Sailing Instructor – Work for Seattle Sailing Club Full or Part Time!

Sailing Instructor – Work for Seattle Sailing Club

Contact: Graham Humphrey, School Coordinator:

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.


  • 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)


  • 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.


  • 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


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


ASA 201:

  • 4/19: 6pm – 9pm
  • 4/20: 8am – 5pm
  • 4/21: 8am- 5pm

ASA 203:

  • 6/9: 8am – 5pm

ASA 204

  • 6/10: 8am – 5pm

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

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