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  • Description:

    Captains at Sail Caribbean live and sail with teenagers aboard 50' sloops or 43' catamarans in the British Virgin and Leeward Islands. Along with the Mate onboard, Captains are responsible for leading their students through all aspects of the program including sailing, instruction of curriculum, shipboard life (meals, cleaning, etc.), land activities, time management, and group living. Life onboard is a part of the Sail Caribbean experience that can be the most meaningful for our students. This position is rigorous but very rewarding and requires a strong dedication to the students and the goals of the program.

     

    Captains are responsible for the facilitation of group dynamics onboard and planning of activities that challenge students. Candidates must be very energetic and enthusiastic about working with teenagers and must have experience doing so. Instructing skills must be outstanding and should be approached with creativity. Large yacht seamanship and coastal cruising are very desirable skills. Captains are also responsible for managing all paperwork associated with account of daily activities, boat maintenance and repairs, inventory, and student evaluations. It is based on these standards that the majority of Captains first serve as Mates so that we can ensure that only the most qualified professionals serve in this capacity.

     

    Requirements:

    • Passport valid for travel to British Virgin Islands
    • Minimum 2 years college experience
    • Expertise and experience in large yacht or small boat sailing, seamanship, sailing instruction, coastal cruising, navigation, helmsmanship, and safety at sea
    • Substantial experience working with teenagers in an educational, athletic, or camp setting, with special consideration given to residential (sleep-away) experience
    • Current Wilderness First Aid (WFA) and CPR certifications
    • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, and mentoring skills
    • Positive and enthusiastic attitude, team oriented, and a strong work ethic

     

    Other Considerations:

    • ASA or US Sailing Basic Keelboat Instructor
    • Wilderness First Responder (WFR) or EMT certification
    • Outdoor Education experience
    • Team-teaching experience
    • Marine Biology experience
    • Equipment/engine maintenance skills
    • Racing experience
    • Scuba certification
    • Experience teaching watersports (water-skiing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, and kayaking)
  • Description:

    Mates at Sail Caribbean sail on their home boat with teenagers aboard 50' sloops or 43' catamarans in the British Virgin and Leeward Islands. Mates assist the Captain in leading students through all aspects of the program including sailing, instruction of curriculum, shipboard life (meals, cleaning, etc.), land and water activities, time management, and group living. Group living is a part of the Sail Caribbean experience and can be the most meaningful for our students. Mates assist in the facilitation of group dynamics onboard and planning of activities that challenge students.

     

    Candidates must be very energetic and enthusiastic about working with teenagers and must have experience doing so. Instructing skills must be outstanding and should be approached with creativity. This position is rigorous but very rewarding and requires a strong dedication to our students and the goals of the program. To help ensure a varied learning experience, mates regularly rotate onto different boats in the fleet while still living on their home boat. It is our goal at Sail Caribbean to train our mates to become Captains.

     

    Requirements:

    • Passport valid for travel to British Virgin Islands
    • Minimum 2 years college experience
    • Experience in large yacht or small boat sailing, seamanship, sailing instruction, coastal cruising, navigation, helmsmanship, and safety at sea
    • Substantial experience working with teenagers in an educational, athletic, or camp setting, with special consideration given to residential (sleep-away) experience
    • Current Wilderness First Aid (WFA) and CPR certifications
    • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, and mentoring skills
    • Positive and enthusiastic attitude, team oriented, and a strong work ethic

     

    Other Considerations:

    • ASA or US Sailing Basic Keelboat Instructor
    • Wilderness First Responder (WFR) or EMT certification (see also Mate/Medical Officer)
    • Outdoor Education experience
    • Team-teaching experience
    • Scuba certification
    • Divemaster (see also Mate/Divemaster)
    • Marine Biology experience (see also Mate/Marine Biologist)
    • Equipment/engine maintenance skills
    • Racing experience
    • Experience teaching watersports (water-skiing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, and kayaking)
  • Description:

    In addition to all other responsibilities and requirements of the Mate position, Mate/Dive Instructors assist our year-round diving operation, Sail Caribbean Divers (SCD). This will include instruction, supervision, and surface support as needed while the teenagers are diving. Mate/Dive Instructors are also responsible for assisting students with homework, ensuring that students have everything they need before meeting the dive boat.

     

    As a Mate/Dive Instructor you will be providing support for SCD's full time, land-based staff. Depending on the student/instructor ratios, you may or may not be needed to certify students during every program. In the event that you are not acting as the lead instructor for a group, you will be expected to provide support as needed by SCD. Proper facilitation of group dynamics is integral to the success of Sail Caribbean and therefore will carry over into the scuba experience as well. This position is rigorous but very rewarding and requires a strong dedication to the students and the goals of the program.

