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)

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 8-14. 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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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, 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 Open until filled. Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered. The Center for Wooden Boats is an equal opportunity employer.

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