Boy Scouts of America - Orange County Council
  • 13-Jan-2021 to Until Filled (MST)
  • Newport Sea Base
  • Newport Beach, CA, USA
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

    Looking for a job that you'll LOVE?

  • Are you looking for a job where you can really make a difference?
  • Want a job that gives you the versatility to teach outdoors, on the water, and in the classroom?
  • Do you have the enthusiasm, work ethic, and presentation confidence to inspire youth ages 5-17? If YES, then this may be the job for you!

  Types of Classes

  • Level 1 Small Boat Sailing (Beginner), Level 2 Small Boat Sailing (Intermediate), Keelboat/Big Boat Sailing, Junior Racing Team, Adventure Sailing Club (non-competitive), Charter School Sailing, Family Learn to Sail

 Types of Sailboats

  • Small Boats: CFJ, RS Quest, RS Feva, RS Tera, Laser
  • Keelboats: Columbia 30 Sport, IMX 38, Olson 30, Harbor 20

Overview of the Position

            Sailing Instructors implement programs in conjunction with the Program Director and BSA program standards.  An instructor serves with a major responsibility for customer service, classroom instruction, curriculum development, class/activity planning, and classroom behavior management.  Adheres to Newport Sea Base health and safety standards.  You must be at least 16 years old, be certified in CPR and First Aid, and attain your CA Boater's Card upon being hired. Needs to be enthusiastic, patient, creative, well-prepared, and confident in teaching.    All instructors must be able to swim.  Must be comfortable communicating with children, teens, and parents.  Directly reports to Education Coordinator/Sailing Coordinator & Head Coach.

 *For Sailing Instructors: US Sailing Small Boat Level 1 Instructor certificate required, American Red Cross Lifeguard or BSA Lifeguard certifications recommended. 

*Sailing Racing Instructors: Must have at least 1 year of racing experience; will be working with Junior Racing Team practices on Tues and Fri @ 3-6pm throughout the year with monthly weekend regattas.


  • Prepare and deliver lesson plans/activities to youth in a well-planned, fun and engaging manner.
  • Develop and write program curriculum for new and existing classes.
  • Provide active supervision ensuring a safe environment for all youth.
  • Take class roll and track attendance, and turn rosters into lead supervisors regularly.
  • Ensure proper set-up, usage, and clean-up of the facility, equipment, and docks.
  • Report program/equipment concerns to supervisor immediately.
  • Teach youth water, boating and paddle craft safety.
  • Be a positive role model and mentor to youth participants.
  • Enforce student-discipline procedures according to Newport Sea Base policy.
  • Communicate thoroughly and effectively with other program staff and Lead Coordinators.
  • Participate in scheduled staff trainings throughout the year including 1 week of mandatory summer prep training in June.
  • Be comfortable learning how to operate a Boston Whaler motorboat.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


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