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Interested applicants should contact us via email at jobs@hudsonsailing.org. Please put the position you are applying for in the subject line, and include a relevant resume and cover letter detailing your interest in the position.

Working at HRCS

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Interested applicants please email a relevant resume and cover letter detailing your interest to  jobs@hudsonsailing.org. Please put the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Sailing Instructor

Responsibilities

  • DURATION & SEASONALITY - Work is available weekdays and weekends ranging from 5-40 hours based on season, your availability, and position.
  • TRAINING - Training is mandatory and paid.
  • BOAT TYPE & GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION - Sailing occurs on J/24s and J/80s in New York Harbor - an active, working waterfront with considerable commercial traffic (ferries, barges, etc), and strong tidal currents. We sail out of Pier 66 and Dyckman Street Marina.
  • YOUTH SAILING PROGRAMS - In the Spring (April through June) and Fall (September through November) we run an accredited after school program teaching the math and science behind sailing. Positions are Mon-Fri 20-30 hours per week. In Summer (June through August) we run a 5 day sailing camp with elements of math and science.  Positions are Mon-Fri 15-40 hours per week.
  • ADULT SAILING PROGRAMS - In Spring, Summer, and Fall, adult programs include Lessons, Excursions, and Corporate/Group events. Positions are 4-40 hours per week, including weekends and evenings.

Required

  • Experience operating a keelboat with multiple passengers in an active waterfront.
  • Experience teaching, leading, or counseling.
  • Availability to work evenings and/or weekends when necessary.

Preferred Certifications (Courses may be offered for these certifications if candidates are not already certified.  Organization can help in acquiring once hired.)

  • First Aid and CPR certifications
  • US Coast Guard Captains License
  • US Sailing Basic Keelboat Instructor Certification

Instructor Skills

  • Proficient sailor
  • Ability to recognize the inherent risks involved in each activity and continually assess and adjust programming accordingly.
  • Ability to conduct  all activities according to the policies, procedures and practices that guide the program plan.

Fleet Assistant Manager

Job Description:

The Fleet Assistant Manager works under the supervision of the Fleet Manager to assist in the day-to-day maintenance and upkeep of the HRCS fleet. This includes, but is not limited to, completing repairs, troubleshooting engines, performing preventive maintenance, and maintaining records. In addition, the Fleet Assistant Manager will work with HRCS operations interns, instructing them on how to perform basic operations tasks. This position will require weekend shifts and travel between our four locations. 

 

Responsibilities and Skills:

  • Engine repair, tuning, and maintenance -- Learn, understand, and perform basic engine maintenance and repair. 
  • Sailboat rigging and marine systems -- Understand J/24 and J/80 rigging and marine systems and be able to diagnose or communicate issues both verbally and in writing.
  • Customer/member interaction -- Greet members and the public and be available to discuss HRCS as needed. Familiarize sailors with our safety procedures.
  • Ordering and Inventory Tracking -- Work with fleet manager and other operations staff to coordinate and make orders for gear and consumables. Track expenses and inventory supplies.

Required:

  • Experience working with power and hand tools
  • Available to work at different locations (Chelsea, Inwood)
  • Basic knowledge of outboard engine use, experience in outboard engine repair & maintenance
  • Experience maintaining sailboats
  • Excellent email and verbal communication skills
  • Comfortable working in a self-directed environment

Preferred Certifications/skills: (Courses may be offered for these certifications if candidates are not already certified.  Organization can help in acquiring once hired.)

  • Experienced in fiberglass repair 
  • First Aid and CPR certifications
  • US Coast Guard Captain's License
  • US Sailing Basic Keelboat Instructor Certification

Hours: approximately 30-40 hours/week, weekend work required. April-November 

Compensation based on skills and experience

HRCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.