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Sailing Instructor and Dockhand – Seasonal, part-time
March 14, 2021

We are looking for an enthusiastic, wind-loving sailor who can work as a seasonal, part-time sailing instructor at Northern Virginia Sailing School to start immediately.

Candidates should be able to work the sailing season from April 1, 2021 through October 31st, 2021 on a part-time basis.  They should be prepared to work outdoors during very hot summers and colder Spring and Fall temperatures during most weekends and occasionally during the week.  They should have plenty of sailing experience and be capable of teaching ASA 101 along with other sailing services offered through Northern Virginia Sailing School with minimal supervision.  ASA 101 is required.  Sailing instruction will take place on 22’ keelboats with auxiliary power.  Should be able to perform general maintenance on sailboats and motors if needed.  Candidates will also have:

  • Sailing experience
  • Ability to follow directions and work with others
  • Patience and respect for all learning types
  • A friendly and outgoing personality
  • Familiar with outboard motors (or willing to learn)
  • Safe Boaters’ Certification (required – free at
  • Ability to lift 50lbs or more
  • Practice safe sailing at all times with the ability to make quick decisions if needed
  • Ability to make smart decisions based on weather and sea conditions 
  • ASA Sailing Instructor Certification (preferred, but not required)
  • US Coast Guard Licensed Captain (preferred, but not required)
  • MUST be able to work weekends
  • Punctual and prepared
  • MUST conduct yourself responsibly at ALL TIMES from the moment you enter Leesylvania State Park until the moment you leave
  • Drug and alcohol free work place, non-smoking

Preferred candidates will have ASA instructor certification and/or US Coastguard license and certifications.  Previous students of NVSS are encouraged to apply.

Please submit all sailing resumes to with the subject “Application for Sailing Instructor”