Part Time Summer Coaching Postion

Kenai Crewsers Rowing Club

Part Time Coach Job Description

Come coach for an unforgettable summer in Alaska!

Part Time, Temporary, Independent Contractor

Dates of Employment: tbd (90-120 days) (May through September)

Pay: $250/week for 15-20 hrs/weekly, plus $500 monthly housing stipend (this is waived if free housing is provided).

Experience Requirements: An ideal candidate is highly motivated and has a positive, enthusiastic, and flexible attitude. They are able to communicate effectively, and teach a wide range of rowing abilities, from beginner, to casual or intense athlete. Two years prior coaching experience in sweep rowing and sculling is preferred. Level 1 or 2 US Rowing Certification with current First Aid/CPR certification, in place by the start of the rowing season.

Job Duties: The Coach will be responsible for planning and running summer workouts.

Duties may include the following:

  • Leading the Learn to Row class

  • Developing a coaching plan for the summer as a reference for rowers.

  • Up to twenty hours of coached practice sessions weekly. These would include Novice Masters practice and Experienced Masters practice. The typical practice week is Monday evening through Saturday noon. The breakdown will depend on current membership. The Team Managers will row most practices when the Coach is present in Seward.

  • Create a weekly workout plan and communicate differences between each practice’s focus (i.e. race, technique rows, etc) to the rowers, setting practice lineups.

  • Setting race line ups, race preparation and travel to regattas if required. The club typically participates in 2-3 in-state regattas and travels to the lower 48 for one regatta per season.

  • Travel, Coxswain training, rigging, maintenance, club meetings and other duties as assigned would be in addition to these practice hours.

We are looking for a coach that shares some of our club’s values, such as building inclusive community, work hard + play hard, and love for the outdoors. The Coach will work with the Team Manager in maintaining a balance between the needs of competitive and non-competitive rowers at all levels. They should have the ability to work with a variety of rowers of different abilities and experience levels and the ability to relate to masters women and men. The Seward rowing community is mostly made up of masters women and men who learned to sweep row and scull with this club. Paid membership of the club is approximately 25-35 members with around 20 members who attend practices regularly.

Community Information and Rowing Locations:

Seward is a breath-taking sea port town on the southern coast of Alaska. Surrounded by a temperate rainforest, Kenai Fjords National Park, and numerous glaciers, Seward is a dream destination. The team trains on Bear Lake, which is about 2 miles long and is surrounded by forest and mountains. The lake and nearby areas host an abundance of Alaskan wildlife such as salmon, loons, swans, bears and moose.

Ready for an unforgettable summer?

Please send a resume, references and cover letter to Adam Bauer