     

    Requirements:

    • Expertise and experience in diving instruction
    • Minimum 25 PADI certifications
    • MSDT and experience teaching or assisting with specialties
    • Current/renewed teaching status PADI Instructor
    • Passport valid for travel to British Virgin Islands
    • Minimum 2 years college experience
    • Substantial experience working with teenagers in an educational, athletic, or camp setting, with special consideration given to residential (sleep-away) experience
    • Current Wilderness First Aid (WFA) and CPR certifications
    • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, and mentoring skills
    • Positive and enthusiastic attitude, team oriented, and a strong work ethic

     

    Other Considerations:

    • Experience in large or small boat sailing, seamanship, sailing instruction, coastal cruising, navigation, helmsmanship, and safety at sea
    • ASA or US Sailing Basic Keelboat Instructor
    • Wilderness First Responder (WFR) or EMT certification
    • Outdoor Education experience
    • Team-teaching experience
    • Marine Biology experience (see also Mate/Marine Biologist)
    • Equipment/engine maintenance skills
  • Description:

    In addition to all other responsibilities and requirements of the Mate position, Mate/Divemasters assist our year-round diving operation, Sail Caribbean Divers (SCD). This will include instruction, supervision, and surface support as needed while the teenagers are diving. Mate/Divemasters are also responsible for assisting students with homework, ensuring that students have everything they need before meeting the dive boat.

     

    As a Mate/Divemaster you will be providing support for the Sail Caribbean Divers (SCD) full time, land-based staff. Depending on the student/staff ratios each session, you may or may not be needed to lead or assist with every dive. Proper facilitation of group dynamics is integral to the success of Sail Caribbean and therefore will carry over into the scuba experience as well. This position is rigorous but very rewarding and requires a strong dedication to the students and the goals of the program.

     

    Requirements:

    • Current/renewed teaching status PADI Divemaster or Assistant Instructor
    • Experience teaching scuba review courses, assisting with Discover Scuba, and assisting with specialties are a plus
    • Passport valid for travel to British Virgin Islands
    • Minimum 2 years college experience
    • Substantial experience working with teenagers in an educational, athletic, or camp setting, with special consideration given to residential (sleep-away) experience
    • Current Wilderness First Aid (WFA) and CPR certifications
    • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, and mentoring skills
    • Positive and enthusiastic attitude, team oriented, and a strong work ethic

     

    Other Considerations:

    • Experience in large yacht or small boat sailing, seamanship, sailing instruction, coastal cruising, navigation, helmsmanship, and safety at sea
    • Wilderness First Responder (WFR) or EMT certification (see also Mate/Medical Officer)
    • Outdoor Education experience
    • Team-teaching experience
    • Marine Biology experience (see also Mate/Marine Biologist)
    • Equipment/engine maintenance skills
  • Description:

    In addition to all other responsibilities and requirements of the Mate position, Mate/Marine Biologists will be responsible for teaching the Sail Caribbean tropical marine science curriculum to large and small groups of students. The Mate/Marine Biologist will oversee all Marine Biology related lessons, activities, projects, data management and equipment maintenance. Mate/Marine Biologists must have prior knowledge of tropical ecosystems (coral, mangrove, and seagrass) and the general natural history/biology of local marine life. Ability to identify Caribbean sea turtles, fish, and invertebrates is a major consideration.

     

    Candidates for Mate/Marine Biologist positions must be very energetic and enthusiastic about working with teenagers and have substantial experience doing so. Instructing skills must be outstanding and should be approached with creativity. This position is rigorous but very rewarding and requires a strong dedication to our students and the goals of the program.

     

    Requirements:

    • Marine Biology training in tropical ecosystems (ex: a degree, college level courses, abroad program, etc.)
    • Experience teaching marine biology topics to teenagers in an interactive setting
    • Passport valid for travel to British Virgin Islands
    • Minimum 2 years college experience
    • Experience in large yacht or small boat sailing, seamanship, sailing instruction, coastal cruising, navigation, helmsmanship, and safety at sea
    • Substantial experience working with teenagers in an educational, athletic, or camp setting, with special consideration given to residential (sleep-away) experience
    • Current Wilderness First Aid (WFA) and CPR certifications
    • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, and mentoring skills
    • Positive and enthusiastic attitude, team oriented, and a strong work ethic

     

    Other Considerations:

    • Wilderness First Responder (WFR) or EMT certification (se also Mate/Medical Officer)
    • Outdoor Education experience
    • Team-teaching experience
    • Scuba certification
    • Divemaster (see also Mate/Divemaster)
    • Equipment/engine maintenance skills
    • Experience teaching watersports (water-skiing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, and kayaking)
  • Description:

