We have a staff of about 40 instructors who handle our sailing, sports, swimming, and tennis classes along with programs such as golf, theater, lacrosse, fine art, and crafts each summer. Most of these are high school and college students who have had club or varsity level experience with these sports or activities, and who have worked with children. Most have also participated in Yacht Club programs as youth and are familiar with the programs and operation of the club. Swim America certification is required for our swimming instructors and Level 1 Sailing certification for our sailing instructors. To comply with Connecticut labor laws, all instructors, store, and office staff must be at least 16 years old, aides 15, and maintenance staff 14. We also hire some adult instructors for certain programs.
These instructors also supervise our youth afternoon and evening activities and help with our weekend adult activities. Both daytime and night hours are required. In addition we have an operations/office staff, staff for our GLPYC Outfitters Store and a maintenance staff for our youth and adult activities and tennis tournaments. Staff must commit to an entire
summer’s employment with no breaks for camps, travel, or other activities.
Applications can be picked up at the Yacht Club office.