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Seasonal Dock Master - Sail Haven Community Sailing

475 Long Wharf Drive, New Haven, CT, USA

Job Type

Part-Time Seasonal

About the Role

Canal Dock Boathouse seeks a part-time, seasonal Dock Master for Sail Haven, our community sailing program.

Responsibilities include:

Maintaining a boat sign out log for daily boat use by members and classes

Maintains control of time slots and boat use according to previously determined skill levels and membership status

Keeps track of all boats on the water and ensures that all boats and crews return safely

Responsible for rescues of any Sail Haven craft that might be in trouble, such as not being able to recoverfrom a capsize

Must inspect all returning boats for damage and make entries in the maintenance log

Schedules skipper test evaluations for members with available instructors or Senior Sailors

Provides class availability schedules and information to all interested in joining Sail Haven

Must maintain a current list of emergency contacts, liability forms and procedures

Must evaluate the weather and allocate boats and equipment based on weather conditions and skill level

This is a per diem position and considered “non-exempt” as defined by Federal and/or Connecticut law; salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.


Location- Canal Dock Boathouse, 475 Long Wharf Drive, New Haven, CT 06511

Job title- Sail Haven Dock Master

Hourly Wage - $20.00 - $25.00 per hour - commensurate with experience


  • US Sailing Small Craft Level 1 certified

  • First Aid and CPR certified

  • CT Safe Boating Certificate

  • Proficient in chase boat operation and rescue procedures set by the Program Manager

2023 Sail Haven Scheduling


Saturday July 29, 1:00 -5:00 pm – Welcome to Sail Haven Day

Saturday August 5, 1-5pm – Welcome to Sail Haven Day

Saturday August 12, 1-5pm – Welcome to Sail Haven Day


Thursdays Afternoon/Evenings 3:00 - 7:00 pm

Saturdays 1:00 -6:00 pm

Sundays 1-6pm


Thursdays afternoon/evenings 3:00 - 6:30pm

Saturdays 1:00 - 6:30pm

Sundays 1:00 - 6:30pm

Monday, Labor Day 9/4/23 1:00 - 6:30pm


Saturdays 1:00 - 5:30pm

Sundays 1:00 - 5:30pm

About the Company

Canal Dock Boathouse, Inc. is a non-profit established to bring the community to New Haven’s waterfront.

To apply for one of the positions listed below, please send a resume or any questions regarding one of our job postings to

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