This seasonal position (early April to August) is made for you if you love working with students exploring the ways of the sea through activities like tying knots, geeking out on points of sail, and elucidating on the finer points of rowing enlightenment. As the Longboat and Keelboat Captain, you’ll work with elementary, middle, and high school students and adults. In the Spring seasons, you will provide leadership and instruction for on-water and on-land school programs, covering maritime skills training and team-building opportunities. Then you’ll spend your summer teaching adult sailing classes on keelboats, getting paid to sail during the best weather of the year.

We love working with team members who:
> have a proactive work ethic– willing to jump in and help in any aspect of programming when necessary.
> love to create a fun, inclusive and safe atmosphere for learning.
> work well both individually and as a team member, as well as independently with small groups of students.
> communicate clearly, work collaboratively, and are flexible in dynamic situations.

Tagged as: Instruction and Guiding, Water Skills


> Current 25-ton (or greater) USCG Captains license
> Current US Sailing Keelboat Instructor Certification (certification course available at the NWMC in April)
> Maritime education experience on both the water and land, especially working with a variety of youth in experiential and alternative learning environments
> 2 + years of experience teaching in a sail training environment
> Outboard engine experience
> Basic first aid/CPR certification or training plan

Required Skills:

Work offers are contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check and drug test. The NWMC boat-based programs are drug, alcohol, and tobacco free. Throughout employment with the Northwest Maritime Center, certain boat-based program employees will be enrolled in a random drug testing program administered by the Maritime Consortium, in compliance with the Coast Guard mandatory drug testing regulation, as contained in 46 CFR part 16.

About Northwest Maritime Center

The NWMC is dynamic, growing, making a difference in our community, and taking an increasing role in the region. We serve individual students and program participants, but we also work to help solve community problems like systemic improvements in our public schools, economic development, job training, and working regionally to pair the opportunities in the maritime industry with the need to address systemic oppression in communities of color. Plus, all of the fun stuff like kids’ programs, festivals, and adventure races. Our waterfront campus is vibrant with a multitude of compelling activities, and all of them done to meet or advance industry best practices. In the words of a board member: “We don’t do B work.”

Application Instructions

Full descriptions, benefits & wage info, and application: https://hr.idhrp.com/JobApplication.aspx?jobpostingkey=008d05b3-d94d-4a24-ac3d-82321273c37