Job Openings

Our Spring program for Juniors runs from March 1 – May 31. We are looking for an energetic, committed adult to be a positive role model and offer our Juniors a safe, fun, successful season.

We have 1 open part-time position:

Head Boys Coach: $3,000 stipend
4 days per week, 4:30-6:30PM in Yarmouth. One weekend day per week in May.

Job description: YarmouthJuniorCrew_Coach

Be sure to check out our Spring 2019 Program Calendar for more details.

To apply for this position, please send an email to Sabrina Murphy,, introducing yourself and attach a resume. Be sure to include your phone number.

Position Description

A dedicated group of parents and students has been collaborating with the Yarmouth Rowing Club to field a Juniors Crew since 2007. Open to all area high school students, the team has included students from Yarmouth, Falmouth, Freeport, and Cumberland, from both public and private schools. Program Alumni have gone on to successful collegiate rowing careers at Bates, Bowdoin, Colby, and other quality programs throughout the US.

The organization is committed to providing a safe, respectful, educational, and fun experience for all involved, with its Program Director and Coaches setting the standards and modeling all the values embodied in the Crew Code (below).

Experience, Skills, and Talents

  • Track record of working with teens in a setting that encourages, motivates, and helps them achieve success in a high-quality endeavor, while holding them accountable to their commitments.
  • Must be extremely organized and detail-oriented, able to proactively anticipate possible issues and have contingency plans to ensure that all practices and events go smoothly.
  • Ability to handle last-minute changes with grace, creativity, and a positive attitude.
  • Ability to maintain a good sense of humor under pressure.
  • Ability to keep the program fun and enjoyable for all participants
  • Excellent communication and management skills; able to effectively work with athletes, parents, board members, and other organizations in a positive, friendly, and professional manner.

Coaching Responsibilities

  • Independently coach practices in collaboration with the Program Director and the other coaches
  • Pilot the coaches’ launch (training provided)
  • Develop on and off the water training and conditioning plans (training provided)
  • Supervise rowers and instruct in proper rowing technique
  • Attend pre-season info meetings.
  • Assist with regatta preparation and attend regattas (3)
  • Assist with equipment maintenance
  • Manage and run practices in collaboration with the other coaches
  • Review on and off the water training and conditioning plans developed by coaching staff
  • Develop on and off the water training and conditioning plans with the other Juniors coaches
  • Supervise rowers and instruct in proper rowing technique
  • Establish line‐ups, communicate and coordinate with the other Juniors coaches
  • Attend Safety Meeting and swim test
  • Supervise athletes at end of season decommissioning of fleet

The Yarmouth Crew Code (below) is a document that all youth crew members must read, agree to and sign in order to participate in the program.

Yarmouth Crew Code
Updated 8/9/18


I understand that safety is the most important consideration in this sport. I will:

  • Understand and abide by all safety rules.
  • Always stay with an overturned boat and teammates and do my best to remain calm until a launch arrives.
  • Give undivided attention to, listen to, and immediately respond to the commands of the Coxswain at all times (land and water). The only time the Coxswain is not in charge is when a coach explicitly takes over.
  • Dress appropriately for current and changing weather conditions. Never wear any cotton on the water; always wear warm socks and dress in layers.

Respect & Commitment

I understand that my teammates and the adult volunteers devote a tremendous amount of time, energy, and other resources to make this experience and community exceptional. I will:

  • Always show up on time for a practice, race, or other team event when I’ve committed to it.
  • Focus, listen to, and acknowledge all instructions from coaches and coxes.
  • Never bring personal issues, criticisms, or grudges to practice; always treat everyone with respect.
  • Treat all equipment with the utmost care and respect. The equipment is expensive, prone to damage, and relied upon by dozens of individuals.

Communication & Flexibility

I understand that this is a logistically complicated sport and is at the mercy of myriad changing weather, equipment, and personnel conditions. I will:

  • Always make sure the coaches know of an unexpected absence. I will give 24 hours’ notice via email; if the coach doesn’t confirm I will call his/her cell. For less than 24 hours’ notice I will call the cell and leave a message or talk directly to the coach. I will not ask a teammate to relay this information.
  • Check email at least 3 times/day and reply immediately with complete answers to every question.
  • Always be willing to do whatever is asked of me for a particular practice, race or event. I understand that I may not participate in an event as planned in advance (e.g., row a different side, seat, boat, team).

Academics and Behavior

I understand that while Crew is not a school sport, I am bound by the same expectations and consequences as the Yarmouth Extracurricular Code of Conduct.


I understand that attitude is everything. The hallmark of this team has been its ability to keep a positive outlook, enjoy each other, and balance work and play to create an experience that’s fun for everyone involved. I’m committed to making sure the tradition continues.

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Crew Member’s Name            Crew Member’s Signature                  Date

To apply for this position, please send an email to Sabrina Murphy,, introducing yourself and attach a resume. Be sure to include your phone number.