Teach Sailing at the Olympia Yacht Club!

The OYC is a fun, professional and dynamic place to work.

Our Boater Education Committee believes in fostering a "full circle" program where youth can learn how to sail, become competitors, build skills, acquire US Sailing training, and eventually teach the same classes they learned to sail in! This creates a powerful sense of community, and a genuinely fun and dynamic place to work.

Teaching sailing is a career skill builder like no other; instructors develop communication, public speaking, and problem solving skills while also learning about safety, professional conduct, and time management. 

Job opportunities when available, are listed below.


Summer 2018 Open Instructor and Coach Positions

Lead Instructor: 3-5 Positions Available

  • Start: June 18th 2018
  • End: August 31st 2018

Lead Instructors are the point person for the class they are teaching. They are ultimately responsible for the class, and directing of other Instructors and Junior Instructors. They will lead or supervise chalk-talks, monitor progress of students’ learning, asses sailing conditions, and be in charge of time management. Lead Instructors defer to Coaches/Senior Instructors. Lead Instructors will mainly instruct Harbor Mice, Opti/Teen Dinghy 1, 2, & 3; and may have the opportunity to lead a J24 class.

Details:

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  • 9-11 Weeks
  • 20-40 Hours a week, full-time status will vary depending on seniority.
  • $14 an hour starting pay. A $1 raise incentive exists, and will be determined after a mid-summer review with the Director.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Lead assigned to class
  • Adhere to OYC curriculum plan
  • Design and implement lesson plans, chalk talks, and drills
  • Responsible for appointed class, Instructors and Junior Instructors
  • Time management
  • Boat and equipment maintenance
  • Arrive slightly earlier
  • Ensure equipment is properly put away at end of class
  • Oversee safety, discipline and energy of students

Instructor: 4-6 Positions Available

  • Start: June 18th 2018
  • End: August 31st 2018

Instructors are assistants for Lead and Senior Instructors. They help Lead Instructors run the class they have been assigned to. They are responsible for helping the Lead Instructor impart the curriculum. They may perform chalk-talks, rigging and sailing demos. While not directly responsible for students and Junior Instructors, Instructors must help with the responsibilities associated with running a class. Instructors will primarily help with Harbor Mice, J24 and Opti 1, 2 & 3 but may have the opportunity to help instruct Teen Dinghy 1 , 2, & 3.

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Details:

  • 6-11 Weeks 
  • 20-40 Hours a week
  • $12 an hour starting pay. A $1 raise incentive exists, and will be determined after a mid-summer review with the Director.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Help the Lead or Senior Instructor
  • Adhere to OYC curriculum plan
  • Help design, implement lesson plans, chalk talks, and drills
  • Help be responsible for appointed class and Junior Instructors
  • Help with time management
  • Help with boat and equipment maintenance
  • Arrive slightly earlier
  • Ensure equipment is properly put away at end of class

Summer 2018 Job Application Form

Applications are Due No Later Than April 15th

Carefully read, fill out, and submit the following form to officially apply for a job this summer with the OYC.

Requirements:

  • All Instructors must have current WA Boater’s Card
  • US Sailing Level I certification or greater
  • CPR/First Aid Certification
  • Complete a free online concussion training course
  • Must be proficient in basic sailing skills or greater, and able to teach those basic skills to others
  • Attend staff training
  • Learn, know, and follow all safety procedures 

Rules

  • To take a day off that you have been scheduled to work, you must find a qualified co-worker to cover you.
  • The instructor with the highest seniority is always in charge
  • Never leave a Junior Instructor alone with students
  • Always conduct oneself in a respectable, responsible and mature manner
  • Respect students, co-workers, and OYC members
  • Adhere to OYC’s learn-to-sail program curriculum 
  • Wear staff uniform, and adhere to dress code when instructing
  • Conduct oneself with appropriate behavior and language around students

Resume / References

  • A resume and references are not necessary to apply if you are an OYC High School Sailor, but they are welcome and may be used to assist in decision making during the hiring process. 

Interview

  • All applicants may be asked to conduct an interview. Please take the interview seriously. To prepare for the interview, have examples of drills and games you would use, brainstorm scenarios you might find yourself in and what you would do. Be prepared to answer questions about why sailing is important to you etc. 
Name *
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Please list below the any days and weeks you know you cannot work during the Summer Learn to Sail Camp 11-week period (June 18th through August 31st). Note: inability to work even 1 day during any given week may effect you chances of being scheduled to work at all said week.
Current Instructor Positions the OYC is Hiring For: *
Please check all the positions you would like to apply for:
Please explain any personal goals you may have for teaching sailing this Summer, and why you would like to work here. If there is one position you would prefer over another, explain.