    In addition to all other responsibilities and requirements of the Mate position, Mate/Medical Officers will be responsible for reviewing all student and staff medical records prior to start of program, maintaining inventory of the fleet medical kits, logging all medical issues/incidents, and coordinating with the Program Director about doctor visits. There is at least one Mate/Medical Officer on each fleet who will have either a current Wilderness First Responder (WFR) or Wilderness EMT certification. Candidates for Mate/Medical Officer positions must have good organizational and problem solving skills in order to manage the extremely important paperwork associated with this position. This position is rigorous but very rewarding and requires a strong dedication to our students and the goals of the program.

     

    Requirements:

    • Current WFR, WEMT, or EMT certification in addition to current CPR certification
    • Excellent organizational and problem solving skills
    • Passport valid for travel to British Virgin Islands
    • Minimum 2 years college experience
    • Substantial experience working with teenagers in an educational, athletic, or camp setting, with special consideration given to residential (sleep-away) experience
    • Experience with sailing or sailing instruction
    • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, and mentoring skills
    • Positive and enthusiastic attitude, team oriented, and a strong work ethic

     

    Other Considerations:

    • ASA or US Sailing Basic Keelboat Instructor
    • Outdoor Education experience
    • Team-teaching experience
    • Scuba certification
    • Divemaster (see also Mate/Divemaster)
    • Marine Biology experience (see also Mate/Marine Biologist)
    • Equipment/engine maintenance skills
    • Experience teaching watersports (water-skiing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, and kayaking)
  • Description:

    This position is vitally important to the overall success of our programs. The Provisions Manager/Mate (PM) is responsible for all food related aspects of the program including menu planning, food provisioning, accommodation of food allergies or dietary needs, and management of food stock aboard all boats in the fleet. This does not include meal preparation, which is done by the students as part of their overall group experience. The PM is expected to plan nutritious and well-balanced meals of fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, etc. The PM is also responsible for organizing the meals for their respective program's staff members in between programs.

     

    This position requires a self-driven, detail oriented, highly organized individual who is dedicated to working with your staff and with young people. Although the responsibilities associated with this position are your first priority, the PM also fills the sailing responsibilities just like other Mates.

     

    Requirements:

    • Passport valid for travel to British Virgin Islands
    • Minimum 2 years college experience
    • Understanding of sailing concepts and some sailing experience
    • Substantial experience working with teenagers in an educational, athletic, or camp setting, with special consideration given to residential (sleep-away) experience
    • Current Wilderness First Aid (WFA) and CPR certifications
    • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, and mentoring skills
    • Positive and enthusiastic attitude, team oriented, and a strong work ethic
    • Excellent organizational and communication skills
    • Ability to plan ahead and delegate effectively
    • Ability to take initiative and work independently

     

    Other Considerations:

    • Background in Nutrition, Cooking, or Food Management
    • Experience in seamanship or sailing instruction
    • Current Wilderness First Responder (WFR) or EMT certification
    • Outdoor Education experience
  • Description:

    The land-based Operations team (OPS) is an integral part of our Sail Caribbean land-based staff. They assist teen program with equipment maintenance and repair, program gear delivery, student arrival/departure days, and watersports. OPS will also assist our year-round diving operation, Sail Caribbean Divers.

     

    Members of the OPS team must be self-driven, self-motivated, detail oriented, highly organized individuals who are committed to getting the various jobs done in an effective and efficient manner. This position is rigorous but very rewarding and requires dedication to the students, their safety, and the goals of the program.

     

    Requirements:

    • Passport valid for travel to British Virgin Islands
    • Minimum 2 years college experience
    • Experience in equipment/engine maintenance, fiberglass repair, and general mechanic skills
    • Experience working with teenagers in an educational, athletic, or camp setting
    • Power boat operation and handling skills
    • Must be comfortable driving a standard pickup truck on island roads
    • Excellent organization skills and ability to multi-task
    • Positive and enthusiastic attitude, team oriented, and a strong work ethic
    • Current Wilderness First Aid (WFA) and CPR certifications
  • Description:

    The Office Manager (OM) has one of the most important jobs of the Sail Caribbean teen program. This job opportunity is for someone who can enjoy working in an office environment. As Office Manager, you will be responsible for the day-in, day-out running of our Tortola Office.  You will be working behind the scenes to provide essential support to run a successful summer camp. The OM will work closely with Sail Caribbean's Director, Sailing Director, and Program Directors. As a member of our land based staff, the Office Manager is the main link between the New York Office, Tortola office, fleets, and parents. The OM performs all administrative duties including answering phones, accounting, mailings, filing, ordering supplies, compiling reports, and scheduling. Other responsibilities include coordinating student arrival and departure days and social events for each adventure.

