Summer Sailing Instructor

Job Type

Part Time Temporary


Details: $20-25 per hour, depending on experience.



Application Deadline:



68 Jay Street
Unit 601A
New York
United States


Brooklyn Boatworks is looking for a part-time Summer Sailing Instructor, assisting young New Yorkers in sailing aboard 7 foot student-built Optimist Pram sailboats on the East River. Successful candidates are expected to: provide sailing instruction and/or team-building activities for NYC children aged 5-15; help with set-up and break-down each day; and support the Program Coordinator in developing, carrying-out and enhancing the sailing program.

The mission of Brooklyn Boatworks is to encourage, inspire and empower young people through the unique craft of wooden boatbuilding and on-the-water experiences. Our vision is a New York City where all children have the opportunity to experience the rewards, accomplishments and thrill of hand crafting and sailing their own boat. We teach and promote the values of learning by doing, cooperation, perseverance and craftsmanship.

You are a strong candidate if you:

·        Are an expert sailor

·        Have experience teaching young people to sail

·        Enjoy working directly with young people who have never sailed

·        Strive to be an excellent mentor and role model

·        Are able to facilitate small group work

·        Are able to take direction and work collaboratively

·        Desire outdoor work in and around a NYC waterway.


No benefits.

Level of Language Proficiency

English. Spanish useful but not required.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

High School

How To Apply

To Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to, using subject line: "Summer Sailing Instructor".

Brooklyn Boatworks is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages people of color, women, and individuals from the many communities we serve to apply.