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If you are a new or returning sailing or rowing instructor interested in summer employment, please emai Tyler Killion director@nehss.org

General

The Northeast Harbor Sailing School is very proud of the reputation of its seasonal staff. Recent instructors have included collegiate All-Americans and national champions. Our staff is mature and professional and bring years of teaching and coaching experience to Northeast Harbor.

The Sailing School hires mature, responsible, and enthusiastic instructors. In addition to impressive sailing resumes, successful applicants are able to demonstrate an ability to motivate and inspire others through their teaching and coaching.

Prerequisites include USSAILING Instructor & Coach certification for coaches and assistant coaches, as well as First Aid and CPR certification for all instructors. The minimum age for employment is 15 years old. Proof of age is required.

420 Coach

Responsible for instruction of all 420 classes. Prepare and execute daily lesson plans for 420 Racing Team, focusing on refining boathandling (including spinnaker and trapeze) and boatspeed, learning basic tactics and strategies of fleet and team racing, and mastering the racing rules. Prepare and execute non-sailing lesson plans for 420 Racing Team for use in adverse weather conditions. Responsible for safety and supervision of all students and boats. Maintain daily attendance records for 420 Racing Team. Responsible for maintenance of twelve 420s – including pre-season set-up and end of season storage. Prepare students and boats for local and regional fleet racing regattas, as well as training for several team-racing events. Organize transportation of students and boats to and from away events. Provide parents with timely information on sailing calendar events – including notices of race, registration forms, etc. Run all aspects of home 420 events. USSAILING Level 2 certification, or the equivalent, is required. CPR & First Aid certification required. Minimum of two seasons coaching experience preferred.

420 Assistant Coach

Responsible to assist 420 Coach in the instruction of all 420 classes. Prepare and execute daily lesson plans for beginning 420 classes, focusing on basic seamanship and including spinnaker and trapeze work. Prepare and execute non-sailing lesson plans for beginning 420 classes for use in adverse weather conditions. Responsible for safety and supervision of all students and boats. Maintain daily attendance records for beginning 420 classes. Assist in maintenance of 420s. Assist 420 Coach with regatta organization and preparation. Execute lesson plans for 420 Racing Team in 420 Coach’s absence. USSAILING Level 1 certification, or the equivalent, is required. CPR & First Aid certification required. Minimum of two seasons coaching experience preferred.

Optimist Coach

Responsible for instruction of all Optimist classes. Prepare and execute daily lesson plans for Optimist Racing Team, focusing on refining boathandling and boatspeed, learning basic tactics and strategies of fleet and team racing, and mastering the racing rules. Prepare and execute non-sailing lesson plans for Optimist Racing Team for use in adverse weather conditions. Responsible for safety and supervision of all students and boats. Prepare students and boats for local and regional fleet racing regattas, as well as training for several team racing events . Organize transportation of students and boats to and from away events. Provide parents with timely information on sailing calendar events – including notices of race, registration forms, etc. Run all aspects of home Optimist events. USSAILING Level 2 certification, or the equivalent, is required. CPR & First Aid certification required. Minimum of two seasons coaching experience preferred.

Optimist Assistant Coach

Responsible to assist Optimist Coach in the instruction of all Optimist classes. Prepare and execute daily lesson plans for advanced and beginner/intermediate classes, focusing on rigging and derigging, points of sail, upwind sailing, and other aspects of basic seamanship. Prepare and execute non-sailing lesson plans for advanced and beginner/intermediate classes for use in adverse weather conditions. Responsible for safety and supervision of all students and boats. Maintain daily attendance records for advanced and beginner/intermediate classes. Assist in maintenance of Optimists. Assist Optimist Coach with regatta organization and preparation. Execute lesson plans for Optimist Racing Team in Optimist Coach’s absence. USSAILING Level 1 certification, or the equivalent, is required. CPR & First Aid certification required. Minimum of two seasons teaching experience preferred.

Mercury Coach

Prepare and execute daily lesson plans for beginning and intermediate sailing classes. Prepare and execute non-sailing lesson plans for beginning and intermediate sailing classes for use in adverse weather conditions. Maintain daily attendance records. Supervise and train assistant instructors. Responsible for safety of students and instructors in Mercury boats. Maintain fleet of 4 Mercurys, including pre-season set-up and end of season storage. USSAILING Level 1 certification, or the equivalent, is required. CPR & First Aid certification required. Minimum of one season coaching experience preferred.

Assistant Mercury Coach

Responsible to assist Mercury Coach in the instruction of all beginning and intermediate sailing classes. Responsible for supervision and safety of students on land and onboard a Mercury. USSAILING Level 1 certification preferred. CPR & First Aid certification required. Proven ability to singlehand a Mercury required. Coaching experience with 8-9 year-olds preferred.

Head Rowing Instructor

Responsible for supervision and safety of all rowing students and staff. Prepare and execute daily lesson plans for rowing class focusing on rowing instruction, knot tying, and nautical nomenclature. Prepare and execute non-rowing lesson plans for use in adverse weather. Maintain daily attendance records. Administer progress monitoring system (ribbon day). CPR & First Aid certification required. Leadership/teaching experience with 6-8 year-olds required.

Rowing Instructor

Responsible to assist Head Rowing instructor in teaching and implementation of daily lesson plans. Monitor safety of students on land and in row boats. Act as a positive role model at all times. CPR & First Aid certification required. Leadership/teaching experience with 6-8 year-olds preferred.


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