with Instructor Evaluators to plan Instructor Qualification Courses, develop lesson and clinic curricula, and strengthen teaching methods and standards. 
  • The liaison between ASA and the sailing school
  • Marketing the school
  • Attend and participate in employee and manager meetings
  • Keep accurate records on instructors – certs, drug testing program, first-aid, licenses, etc.
  • Provide leadership in Club events such as racing, flotillas, clinics, seminars, parties, etc.
  • Supervise instructors and weekend staff
  • Maintains course materials and needed course equipment

Benefits:

  • Free sailing lessons, boat rentals, pro deals, and sailing events
  • 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
  • Health & Life Insurance after probationary period

Compensation

Depends on Experience. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to jennie@seattlesailing.com