Available positions will be posted here and this page will be updated regularly. We hire the following positions during the summer season: Lifeguards, WSI, Sailing Instructors/Director. Not all positions may be available, see below for specific openings.
Interested applicants can fill out an application, found below at bottom of page. Applications need to be submitted with a cover letter. Please return letter and application to:
Brewster Recreation Department
2298 Main St
Brewster, MA 02631
Application Deadline: Open until filled.
Available Positions, see description below: (updated 2/8/20)
Approx 28 Hours/Week
$17.00 - $21.00
JOB SUMMARY: A position which requires professional and organized running of a summer instructional sailing program.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Report to Recreation Director
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Directly supervises instructional staff (four to five seasonal instructors)
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
The Sailing Director will help manage a seasonal summer sailing program for ages 8+. They are responsible for the daily operations and tasks. They help create, promote and maintain curriculum, help with the hiring and training of new instructors, and
assist with general maintenance projects of the Recreation Department owned equipment. This job involves a high degree of contact with both adults and children in a service, consulting, and disciplinarian format as well as on a personal level. It should be a goal for the Sailing Director to be a role model for the sailing instructors and program participants.
Prepare and manage a seven week summer sailing program including planning program concept and curriculum, hiring and training staff, securing equipment and facilities, managing day to day operations and conducting feedback surveys.
Must have 3 years prior experience with working as a coach / instructor in a sailing program in a supervisory position. Experience with the racing rules and racing on variety of sailboats at variety of competition levels is preferred. Should have working knowledge of outboard engines, rigging and fiberglass repair, and general boat maintenance. Must posses excellent communication, organization, and mediation skills. Individuals should be enthusiastic, diplomatic, flexible, trustworthy, self-motivated, creative, and able to take the initiative and follow through. Must have current First Aid and CPR certifications.
$13.00 - $16.00/hour
JOB SUMMARY: A position which requires professional and organized instruction for a recreational sailing program.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Report to Sailing Director
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
A Sailing Instructor will help instruct lessons for a seasonal recreational summer sailing program for ages 8+. This job involves a high degree of contact with both adults and children in a service, consulting, and disciplinarian format as well as on a personal level. It should be a goal for the Sailing Instructor to be a role model for the sailing Youth Leaders and program participants.
Learn and implement the curriculum for a seven week summer sailing program and have a general knowledge of boat and equipment maintenance.
Prior experience with working as a coach / instructor in a sailing program is required. Experience with the racing rules and racing on variety of sailboats at variety of competition levels is preferred. A working knowledge of outboard engines, rigging and fiberglass repair, and general boat maintenance is helpful but not necessary. Must posses excellent communication, organization, and mediation skills. Individuals should be enthusiastic, diplomatic, flexible, trustworthy, self-motivated, creative, and able to take the initiative and follow through. Must have current First Aid and CPR certifications.
25-35 Hours Weekly
Under close supervision of the Swim Director or Recreation Director performs professional duties in ensuring effective performance of lifeguard functions. Ensures safety of patrons in and around the pond and monitoring swimmers and to enforce all safety rules.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES
* Performs all lifeguard responsibilities including monitoring pond activities, applying first aid, and performing water rescues as necessary.
* Keeps the Head Lifeguard well informed of pond/beach maintenance needs including cleaning and repairs.
* Inventories and recognizes when supplies or equipment need to be ordered and
communicates the needs to the Head Lifeguard or Recreation Director.
* Interfaces with patrons regarding concerns, problems, or any other significant issues.
Provides input and feedback while responding to problems.
* Plans and organizes personal class teaching outlines, methods and goals that support the
general teaching outlines provided by the Swim/Waterfront Director and the American Red Cross Swimming Program.
* Organizes and directs activities of assigned students in order to provide a high level of
quality instruction for all students.
* Establishes positive public relations with parents/guardians of class students helping them
recognize and understand swimming developments and achievements.
* Resolves simple public complaints in matters related to swimming instruction and refers
other complaints to the Swim/Waterfront Director.
* Enforces pond safety standards and facility operational rules for all individuals using the
* Completes and submits records and documentation of completed lessons to the Swim/Waterfront Director
Performs related duties as required.
Education and Experience
-- Must be at least 16 years of age.
-- Must possess American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certification, or equivelant.
-- Must possess American Red Cross Training certification in Community First Aid and
CPR for the Professional Rescuer.
-- Ability to pass a prepared water test.
-- Must be willing to work mornings, mid-day, weekends, and holidays.
Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
-- Working knowledge of lifesaving techniques including backboard rescue.
-- Strong swimming and life saving abilities.
-- Ability to communicate effectively with patrons, supervisors, and other employees.
-- Ability to remain alert, attentive, and responsible.
-- Ability to be a team player.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, stand, sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
-- While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally is exposed to wet
and dry conditions.
-- The employee may be exposed to stressful situations as a result of human behavior.
Positions listed until filled. Please continue to check here or call our office for more information.
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