Marine Systems Instructor- The Landing School

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Landing School

Position: Instructor in the Marine Systems Program at the Landing School. It is a full-time, permanent position, functioning within the direct supervision of the Dean of Education, hired by the President of the School.

Objective: The Marine Systems program teaches students the skills and knowledge necessary to install, maintain and repair today’s increasingly complex boat and yacht systems using established industry standards. The curriculum also serves as an effective preparation for those students seeking American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) marine systems certification.

Duties and Responsibilities: In fulfillment of the objectives, the Marine Systems Instructor will:

  • Continue to develop and improve of the curriculum through development of syllabus, lesson plans, teaching equipment/materials, and scheduling of student work
  • Work directly with students, with primary responsibility for lectures, demonstrations, bench work, practice applications, and yacht quality installations and repairs of marine systems in customer boats
  • Assist students in learning individually, in small groups and as a class through clear communication; patient, understanding, approach; thorough and professional knowledge; mature leadership; and positive, honest academic advice
  • Evaluate student learning through questioning, homework, practical and theoretical testing, and certifying exams
  • Prepare students for and proctor certification exams
  • Share in the administrative tasks of the development and successful operation of the program, as assigned by the Dean of Education
  • Demonstrate, teach, and enforce shop safety requirements and procedures
  • Plan fieldtrips
  • Maintain industry contacts, develop and maintain relationship with ABYC and NMEA and other industry groups
  • Assist in resource and task planning for project boats to assure timely completion of projects
  • Oversee materials purchasing for program labs and project boats
  • Develop progress and expenditure/budget reports for project boats
  • Oversee and manage the activities of the Marine Systems Program Assistant
  • Continue to develop skills and knowledge pertinent to teaching and current marine industry practices
  • Participate in school functions, staff meetings and professional development activities
  • Share responsibility for the management of program facilities and equipment, as assigned by the Dean of Education and Dean of Administration
  • Work cooperatively and professionally with the Dean of Education, staff, and students of the School at all times
  • Uphold all school policies set forth in the Student Handbook and the Faculty and Staff Handbook


  • Associates degree or better
  • Minimum of four years working in industry, in a boatyard setting, preferably as systems technician or manager, involved in all aspects of yacht service and repair
  • Practical experience in the installation and maintenance of complex marine systems including engines and propulsion, AC and DC marine electrical systems, marine plumbing systems, fiberglass and metal yacht structural repair
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Project management skills, including estimating, budgeting, resource planning and Gantt charts a strong plus
  • Ability to climb a ladder and occasionally lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to climb into and around small spaces in boats
  • ABYC Certified Technician a strong plus
  • Management experience a plus
  • Previous teaching or coaching experience a plus

Compensation/Rate: Commensurate with Experience. 

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