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Sailing Instructor

Date Listed: 4th Apr, 2022 | Closing Date: 30th Apr, 2022
  • Organisation:Gove Boat Club
  • Location:East Arnham Land, Northern Territory
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The Gove Boat Club is a not-for-profit community organisation based in East Arnhem Land, on the shores of Melville Bay in the Northern Territory.

We are seeking a Sailing Instructor from May to Oct 2022.

We have a club fleet comprising of 4 x FarEast19R, 10 x Lasers & 6 x Optis and are an accredited Discover Sailing Centre. If you love being out on the water or in nature, then Gove might just be the place for you.


  •  Australian Sailing Dinghy Instructor
  • Australian Sailing Keelboat Instructor (or willingness to obtain)
  • Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA)

Skills & Experience

  •  Experience in sailing dinghies and/or small keelboats
  •  Experience in club racing
  •  Exceptional communication and customer service skills
  • Focused on safety with ability to anticipate potential hazards and risks
  • Ability to work independently, as well as a member of a team
  •  Well presented, reliable and punctual
  • Attention to detail and organised
  •  Sound level of fitness and ability to lift 25kg

Working Conditions

  •  Casual position with guarantee of at least 30hr per week
  •  Award hourly rate based on age, qualifications, and experience.
  •  Uniform (shirt)
  • Accommodation (1brm unit – no children/pets/roommates, electricity not included)
  • Transportation assistance to and from scheduled shifts
  •  This is a flexible position working both weekdays and weekends during the day and evenings.

Key Accountabilities

  •  Ensure a welcoming ambience is provided to all sail training participants.
  • Respond to enquiries regarding the sail training and club sailing
  • Assist club manager with course scheduling, bookings, and payments.
  •  Assist in the development of lesson plans in keeping with class content.
  •  Maintain sign-on/sign-off records.
  •  Provide participants with completed end-of-course paperwork (completed logbooks, participation certificates)
  •  Provide activity sessions on and off-water in all weather conditions to children and adults of all abilities
    •  Discover Sailing Experiences
    • Australian Sailing Dinghy and Keelboat programs
    •  Womens sailing
    •  Corporate sailing
    • Private lessons
  • Participate and prepare for GBC Annual Regional Regatta (Oct).
  •  Ensure all boats, equipment and classroom facilities are set up and presentable for each course.
  •  Wash, pack-down and correctly store all equipment at the end of the day’s activities.
  • Maintain sailing shed in a neat and tidy state.
  •  Ensure all Gove Boat Club yachts, dinghies and rescue craft remain compliant with Australian Sailing regulations.
  •  Carry out routine repairs and scheduled maintenance duties as directed by the Committee, ensuring all maintenance lists are completed and up to date.
  •  Prompt attention to operational faults with all GBC boats, plant, and equipment.


For more details and to apply contact:

08 8987 3077