Guided Discoveries, Inc. Catalina Sea Camp
Job Title: Summer Sailing Instructor
Location: Catalina Sea Camp - Catalina Island, California
Department: Sumer Camp Programs
Work Year: Seasonal May 25th to August 10th
FLSA Status: Salary Position paid biweekly.
Pay Rate: $540 starting rate.
Reports To: Catalina Sea Camp Sail Director
Supervisory Responsibility: None
The Summer Sailing Instructors are responsible for delivering excellent instruction and guidance in the sailing program at Catalina Sea Camp. This includes delivering an appropriate curriculum, ensuring that all activities are carried out in compliance with established policies and regulations, and creating educational and instructional programs that uphold the program's high standards.
The Sailing Instructors at Catalina Sea Camp have the responsibility to provide quality instruction and leadership in the youth sailing and summer camp program at Catalina Sea Camp.
Duties & Responsibilities
Primary Responsibilities/Essential Functions:
- Ensure all programs are conducted in accordance with the procedures and policies set by Catalina Sea Camp, emphasizing safety.
- Development of necessary skills to ensure the quality of the program.
- Assume duties of Beachmaster, Lifeguard, Sailing Instructor, and minor Boat Maintenance when assigned.
- Participate in training week as scheduled and instructed by the Sail Director and Summer Camp Director.
- Drive company boats and vehicles for program purposes when assigned after a check-out process.
- Assist with camper arrival/departure procedures as assigned on arrival and departure days.
- Provide and/or attend evening programs and activities when necessary or assigned.
- Generate ongoing enthusiasm and participation in summer camp activities.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Sail Director.
Examples of Responsibilities/Supportive Functions:
- Must be able to communicate and work with campers by teaching all aspects of sailing, including proper sailing techniques and proper safe boating practices.
- Have the knowledge to teach sailing on many different types of vessels, such as Lasers, 420’s, and catamarans.
- Have the knowledge to be self-sufficient while teaching students on a sailing vessel without auxiliary power up to 2 miles offshore for up to 3 hours periods.
- Must be physically fit in order to perform strenuous activity for extended periods.
- Ability to launch and land boats weighing up to 450 pounds in and out of the water and across soft sand with the help of others.
- Ability to drive a support boat (tiller-steer and center console) during sailing classes after a training and check-out process. Ability to safely approach and assist small sail vessels.
- Ability to perform simple boat maintenance projects and demonstrate the proper use of tools.
- Greet incoming campers at the pier and help move luggage.
- Lift, carry, and move heavy objects when necessary.
- Be able to respond to emergency situations by utilizing Waterfront Lifeguard training and providing the leadership necessary to enact the Emergency Action Plan.
- Ability to observe student and staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and manage camper behavior.
2. Full meals at the Dining Hall when the kitchen is in operation.
3. Workers Compensation Insurance and State Disability Insurance.
4. Opportunity to sailboats in a unique sailing environment.
5. Opportunity to use boats and camp gear in accordance with company policy.
6. Opportunity to live and work in a beautiful island environment.