2020 Kids Set Sail Instructor Position (Multiple Positions)

DC Sail is seeking enthusiastic sailors to become Instructors for our popular Kids Set Sail summer day camp in 2020. This is a great summer job for someone who loves sailing & wants to make a difference in the lives of local youth. KSS is a wonderful way to enjoy the DC summer season while keeping cool on the water!

Title: Kids Set Sail Instructor.

Location: Diamond Teague Park Piers, 99 Potomac Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20003.

Hours: Monday – Friday 9 AM – 4 PM / June 22nd to August 14th.

Supervises: Children ages 7-15.

Wage: Depending on experience level.

PurposeThis program offers a week long camp intended for children ages 7-14 where they learn the basics of sailing in a fun environment. Kids Set Sail aims to introduce students to the waterways of Washington, DC through the sport of sailing.

General DescriptionAn Instructor is required to instruct and supervise campers on Flying Scots and in some cases, Flying Juniors. Sailors will spend a large portion of the day on boats for hands on practice. Throughout the day they will practice drills, play games, and learn maritime lessons both on and off the water. Responsibilities include preparing for and conducting camp lessons, providing a safe and fun environment for learning, giving constructive feedback to sailors....and most importantly, to HAVE FUN!

Mandatory Requirements:

  • Age 16+
  • Flying Scot, Flying Junior and/or years of applicable sailing experience.
  • Experience and an interest in working with youth.

Preferred Requirements:

  • US Sailing Level 1 Certification
  • US Sailing Safe Power Boating
Those interested should email cover letter, resume and three professional references to Brian McNally, bmcnally@dcsail.org.

No phone calls please.



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