Kids Set Sail Instructor Position (Multiple Positions Available)

DC Sail is seeking enthusiastic sailors to become Instructors for our popular Kids Set Sail summer day camp. This is a perfect summer job for someone who loves sailing and wants to make a difference in the lives of local youth.  Kids Set Sail is a wonderful way to enjoy the DC summer season while keeping cool on the water!

Title: Kids Set Sail Instructor

Location: Diamond Teague Park Piers, 99 Potomac Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20003

Hours: Monday – Friday 9 AM – 4 PM / June 19 – August 18

Supervises: Campers ages 7-15 

Compensation:  Depending on experience level

Purpose: This program offers a week-long camp intended for children ages 7-15 where they learn the basics of sailing in a fun environment. Kids Set Sail aims to introduce students to the waterways of Washington, DC through the sport of sailing.

General Description: Throughout the day campers will practice drills, play games, and learn maritime lessons both on and off the water. Responsibilities include preparing for and conducting camp lessons, providing a safe and fun environment for learning, and giving constructive feedback to sailors. Instructors will report directly to the Kids Set Sail Director.

Mandatory Requirements:

  • Age 16+
  • Flying Scot, Flying Junior and/or related general sailing experience
  • Experience supervising and working with youth (includes camps, child care, etc.)
  • Current CPR/First Aid (or ability to acquire prior to start of season)

Preferred Requirements:

  • Ability to commit to all nine weeks of the program will be given priority consideration
  • Power boating experience
  • US Sailing Level 1 Certification
  • US Sailing Safe Power Boating
  • US Sailing SafeSport Certification (or ability to acquire prior to start of season.)
  • Note: Employment contingent on full background check

To Apply: Please send application and cover letter to Traci Mead, Executive Director at *No telephone calls, please.

Please Note: This is considered a seasonal part-time position. No benefits included.

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DC Sail is the community sailing program of National Maritime Heritage Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Business Mailing Address: 650 Wharf Street SW, Unit 20, Washington, DC 20024
Diamond Teague Park Piers Waterfront Address: 99 Potomac Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20003
The Wharf/Gangplank Marina Waterfront Address: 650 Wharf Street SW, Washington, DC 20024
Telephone: (202) 547-1250 · Email: Traci Mead, Executive Director - 
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