About the Community Sailing Center (CSC)

Our mission is to encourage and celebrate the responsible use and long-term stewardship of Lake Champlain by fostering educational and recreational opportunities for all members of our community. The CSC is located on the waterfront in Burlington, VT and continues to grant lake access to the city after 20 spectacular years. CSC offers programs for local youth, adult, students, and visiting sailing and paddling enthusiasts. The CSC hosts three signature events each year where the community comes together to celebrate the Lake. CSC’s programs range from recreational to racing and accommodate every sailor. Our fleet is composed of Open Bics, Hartley 10s, Escapes, 420’s, Lasers, Sonars, Rhodes 19s, Martin 16’s, and Stand Up Paddleboards.

About Burlington, VT

If you’ve never been to Burlington, come visit us, you won’t be disappointed! Nestled between the epic Green Mountains and the Adirondacks, Burlington sits on the shores of Lake Champlain and has fun opportunities for everyone. There are several yacht clubs in the nearby towns that provide racing on dinghies and keelboats. Lake Champlain is a regional destination for large regattas and local sailors are always interested in having new crew. Other than sailing, there are numerous opportunities to get outside and hike, bike, and swim. Downtown Burlington is just minutes away from the CSC and supports a lively music scene with a multitude of delicious local restaurants.

Seasonal Job Opportunities:

TBA in 2017…….Please contact Program Director, Mary Ichniowski for any immediate inquiries.

Internships and Other Opportunities:

Environmental Education and Outreach Internship
The intern will be the primary educator for one of the CSC’s Signature Programs, Floating Classrooms. As the primary educator, the intern will act as an ambassador for the CSC. Therefore, the intern must be friendly, courteous, and knowledgeable of the rules, regulations, and operations of the organization. Interns must be enthusiastic about working with grades 4-5 (and potentially other elementary and middle school ages students) on topics including but not limited to lake ecology, cartography, geology, and human impact. Interns will expose students to the value of learning outside while utilizing and incorporating the sport of sailing as a learning platform.

Furthermore, interns will be involved with program and curriculum planning and development that he/she will implement during program seasons. The ideal candidate possesses a desire to develop their personal teaching skills, including curriculum and lesson planning. Please expect to take on different tasks and be willing to learn various skills to be successful in a diverse program and dynamic educational environment.

Environmental Education and Outreach Internship Job Description

Please complete and submit resume and cover letter to Associate Director, Jen Guimaraes


Community Sailing Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any person based on age, race, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, parental status or mental/physical disability.