Seasonal Positions

19th century village

Cook

Seeking a seasonal, full-time, experienced cook to manage the galley, provisioning and preparation of three meals a day for up to 12 people during our 10-week summer youth sailing program aboard the beautiful schooner Brilliant.

Brilliant operates as a sail training vessel for 15-18 year old students upon the waters of southern New England. Participation with on-deck activities is encouraged and is required during emergency drills. Sails will last between five to 10 days. You must be at least 20 years old. A mandatory drug screen and background check are required. This position will begin in summer 2015.

To apply: Please send your resume, cover letter, and Mystic Seaport application to Mystic Seaport PO Box 6000 Mystic, CT 06355 Attn: Human Resources OR to human.resources@mysticseaport.org. An EOE.

Community Sailing Instructor

Mystic Seaport is seeking three seasonal sailing instructors to teach sailing to youth and adults. One position begins March 2015 until approximately December 2015 and two of the positions start in June 2015 and end in September 2015. The Community Sailing program at Mystic Seaport encourages and celebrates the responsible use and long-term stewardship of Mystic Seaport by fostering educational and recreational opportunities for all members of our community. The sailing instructors will be teaching beginning and intermediate sailing classes to youth, adults, and families. In many cases, the sailing instructors will be the first contact that the student has with Community Sailing. He/she, therefore, must be friendly, courteous, and knowledgeable of the rules, regulations, and operations of the Community Sailing program. Instructors must be enthusiastic about the sport of sailing and seek to expose students to the fundamentals of sailing as well as the importance of the natural environment in which we sail, and the basic leadership skills inherent in the sport of sailing. For a full description of Mystic Seaport’s Community Sailing program, please visit www.mysticseaport.org/sailing.

Responsibilities:

  • The sailing instructor must be able to teach safety, boat handling, and sailing theory to children and adults in dinghies (JY15s) who are beginning, intermediate, or racing sailors.
  • He/she must be able to develop and follow lesson plans that include dry land and on-the-water drills and inclement weather activities.
  • He/she must have empathy for the students and be able to adapt to their individual needs.
  • The instructor is responsible for notifying students of any changes in class times, postponement due to weather conditions and make-up dates. Accurate records of attendance, injuries, and boat damage is required.
  • Other duties include care and maintenance of boats and the facility.
  • The instructor must have knowledge and respect of the rules and regulations of Community Sailing and be able to enforce them.
  • Instructors help maintain and clean the docks, boats, and grounds before and after class.
  • Instructors help supervise junior volunteers.

Required Qualifications:

  • Hold a current US Sailing Level 1 Small Boat Instructor certification at a minimum.
  • Current Red Cross and CPR certification.
  • Must have a passion for sailing, the environment, and working with kids.
  • Must have a positive, enthusiastic, and flexible attitude.
  • Must possess strong problem-solving skills and an ability to adapt to changing program needs depending on weather, number of students, number of boats, etc.
  • Experience working with children and youth (and adults) in formal or informal settings; ability to engage students in a dynamic and energetic manner.
  • Self-directed learning, ability to retain learned information, and use of knowledge to engage audiences of all ages and learning styles.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills.
  • Must possess and reflect a polished professional demeanor in a variety of situations.
  • Willingness to work a highly flexible schedule corresponding to the needs of the Museum

Physical/Mental Requirements and Environmental Conditions:

  • Deliver programs in venues that can be cold, wet, hot, or dirty; work outside in all weather.
  • Position requires sufficient eyesight, hearing, and physical stamina to fulfill successfully the requirements of the Community Sailing program.
  • Weekend and holiday work assignments are required.

To Apply: Please submit a Mystic Seaport application, resume, and cover letter to human.resources@mysticseaport.org OR to Mystic Seaport PO Box 6000 Mystic, CT 06355 Attn: Human Resources. An EOE.

Assistant Watercraft Director/Sailing Instructor

This position will assist the Watercraft Director in day-to-day boat and sailing facility maintenance and help in lesson plan development for beginning and intermediate sailors age 10-15. This position will assume leadership responsibilities and boat maintenance in the absence of the Watercraft Director

Responsibilities:

  • Aids Watercraft Director in day-to-day direction of training program
  • Instructs trainees in sailing, rowing, seamanship, and maritime history
  • Assists with the maintenance of launches and Dyer Dhows
  • Prepares and posts all information for trainees
  • Maintains an inventory of all supplies and materials
  • Keeps accurate records of boat maintenance for Dyer Dhows and JY15s
  • Excellent communication skills required for interaction with children, staff, junior counselors, and parent
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Previous residential program and sail instruction/teaching experience
  • Ability to manage young people in a fast-paced environment
  • Enjoy working with teens and preteens
  • Standard First Aid and CPR certified

This position is seasonal for summer 2015. To apply: please send your resume, cover letter, and Mystic Seaport application to human.resources@mysticseaport.org OR to PO Box 6000 Mystic, CT 06355 Attn: Human Resources. An EOE.