     

    The Office Manager must be a self-driven, self-motivated, detail oriented, highly organized individual who is dedicated to working with young people. This position is rigorous but very rewarding and requires a strong dedication to the goals of the program.

     

    Requirements:

    • Passport valid for travel to British Virgin Islands
    • Minimum 2 years college experience
    • Experience working in a leadership position in a fast-paced environment
    • Excellent problem solving skills
    • Exceptional communication skills both written and oral
    • Outstanding organizational and multi-tasking skills
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Microsoft Excel and Word
    • References from reputable sources
    • Positive and enthusiastic attitude, team oriented, and a strong work ethic

     

    Other Considerations:

    • Knowledge of Information System Technology and WordPress
    • Familiarity of Social Media Platforms including Facebook and Twitter
    • Experience publishing to websites
    • Photo and Video editing skills
    • Experience of working in a residential summer camp
  • Description

    Although there may be thousands of miles between parents and students, at Sail Caribbean we pride ourselves on keeping everyone connected. With the simple click of a mouse, parents, relatives and friends are kept informed, receiving daily updates and photos, detailing news from their son/daughter's program and in turn learning about their experience with us. The ideal candidate will be excited about the opportunity to be our “correspondent in the field” that can contribute unique and relevant content to our social media efforts.

     

    The position will be primarily land-based, with occasional overnight visits to our fleets on the water.  The Social Media Coordinator will also act as Office Manager Assistant, helping out with the various responsibilities of the role and occasionally running our Tortola office with help and guidance from our Summer Operations Staff and NY office.

     

    Requirements:

    • At least 2 years of college
    • Experience with various social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
    • Strong writing skills
    • Familiarity with basic photo and video editing as it pertains to social media
    • Strong communication skills
    • Innovative and excited to collaborate, generate ideas, problem-solve, and seek professional and personal growth
    • General knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel and Word
    • WordPress experience is a plus
    • The ideal candidate also has an interest in outdoor and adventure education, sailing, marine science, ocean conservation, or teen leadership development
  • Description

    For college upperclassmen with experience in marine science and a strong interest in working in the field of outdoor adventure education, we offer a Marine Biology Staff Internship.  You will begin your summer as a student on our Ocean College Marine Science & Leadership Expedition where you’ll participate in advanced seminars and record your own data from experiments you conduct while also learning about sailing and seamanship. You’ll then continue on to our 12-day on-site staff training with the rest of our veteran and new staff members.  While on program, you will fulfill the roles and responsibilities of the Marine Biology Mate (See also MATE/MARINE BIOLOGIST description). As part of our marine science staff, you will be responsible for leading and co-leading seminars, conservation projects, and data collection activities. The goal of our curriculum is to get the students engaged and excited about the environment that they will be living in and on over the course of the program.  In addition to using our lesson plans and course materials, you will also have the opportunity to draw from your own experiences in the field and develop some of your own educational activities and seminars.

     

    Along with your responsibilities as a member of our Marine Science Staff, you will also perform the duties and responsibilities of a “Mate” onboard a student boat.  You and the captain you are paired with will work together to establish a community onboard the boat amongst the staff and students.  Daily responsibilities may include assisting with meal preparation, teaching basic sailing lessons, leading a snorkel, or assisting with program logistical efforts like provisioning, boat fueling, or escorting students to and from the airport. Marine Biology Staff Interns have excellent potential to return as staff members the following summer and may even have opportunities for promotion within their first summer.

     

    Requirements:

    • At least 2 years of college experience
    • Current WFA and CPR certifications
    • Strong interest in Marine Science, as well as some coursework, research, or teaching experience
    • Strong interest in working in the field of outdoor and adventure education career
    • Strong experience working with 11-17 year olds in camp, educational, or outdoor settings
    • Must be comfortable living and working on the water

     

    Other Considerations:

    • Wilderness First Responder
    • Divemaster
    • Experience teaching watersports or sailing
  • For college upperclassmen with experience working with students aged 11-18 and a strong interest in working in the field of outdoor adventure education, we offer a Sailing Staff Internship. You’ll join our Echo College Sailing & Leadership Expedition as a student, where you’ll learn advanced seamanship and earn ASA sailing certifications. You’ll then continue on to our 12-day on-site staff training where you’ll join the rest of our new and veteran staff members to learn the ins and outs of creating and delivering Sail Caribbean adventure programs.  As part of our sail staff, you will fulfill the roles and responsibilities of a mate onboard one of our student boats. You and the captain you are paired with will work together to establish a community onboard the boat amongst the staff and students. Your goal will be to get the students engaged and excited about sailing.  Along with providing students with a solid understanding of sailing maneuvers and a basic familiarity with their boat, the goal of our sailing curriculum is to motivate students to take initiative and take ownership in the running of the boat.  Students will take turns as Captain, Navigator, Mate, etc., and your goal as a staff member will be to facilitate teamwork and support the students as they take on challenges both big and small.

