Job Opportunities

Current job positions offered at The School of Sailing and Seamanship:


Part Time Positions

We are hiring seasonal and part-time/temporary positions at OCC Sailing to support the operation of classes and programs.   We operate one of the nation’s most comprehensive boating schools, teaching aboard sail and powerboats from 8 to 92 feet.  We offer competitive hourly wages and a flexible schedule.

Assistant Sailing Instructors 

We are looking for outgoing and enthusiastic individuals to join us as Assistant Sailing Instructors.  Nor prior experience needed, but prior sailing or camp experience preferred. This position supports instruction to beginning-level adult and youth sailing classes.  Classes and activities may include (but are not limited to): basic sailing, boat handling, launching and docking, knot tying, basic boat maintenance, rigging/de-rigging boats and stewardship of the marine environment.  Other responsibilities include assisting with maintenance of program equipment, set-up at the beginning and end of class. 

To apply for this position, submit your application materials to the Coast Community College Hiring Pool for Sailing Center Expert. Please include a cover letter and resume with related experience.

Camp Counselors

We’re looking for outgoing individuals who enjoy spending time outdoors supporting youth programs.  Nor prior experience needed, but prior sailing or camp experience preferred. Camp counselors will teach and supervise camp activities in an aquatic environment. Counselors are responsible for all aspects of camp programs operations including but not limited to supervising and ensuring the safety of campers, teaching and operating camp activities, setting up and cleaning up equipment, and providing outstanding customer service. Camp program activities occur both on land and on / in the water. The primary work will occur during summer; however, camp programming occurs in spring and fall seasons as well. 

To apply for this position, submit your application materials to the Coast Community College Hiring Pool for Sailing Center Expert. Please include a cover letter and resume with related experience.

Camp Support

We’re looking for outgoing and enthusiastic individuals to assist in organizing camp materials, student paperwork, student registrations, sign-in/sign-out, equipment and supplies, and other camp logistics. Camp support employees may also perform dock duties.   Nor prior experience needed, but prior boating or camp experience preferred.

To apply for this position, submit your application materials to the Coast Community College Hiring Pool for Sailing Center Expert. Please include a cover letter and resume with related experience.

Part-time Dockmaster

We’re looking for individuals with prior boating experience to support our classes and programs, assist with rentals and perform basic maintenance. We offer competitive hourly wages and a flexible schedule.

To apply for this position, submit your application materials to the Coast Community College Hiring Pool for Sailing Center Expert. Please include a cover letter and resume with related experience.

Powerboat Instructor(s)

We’re looking for experienced powerboaters who enjoy people and sharing what they know with others. Prior teaching experience is required, and a US Powerboating Instructor Certification is desired, but not required. Powerboat Instructors teach varying levels of powerboating skills to a wide variety of adult and youth students, including students with disabilities, in a community boating class environment. Duties include classroom and water-based instruction, operation of boats 13’ to 55’, and managing registration and certification paperwork.  Must have a passion for boating and the environment. Must have a positive, enthusiastic and flexible attitude.  Must possess strong problem-solving skills and an ability to adapt to changing program needs depending on weather, number of students, number of boats, etc.

To apply for this position, submit your application materials to the Coast Community College Hiring Pool for Sailing Center Expert. Please include a cover letter and resume with related experience.

Registration and Office Support

We are looking for a few sailors and powerboaters who enjoy people, sharing what they know with others, and have great customer service skills to help the registration team in the office this spring and summer. Depending on experience, interest, and program needs, these positions may extend longer. To apply for this position, submit your application materials to the Coast Community College Hiring Pool for Administrative Support Short-term.   Please include a cover letter and resume with related experience.

Sailing Instructors 

We’re looking for experienced sailors who enjoy people and sharing what they know with others.  Prior teaching experience is required, and a US Sailing Instructor Certification is desired, but not required.  Sailing Instructors teach varying levels of sailing skills to a wide variety of adult and youth students, including students with disabilities, in a community boating class environment. Duties include classroom and water-based instruction, operation of safety boats, and managing registration paperwork.  Must have a passion for sailing, the environment and working with kids.  Must have a positive, enthusiastic and flexible attitude.  Must possess strong problem-solving skills and an ability to adapt to changing program needs depending on weather, number of students, number of boats, etc.

To apply for this position, submit your application materials to the Coast Community College Hiring Pool for Sailing Center Expert. Please include a cover letter and resume with related experience.

How to Apply

To apply for a Part Time position, submit your application materials to the Coast Community College Hiring Pool indicated under each position. Please include a cover letter and resume with related experience.

Send questions to Sarah Hirsch, Director, Maritime Center – shirsch@occ.cccd.edu

 

Maritime Lab Simulation Technician

Join us to play on one of the world’s biggest video games! OCC is expanding to add a Full Mission Bridge Simulator and 10-station student lab in the new Professional Mariner Training Center across PCH from the School of Sailing and Seamanship, scheduled to open in June 2021.

The Maritime Lab Simulation Technician is responsible to oversee all information technology operations and maintenance of simulators; update, patch, replace, service projectors, operator simulator instructor/student station components; maintain service contracts; start up all simulation for courses and operate simulation as needed by instructors or tours; and provide administrative support to department as needed.

This is a professional expert position.  The Coast Community College District reserves the right to extend, modify, or eliminate this position based upon available funds. The effective dates of employment will be arranged with the supervisor.

To apply for the Maritime Lab Simulation Technician position, submit your application materials to the Coast Community College Hiring Pool for Maritime Lab Simulation Technician. Please include a cover letter and resume with related experience.

Send questions to: Sarah Hirsch, Director, Maritime Center – shirsch@occ.cccd.edu

 

Professional Mariner Part-Time Faculty

Orange Coast College is seeking part time faculty to support for-credit USCG courses taught in Newport Beach, CA. Part time faculty provide quality instruction in accordance with established curriculum and course outlines. Part time faculty are responsible for creating and maintaining an environment which emphasizes teaching and learning and encourages free discussion of ideas, interests and issues.

Opportunities exist for faculty to teach RFPNW using the Bridge Simulator, USCG Masters License (100 Ton) exam preparation, Sailing, and Yacht Keeping & Engine maintenance. 

To apply for a Professional Mariner Part-Time Faculty position, submit your application materials to the Coast Community College Hiring Pool for Marine Activities. Please include a cover letter and resume with related experience.

Send questions to: Capt. Karen Prioleau, Program Coordinator – kprioleau@occ.cccd.edu   

 

Simulation Instructor

Orange Coast College is currently looking for a Simulation Instructor to support not-for-credit and credit USCG approved courses taught in Newport Beach, CA. The OCC Maritime Center serves to train merchant mariners and entry level mariners, teaching foundational skills such as navigation, seamanship and boat handling, mid-level operational skills, and advanced proficiencies.

The Simulation Instructor will utilize a blended training model that advances navigation and ship handling objectives by incorporating classroom time, practical assignments, and simulator experiences. The Simulator Instructor will leverage the simulated environment and provide feedback to help students understand complex factors and improve performance.

This is a professional expert position.  The Coast Community College District reserves the right to extend, modify, or eliminate this position based upon available funds. The effective dates of employment will be arranged with the supervisor.

To apply for the Simulation Instructor position, submit your application materials to the Coast Community College Hiring Pool for Seamanship Instuctor. Please include a cover letter and resume with related experience.

Send questions to: Sarah Hirsch, Director, Maritime Center – shirsch@occ.cccd.edu

 


Marine Maintenance

No positions currently open.