Sailing Instructor – Adaptive Sailing Association of BC

Sailing Instructor – Adaptive Sailing Association of BC

POSITION TITLE: Sailing Instructor
EMPLOYER: Adaptive Sailing Association of BC
PRIMARY WORK LOCATION: Jericho Sailing Centre, 1300 Discovery Street, Vancouver BC



CONTACT NAME AND TITLE: Eric Molendyk, Program Manager
EMPLOYER’S MAILING ADDRESS: Suite 110- 2285 Clark Vancouver, BC V5N 3G8


Full job description here.


The Adaptive Sailing Association of BC is recruiting sailing instructors for the 2022 summer season. Based at Jericho
Sailing Centre, our program offers recreational and competitive sailing opportunities for adults and children with
physical disabilities. This position would provide recreational sailing, with instruction as required, to sailors with
disabilities. Excellent people skills are required, along with a professional demeanour. The ability to work in a team
environment with staff, volunteers and clients is essential. Our clients are people with physical disabilities and our
services are adapted to align with their requirements.


 A Canadian citizen and 18 years or older
 Must be vaccinated unless given a medical exemption
 Wear a mask when requested
 Proven sailing experience a must
 Take sailors on their sailing sessions (recreational and/or instructional)
 Manage volunteers who take sailors sailing
 Prepare boat for client’s sail
 Manage client’s entry and exit from boat (ramp and hoist operations)
 Manage boat entry and exit from shore
 Must have advanced sailing skills, emergency first aid and CPR, and Pleasure Craft Operator’s Card
 CANSail Instructor course 1 and 2 certifications an asset
 Responsible for maintaining a safe, organized and clean DSA office and environment
 Assist with Safety Program implementation
 Provide recommendations for the development of the program
 Participate in staff meetings as requested
 Assist with orientation of volunteers
 Other duties as required


 Must be available to work weekends
 Strong in-person communication skills
 Good computer skills using PCs and software (MS Office)
 Solid organizational and time management abilities
 Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision or as part of a “team”
 Pass a vulnerable sector police check
 Experience working with people with disabilities an asset


HOURLY RATE OF PAY: $17/hour and 40 hours/week – May 25th to Sept. 2nd. Program runs 5 days a week
Wednesday to Sunday. Hours are 10 am – 6 pm.


He/she must be between 15 and 30 and a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee
protection has been conferred under the Immigration & Refugee Protection Act.