Join our Team

PYC Learn to Sail is hiring for Summer 2024

  • Head Sailing Instructor / Program Co-ordinator  (1 position)
  • Senior Sailing Instructor (1 position)
  • Wet Feet Instructor (2 positions)
  • CanSail 1 / 2 Sailing Instructor (2 positions)
  • CanSail 3 / 4 Sailing Instructor (2 positions)
  • Race Coach (1 position)


The successful applicants will work with participants of the Learn to Sail Program developing a lifelong enjoyment of sailing and will be role models for the youth of our community. 

We are seeking dedicated and enthusiastic individuals with a love of sailing and working with children. Instructors will model safety and respect for everyone at all times. 

  • Strong organizational, time management, teamwork, communication and motivational skills 
  • Ability to learn continuously so as to excel at teaching young sailors to further hone their knowledge and skills within the CANSail Learn to Sail structure
  • As required to fulfill qualifications and responsibilities listed above
  • Deliver a quality sport experience for all participants 
  • Safety of students and equipment at all times 
    • inspect boats, equipment and facility for safety and take corrective action where necessary.
  • monitor sailors to ensure safety and provide emergency or first aid assistance as required
  • Teach students to the appropriate Sail Canada standard
    • CANSail levels 1-4, students aged 8-16 years
  • Wet Feet - students aged 6-8
  • Prepare and deliver classroom lessons and practical training sessions about sailing, boating and water safety following the CANSail Learn to Sail program
  • Complete evaluations for students on a regular and on-going basis
  • Effective communication with participants, parents, other instructors, and Director
  • Other tasks as needed and assigned by Director

Head Instructor: 

  • Support and supervise other instructors
  • Coordinate the setup and take down of the program during the shoulder seasons
  • Completion of the necessary CANSail instructor courses

~ CANSail 1-2 or 3-4 Instructor levels

          ~ Wet Feet an asset

  • Coach Boat Safety Course
  • Pleasure Craft Operating Card
  • VHF Radio License
  • Registered and paid Sail Canada Instructor insurance prior to start date
  • Successful Police Background Check & Vulnerable Sector Screening

***If you have not yet completed all of your required prerequisite courses please indicate the dates of when you will be doing so.***

Employment Dates: 

May - September 2024

Sailing Camp dates: 

July 1, 2024, to August 23, 2024

Additional hours may be available during the spring and fall. 

Please indicate your availability when applying.

Application Process:

Please email your cover letter, resume, and a summary of your sailing background to:

Maria Aaboe - PYC LTS Director