Seasonal Sailing Instructor

Job Type

Part Time Temporary


Details: Salary comensurate with experience and certifications




4520 Worth St.
Suite L2
United States


Seasonal Sailing Instructor

The Seasonal Sail Instructor is responsible for supporting the Sail Program Director in implementing the Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory’s summer youth development programming. The Seasonal Sail instructor reports directly to the Sail Program Director. This position is part-time at a maximum of 30 hours per week. Hours will be from 9:00 am-3:30 pm Monday through Thursday and 9:00 am-3:00 pm on Friday, with flexibility on Fridays.

This is a temporary 12-week, seasonal position scheduled to start on May 28, 2018 and end on August 18, 2018, with some flexibility regarding start and end dates.

Duties Include

•     Co-lead on-water programming on Delaware River with Sail Program Director

•     Develop and implement lesson plans and new curriculum, completing all required reports and evaluations

•     Prepare boats and equipment for summer programming

•     Instruct 11-18-year-old students in boat handling, safety, and sail theory

•     Assist students and staff with vessel repairs and maintenance

•     Drive students to and from launch site in the PWBF van

•     Help to maintain and clean docks, boats and grounds at the beginning and end of each day

•     Enforce all policies of the Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory to maintain a safe learning environment for sailors

•     Collaborate with the Sail Program Director and Clinical Director in instructing students using best practices in youth development

•     Actively participate in Social and Emotional learning sessions

•     Perform additional tasks to assist in outreach for PWBF including blog posts, interviews, helping at events, etc.

•     Communicate with parents, sailors, and other staff effectively and with respect

•     Other duties as assigned


•     At least 2 years of experience working with youth aged 11-18 years

•     Commitment to strengths-based, positive youth development

•     Understanding of the impact of social justices on mental health and wellbeing of PWBF youth

•     Must have a passion for sailing, the environment, and working with kids

•     Must have a positive, enthusiastic and flexible attitude

•     Must possess strong problem-solving skills and an ability to adapt to changing program needs depending on weather, number of students, number of boats, etc.

•     Must hold a current US Sailing Level 1 Small Boat Instructor certification or equivalent years of experience

•     PA State Boater’s license

•     Current First Aid and CPR certification

•     Current CDC Concussion Training (available online, free)

•     Must be at least 25 years of age

•     Must have a valid driver’s license

•     Ability to secure Child abuse, FBI, PA Criminal Clearances

•     Lifeguard Certification

Please email cover letter and resume to Kimberly Stuart, at



•     Inclusion in monthly professional development training

•     Active training in implementation of social and emotional learning (SEL) best practices

•     Opportunity to work with committed and engaged staff team

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish Language fluency a plus

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

High School

How To Apply

Please direct cover letter to kimberly@woodenboatfactory