DSA has openings for sailing instructors

Disabled Sailing Association of BC has openings for sailing instructors for the 2016 season at the Kelowna Yacht Club.

Start Date: May 9 to July 4 (negotiable)

For true sailors! The Okanagan Branch of the Disabled Sailing Association of British Columbia is offering full time summer employment for two sailing instructors to work with some very special people in beautiful Kelowna, BC. You will spend the majority of your time actually sailing with people, rather than being in a motorized coach boat. We work with people with various challenges including visual impairments and other physical challenges as well as some cognitive challenges. We offer our sailors instruction, companionship and racing opportunities. Our program utilizes a fleet of three Martin 16 sailboats and one 23’ Sonar sailboat as well a motorized coach boat.

Job Description

  • sail with and instruct sailors with disabilities
  • rig and de-rig the boats
  • help maintain the fleet in good working order
  • assist with scheduling sails
  • help with racing clinics and participate in integrated racing with Kelowna Yacht Club Fleet
  • drive power coach boat for safety and instructional purposes

 Minimum requirements*

  • Sail Canada (or CYA) instructor/coach certification
  • Standard First Aid
  • CPR
  • PCOC
  • VHF Radio license

Assets include lots of sailing experience, previous work or volunteer experience with disabled people and/or seniors, racing experience and power boat experience

Instructors should be students and intend to be a student in the fall of 2016. Students with lots of sailing experience who might not yet have their instructor certification may be considered. Preference will be given to a qualified candidate with a disability. Pay commensurate with experience.

For more information or to apply, contact DSA Executive Director Tracy Delorme by email to tracy.dsa@gmail.com or by phone at 250-861-7033. Please attach your resume and cover letter if you wish to apply.