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Interested applicants should contact us via email at 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.

About HRCS

Founded in 2008, Hudson River Community Sailing partners with public schools to offer credit-bearing afterschool programming, internships, mentoring, and college readiness. Our youth development platform uses sailing, boat operation, and boat building to further academic skills and instill the qualities of character necessary for college and career success. HRCS also serves the broader community through affordable marine education and recreation for individuals, groups, schools, businesses, and families. HRCS is a US Sailing School, and offers basic keelboat and other courses from April through October


Working at HRCS

Your work will truly improve the lives of New Yorkers as you help us achieve our mission.

There is a strong sense of community amongst staff, students, and members. We believe learning happens best when people feel safe, comfortable, and part of something great.

We have the best educators in NYC, and are committed to staff development and growth.

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

Assistant Fleet Manager


Hudson River Community Sailing (HRCS) develops academic success and leadership in underserved NYC youth, and provides maritime education to the city at large. We work in partnership with public high schools to teach math, science, and leadership to underserved public high school students through sailing and boatbuilding. HRCS serves the broader community through a Community Sailing school that provides sailing lessons and a membership program. HRCS has locations in Chelsea and Inwood.


Reports to: Fleet and Operations Senior Manager


The Assistant Fleet Manager works under the supervision of the Fleet and Operations 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 Assistant Fleet 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 locations: Pier 66 in Chelsea, Dyckman Marina in Inwood, and Viking Boat Yard in Verplanck. While prior experience maintaining sailboats is preferred, this is an opportunity for a candidate with good technical skills to learn and grow into the role. 

This is a full-time in-person role. 

Primary Relationships

  • Meet daily with Operations & Fleet Manager about roles and responsibilities, specific duties, fleet readiness issues, facility maintenance, scheduled events, and general fleet preparedness.
  • Regularly check in with Community Program Staff
  • Manage Operations Interns
  • Support and interact with the Public, Membership, Instructors, Participants and Youth Programs by facilitating safety and sailing as Leader of the Day


  • Monitoring space and organization of workshop
    • Keeping shop clean and organized
  • Customer and Member interaction 
    • Greet members and the public and be available to discuss HRCS as needed. Familiarize sailors with safety procedures
    • Email and verbal communication skills
    • Leader of the Day/safety officer 
  • Engine Servicing and Maintenance 
    • Understand and perform basic engine maintenance and repair on a fleet of 4hp-150hp outboard engines of various makes.
    • Perform physically demanding tasks such as lifting heavy objects and working on the water
  • Sailboat rigging and marine system
    • Understand J/24 and J/80 rigging and marine systems and be able to diagnose or communicate issues both verbally and in writing.
    • Manage the fleet preventative maintenance schedule.
  • Ordering and Inventory Tracking 
    • Work with Operations staff to coordinate and make orders for gear and consumables. Track expenses and inventory supplies, keep maintenance log
  • Manage Operations Interns 
    • Work with operation interns and youth program students to complete tasks that advance the goals of the department.
    • Instruct Interns on best practices and working in a professional manner       
  • Sailboat Repair and Maintenance
    • As part of Operations staff, maintain 26 sailboats, and 8 support boats. Includes Fiberglass repair and repair and maintenance of hardware 
  • Communicate with contractors on behalf of the organization
    • Hauling and cleaning sailboats on a regularly scheduled bases 
  • Assist with Managing the Commissioning and Decommissioning of the Fleet
    • Manage the completion of fleet upgrades and projects in coordination with Operations staff
    • Supervise and guide volunteers and interns


  • Proficiency in marine repair and maintenance preferred, including:
    • Fiberglass repair and finishing
    • Sailing hardware and rigging
    • Familiarity with marine hardware and systems, specifically J-24 and J-80 systems
    • Outboard engine troubleshooting and repair
  • Able to carry 60 lbs
  • Sailing and/or teaching experience preferred but not required
  • Experience working with power and hand tools
  • Experience supervising interns or students preferred
  • Be able to utilize Google suite in a proficient manner 
  • Experience trailering boats preferred 

Preferred Licenses and Certifications (HRCS can help the candidate in acquiring these once hired.)

  • Drivers License or open to obtaining one
  • US Sailing Basic Keelboat Instructor Certification + Safe Sport
  • USCG Captains License or Limited Launch Driver’s license
  • CPR/First Aid
  • Safe Boating Course 

Compensation and Salary Range

  • $50,000-$55,000, commensurate with experience 
  • Benefits package include, Health, Dental, Paid Time Off, 401(k), and professional development funding
  • Flexible hours and membership to NY’s best sailing club
  • 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.

Application Instructions: Please send a letter of interest and resume to with the subject line: “Assistant Fleet Manager”

Sailing Instructor


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • $24-$28 an hour, depending on experience

To Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to, with "Sailing Instructor" in the subject line.

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.