Senior Sailing Instructor – Nanaimo Yacht Club

Nanaimo Yacht Club (NYC) Sailing School is a not for profit organization that promotes competitive and recreational sailing. We provide CANSail dinghy, Paddle Canada Kayak and International Yacht Training Power & Sail Yachting Courses for ages 5 through adult. The school is active throughout the spring, summer and fall. April through October we provide internationally recognised sailing certifications, junior race teams, summer camps and specialist on water courses in a variety of disciplines.

All are supported by Sail Canada and International Yacht Training certified coaching staff.
For the spring and summer of 2019 we are looking to fill two Sailing Instructor positions for our CANSail dinghy courses. The successful applicant will be required to start on either May 14 or July 2 (for those starting on July 2 there will be a mandatory training day on June 16 or 23). May and June hours will be a minimum of 25 hours per week and in July and August you will be expected to work 40 hours a week.
You must be available until August 30, 2019. Hours may include evenings and weekends as required.
You will answer directly to the School Manager or the Assistant Manager when the manager is not on site.

Qualification requirements.
 EITHER – Trained or Certified to a minimum CANSail 3/4 instructor with 2 year full time seasonal experience.
 CANSail instructor membership in good standing for 2019.
 Pleasure Craft Operator Card
 Standard First Aid with CPR C
 CANSail Safety Boat Certificate
 VHF certificate

Personal requirements.
Candidates must have a mature attitude, be a team player and willing to take on responsibility. Our instructors are required to have a friendly, trustworthy and honest personality.
Duties. Your duties will include but are not limited to –
Delivery of CANSail training to level at which you are qualified; preparation of equipment; attending weekly team briefings; attending training sessions and school events; cleaning equipment and training facilities; moving club safety boats; reporting damaged equipment promptly; maintenance of equipment and dock space; talking to parents; supervising children age 6 to 19 years old; comply with all on and off water safety procedures; report all health and safety concerns, hazards or suggestions promptly.

Wages and benefits.
You will be paid a competitive hourly wage depending on qualifications and experience + a $1.50 per hour season end performance bonus + 4% holiday pay. Staff t-shirts and sweater are provided.
NYC junior members and school staff can use our fleet of Club owned 420’s, kayaks, stand up paddleboards and keelboats which are stored on the docks with direct access to Nanaimo harbour.
Mentorship from an NCCP Chartered Professional Coach.
To apply please send your resume and cover letter/email to by February 25 2019.