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NCS will begin accepting applications this December for the 2018 Summer Season

Those interested in applying, please complete our online application below.  Please note, in addition to the online application, we ask that you also provide a resume and a list of your previous sailing experience. 

If you have questions, please email or call NCS at 508-228-6600.

If after reviewing your application Nantucket Community Sailing does extend an offer of employment, you may be requested to submit a completed Employee Disclosure form.

Employment permits are required for minors under age 18. All people under 18 must complete a work permit application and obtain a work permit before starting a new job.  The work permit application is below.  Please note that 14 and 15 year old applicants must have a Physician's Certificate of Health as part of their work permit. 

Click here for the Massachusetts Work Permit Application.

Last Name: *
First Name: *
Birth Date (MM/DD/YY): *
Do you have summer housing? (Staff housing is pet-free): *
Contact Information
Winter Mailing Address: *
Winter City: *
Winter State: *
Winter Zip Code: *
Winter Phone #: *
Summer Mailing Address: *
Summer City: *
Summer State: *
Summer Zip Code: *
Summer Phone #: *
Cell Phone: *
Email Address: *
  Please provide an email address that you will be checking regularly over the next 12 months.
Are you over 18?: *
If not, can you furnish a work permit?:  
Referred by:  
Please note that the US Sailing Small Boat Level One Instructor Certification (or similar overseas certification) is mandatory for all sailing instruction positions and any position at the Jetties Rental Site. This certification includes a First Aid and CPR certification. If you do not already have the US Sailing certification, you may still apply, but should you be hired it will be contingent on completion of the course by the start of the 2016 NCS sailing season. Please refer to the desciptions of programs on our website for more information.
Select position(s) applying for: *
Guppies Instructor
Hunter Instructor
Opti Instructor
Opti Race Coach
Youth Private Lesson Instructor (Polpis)
Teen Green Instructor
420 Instructor
420 Race Coach
Keel Boat Instructor (J/105) - USCG License may be required for this position
Adult Sailing Instructor (May be 6 days/wk)
Jetties Rental Site Employee (May be 6 days/wk)
Water Sports Instructor (May be 6 days/wk)
Windsurfing Instructor (May be 6 days/wk)
Polpis Site Manager
Jetties Site Manager (May be 6 days/wk)
Main Office Administrative Assistant (no sailing experience)
Jetties Sailing Center Administrative Assistant (minimal/no sailing experience)(May be 6 days/wk)
Maintenance Assistant
Nantucket High School Varsity Sailing Head Coach
Volunteer Instructor-in-Training
Have you ever applied to NCS before?: *
Availability - These dates will be used in your contract should you be hired. **NOTE: All NCS instructors are required to attend NCS staff orientation beginning on June 19, 2017. Please keep in mind that if you are applying to the Jetties Sailing Center, it is a six days/week position.
What date are you available to start working?: *
What date do you plan to end employment?: *
NOTE: All NCS instructors are required to work through the end of their assigned program.
Please list any dates you would like to request off during the summer:: *
  All NCS employees are required to work on July 4th. NCS employees will not be granted approval for long trips. Please email the NCS Program Director with any questions.
Education Information
Are you currently a student?: *
If not, what is the last year of school attended and where?:  
Please specify if your school is a high school or college.
If yes, from where and when do you expect to graduate?:  

Certification Requirements

** All instructors are required to be US Sailing Small Boat Level 1 instructor certified and head instructors, race coaches and managers are expected to be US Sailing Small Boat Instructor Level 2 certified prior to June 20, 2016. All instructors or Jetties Sailing Center positions are required to have current First Aid and CPR certifications from either the Red Cross or the American Heart Association. NCS does accept international equivalents of all certifications. **

Check any applicable certifications: *
US Sailing Level Small Boat Instructor Level 1
US Sailing Level Small Boat Instructor Level 2
US Sailing Level 3 Coach
US Sailing Level 3 Head Instructor
US Sailing Sailing Counselor
US Sailing Windsurfing
US Sailing Keelboat
USCG License (if so, please describe which license & expiration below)
First Aid
Other (please describe below)
If Other, please provide details:  
Certification expiration dates:  
Describe any other Certifications:  
This is not applicable for the Main Office Administrative Assistance position.
Can you swim 75 yards?: *
Employment Experience: Please start with your present or most recent job. You may choose to include any job-related activities. Please include positions at other sailing clubs.
1 - Employer: *
1 - Supervisor's Name: *
1 - Supervisor's Title: *
1 - May we contact your previous supervisor for a reference?: *
1 - Employment Address: *
1 - Employment Telephone: *
1 - Your Job Title: *
1 - Work Performed: *
1 - Dates of Employment: *
1 - Starting Hourly Rate: *
1 - Final Hourly Rate: *
1 - Reason for leaving?: *
2nd Most Recent Employement Experience
2 - Employer:  
2 - Supervisor's Title:  
2 - May we contact your previous supervisor for a reference?:  
3 - Supervisor's Name:  
3 - Employment Address:  
3 - Employment Telephone:  
3 - Your Job Title:  
3 - Work Performed:  
3 - Dates of Employment:  
3 - Starting Hourly Rate:  
3 - Final Hourly Rate:  
3 - Reason for leaving?:  
Please list three references and provide the following information. *At least one reference- if possible- should be someone in the Sailing Industry 1st Reference:
1 - Reference Name: *
1 - Reference Phone: *
1 - Reference Email Address: *
1 - Reference Relationship: *
2nd Reference:
2 - Reference Name: *
2 - Reference Email Address: *
2 - Reference Phone: *
2 - Reference Relationship: *
3rd Reference:
3 - Reference Name: *
3 - Reference Phone: *
3 - Reference Email Address: *
3 - Reference Relationship: *
Previous Experience: If you are applying for a position as a sailing instructor, please describe your previous sailing experience. (i.e. where did you learn to sail? Did/do you sail in high school/college? What types of boats have you sailed in?)
Previous employment experience relevant
to the position you are applying for:  
Have you ever been convicted of a felony?: *
If yes, please provide details:  
Special skills, interests, areas of study, hobbies:  
In the space below please explain why you think you are qualified for the position(s) for which you have applied.
Why are you qualified and what skills do you have (sailing
and other) that will set you apart from other applicants?: *
In the space below please explain where you heard about Nantucket Community Sailing.
Where did you hear about Nantucket Community Sailing?: *
In the space below please explain why you would like to work for Nantucket Community Sailing.
Why would you like to work at Nantucket Community Sailing?: *

Applicant's Statement -- I certify that answers given herein are true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I authorize investigation of all statements contained in this application for employment as may be necessary in arriving at an employment decision. I also hereby authorize NCS to perform a pre-employment background check.

This seasonal application for employment shall be considered active for a period of time not to exceed 60 days. Any applicant wishing to be considered beyond this time period should inquire as to whether or not applications are being accepted at that time.

I hereby acknowledge that any employment relationship with Nantucket Community Sailing is of an "at will" nature, which means that the Employee may resign at any time and Nantucket Community Sailing may discharge the Employee at any time with or without cause. It is further understood that this "at will" employment relationship may not be changed by any written document or by conduct unless an authorized executive of Nantucket Community Sailing specifically acknowledges such change in writing.

In the event of employment, I understand that false or misleading information given in my application or interview(s) may result in discharge. I also understand that I may be requested to complete a CORI and SORI form and that I am required to abide by all rules and regulations of the Employer.


Applicant's Initials: *
  * indicates required information

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P.O. Box 2424, Nantucket, MA 02584
NCS Office: 508-228-6600 | Jetties Sailing Center: 508-228-5358
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