Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities

Community Boating Inc. is the oldest public sailing facility in the country and regularly serves over 1,000 children, 6,000 adults and 300 people with disabilities each year. We have a variety of positions available in all of our programs for the 2021 season.

Junior Program

Teaching at CBI is unique within Junior Sailing – it’s not a camp, and certainly not your typical yacht club. CBI serves children ages 11+ from greater Boston, including those who might not otherwise have the opportunity to sail. CBI has fleets of Mercuries, 420s, Lasers, windsurfers, Ideal 18s, Sonars, kayaks, and stand-up paddle boards.

The 2021 season will run weekdays June 7 – August 20, including 10 weeks of programming plus a pre-season training week. Appropriate certifications required – see below. Submit applications, including resume to Junior Program Director Fiona There are opportunities for both full-time and part-time positions; please indicate which you prefer in your application.

Junior Program Sailing Instructors

Instructors are responsible for teaching beginner and intermediate level classes using our keel and Mercury (15-foot dinghy) fleets. All instructors and coaches split time between teaching classes and supervising the dock and free sail program. Staff are also involved with teaching basic paddling, organizing junior program activities, adventures and events, and supporting field trips and Instructors in Training.

Submit applications, including resume to Junior Program Co-Directors: Niko or Fiona

Junior Program Launch Tender

Launch Tenders are responsible for ferrying youth members to the mooring field and 420 dock, for retrieving accidental swimmers, and for assisting with keeping the dock and water safe. They’re expected to make good decisions under pressure, and also asked to support the instructors in their daily duties, including righting capsized sailing vessels. Launch Tenders will help maintain a friendly and positive work environment, while setting a good example to less experienced staff.

Must hold a valid Limited Masters USCG certification or higher and valid First Aid/CPR. Will be enrolled in our drug-testing program. Able to pass a background check similar to CORI. Ideal candidates are flexible, able to multi-task, have excellent time management skills, and enjoy a fast-paced, fun environment.

Submit applications, including resume to Junior Program Co-Directors: Niko or Fiona

Junior Program High Performance and Keelboat Instructors

Experienced instructors and sailors may teach dinghy classes in E420’s and Lasers or keelboat classes (keelboat certification a plus) to sailors who have achieved intermediate or better sailing skills in the Mercury. Instructors also run advanced classes such as spinnakers, dinghy clinics, etc.

Submit applications, including resume to Junior Program Co-Directors: Niko or Fiona

Adult Program

Community Boating’s award-winning Adult Program offers public access to watersport for everyone from novice sailors to national champions. AP staff assist thousands of satisfied members, guests, renters and volunteers with instruction, safety, equipment care, and overall enjoyment of their experience. Be part of the literal post-card of Boston!

Adult Program applicants should send a resume and cover letter to AP Director Sam Peirson. Training begins annually before the season starts, so don’t delay!

Adult Program Staff

Adult Program Staff are responsible for a multitude of tasks including but not limited to: customer service, general fleet and facilities care, maintaining a safe on the water atmosphere, and serving our Adult Program membership. The ideal candidate should be hard working, self-motivated, have the ability to complete tasks as assigned, plus have excellent customer service skills.

Positions are available for full season with staff training in March (April 1st through October 31st), and summer season (Late May/Early June through late August).

Adult Program Launch Tender

Launch Tenders are responsible for ferrying members to the mooring field and 420 dock, for retrieving accidental swimmers, and for assisting with keeping the dock and water safe. They’re expected to make good decisions under pressure, and also asked to support the staff in their daily duties, including righting capsized sailing vessels. Launch Tenders will help maintain a friendly and positive work environment, while setting a good example to less experienced staff.

Must hold a valid Limited Masters USCG certification or higher and valid First Aid/CPR. Will be enrolled in our drug-testing program. Able to pass a background check similar to CORI. Ideal candidates are flexible, able to multi-task, have excellent time management skills, and enjoy a fast-paced, fun environment.

Front Office

Work in the CBI Front Office — be the face of Community Boating! We are looking for candidates who thrive in a fast-paced environment and work to provide the highest level of customer service possible.

To apply please send your resume to Director of Administrative Services, Kyle Liolios.

Front Office Staff

Front office staff members are responsible for completing administrative tasks and member interface. This includes member inquiries, class and membership signups, taking phone calls, handling of payment transactions, and program paperwork. As the first available representatives of Community Boating, Inc., staff are required to create and maintain positive customer relations throughout this process, and to act in a professional and friendly manner at all times. All front office staff members will report to the Director of Administrative Services, and all other Program/Executive Directors. Staff must also be able to effectively communicate with dock staff and instructors on a consistent basis. Front office staff members will also be responsible for ensuring that the office area is kept clean and orderly and that daily tasks are fully completed to the best of their ability. Staff members will also be responsible for closing the front office and accounting for all daily transactions.

Ideal candidates should have a high attention for detail, excellent customer service skills, and should enjoy working in a fast-paced environment. Experience working retail and/or handling monetary transactions using a point-of-sale system a plus. Must be 18 or older with a high school diploma.

The 2021 season runs from April – October. Full season positions are available as well as summer only positions. Shifts typically are in the afternoon/evenings during the week, and morning and/or evening on the weekends. However, during our 10 week summer season we also have morning weekday shifts available. Full and part time positions available.

To apply, please email a resume to Director of Administrative Services, Kyle Liolios at [email protected]

Fleet & Facilities

CBI repairs most of it’s sailing and safety equipment in house. We are always looking for qualified staff to repair fiberglass boats, outboard and inboard engines, weld, work with wood, aluminum, steel, plumbing, electrical, as well as building maintenance.

Contact Fleet & Facilities director Niko or apply using the form below.

Job Applications

You can send your application by email to the addresses provided above or use our form below.

High School Coaches

CBI hosts several school sailing teams and learn-to-sail programs in the Spring and Fall. These teams are often looking for coaches and instructors. Instructors must have a US Sailing Level 1 certification or equivalent. Apply directly to the school.

Newton High School

Newton’s Sailing team sails April-May at CBI; afternoons, two days per week. The club team is run by parents, captains and the faculty advisor at Newton North HS in addition to the sailing coach. Transportation is taken care of. Please contact parent lead Pam Wright with questions or to apply.

Natick High School

The Natick High School Varsity Sailing team is looking for a coach for the spring season (March-May). We are a C division team that races against different high schools in the Massachusetts Bay League. We travel to Community Boating in Boston for races and occasional practices, while our main practice location is Dug Pond, next to Natick High School. We are looking for a coach for these practices and races and travel to regattas on the weekends. The team is close knit with a unique passion for sailing, and is excited for the spring season. Please contact [email protected] if you are interested or have any questions.