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Coaching talent wanted

We have openings for the positions shown here. Winning candidates should be passionate about coaching their sports--rowing and/or paddling--with youth and adults from the recreational to competitive level. We are looking for a positive attitude, high energy, and an appreciation of the goals and challenges of the non-profit world. All positions offer competitive compensation based on experience.

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Part Time. 2022.

If you love being on the water and coaching adult athletes, join our coaching staff at the Pioneer Valley Riverfront Club (PVRC) in Springfield, MA as part-time Dragon Boat coach! Position is available immediately:  the team trains indoors in the winter, to prepare for the on-water season. Put your paddling experience to work and adapt your skills to the sport of dragon boating while coaching an enthusiastic adult team. Recruiting and retaining members is important. Dragon Boat specific training will be provided. The hours, 5:30p-8pm Tue/Thu, 8a-10a Saturdays, all day of the Springfield Dragon Boat Festival, plus some flexible administrative time, make this a good second income opportunity. This unique coaching job also features breast cancer survivor-related themes and events. PVRC is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing riverfront access in the form of healthy activity for area residents regardless of socio-economic circumstances or athletic ability.



  • Group Adult Physical Education or Training experience

  • Enjoys working with people and making training fun

  • Waterfront safety knowledge

  • Motorboat operation experience preferred, but training can be provided

  • Paddlesports (canoe, kayak, etc.) passion 

  • Enthusiasm for learning the sport of dragon boating

  • Comfort utilizing online tools and resources

  • Excellent written and verbal communication

  • CPR, AED certification preferred

  • Spanish language a plus


If you have these qualifications please email your resume to Ben Quick, Executive Director of PVRC


Part Time. 2022

Rowers! Coxswains! Coaches! Come teach junior rowers in Springfield MA to learn, improve, and excel at rowing, afternoons 3pm to 6pm, Monday - Thursday. If you believe diversity is the future of rowing, and want to make a difference in a community rowing program, please apply! Year-round opportunities to work, volunteer, and/or gain non-profit experience. 

Please email your resume and cover letter to

  • Our beautiful Western Massachusetts setting on the banks of the Connecticut River has a storied history of rowing spanning from the early 19th century through 2016 when we hosted the USRowing Annual Convention, to today.

  • Housing options from affordable to luxurious, and urban to countryside can be found just minutes from our historic boathouse.

  • Higher education opportunities abound from the nearby flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts to convenient private, technical, and community colleges.

  • The local economy is thriving, sparked by new construction and renovation from Union Station to MGM Springfield, the billion-dollar casino that calls Springfield home.

  • Our location on a riverfront bikepath is <2 miles from the city center and our international airport, Hartford/Springfield BDL, just 30 minutes away.

  • Local entertainment, dining, sports, and other attractions cover the spectrum from relaxing, to family-friendly, to high-energy for the young and youthful! Six Flags New England, The Dr Seuss Museum, Basketball Hall of Fame, Yankee Candle, and MGM Springfield are all in our backyard.

  • Exciting internal opportunities at PVRC include participating in the design of boathouse improvements, upgrading the fleet, and hosting our fun events.

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