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Sakonnet Yacht Club 2021 Job Application


Who we are: The goal of The Sakonnet Yacht Club Junior Sailing Program is for kids to enjoy their time on the water, while learning nautical skills and forming friendships.


Our Junior Sailing Program strives to promote a lifelong love of sailing, for kids aged 9–17. While sailing skills are what we teach, we also hope to create an atmosphere where kids and families can form friendships and enjoy spending time at our club.


Our Harbor Camp program is an introduction to life on the water, for children 6–8 years old. The harbor camp operates similarly to a traditional day camp and emphasizes safety and fun above all else!


We are currently hiring for the 2021 SYC summer season (approximately 10 weeks from mid-June through late August).  We hire JSP Sailing Instructors to work 5+ days per week: Monday–Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm, plus some Saturday mornings; or part-time as scheduling & staffing allows. Junior Instructors traditionally work 23 hours or less per week. We hire Harbor Camp Counselors to work 8:30am to 12:30 Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.


Whom we are looking for: The Sakonnet Yacht Club is looking for highly motivated individuals who have a passion for working with kids. While sailing knowledge is a key component of sailing instruction, passion and attitude toward and with kids is equally important.


Sailing Instructor: Sailing Instructors (not including Junior Instructors) need to maintain at least a US Sailing Level 1 certification (or equivalent). Successful instructors are passionate about both working with kids and continuing to improve their own sailing skills and knowledge. Instructors serve as role models for our younger sailors and will need to be able to work well with others. Beyond maintaining a safe environment and having a passion for sailing, instructors will be asked to plan lessons throughout the summer.


Harbor Camp: Harbor Camp counselors need a combination of both creativity and patience in order to be successful. While previous experience working with children is great, being coachable and being willing to take feedback are two essential personality traits. While Harbor Camp Counselors do not need to be experienced sailors, they need to be comfortable on the water and proficient in the following skills:

  • Swimming, Rowing, and Stand-up Paddleboarding.(Rowing and Stand-up Paddleboarding are skills that can be learned before the season begins. Do not let this deter you from applying.)


If you believe you would make a great addition to our team please fill out the form by clicking the button below:

2021 Application


Please Note: All applications must be received by February 19, 2021.