Careers at RPAYC

Join Sydney’s premier club. Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club is located in the heart of Newport on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, RPAYC is a busy and friendly yachting and sailing club with over 1900 members and is recognised as one of Australia’s premier sailing clubs, delivering one of the most comprehensive sailing and training programs as well as a comprehensive Boatyard and Marina Services and Food and Beverage Services. 

To enquire or apply to a listed position email with your cover letter addressing the job criteria and current resume. 

Sailing Instructors

Now recruiting for the 2024-25 season! (Sept-April)

Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club’s Discover Sailing Centre & Training Academy is looking for enthusiastic, professional and driven individuals to deliver our seasonal sail training programs, including Australian Sailing Discover Sailing courses and Club Participation Programs for Kids, Teens and Adults! 

The Alfred’s Training Academy and Discover Sailing Centre offers an extensive sailing program for members and guests: 

  • Kids ‘Tackers’ & Teens ‘Out There’ Sailing Courses
  • Adult Keelboat Sailing Courses
  • Discover Sailing experiences on Keelboats & Windsurfers
  • Class Training & Youth Development pathway programs
  • School Sailing Programs (Start Sailing & Teams Racing)
  • and more!

RPAYC is committed to the continuous development of our Instructors and supports professional training and development opportunities to help you grow in your role. Benefits include above award hourly rates, discount food from our Bistro & onsite parking.

Pre-requisite qualifications:

Australian Sailing (or equivalent) Instructor Qualification (Dinghy, Keelboat, Powerboat or Windsurfing)

Powerboat Handling Certificate (PB Level 2)

NSW Boat Licence

First Aid Certificate

Working with Children Check


  • Leadership
  • Can do attitude
  • Positive
  • Club Spirit
  • Time Management
  • Weekly availability (mostly afternoon and weekends).

Sous Chef

Sous Chef Needed

Are you ready to set sail on a thrilling culinary journey? An opportunity awaits a passionate Sous Chef at The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, one of Australia’s premier yacht clubs.

About Us
Nestled in picturesque Newport on Sydney’s stunning Northern Beaches, RPAYC is not just a club—it’s a community. As one of Sydney’s largest yacht clubs, we boast two bustling kitchens that cater to our diverse operations. Our commitment to quality extends beyond the waters, and we are dedicated to delivering exceptional dining experiences to our members.

About the Role
We are on the lookout for a dynamic and innovative Sous Chef to elevate our culinary team. In this rare and exciting role, you will work hand-in-hand with our Head Chef, playing a pivotal role in leading our kitchen unit. You’ll not only be a culinary artist but also a mentor and leader, sharing administrative duties and crafting modern, varied menus that delight and inspire.

Key Responsibilities
– Collaborate closely with our Head Chef to lead, motivate, and develop the kitchen team with a hands-on approach.
– Plan and create contemporary menus that excite.
– Maintain the highest standards of food quality, presentation, and hygiene practices.
– Oversee administrative duties such as rosters and ordering, ensuring smooth kitchen operations.
– Exhibit strong work ethic, self-motivation, and meticulous attention to detail.
– Demonstrate commercial and financial acumen in all kitchen activities.
– Flexibility to work a varied roster, including weekdays and weekends.

– Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role.
– Proven ability to lead, inspire, and develop a high-performing kitchen team.
– Creative flair for designing modern, varied menus.
– Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
– Administrative experience in kitchen management (rosters, ordering) is an advantage.
– Knowledge of WHS and hygiene practices.
– Preferably, a local resident of the Northern Beaches.

Why Join Us?
This is a golden opportunity to become part of the culinary heart of one of Australia’s finest yacht clubs. If you are a culinary enthusiast ready to make waves and inspire others with your passion and creativity, we want to hear from you!

Apply Now!
If you have the above, a great attitude and approach to modern food, we want to hear from you. 

Kitchen Hand - Casual

Casual Kitchen Hands required – Come join our food & beverage team at the Alfred’s!

Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, located at Newport on the Northern Beaches, are seeking a vibrant personality to fill a casual Kitchen Hand position, and join our Food & Beverage team, working across our bistro and functions.

  • Located in Newport.
  • Flexible hours,
  • 2-3 days per week,
  • staff benefits,
  • onsite parking and a beautiful waterfront location.
  • No experience necessary.
If you want a fantastic place to work, love being busy and part of a great team contact us today on 

Boatyard Service Hands

Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, located at Newport on the Northern Beaches, is seeking casual Boatyard Hands to join its dedicated team.
The team work efficiently together with a focus on safety and quality.
Duties include preparation and application of marine coatings, polishing, detailing, cleaning, and general maintenance.
Training and all PPE is provided. A great opportunity to start your career in the marine industry.
Please email your resume to

Boatyard hours of operation 7.30am – 4.00pm Monday to Friday

Pay rate will be relevant to experience.

Please include a cover letter outlining your experience and the benefits you could bring to the team.

Bar Staff Needed

Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, located at Newport on the Northern Beaches, is seeking a motivated and dedicated bar staff, to join our Food & Beverage team, working across our bistro and functions.

Casual Bar Staff Requirements:

  • Current RSA certificate
  • Barista skills (desirable)
  • Bistro &/or Function experience

Casual hourly rates under the Registered & Licensed Clubs Award.

This is a great opportunity to work in a fun, organised and dynamic environment with excellent working conditions by the waters of Pittwater. 

Please include a cover letter and CV with your application to