Youth Woodworking Instructor
Job Title: Youth Woodworking Instructor
Reports to: Youth Program Supervisor
Hours: 30 – 40 hours/week, Mid-June through Early September
Type: Seasonal, hourly position (works on-site)
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 8-14. Beginning programs will focus more on simple woodworking skills, whereas other programs foster a student’s ability to design and build small craft and canoes. CWB’s youth programs promote self-confidence and foster skills in observation, decision-making, and team work.
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- 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, modeling safe shop behavior
- Ensure a high level of safety for all activities
- Teach alone and with a co-instructor
- Work with Youth Sailing & Boat Building staff to evaluate program
- Able to aid in prep of woodworking materials
Required Qualifications and Skill:
- Strong aptitude and prior experience working with youth
- Current CPR and First Aid certifications
- Basic knowledge of wooden boat construction and skill using tools
- 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
Hiring decisions require successful passing of a criminal background check and 2-3 references who may be able to speak to your work experience or experience with youth.
Send resume and cover letter to email@example.com. Open until filled. Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered. The Center for Wooden Boats is an equal opportunity employer.