Learn to Sail Instructor

Job Description

  • Teach safety, boat handling and sailing theory to sailors of all ages in dinghies who are beginner sailors.
  • Develop and implement lesson plans, new curriculum, and complete all required reports and evaluations.
  • Have empathy for the students and be able to adapt to their individual needs.
  • Enforce all policies of the Center and maintain a safe learning environment for sailors.
  • Help to maintain and clean the docks, boats and Sailing Center before and after class.
  • Must become familiar with Waterfront safety regulations and emergency action plan.
  • Communicate with Head Sailing Coach about class progress.

Special Skills Needed:

  • Must have US Sailing Level 1 Certification with up-to-date CPR, AED, and First Aid certifications, must have National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) Safe Boating certification or equivalent.
  • General knowledge of dinghy sailing and motorboat operation and usage.
  • All Recreational Sailing Monitors must pass the swim test administered by the Waterfront Coordinator that includes a 100 yard swim and treading water for 10 minutes.
  • Applicants must be responsible and trustworthy.
  • Waterfront Staff are responsible for the safety of waterfront users and must be willing to take that responsibility seriously.

*Students are prohibited from driving during work-study employment with the limited exception of authorized work-study driver positions.

Starting Date

Department Information

Contact Name

Amanda Callahan

Department

Aquatics

Phone Number

401-254-5325

Email

acallahan@rwu.edu