Mobile Optimist Sailing School (MOSS) CANSail Instructors

BC Sailing – CANSail Instructors for MOSS

Position: Multiple positions available for Mobile Optimist Sailing School

BC Sailing is seeking experienced and self-reliant instructors to run MOSS programming around the province for nine- and thirteen- week positions. Preference will be given to applicants who are eligible to receive the Canada Summer Jobs Grant.

Minimum qualifications required:

  • Trained (certified preferable) CANSail 1 & 2 Instructor or higher
  • Standard first aid or equivalent
  • Valid PCOC
  • Boat Safety certification
  • Valid driver’s license

Skills Required:

  • Results-oriented, able to set priorities and deliver consistently to a high professional standard
  • Strong, open communicator
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Aligned with BC Sailing’s mission, vision, and values
  • Excellent decision-making skills with the ability to make recommendations and to use good judgment in assessing difficult situations
  • Experience working with tools and light machinery
  • Experience driving vehicles with a trailer

Our programs start in June with school and community groups.  Summer camps run Monday through to Friday in July and August.  MOSS instructors travel around the province, visiting a variety of communities throughout BC and Yukon.  Working with MOSS is a unique way to experience our beautiful province, while working with keen new sailors.

Start date: June 3, 2019 or June 24, 2019 (dates may be flexible for the right candidate)

End date: August 30, 2019

Wages are competitive, including opportunity for professional development and paid training.

GUIDELINES FOR APPLICANTS

Please submit your cover letter and résumé along with salary expectations to rick@bcsailing.bc.ca before noon on February 15, 2019. We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

About MOSS

Kids aged 6 – 14 are invited to Learn to Sail with BC Sailing’s Mobile Optimist Sailing School (MOSS) which travels to over a dozen selected communities throughout BC and Yukon each summer.

Our Sail Canada endorsed camps provide affordable, fun, safe, and educational day-camps for youth both on and off the water.

There are two programs offered:

  • Summer Camps: 5 days of sailing and kayaking activities throughout July and August (age range varies depending on location)
  • School program: Introductory sailing programs for school classes Kindergarten through Grade 6 during the month of June.