Program Overview: The youth programs at The Center for Wooden Boats explore small craft maritime skills and heritage in a dynamic hands-on environment on Lake Union. Instructors teach basic woodworking and boatbuilding for youth ages 8-16 for 8 weeks. CWB’s youth programs promote self-confidence and foster skills in observation, decision-making, and teamwork.

Instructor Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the safe and fun delivery of the youth programs

  • Create lesson plans, teach and assess student skills aligned with curriculum

  • Be a positive role model for all youth participants

  • Ensure a high level of safety for all activities

  • Teach alone and with a co-instructor

  • Mentor High School Program Assistants

  • Work with Youth Boatbuilding staff to evaluate the program

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • 2+ years of experience working with youth

  • Carpentry skills working in a shop, proper tool and safety knowledge

  • Current CPR and First Aid certifications

  • Basic knowledge of wooden boat construction and skill using power and hand tools

  • Able to cut wood and help youth design projects

  • Able to lift light to medium (20-50 lbs) solo and/or heavy objects (50-100 lbs) with assistance

  • Ability to problem solve, work independently and as a team member

  • Comfortable speaking with parents and guardians

  • Flawless reliability

Job Details:
 June 16 – August 31

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to Nora Gallogly:


Open until filled. The Center for Wooden Boats is an equal opportunity employer.