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:

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.

Full time Seasonal Sailing Instructors are eligible for reimbursement of their US Sailing Level 1 certification course in the form of a $200 sign-on bonus after the completion of staff training, and an additional opportunity for an end-of-summer bonus of $200 for those who can work until the end of the summer season (August 27th).

Part time Seasonal Sailing Instructors are eligible for partial-reimbursement of their US Sailing Level 1 certification course in the form of a $100 sign-on bonus after the completion of staff training, and an additional opportunity for an end-of-summer bonus of $100 for those who can work until the end of the summer season (August 27th).

Please complete and submit resume and Staff Application to Program Director, Kay Gallagher

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 reimbursement of any job related certification courses in the form of a $100 sign-on bonus after the completion of staff training, 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 Program Manager, Tom Tucker

Office Coordinator

Do you enjoy working with guests and have a knack for excellent customer service? Do you thrive in busy environments? Do you like having different aspects to your day to day job? Check out our Office Coordinator position! We are looking for friendly and organized people to help run our office this season. Typical tasks include welcoming and registering participants, answering phones, answering program questions, booking reservations and handling transactions. Experience with Google and Office are preferred. No boating experience is needed. Full and part time positions are available.  Office Coordinators are required to be available evenings and weekends.

All Seasonal Office Coordinators are eligible for reimbursement of any job related certification courses in the form of a $50 sign-on bonus after the completion of staff training, and an additional opportunity for an end-of-summer bonus of $50 for those who can work through Labor Day (September 6th).

Office Coordinator Job Description

Please submit resume and cover letter to Office Manager, John Nagle


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.