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:

Program Director

Do you enjoy creating new educational experiences for children and adults?  Are you a fellow Lake Lover and share our passion for water recreation?  The Program Director leads a team of bright and dedicated instructors, volunteers, managers, and sage staff to operate a diverse array of programs that help connect people in our community to Lake Champlain.  As the Community Sailing Center continues to grow, we are looking for a Program Director who has an aptitude for creativity, eagerness for community collaborations, and experience in leadership.

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

Apply by sending a cover letter and resume to Executive Director, Owen Milne.

Seasonal Job Opportunities:

Sailing Instructor

Would you love to share your passion for sailing with others? Do you enjoy working with youth and adults?  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. Full and part time positions are available.

All Seasonal Sailing Instructors are eligible for  a $100 sign-on bonus , and an additional opportunity for an end-of-summer bonus of $100 for completion of a successful season.

Please complete and submit resume and Staff Application to Program Manager, Tom Tucker

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? Waterfront Coordinators 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. Waterfront Coordinators work almost exclusively on evenings and weekends.

All Seasonal Waterfront Coordinators are eligible for  a $100 sign-on bonus , and an additional opportunity for an end-of-summer bonus of $100 for those who can work through Labor Day (September 6th)

Waterfront Coordinator Job Description

Please complete and submit resume and Staff Application to Operations Director, Colin Davis

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.