Instructors & Assistant Instructors

The Royal Newfoundland Yacht Club is accepting applications for Sailing School Instructors and Assistant Sailing Instructors for the 2016 season. The RNYC Sailing School runs both a Sail Canada CANSail Junior Sailing Program, an Adult Learn-to-Sail Program, training sessions and regattas. The RNYC is located on Long Pond Manuals, CBS, just minutes from St. John’s.

The school is looking to hire Instructors & Assistant Instructors to run the following CANSail Programs:

1. Wetfeet
2. CANSail 1&2
3. CANSail 3&4
4. CANSail 5&6
5. Adult Learn-to-Sail Program
(See separate RNYC job posting titled “Adult Learn-to-Sail Instructor – Sailing School)

The ideal candidate(s) will have the following qualifications, experience & skills:
• One or more of the following CANSail Instructor Certifications for Wetfeet, CANSail 1&2, 3&4, 5&6 (instructor registration and dues must be current and paid to Sail Canada by 01 June 2016)
• Experience instructing CANSail programs to children and teens
• Experience operating a coach boat (rubber dinghy with outboard motor)
• Experience sailing and coaching developmental classes dinghies; Opti, Radial, Laser, C420 and 29er is an asset
• Coach Boat Rescue Course Certificate (Sail Canada)
• Pleasure Craft Operators Certificate (Transport Canada)
• Marine Radio Certification (Canadian Power and Sail Squadron)
• Standard First Aid Certificate – 2 day course (St. John Ambulance, Canadian Red Cross or equivalent)

Duties and responsibilities include:
• Instructing kids and teens sailing lessons following the CANSail program curriculum
• Reporting weekly on each sailor’s progression through the CANSail curriculum
• Coming up with imaginative ways to teach various sailing skills
• Keeping safety of students the priority. Includes but not limited to the ongoing inspection of equipment and reporting deficiencies to the Head Coach following school reporting procedures.
• Keeping the sailing clubhouse and grounds tidy, clean and secure
• Assisting in the maintenance of the school’s dinghy fleet
• Assisting in the set up and take down of the school during shoulder seasons
• Participation in school events such as school regattas, lunch BBQ, awards event.
• Contribute to marketing, if requested
• Ensuring the delivery of a fun and quality sailing and learning experience for all participants
• Conducting yourself in an energetic, professional and positive manner
• Other related duties as required

Questions about this position may be sent to

Please submit your resume and cover letter to Interviews will begin immediately.  Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted. Thank you to all who apply.


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