     

    You will also be collaborating with the program staff as a whole to support one another and assure that the program runs smoothly and safely.  Daily responsibilities will include assisting with meal preparation, teaching basic sailing lessons, leading a snorkel, or assisting with program logistical efforts like provisioning, boat fueling, or escorting students to and from the airport. Sailing Staff Interns have excellent potential to return as staff members the following summer and may even have opportunities for promotion within their first summer.

     

    Requirements:

    • At least 2 years of college experience
    • Current WFA and CPR  certifications
    • Strong interest in working in the field of outdoor and adventure education
    • Strong experience working with 11-17 year olds in camp, educational, or outdoor settings
    • Must be comfortable living and working on the water

     

    Other Considerations:

    • Wilderness First Responder
    • Divemaster
    • Experience teaching watersports or sailing
  • Description:

    For college first-years who are very interested in working in the field of outdoor and adventure education, we offer a Mate-in-Training program that gives you the opportunity to gain skills and confidence as an instructor and educator. You’ll join our Echo College Sailing & Leadership Expedition as a student, where you’ll learn advanced seamanship and earn ASA sailing certifications. You’ll then continue on to our 12-day on-site staff training where you’ll be paired with a veteran staff mentor that will be your resource and buddy as you learn and grow as a sailor, educator, and leader. You’ll live on the staff boat during program and contribute to the day-to-day running of programs teaching basic sailing lessons, leading students on hikes and snorkels, and contributing to nightly boat meetings and discussions. Our staff will give you feedback and instruction every step of the way.

     

    There is excellent potential to return for future summers as a regular staff member.  MITs who exhibit outstanding performance may even become a full mate with pay by the end of the first summer, depending on the needs of the program.  This position is rigorous but very rewarding and requires dedication to the students, their safety, and the goals of the program.

     

    Requirements:

    • Freshman/first-year in college
    • Current WFA and CPR certifications
    • Sail Caribbean Alumni
    • Strong interest in working at Sail Caribbean or in the field of outdoor and adventure education
    • Some experience working with 11-17 year olds
    • Sailing interest and experience
  • Description:

    For college first-years who are very interested in working in the field of outdoor and adventure education, we offer a Mate-in-Training program that gives you the opportunity to gain skills and confidence as an instructor and educator. You’ll join our Ocean College Marine Science & Leadership Expedition as a student, where you’ll participate in advanced seminars and record your own data from experiments you conduct while also learning about sailing and seamanship. You’ll then continue on to our 12-day on-site staff training where you’ll be paired with a veteran staff mentor that will be your resource and buddy as you learn and grow as a sailor, educator, and leader.  You’ll live on the staff boat during program and contribute to the day-to-day running of programs teaching marine science seminars, assisting with sailing instruction, leading students on hikes and snorkels, and contributing to nightly boat meetings and discussions. Our staff will give you feedback and instruction every step of the way.

     

    There is excellent potential to return for future summers as a regular staff member.  MITs who exhibit outstanding performance may even become a full mate with pay by the end of the first summer, depending on the needs of the program.  This position is rigorous but very rewarding and requires dedication to the students, their safety, and the goals of the program.

     

    Requirements:

    • Freshman/first-year in college
    • Sail Caribbean Alumni
    • Strong interest in working at Sail Caribbean or in the field of outdoor and adventure education
    • Some experience working with 11-17 year olds
    • Sailing interest and experience
    • Strong interest in marine science and some basic coursework in the natural sciences
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  • Individuals with professional photography experience that are interested in working for some 2-3 weeks of the summer at our field site in the Caribbean are encouraged to inquire for more information by phone or e-mail.

     

    Requirements:

    • Applicants must be comfortable shooting on the water and on boats.
    • Relevant photo experience a must, and two years of college preferred.
    • Prior water sports and action photography is a plus.
    • Must enjoy working with teens and be responsible, flexible and energetic.
    • Should be very comfortable being on the go – moving from fleet to fleet to land and back.
    • Must have own high-quality camera equipment.
    • Must have passport valid for travel to the British Virgin Island
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