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Sakonnet Yacht Club 2020 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 also learning nautical skills and forming friendships.


Our Harbor Camp program is for children between the ages of 6-8 years old. The harbor camp operates similar to a traditional day camp and emphasizes safety and fun above all else!


Our Junior Sailing Program strives to promote a lifelong love of sailing. 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 at our club.


Who 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, the individual with the most knowledge is not always the best instructor.


We are currently hiring for the 2020 SYC summer season (approximately 10 weeks from mid June thru mid to late August).  We hire our JSP sailing instructors to work 5 days/week Monday thru Friday 8:30am to 4pm or part time as scheduling & staffing allows. Junior Instructors traditionally work only 23 hours or less/week. We hire Harbor Camp Counselors to work 8:30am to 12:30 Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.


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.


Sailing Instructor: Sailing Instructors (not including Junior Instructors) need to maintain at least a US Sailing Level 1 certification (or the equivalent). Successful instructors are passionate about both working with kids and continuing to improve their own sailing 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.


If you believe you would make a great addition to our team please fill out the following link:


Please Note: All applications MUST be received by February 15, 2020.