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.


Please submit your cover letter and résumé along with salary expectations to 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.