CANSail Instructor – West Vancouver Yacht Club

The West Vancouver Yacht Club is looking to hire Instructors for its 2019 Summer CANSail Programs. The Club is a leader on the North Shore and Lower Mainland in providing excellence in learn to sail programs for both juniors and adults. This quality and excellence is the level to which all members and staff of the West Vancouver Yacht Club aspire to maintain and improve. The West Vancouver Yacht Club is a friendly and professional place to work, whether you have years of experience or are new to the field. The Instructors will report to the Sailing Director and work with others in a safe and fun environment providing quality instruction for the students. Instructors need to be able to work independently or as a member of a team, be motivated, enthusiastic and ready to create a positive lasting memory for the students. Even if you don’t have your CANSail courses done yet it’s not too late to become an instructor for the summer. If you have your CANSail 4 or 5 sailing level, there are courses running in May and June.

If this sounds like you, please contact me at sailingdirector@wvyc.ca

Duration of this position:
Staff training takes place on June 28th, full programs run from July 2 – August 23rd.

Hours of operation:
Classes run between 9:00 am – 4:00 pm with a lunch break.  Instructors are required to be at the Kelowna Yacht Club by 8:30 am and leave once all the students have been picked up and daily debrief has concluded.  Usually by 4:30 pm.

Qualifications required:
Sailing Instructor

  • CANSail Fundamental Course
  • CANSail Technical Course
  • First Aid with CPR level C
  • Coach Boat Safety Course
  • Commit to July and August for work
  • Complete a Criminal Record Check if you’re 18+
  • Pleasure Craft Operators Card

Assistant instructor

  • Be 15 Years old
  • First Aid with CPR level C
  • Coach Boat Safety Course
  • Commit to July and August for work
  • Complete a criminal record check
  • Pleasure Craft Operators Card

Compensation :
Starting Wage for Assistant Instructors is $15, starting wage for Sailing Instructors is $16. We also pay a portion of your CANSail Instructor Courses, first Aid, PCOC and insurance fees based on the number of weeks you work. A $1 per hour bonus will also be paid to those instructors that work all 8 weeks. Lunch is also provided for $2 a day should you choose the option.

Please send your CV and direct any questions to sailingdirector@wvyc.ca