Hiring for Summer 2018: Experienced, qualified Head Instructor and Marine Science Instructor.

Head Instructor:

Bourne Community Boating on Cape Cod, Massachusetts USA is seeking an experienced, qualified Head Instructor for the 2018 sailing season June 11 through August 18.  This position is full-time and will work primarily Monday through Friday 8am-5pm though additional Saturday or evening hours may be required. The Head Instructor will be responsible for overseeing day to day operations of the program including lesson planning, staff management of 5-6 sailing instructors and parent relationships.  Housing may be provided for well-qualified candidates.

BCB’s summer program consists of two weeks of staff training followed by eight weeks of Summer Sailing School which is primarily focused on youth sailing instruction in two 4-week long sessions of Beginner, Advanced Beginner, Intermediate, Adventure and Learn to Race.   Additional programs include evening adult sailing sessions and Saturday Open Sail.

Bourne Community Boating is an equal opportunity employer.


  • US Sailing Level 1 certification or higher, or equivalent.
  • CPR, First Aid, and Safe Powerboat Handling.
  • Two or more years of sailing instruction experience in a leadership position.

Highly preferred:

  • Lifeguard certification
  • USCG Launchtender or higher license.

Housing may be provided to well qualified individuals.  Please inquire.

Application Materials:  CORI background check required before employment.  Please send resume and cover letter, including contact information for 2 references to:  amy@bournecommunityboating.org (email preferred) or mail to Bourne Community Boating, PO Box 3157, Bourne MA, 02532 .


Marine Science Instructor:

Bourne Community Boating seeks a part-time, seasonal science instructor for our Belly Biology Marine Science program in the summer of 2018.  Primary responsibility is to plan and lead instruction for once per week Belly Biology classes, building on existing lesson plans and partner organization programs.  The successful candidate will need to work well with Belly Biology partner organizations who teach some classes, and to take the lead and be the primary instructor for other classes.  The candidate must be willing to be flexible, adaptable and maintain a sense of humor as they work outdoors with our students, sailing instructor staff, Executive Director, and partner organizations.

Background: Marine Science instruction has been an important part of BCB’s Learn to Sail curriculum since our start in 2006. From the beginning, one of our stated goals has been to create not only good sailors, but also good stewards of the environment in which they sail.  All Beginner, Advanced Beginner and Intermediate sailors spend one day per week of their sailing program studying a variety of Marine Science topics in our program called Belly Biology.

Training and Experience:


  • Minimum of a Bachelor degree in science or education
  • Previous lead teaching experience in an outdoor or marine science setting


  • First Aid, CPR, Lifeguard, US Sailing Level 1 or USCG license.

Compensation:  Potential for $15 – $20 per hour depending on qualifications, CORI background check required.
Application Materials:  Please send resume and cover letter, including contact information for 2 references to:  Bourne Community Boating, PO Box 3157, Bourne MA, 02532 or email amy@bournecommunityboating.org.

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