Jobs

Capital Rowing Club almost always has opportunities for getting involved whether through coaching with our programs, helping with administrative work, fundraising, or through corporate training programs and summer camps for junior rowers. Most programs are on the water late March – November, and attend regattas in the summer and fall. If you are interested in any of the opportunities listed below, please email jobs@capitalrowing.org with a resume and a note about what opportunities you are interested in.

Coaching Opportunities

Learn to Row

The Learn to Row (LTR)  program is one of the most popular programs at Capital Rowing Club.  LTR not only helps Capital fulfill its Mission of being committed to offering rowing instruction for people of all ages, incomes and levels of physical ability to the diverse Washington, DC metropolitan area, but is an essential program to provide novice rowers a strong foundation to transition into Capital’s Club programs.  

Capital offers 5 sessions of LTR beginning in March and ending in October. Each session includes 10 classes on Saturdays and Sundays 9am -12pm.  This is a part-time Head Coach position that will oversee a large novice co-ed program.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide an open, welcoming and fun environment for masters rowers with varying backgrounds and athletic abilities.
  • Instruct novice rowers in a way that accommodates the various needs, physical abilities and experience levels in the program.
  • Follow the Capital LTR program coaching outline.
  • Coordinate with assistant coach(es) LTR Volunteer Coordinator/Rep and volunteers for each session.
  • Maintain safety practices for assistant coaches and rowers during each session.
  • Attend sessions.

Qualifications:

  • 2-5 years of coaching experience
  • Strong understanding of rowing and ability to apply the training plan for novice rowers
  • Ability to communicate technique and rowing goals clearly and patiently to novice rowers
  • Ability to organize and manage masters novice rowers
  • Available to begin as soon as possible
  • Familiarity with rigging and basic boat maintenance
  • Must be certified or able to obtain boating license
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. and pass a background check
  • CPR/ First Aid Certifications (preferred)
  • US Rowing certification (optional)

Adaptive/CARP

This Assistant Coach position works with the Director and Head Coach of our adaptive program at Capital Rowing Club. Capital Adaptive Rowing Program (CARP) includes athletes with a wide range of abilities, experience levels, and rowing aspirations including recreational and competitive athletes. All athletes have the opportunity to compete at local, regional, and national regattas, the largest of which is the all-adaptive Bayada Regatta in Philadelphia each Summer. We practice year-round in a combination of on the water and indoor practices. Starting Spring through Fall, practices are four days a week, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 6:00 pm -8:00 pm, and Saturday 8:00 am-12:00 pm.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide an open, welcoming and fun environment for adaptive rowers with varying backgrounds and athletic abilities.
  • Coordinate with Director and Head Coach for on the water practices.
  • Maintain a safe and inclusive practice environment.
  • Availability to attend regattas, home and away- ensuring at least 2 coaching staff are at each event.
  • Assist in loading and unloading of trailer to and from regattas.
  • Lead practices.

Qualifications:

  • 1-5 years of coaching experience.
  • Ability to communicate technique and rowing goals clearly to athletes.
  • Availability to begin as soon as possible.
  • Must be certified or able to obtain boating license for driving the motor launches.
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. and pass a background check.
  • Experience with adaptive athletics (preferred)
  • US Rowing certification (preferred)
  • CPR/First Aid Certifications (preferred)

Club AM 

This is a part-time Head Coach position that will oversee a medium sized, fun co-ed program at Capital Rowing Club. The program has a range of experience levels from inexperienced rowers that have recently graduated from the Capital’s Intermediate Program to experienced competitive rowers who race at regattas, including Masters Nationals, in the summer. Practices are five days a week, Monday through Friday from 5:30 am to 7:00 am.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide an open, welcoming and fun environment for masters rowers with varying backgrounds and athletic abilities.
  • Develop daily practice plans for rowers that accommodate the various needs and experience levels in the program.
  • Attend daily practices.
  • Coordinate with other coaches for on the water practices, as necessary.
  • Coordinate race line ups for all regattas
  • Availability to attend regattas throughout the season.
  • Maintain safety practices for assistant coaches (if needed) and rowers during practice.
  • Assist in loading and unloading of trailer to and from regattas.

Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years of coaching experience. Relevant rowing experience.
  • Strong understanding of rowing and ability to develop training and practice plans for masters rowers.
  • Ability to communicate technique and rowing goals clearly to athletes and assistant coaches.
  • Available to begin in May 2018.
  • Familiarity with rigging and basic boat maintenance.
  • Must be certified or able to obtain boating license.
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. and pass a background check.
  • CPR/First Aid Certifications (preferred)
  • US Rowing certification (optional)

Competitive Sculling

This is a Head Coach position for the Competitive Sculling Program at Capital Rowing Club. The program is focused on men and women masters scullers aiming to compete at local regattas and head races as well as Masters Nationals, Masters Worlds and the Head of the Charles.  This program consists mainly of experienced scullers. The ideal candidate must have the ability to provide good technical feedback as well as create and run a competitive training program. Practices are five days a week, Monday through Friday from 5:20 am to 6:50 am. Capital is a community rowing club located in Washington DC.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop competitive training plans for rowers aiming to peak at Masters Nationals and Masters Worlds.
  • Provide an open, welcoming and fun environment for masters rowers with varying backgrounds and athletic abilities.
  • Run daily practices and provide technical feedback to rowers.
  • Maintain safety practices for rowers during practice.
  • Attend daily practices (at least three – five days per week).

Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years of coaching experience, preferably coaching scullers. Relevant rowing experience.
  • Strong understanding of sculling and ability to develop training and practice plans for masters rowers.
  • Ability to communicate technique and rowing goals clearly to athletes.
  • Available to begin as soon as possible.
  • Familiarity with rigging and basic boat maintenance.
  • Must be certified or able to obtain boating license.
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. and pass a background check.
  • CPR/First Aid Certifications (preferred)
  • US Rowing certification (optional)

Sculling Programs – Evening & Learn to Scull

Sculling is always in high-demand at Capital Rowing Club! This is a part-time Assistant Coach position that will run one of the evening (6:30-8:30pm) sculling sessions (Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday) alongside our other club sculling coach. The program has a range of experience levels and is focused on providing good training for rowers, some of whom race regularly at regattas and others that just train regularly.

Additionally, Capital typically offers smaller sessions of group “Learn to Scull,” which we can organize around the schedule for potential coaches. If you have experience introducing experience sweep rowers to sculling, or are interested in doing that, please apply! Learn to Scull sessions are usually on weekends in late spring/early summer.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide an open, welcoming and fun environment for rowers with varying backgrounds and athletic abilities.
  • Coordinate with the coaching team for on the water practices.
  • Maintain a safe and inclusive practice environment.
  • Assist in loading and unloading of trailer to and from regattas.

Qualifications:

  • 2-5 years of coaching experience.
  • Ability to communicate technique and rowing goals clearly to athletes.
  • Must be certified or able to obtain boating license.
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. and pass a background check.
  • Available as soon as possible.
  • CPR/First Aid Certifications (preferred)
  • Availability to attend regattas (optional)
  • US Rowing certification (optional)

Juniors Summer LTR Camp Program

For the past five years, Capital Juniors at Capital Rowing Club has offered a series of 1 week long learn-to-row camps throughout June and July. This learn-to-row program is offered for free to local students (ages 12-17) as way to make the sport more accessible to DC-area youth, particularly those in Wards 6, 7, and 8. Students who enroll in the program learn to row in the mornings, and participate in organized activities in the afternoon. The afternoon activities have ranged from learning about the Anacostia Ecosystem and participating in river cleanups to learning about technology and computers (e.g.,  sports to video editing), volunteering and participating in fun cultural activities.

Capital is seeking an experienced rowing coach who is motivated to individual to help us develop this year’s program, and who has the ability to run multiple one week camps this summer. The ideal candidate must be available from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and on days afternoon activities are scheduled until 1:00 p.m.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide an open, welcoming, and fun environment for new young adult rowers.
  • Develop a plan for the camp in coordination with the Juniors coaching staff and Juniors Committee.
  • Review applications submitted by interested students.
  • Maintain a safe and inclusive practice environment.
  • Facilitate and attend the multiple one week camps.
  • Perform equipment maintenance checks and perform basic boat maintenance.

Qualifications:

  • 1-5 years of coaching or teaching experience.
  • Ability to communicate technique and rowing goals clearly to novice athletes.
  • Available to begin as soon as possible.
  • Must be certified or able to obtain boating license by start of camp.
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. and pass a background check.
  • CPR/ First Aid Certifications (preferred)
  • US Rowing certification (optional)