Alternate Director/Sailing Instructor

This position will assist the Director in day-to-day camp operation. This position will assume leadership responsibilities for the Director when absent from facilities.

Responsibilities:

  • Aids Assistant Watercraft Director in day-to-day direction of training program
  • Instructs trainees in sailing, rowing, seamanship, and maritime history
  • Assists with the maintenance of launches and Dyer Dhows
  • Prepares and posts all information for trainees
  • Maintains inventory of all supplies and materials
  • Keeps accurate records of boat maintenance for Dyer Dhows and JY 15s
  • Excellent communication skills required for interaction with children, staff, junior counselors, and parents
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications:

  • At least 21 years of age
  • Previous residential program and sail instruction/teaching experience
  • Previous summer program management experience
  • Ability to manage young people in a fast-paced environment
  • Enjoy working with teens and preteens
  • Standard First Aid and CPR certified

This position is seasonal for summer 2015. To apply: please send your resume, cover letter, and Mystic Seaport application to human.resources@mysticseaport.org OR to PO Box 6000 Mystic, CT 06355 Attn: Human Resources. An EOE.

First Aid Director/Sailing Instructor

This position will assist the Watercraft Director and Assistant Watercraft Director in the daily operations of the Joseph Conrad program using the facilities of the Museum. This position will coordinate and operate a first aid program.

Responsibilities:

  • Aids Assistant Watercraft Director in day-to-day direction of training program
  • Instruct trainees in sailing, rowing, seamanship, and maritime history
  • Administers first aid and dispenses prescriptions
  • Maintains first aid supplies and log
  • Keeps accurate records, in particular the heath records for all staff, volunteers, leaders, and trainees
  • Maintains close communication with group leaders and museum personnel to ensure smooth program operation
  • Related responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Current American Red Cross certification in Standard First Aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (the long versions of each) or their equivalents
  • Previous residential program and sail instruction experience
  • Ability to work with young people
  • Current American Red Cross Advanced Life Saving is preferred

This position is seasonal for summer 2015. To apply: please send your resume, cover letter, and Mystic Seaport application to human.resources@mysticseaport.org OR to PO Box 6000 Mystic, CT 06355 Attn: Human Resources. An EOE.

Office Manager/Sailing Instructor

This position will assist the Watercraft Director and Assistant Watercraft Director in the daily operations of the Joseph Conrad program. This position will manage all office functions of the programs.

Responsibilities:

  • Aids Assistant Watercraft Director in day-to-day direction of training program
  • Instructs trainees in sailing, rowing, seamanship, and maritime history
  • Assists with the maintenance of launches and Dyer Dhows
  • Prepares and posts all information for trainees
  • Maintains an inventory of all supplies and materials
  • Keeps accurate records, particularly all group and individual forms and payments
  • Maintains close communication with group leaders and Museum personnel to ensure program operation
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Ability to run an organized office and check-in/check-out procedure
  • Previous residential program and sail instruction experience
  • Ability to work with young people
  • Current American Red Cross Advanced Life Saving, Standard First Aid, and CPR certification preferred

This position is seasonal for summer 2015. To apply: please send your resume, cover letter, and Mystic Seaport application to human.resources@mysticseaport.org OR to PO Box 6000 Mystic, CT 06355 Attn: Human Resources. An EOE.

Watercraft Director/Sailing Instructor

This position will organize and operate a safe and high quality instructional program on the water. This position will assist in the daily operations of the Joseph Conrad program using the facilities of the Museum. This position will assume program leadership in the absence of the Program Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Aids in day-to-day direction of training program
  • Directs supervision of sailing and rowing program as well as the staff when instructing in these areas
  • Instructs trainees in sailing, rowing, seamanship, and maritime history
  • Responsible for staff launch operation and launch equipment
  • Assists with the maintenance of launches and Dyer Dhows
  • Keeps accurate records
  • Maintains close communication with group leaders and Museum personnel to ensure smooth program operations

Qualifications:

  • At least 20 years of age
  • Current American Red Cross certification in Advance Life Saving, Basic Sailing, Basic Rowing, Basic Outboard Boating or their equivalents
  • Current American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor, Standard First Aid, and CPR certification preferred
  • Previous residential program and sail instruction/teaching experience
  • Ability to work with young people is essential

This position is seasonal for summer 2015. To apply: please send your resume, cover letter, and Mystic Seaport application to human.resources@mysticseaport.org OR to PO Box 6000 Mystic, CT 06355 Attn: Human Resources. An EOE.