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Job Opportunities

We are looking for energetic, responsible, creative, and motivated professionals to teach small boat sailing and windsurfing to our summer youth campers. We are also hiring part-time instructors for sailing, kayaking, and windsurfing, as well as customer service staff for our Boathouse & American Bistro

Come join our team here at Shoreline and enjoy the camaraderie, fun, excitement, and leadership opportunity while doing something you love. In addition staff receive free use of all rental equipment! Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

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Can you sail?
Can you windsurf?
First Aid, CPR certified?
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If summer seasonal, can you commit to most of the summer?
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Sailing & Windsurfing Instructors

The ideal candidate is an experienced sailor/windsurfer, with an instructor certification from US Sailing or Windsurfing Instructors of America.

  • Teach sailing and/or windsurfing to adults age 14 and up (weekend courses), campers age 9-15 (summer camp), or in private lessons.
  • Weekend Courses: The basic class covers: tacking and jibing, sail trim, nomenclature, knots, and water safety. The intermediate class focuses on skill refinement, capsize recovery, and man overboard drills. The advanced class includes: advanced boat handling, sailing without a rudder, sailing backwards, and an introduction to racing.
  • Summer Camp: Level I includes instruction about water safety, board and boat handling basics, rigging/de-rigging, knot typing, tacking and jibing, upward sailing, helmsmanship, docking, and setting a basic sailing course. Level II refines skills learned in Level I, including: faster tacks, pivot jibes, advanced safety skills, upwind sailing, capsize recovery, man overboard drills, and an introduction to racing.
  • Instruction includes large-group land-based lessons as well as small-group practice sessions on the water. Shoreline's sailing fleet includes Catalina Capri and Catalina Expo 14-foot dinghies.
  • Keep students safe, motivated, and focused both on and off the water.
  • Prepare lesson plans.
  • Drive an outboard motorboat to place buoys for racing and recover capsized or grounded vessels.
  • Rig and de-rig windsurfing equipment.
  • Inspect equipment for damage, make simple repairs, and keep maintenance records for all equipment.


  • Sailors - previous experience racing small boats is highly desirable.
  • Current First Aid and CPR certifications.
  • US Sailing, ASA or Windsurfing Instructors of America Instructor Certification preferred. For experienced sailors who have not yet received their US Sailing certification, a mandatory course for all new employees will be offered in the spring.
  • Experience with youth camps or athletics is strongly preferred.
Schedule for Adult Sailing/Windsurfing Courses:

Weekends 9am-1pm (basic sailing/windsurfing) and 1:30-5:30pm (intermediate or advanced sailing/windsurfing).

Schedule for Sailing and Windsurfing Summer Camp:

9am-5:30 pm Monday-Friday, June 5th - August 18th. Qualified applicants seeking part time positions should inquire about scheduling specifics.

Kayaking Instructors

  • Teach basic and advanced kayaking classes for students age 13 and up.
  • Basic kayaking is a three-hour introduction to sit-on-top kayaking, including stroke techniques, launching and landing, nomenclature, self-rescue, water safety, and equipment tuning.
  • Advanced kayaking is a four-hour course that teaches self-rescue, ruddering, bracing, edging, and other techniques in enclosed kayaks.
  • Keep students safe, motivated, and focused both on and off the water.
  • Prepare lesson plans.
  • Inspect equipment for damage, make simple repairs, and keep maintenance records for all equipment.


  • CPR and First Aid certifications.
  • Several years of kayaking experience.
  • Experience as a kayaking instructor is strongly preferred.
Schedule for Kayaking Classes:

Weekends 9am-12pm (basic kayaking) and 12:30-4:30pm (advanced kayaking). Starting in February, each class is offered up to twice per month.

Camp Shoreline Counselors

We are looking for energetic, creative, and motivated camp counselors to lead children 5-11 years old in a variety of outdoor activities including arts & crafts, nature hikes, environmental/life science programs, and aquatic activities. The ideal candidate is a teacher with experience in watersports, environmental science, or art.

  • Camp Shoreline has four main components; each instructor will have primary responsibility over one of the following camp areas: water sports, land sports, arts and crafts, and the environmental/life science program.
  • Supervise students age 5-11 in activities both on and off the water: pedalboating, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, field games, arts & crafts, nature hikes, and historic building tours.
  • Prepare lesson plans and art activities.
  • Collaborate with the other instructors in developing and designing curriculums.
  • Keep students safe, motivated, and focused both on and off the water.
  • Maintain records of student enrollment and attendance.
  • Inspect equipment for damage, make simple repairs, and keep maintenance records for all equipment.
Schedule for Camp Shoreline:

9:30am-3:30 pm Monday-Friday, June 2nd - August 22nd. Qualified applicants seeking part time or full time positions should inquire about scheduling specifics.

Boathouse Staff

  • Spend the day on the docks!
  • Help customers board their rented craft
  • Instruct customers in the proper use of their rented craft
  • Assist with rescues on the lake when customers need help getting back to the docks
  • Rig and de-rig sailing and windsurfing equipment
  • Assist instructors with the set-up, take-down, and preparation of classes
  • Clean the facility and boats
  • Maintain equipment
  • Assist in the office, at the cash register, and in the retail shop

Boathouse & American Bistro

American Bistro

Positions include:

  • Cooks, prep cooks, food preparers of hot and cold meals
  • Espresso Bar operator
  • Servers
  • Cashiers and order takers
  • Bussers, clean-up crew

Snack Bar


  • Operate a small snack stand that offers ice cream, beverages, candy, and energy bars
  • Operate the cash register and account for all monies
  • Answer customers’ questions about the Boathouse
  • Assist with set-up and take-down of snack bar
  • Assist with general clean-up