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The Milwaukee Community Sailing Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to making sailing and Lake Michigan available to everyone. The Sailing Center has employment and volunteer opportunities in many facets of its daily sailing operation. Employment opportunities include:

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Community Engagement Assistant
Adult Sailing Instructors
Youth Sailing Instructors
Prams-in-the-Park Instructors
Dockmasters
Administrative Assistants
The Milwaukee Community Sailing Center maintains a strong policy of equal opportunity employment. For an application and/or further information on job opportunities, contact the Sailing Center either by phone (414) 277-9094, e-mail info@sailingcenter.org or by stopping into the office at 1450 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive in Milwaukee.



Community Engagement Assistant - The Milwaukee Community Sailing Center is seeking an energetic, tech-savvy, community engagement aide to reach out to members, donors and friends to assist with renewing and expanding membership, maintain database records, and provide a first point of contact to visitors to the Sailing Center. No sailing experience required though a desire to learn about the sport and grow with the organization. This is a part-time (24 hours per week) introductory level position with opportunities for advancement into a full-time Youth Engagement and Programming role during our peak operational months, May through October. Starting wage is $13.75 per hour and the position is available immediately. Degreed candidates or those individuals actively pursuing an advanced degree preferred, high school graduate or equivalent required. If you are self-starter with an aptitude for detail, someone who enjoys talking to people and helping them acquire new skills and reach personal goals, who also has a desire to work in an environment that fosters strong relationships between community and the water, please send in your resume and a cover letter briefly explaining why you want to work for the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center to info@sailingcenter.org. Please do not call our offices. We will review every resume and respond to all inquiries received before the deadline of Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 5 PM.
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Adult Sailing Instructors - MCSC Adult Instructors work with adult students to teach practical skills and sailing theory. Instructors need to be competent sailors, reliable for scheduled shifts, patient, be capable communicators, work well with other staff and MCSC members and be able to teach practical skills and sailing theory. Primary duties include daily planning and supervision of sailing lessons. This includes lecture preparation, land and water drills and other components of a safe and enjoyable sailing program.
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Youth Sailing Instructors - MCSC Youth Instructors work with youth students to teach practical skills and sailing theory. Instructors must be competent sailors, enthusiastic, reliable, patient, have good communication skills, work well with others and be able to teach practical skills and sailing theory. Primary duties include daily planning and supervision of sailing lessons. This includes lecture preparation, on the water drills, rainy day activities and other components of a safe, creative and enjoyable sailing program.
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Prams-in-the-Park Instructors - Prams in the Park Instructors work with the Sailing Center's youngest sailors (ages 8 to 11) to teach sailing and water safety lessons in local lagoons. Instructors must be competent sailors, reliable, patient, have good communication skills, and be enthusiastic, creative and able to help plan age appropriate activities. Instructors must enjoy working with children. Primary duties include daily planning and supervision of sailing lessons including on the water drills, rainy day activities and other components of a safe and enjoyable sailing program.
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Dockmasters - Dockmasters are the Sailing Center's primary link between members utilizing MCSC boats and shore. Their primary responsibility is supporting the members and monitoring safety. This includes supervising vessels during open sailing, monitoring weather conditions, providing assistance to programs when needed, maintaining the fleet in a state of readiness, enforcing MCSC regulations and providing a friendly and above all - safe environment. Familiarity with safety boats, sailing and general boat maintenance is necessary along with an ability to work well with others, be patient, reliable and have a friendly, helpful attitude.
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Administrative Assistants - The Sailing Center's administrative assistants are the public's first encounter with the Sailing Center. Applicants must be enthusiastic, reliable, cooperative and be able to interact positively with staff, students and public. Primary duties include customer relations, answering phones, processing memberships, organizing and updating membership information, promoting and selling memberships to the Sailing Center and assisting with special events. Basic computer skills are a plus.
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