Boy Scouts of America - Orange County Council
  • 21-Sep-2022 to Until Filled (MST)
  • Newport Sea Base
  • Newport Beach, CA, USA
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

Types of Activities Utilizing Captains

  • Harbor Excursions, Educational Cruises, Bay Fishing Trips via pontoon boat, and Ocean Fishing trips via sport fisher
  • Boats Utilizing Master License: 33 ft. Pontoon Boat, 23 ft Striper Sea Swirl Sport Fisher

Overview of the Position

Boat Captains with a Master License will be driving vessels around the harbor for a variety of classes throughout the year with children, parents, and Staff aboard. Pontoon boat can hold 20 people max per COI and sport fisher can hold 6 passengers. Event outings vary from 1-4 hours in length. Other trips are quicker class deliveries/drop offs with children going to and from the Newport Sea Base and local venues such as the Back Bay Science Center, Balboa Fun Zone, Marina Park, the Wedge, and local beaches. You must be at least 21 years old, be certified in CPR and First Aid, and attain your CA Boater's Card upon being hired. Must also be able to pass random drug screens throughout tenure via the Maritime Consortium. Needs to be enthusiastic, patient, creative, and have a comfort and inclination working with children. All boat captains must be able to swim. Must be comfortable communicating with young children, teens, and parents. Directly reports to the Program Director.

*Upon hire, must provide copy of USCG Master License and supporting documents/certifications.


  • Prepare and pre-trip all boats pre and post event
  • Refill gas tanks when low; learn how to utilize local dock gas stations via NSB account
  • Assist in supervising children aboard ensuring safety at all times
  • Outlines rules and procedures before embarking on outings and enforcing rules throughout the duration of each event
  • Track attendance on each boat's log especially the pontoon boat
  • Ensure boat is cleaned, reorganized, and kept tidy after each outing
  • 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 appropriate student-discipline procedures.
  • Communicate thoroughly and effectively with other program staff and Lead Instructors.
  • Work together with lead teaching instructors aboard and prepare route in conjunction with the activity plan for the event
  • Participate in scheduled staff trainings throughout the year
  • Be comfortable learning how to operate a Boston Whaler, pontoon boat, sport fisher
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


September-May (School Year) *Maximum: 5-10 hours per week (Mainly Sat/Sun)

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