Application Deadline March 1st for instructor position:

Your application is important to us. Please have your certifications handy to upload into the forms. An image or scan from you phone will be fine for upload. You will receive and email with your login to update your application when needed or when certifications are updated.


Employment Opportunities

Join our Team! Deadline for Spring Instructor Position March 1st!


SBJSA is seeking motivated, well rounded, team players to instruct and mentor the next generation of sailors! Candidates must have a strong passion for sailing, teaching, and working with all ages - especially ages 8-18.

Questions Regarding Employment? Please Contact Alec Bertelli, Board Director of Staffing, via e-mail at: or Program Director Mackenzie McMahon at 


Our annual staff at Sodus Bay Junior Sailing Association is, in recent years, comprised of 10-13 paid positions and 2-4 unpaid training positions (CITs). Other than our Program Director, all summer positions involve a seasonal duration between approximately the 3rd week of June through the middle of August. We are also seeking instructors to teach our Fall sailing programs held on the weekends.

Our instructors are paid by the hour. Pay rates are competitive and largely based on an applicant’s experience, credentials, and interview. We employ a diverse mix of young men and women for all positions. Although exceptions are sometimes made, our general policy is that a person seeking employment at SBJSA must reach age 17 by June 15th of the year they begin employment as a paid staff member with us. Please also note that employment at SBJSA is on an at will basis.


Our Counselors-in-training (CITs) are 100% Volunteer. CITs go through a robust CIT Training plan led by the Asst. Director and Instructors to mentor and train CITs how to be fully qualified Instructors. CITs receive a volunteer certificate at the end of the summer and are highly considered for employment the following year. 


Our entire staff, led by the Program Director, works as a team to provide an enriched learning experience for all program attendees at SBJSA. They and the work they do every year are the primary reason why kids and families return for multiple years and multiple generations to be a part of the SBJSA family.

We welcome and invite you to be a part of our team and we look forward to interviewing you for a dynamic experience here on Sodus Bay. See the links for our expectations, application process as well as requirements.


Instructor Requirements:


  1. NYS Safe Powerboating Course

  2. American Red Cross First Aid/CPR

  3. US Sailing “Safesport” Certification

  4. US Sailing Level 1 Instructor Course

  5. Minimum Age: 17 yrs. by June 15th 


Counselor-in-training (CIT) Requirements:


  1. NYS Safe Powerboating Course

  2. American Red Cross First Aid/CPR

  3. US Sailing “Safesport” Certification

  4. Minimum Age: 16 yrs. by June 15th