Come and teach with us in beautiful Manly

Share your passion for sailing whilst enjoying a classic Australian summer! Seasonal sailing jobs are available for next season.

A season at Manly Sailing

Join us for our 2023-24 season, and develop your sailing and teaching skills while living in an incredible setting.

Manly Sailing offer a huge range of sailing and water-sports activities, so there’s always a chance to try your hand at something new!

  • Dinghy and Keelboat Sailing (adults and children)

  • Luxury Yacht Charters

  • Powerboat courses

  • Watersports (Kayaking, SUPs)
  • Guided Tours

Roles available

Share your skills and help inspire our customers to take to the water! Required (we can help you with these requirements):

  • Qualification to teach one or more watersports (e.g. RYA or Australian Sailing)
  • Working With Children Check (WWCC)
  • Right to work in Australia
  • Powerboat experience

We can help you convert your instructor certificates if required and train you in other areas.

We want to hear from you if you have experience planning and running sessions.


  • Experience and qualifications instructing multiple watersports
  • Right to work, and Working with Children Check
  • Powerboat qualifications (e.g. RYA Level 2)

You’ll be running our popular guided Kayak tours of the beautiful Manly Cove, as well as hosting guests onboard our charter yachts. Full training will be provided.


  • Outgoing and friendly attitude, with experience in a customer-facing role
  • Willing to spend most of your time outdoors
  • Willing to learn about the local area and build your own personal style for our customer experiences

Please get in touch if you have domestic Australian skipper qualifications (Coxswain Grade 1 and Master 24). We want to hear from you.

Why choose Manly Sailing?

We offer a competitive hourly rate with flexible hours, as well as frequent staff social events, and the opportunity to make use of our equipment and courses in your spare time to work on your own skills (subject to approval).

What we’re looking for

We’re looking for outgoing, energetic, and passionate staff who can help deliver the unique and unforgettable experiences we are known for.

For our seasonal sailing jobs, you should be able to commit for at least our peak season (November to February). Our full season runs from October to April.

Living in Manly

Home of the world-famous surfing beach, Manly is a buzzing suburb of Sydney, only 20 minutes from the city centre by ferry.

Manly has several brilliant backpacker hostels, and there’s plenty to fill your spare time – whether it’s surfing, scuba diving, beach volleyball or national park hikes. Everything you need, from supermarkets and street markets to good pubs and restaurants, is right there on your doorstep.

Many of our overseas staff hold a Working Holiday Visa (subclass 417 or 462).