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Sailing Instructors: Multiple openings

Pleasant Bay Community Boating is upping its summer program for 2022 and you can be part of our renewed mission. This 18-year-old organization, with a 3.75-acre campus on the shores of beautiful Pleasant Bay, continues to serve multiple boating interests. We offer sailing lessons and experiences for people of all ages and experience levels using our fleet of Flying Scots, Sunfish, Opti’s, 420s, and Catboats. We’re looking for instructors with experience teaching on any of the boats in our fleet and also those with an interest in adaptive sailing. 

Our sailing instructors should maintain a professional, but upbeat attitude. They will work alongside other sail staff, the directors, and junior instructors to ensure that all students are progressing, having fun, and staying safe. Our instructors should always model respect for the people around them, follow PBCB policies, and hold safety as a top priority. 

Job Requirements:

  • You must be 18 or older
  • Strong background in sailing and/or sailing instruction required
  • Experience with racing or adaptive sailing strongly considered
  • A current First Aid/CPR certification or willingness to obtain one is required
  • Preference will also be given to applicants with a current ARC Waterfront Lifeguard certification and any US Sail certifications, including Levels 1-3 and Adaptive Sailing endorsement

The regular summer program runs from June 20th through August 19th with set up, training, and orientation the week of June 13th. A small staff will continue through until Sept 15th. The full shift schedule includes:

Weekdays: 9:00 – noon, 1 – 3:30 PM, and 4:30 to 7:00 PM

Saturdays: 9 AM – noon & 1 – 3:30 PM

Sundays: 1 – 3:30 PM

Our summer program runs from mid-June through August.

Employees can use kayaks, paddleboards and sailboats when off duty.

Please send resume Ali Hogue: hoguea@pbcb.cc.

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Science Instructor

PBCB is looking for a Science Instructor to teach hands-on, outdoor STEM lessons. Our ideal candidate is motivated, passionate, flexible, upbeat, organized, and able to think on their feet. We’re looking for somebody that is excited to implement a curriculum for community members of all ages. Our Science Instructor will be confident when leading group activities, hold safety as a top priority, and act as a role model for science staff and program participants.

Responsibilities:

  • Become familiar with our program offerings and be able to answer parent or customer questions
  • Teach informal, outdoor lessons for participants of all ages: mainly working as an assistant for our marine science camp, but also lead or assist occasional kayaking tours, canoe tours, and floating classroom tours
  • Work with the Head Science Instructor to brainstorm activities and improve marine science camp curriculum, which deals with topics like global climate change, ecosystem ecology, and weather
  • Assist Head Science Instructor in teaching lessons and leading hands-on activities for marine science campers ages 6-14, who are on the property daily from 9:30 AM – 3 PM from June 20th through August 19th
  • Occasionally act as a crew member on our 37’ floating classroom and help implement curriculum developed for the vessel, mainly for marine science campers but sometimes for the general public
  • Help enforce PBCB’s water safety protocols and act as a role model on the bay
  • Ensure that youth program participants are always supervised
  • Report issues with boats, students, renters, curriculum, etc. to a supervisor

General Skills:

  • Maintain a professional and fun demeanor
  • Think on your feet, adjust plans as needed, and be a strong leader for participants
  • Work alongside PBCB’s Head Science Instructor, directors, and other instructors to make sure participants are learning, progressing, and staying safe
  • Friendly, outgoing, organized, responsible, hardworking
  • Always model respect for the water, each other, and our equipment
  • Follow all PBCB policies and guidelines
  • Eager to help with additional small tasks when asked (youth check-in and check-out, for example)

Requirements:

  • You must be 18 or older by June 20th, 2022
  • Strong background in teaching, outdoor education, and STEM desired
  • Degree in a relevant field desired
  • Able to work outdoors, on the water, and with people of all ages
  • Willingness to obtain the following certifications required by MA law for all staff: American Red Cross Basic Water Rescue AND American Canoe Association Paddlesports training OR American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguard, PLUS CDC HeadsUp Concussion training, Neglect/Abuse Mandated Reporter training, and CPR/First Aid training
  • Any additional certifications or experience related to science, sailing, powerboating, leadership, working with children, or water safety will be strongly considered
  • Availability for at least the duration of our summer programming required: Monday – Friday, June 13th through August 19th, 2022. Exceptions will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, but your start and end dates must be mutually agreed upon in writing before we are able to hire you. Time-off requests for under 1 week at a time should be no problem. This is intended to be a full time, contracted position: June 13th – August 19th, 2022.
  • Employees are given a complimentary boat rental pass when off duty
  • Salary offers will be determined based on experience and relevant certifications, but will fall in the range of $14.25-17/hour

Please send a resume and cover letter to Ali Hogue, Program Director: hoguea@pbcb.cc. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions!

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Boat Rental Coordinator: 1 part-time seasonal opening

Our Boat Rental Coordinator will be expected to always maintain a professional and fun demeanor. Work alongside Program and Waterfront staff to ensure that all renters are prepared to have fun and stay safe. Friendly, outgoing, organized, responsible. Always model respect for the water, each other, and our equipment. Follow all PBCB policies and guidelines.

Job Requirements:

  • You must be 18+
  • Sailing background not necessary, but willingness to learn the basics about our fleet required
  • Willingness to learn to use our registration software (FareHarbor and Jackrabbit) required
  • Help the registrar to take phone calls, field emails, and answer general questions about our program and rental offerings
  • Become familiar with our rental policies and communicate with both walk-ins and pass holders who have reservations
  • Review and file rental waivers
  • Work with the registrar to notify participants in the event of weather-related cancellations
  • Shifts are noon – 5 PM daily, with a few other opportunities to work extra hours (helping with events, etc.)
  • We’re looking for 2 people to work part-time and split the shifts (one position filled, one still open)

Our summer program runs from mid-June through August. Preference will be given to applicants that are available for the duration of the rental season.

Employees can use kayaks, paddleboards and sailboats when off duty.

Please send a resume and cover letter to Ali Hogue, Program Director: hoguea@pbcb.cc. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions!

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Science Coordinator

PBCB is looking for a Science Coordinator to oversee our science instructors and programs. We’re looking for somebody that is excited to help create and implement a curriculum for science enthusiasts of all ages including trips on the floating classroom, planning and hosting our speaker series, and informational kayak or canoe tours. Our Science Coordinator will be well-versed in a range of topics relevant to the area including ecosystem ecology, geology, and natural history. This position is full-time from April through September and part-time from October through March. Compensation will be determined based on the candidate’s experience, relevant certifications, and availability throughout the year.

Job Requirements:

    • Undergraduate degree in a relevant scientific field 
    • Strong background in outdoor education and/or curriculum development 
    • Interest or experience working in an outdoor education or camp setting, including on our 37-foot floating classroom 
    • All floating classroom crew must join a random drug testing program, per the USCG 
    • Experience with grant-writing and budget development preferred for Director role
    • Willingness to learn how to run a shellfish aquaculture upweller required
    • Strong leadership qualities and the ability to take initiative 
    • Excellent writing skills 
    • Interest in working with people of all ages and with a range of physical or developmental challenges 
    • Comfort with speaking in front of groups and leading classes or experiences 
    • Flexibility to work occasionally as an evening or weekend supervisor during the summer 
    • Current First Aid and CPR certification or willingness to obtain one 
    • Certifications strongly considered: USCG Launch Tender or Captain, US Sailing Instructor Levels 1-3 or Adaptive Endorsement, US Powerboating Instructor, American Red Cross Lifeguard, or any other certifications relevant to boating, sailing, marine science, or teaching 

Please send a resume and cover letter to Ali Hogue, Program Director. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions!