Age of Sail Instructor 2019

Job Description

Crew needed for living history programs!

The year is 1906, San Francisco has just experienced a devastating earthquake and fire, and the city lies in ruins. The sailing ship Balclutha (1886) will set sail tonight for lumber to rebuild, but there are no officers to lead the crew. The captain needs YOU!

We are seeking enthusiastic instructors for an innovative children's (4th-8th grade) maritime history, teambuilding and sail training program aboard historic sailing vessels.  Starting in late August, our programs run primarily during the school year with additional opportunities to work over the summer.

All applicants must be responsible, creative, motivated team players with a strong interest in a waterfront environment and a love of working with children. Prior teaching and/or outdoor experiential education experience required. Sailing or related experience, performance/theater experience and an interest in San Francisco's maritime history desired. Current CPR/First Aid certification required.  Must be willing to commit to a minimum of one school year.

FT & PT positions available. Eligible for medical and dental benefits.  $15-20 per hour DOE with overtime wages and additional benefits available for overnight shifts.

  • Work aboard an 1886 Sailing Ship!
  • Make history come alive!
  • Teach Life Skills like teamwork, leadership, & problem solving!
  • Develop your own salty characters and sharpen your improvisation skills!
  • Earn $15-$20/hr. plus medical, dental, & vision benefits, paid time off, and more!

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San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
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Bachelor's degree
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Adventure Course
After School Program
Community Service
Environmental Education Program/Center
Environmental/Conservation Research
Experiential Education
Govt. Agency/ USFS NPS BLM etc.
Natural Resources
Outdoor Education Center
Outdoor Skills School
Scouting Program
Service Learning
Summer Camp
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