Youth Woodworking Instructor

Dates: June-September (20-40 hrs/week)

Locations: Summer camps take place at our main location in South Lake Union

Program Overview

The youth programs at The Center for Wooden Boats explore small craft maritime skills and heritage in a dynamic hands-on environment on Lake Union. Instructors teach basic woodworking and boat building for youth ages 8-16.  CWB’s youth programs promote self-confidence and foster skills in observation, decision-making, and team work.

Instructor Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the safe and fun delivery of the youth programs
  • Create lesson plans, teach and assess student skills aligned with curriculum
  • Be a positive role model for all youth participants
  • Ensure a high level of safety for all activities
  • Teach alone and with a co-instructor
  • Mentor High School Program Assistants
  • Help maintain powerboats, the El Toro fleet and the Outdoor Classroom
  • Work with Youth Sailing & Boat Building staff to evaluate program

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • 2 years’ experience working with youth
  •  Current CPR and First Aid certifications
  • Basic knowledge of wooden boat construction and skill using tools
  • Competence in operating small powerboats
  • Able to lift light to medium weight (20-50 lbs) solo and/or heavy objects (50-100 lbs) with assistance
  • Ability to problem solve, work independently and as a team member
  • Comfort speaking with parents and guardians
  • Flawless reliability

TO APPLY: Email resume and statement of interest to Position open until filled. The Center for Wooden Boats is an equal opportunity employer.

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