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.

Full Time Job Opportunities:

Sailing Operations Manager

The Sailing Operations Manager oversees private lesson scheduling, coordinates on-water operations, and assists the Program Director to manage and teach all sailing programs throughout the season while supporting seasonal staff. The position is full-time year-round. He/She will be in contact with parents, staff, and campers and therefore must be friendly, courteous, and knowledgeable of the rules, regulations and operations of the Center. The candidate must enjoy working with children and adults, and being on the water.

Does this sound like you? Read the Sailing Operations Manager Job Description for more information on the duties and responsibilities of this role.

Apply by sending a resume and cover letter to John Nagle.

Seasonal Job Opportunities:

All full-time seasonal employees have the opportunity to receive a bonus of up to $1,000 upon completion of the summer season.

Sailing Instructor/Sailing Assistant

Would you love to share your passion for sailing with others? Do you enjoy working with youth and adults? If you answered yes, check out our Sailing Instructor positions. Our team of US Sailing certified instructors spend the summer on the water providing a once in a lifetime experience to participants of all ages and abilities. Sailing instructors deliver on-the-water instruction for various classes and programs and are responsible for delivering a formal curriculum and teaching practical skills. A US Sailing Level 1 or the ability to earn one is required. 

Sailing Instructors must be 18 years or older, Sailing Assistant positions are for those under the age of 18.

Does this sound like you? Read the Sailing Instructor Job Description or the Sailing Assistant Job Description for more information on the duties and responsibilities of this role.

Apply by sending a resume and application (linked here) to Colin Davis.


Waterfront Coordinator

Do you prefer being out on the water? Do you have experience handling power boats and possess a valid Boater’s License? Do you have an eye for detail and water safety awareness? Check out our Waterfront Coordinator positions! WCs supervise and manage the waterfront and our docks. They frequently help customers with their rentals, direct dock traffic, bring customers to moorings, and keep the waterfront flowing smoothly. Outstanding boating skills and customer service are required. A boating license or ability to acquire one is required. Full and part time positions are available.

Does this sound like you? Read the Waterfront Coordinator Job Description for more information on the duties and responsibilities of this role.

Apply by sending a resume and application (linked here) to Colin Davis.


Marketing and Events Intern

We are looking for an aspiring student or young-professional that is seeking experience in the world of marketing and communications! This intern’s primary responsibilities will involve photography, content creation for social media, and the ability to attend and take part in events and event-planning. Ideal candidates will have a strong background in photography, exceptional attention to detail, and the ability to multi-task and work in a fun, fast-paced environment. This position is seasonal part-time, and would be expected to work 10 hours per week with a rough timeline of June through August. Join us for a summer of learning and working on the waterfront!

Does this sound like you? Read the Marketing and Events Intern Job Description for more information on the duties and responsibilities of this role.

Apply by sending a cover letter and resume to Jessica Chadwell.

Stay tuned! More job opportunities to be posted soon!

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.