Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities

Community Boating Inc. is the oldest public sailing facility in the country and 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 2020 season:

Junior Programs

Teaching at CBI is unique within Junior Sailing – it’s not a camp, and certainly not your typical yacht club. CBI serves children ages 10+ from greater Boston, including those who might not otherwise have the opportunity to sail. CBI has fleets of Mercurys, 420s, Lasers, windsurfers, Ideal 18s, Sonars, kayaks, and stand-up paddle boards.

The 2020 season will run weekdays June 8 – August 21, including 10 weeks of programming plus a pre-season training week. Appropriate certifications required – see below. Submit applications, including resume to Junior Program Co-Director, Niko Kotsatos at [email protected]

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-Director, Niko Kotsatos at [email protected]

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-Director, Niko Kotsatos at [email protected]

Junior Program High Performance and Keelboat Instructors

Experienced instructors and sailors may teach keelboat classes (keelboat certification a plus) or dinghy classes in E420’s and Lasers 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-Director, Niko Kotsatos at [email protected]

Junior Program Windsurf and Watersports Instructor

In addition to JP instructor responsibilities, the Windsurf and Watersports Instructor is responsible for teaching introductory and advanced windsurfing classes, as well as paddling classes in kayaks and stand up paddle boards. US Sailing Windsurfing Instructor certification (or equivalent) preferred.

Submit applications, including resume to Junior Program Co-Director, Niko Kotsatos at [email protected]

Junior Program STEM & Sailing Instructor

In addition to JP instructor responsibilities, the STEM instructor will run environmental science and/or marine bio activities, assist with beginner and paddling classes, and support the program. An interest and excitement about the environment is required. Community Boating has many resources for STEM activities and curricula, including the US Sailing Reach program, but the instructor is encouraged to bring new ideas to the program.

Submit applications, including resume to Junior Program Co-Director, Niko Kotsatos at [email protected]

Adult Programs

Community Boating’s Adult Program serves over 4,000 adults each year. CBIs unique location allows sailors to get out on the water faster, and the open nature of the program allows adults the flexibility to sail when it’s convenient for them. The Adult Program staff is responsible for overseeing the daily dock activities to ensure that members are learning in a safe environment, and are satisfied with their member experience.

All Adult Program applicants should contact Adult Program Director at [email protected] To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter.

Training starts before we open in April, so don’t delay sending in your application; hiring for next season has already begun.

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.

Adult Program Sailing Instructor

Community Boating Inc. is looking for instructors for our Adult Program. Instructors will teach a broad range of classes from introductory sailing in our fleet of Cape Cod Mercurys to more advanced classes such as 420’s, Lasers and keelboats. Ideal candidates are flexible, able to multi-task, excellent teachers, have excellent time management skills, and enjoy a fast-paced, fun environment.

The 2020 season will run from April 1st to October 31st. US Sailing Level 1 certification required.

Universal Access Programs

The Community Boating Universal Access Program (UAP) strives to minimize barriers to sailing for those who require special assistance, as well as their family, friends and staff. The program runs on an appointment basis where sailors are paired with a trained instructor. We use specialized equipment to aid in our mission to teach sailing and to offer recreational boat rides. All are welcome to sail with CBI; we work with people who possess all ranges of physical and/or developmental disabilities, from newborns to senior citizens. Instructors will learn to adapt curriculum and sailboats to work with members whose disabilities include blindness and visual impairment, deafness and hearing loss, autism, ADD/ADHD, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, paraplegia, and other illnesses, injuries, and mobility limitations.

To apply, please send your resume to Universal Access Program Associate Director Emma Montgomery at [email protected]

Universal Access Program Instructors

We’re looking for UAP instructors for the 2019 season. Ideal candidates are creative, adaptable, able to multi-task, have excellent time management skills, and enjoy a fast-paced environment. Previous experience working with individuals with special needs is a plus.

Instructors will teach beginner through advanced level one-on-one and small group classes with the support of Community Boating’s curriculum and staff resources. A typical lesson track begins in Cape Cod Mercurys (15 foot keel boats). Recreational Boat Rides use 23-foot Sonars. Ideal candidates are creative, love sailing and teaching, are able to work well independently, and have excellent time management skills.

First Aid/CPR and US Sailing Level 1 certifications required. Coast Guard Launch Tender’s (Limited Master or higher) license and/or lifeguard certification a plus.

Universal Access Program Hours:
By appointment only. Some times may be unavailable due to UAP events.
On-water lessons are not held during thunderstorms or very heavy winds.

Season Weekdays Weekends and Holidays
Spring Apr 1 to Jun 14 1:15pm to 5:50pm 10am to 4pm
Summer Jun 15 to Aug 21 11am to 5:30pm 10am to 4pm
Fall Aug 22 to Oct 31 1:15pm to 5:50pm 10am to 4pm

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 at [email protected]

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 2020 season runs from April 1st – October 31st. 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]

Maintenance Dept.

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.

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 ofetn 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 practices and races April-May at CBI; afternoons, three 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, and transportation is taken care of. Please contact parent lead Pam Wright <[email protected]> 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.

Needham High School

Needham High School is accepting applications for the position of Club Sailing Coach for the 2020 Spring Season. NHS is a member of the highly competitive Bay State Conference and Mass Bay Sailing League. NHS is looking for a skilled leader, mentor and communicator, with proven coaching experience to continue to develop the Club Sailing program. Competitive Sailing and/or coaching experience is preferred. Candidates must have a US Sailing Small Boat Level 1 Instructor Certification and candidate must demonstrate the ability to maintain a competitive team, and overall program, while adhering to the values of NHS and the rules and regulations of the MBL
For more information regarding the Club coaching position, contact Assistant Athletic Director, Mike Jackson at [email protected]

Boston Advent School

The Advent School in Boston is seeking an experienced sailing instructor to teach a small group of young beginners on Fridays from 3/27 – 6/5 at CBI.
Hours: Fridays 1:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. (expanded hours possible)
Class is capped at 8 students (4th – 6th grade)
Please contact [email protected]

See dates below:
3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29 (no class on 4/24)