Current Employment Opportunities


How to Apply

  • Visit the YMCA Front Desk or our website to obtain an application.
  • Please indicate position for which you are applying.
  • Mail or fax completed application and resume, as applicable, to HR Dept.,New Canaan YMCA, 564 South Avenue, New Canaan, CT 06840; fax resume to 203-972-7738 or email resume to hr@newcanaanymca.org.

The New Canaan YMCA is an equal opportunity employer.


Aquatic Instructor
Pay range:       $10.50-$15.00/hour
Job Duration: Year Round
Positions available Monday through Friday some morning and all afternoons; Saturdays mornings. Certifications in Red Cross or YMCA Lifeguard, first Aid, CPR for the Professional Rescuer not mandatory, but helpful.  Looking for kind hearted, fun staff that has experience working with children. Experience in teaching swimming preferred, but will train. Resumes immediately accepted. Free YMCA membership with working 10 hours a week.  Please contact Josephine Rojas, jrojas@newcanaanymca.org, or email hr@newcanaanymca.org.

Lifeguards (Part time)
Pay range:       $12.72-$16.00/hour
Job Duration: Year Round
Must have current certifications in Red Cross or YMCA Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR for the professional Rescuer, and AED. Mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekend hours available; some experience a plus. Free YMCA membership with working 10 hours a week.  Resumes immediately accepted. Please contact Josephine Rojas, jrojas@newcanaanymca.org, or email hr@newcanaanymca.org.


Child Development Teachers (Part time)
Pay range:         $12.75 – $20.00/hour, based on experience
Job Duration:     Year Round

The New Canaan YMCA Hargrove Child Development Center is looking for highly motivated, dedicated, compassionate and caring individuals who enjoy working with young children and families, in our play-based toddler and preschool programs.   Become a part of our dynamic YMCA childcare team, and work in our beautiful Child Development Center, which has an excellent reputation in the community. 

Successful candidates will possess the following: previous early childhood teaching experience; a creative, child-centered approach to learning; knowledge of the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of young children; and a proven record of working effectively with children and families.

If you meet the above criteria, and have a desire to work in an environment where you can make a difference in the life of a child and his/her family – our available positions may be just right for you!  

Please contact Emma Scalero, (203) 966-4528 x113, escalero@newcanaanymca.org or email at hr@newcanaanymca.org.

My Playroom Attendant (Part time)
 Pay range:         $10.91-$16.36, based on experience
Job Duration:     Year Round

Under the direction of the Kids Unlimited Director, the My Playroom Staff provide a safe, nurturing environment for children ages 6 months and up whose parents/guardians are utilizing our facility. Shifts available Monday-Friday 8:15 am – 1:15 pm Saturday 8:15 am – 12 pm and Sunday 9 am-12 pm. Please contact or email HR at  hr@newcanaanymca.org.

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • My Playroom Staff must have at least two years’ experience in babysitting an/or childcare environment.
  • Staff must demonstrate caring for allchildren and responsibility in their role.
  • All My Playroom Staff  must be able to take control and make decisions easily.
  • Be available to questions and address concerns of parents.
  • Help to maintain the playroom in a neat, clean and orderly fashion.
  • Attend workshops, staff meetings special events when requested.

Kids Unlimited Staff (Part time)
Pay range:         $10.91 – $14.73/hour, based on experience
Job Duration:     School Year 

Under the direction of the Kids Unlimited Director and Supervisor, staff will supervisor, interact with, and assist in the implementation of activities and projects of the children who attend the program. The program follows the New Canaan Public School calendar. Please contact or email HR at hr@newcanaanymca.org.

  • 16 years of age or older.
  • Relates well to children of this age group.
  • Experience in babysitting/camp counseling.
  • Warm and friendly personality and sensitive to the needs of others.
  • Knowledge of, but not limited to, arts & crafts, science, non-competitive games and sports, computers, homework assistance.
  • Documentation of a physical examination and a negative TINE test, valid within one year of employment is mandatory.
  • Successful completion of a clear criminal background screening including fingerprints acceptable by supervisor.
  • Maintain valid Red Cross CPR/First Aid certifications and Medication/Epi-pen trainings.


Basketball League Gym Manager (Seasonal/Part Time)
Pay range: $10.50 – $14.14/hour
Job Duration: Part-time/Seasonal
Gym Manager must be available to attend Youth Basketball/Men’s League games. Also must assist with assigning participants to teams and provide a safe and fun learning environment. Also, Manager will be responsible for tracking issues that occur during games and practice.

Basketball experience or knowledge generally as a participant, coach, or administrator is necessary. Candidate should feel comfortable to supervise a group of officials and youth. Recognizing any safety concerns in regards to activities in the gymnasium is also required. Lastly, you should have the ability to communicate youth basketball league information to parents, commissioners, participants, staff, and officials.

Resumes immediately being accepted. Please contact: Will Schwartzstein at wschwartzstein@newcanaanymca.org or email hr@newcanaanymca.org.


Water Polo Instructors/Coaches (Part Time)
Pay range:       $18-30/hour
Job Duration:  Part-time, Fall/Winter

New Canaan YMCA is introducing Water Polo to our community.  Our YMCA is currently looking for instructors/coaches motivated and enthusiastic to be a part of this exciting new venture.  Coaches are responsible for supervising practice/clinics and introducing the sport to our youth.

Candidates should have a strong aquatic background, preferably with water polo.  Must be available weekends. Please contact Joe Somma at jsomma@newcanaanymca.org, 203-920-1659, or email hr@newcanaanymca.org.


Pre/Post Natal Water Fitness Instructors (Part Time)
Pay range:       $19.00 – $40.00 per class
Job Duration:  Part-time, starting ASAP

Pre/Postnatal Water Instructor needed. AEA certified or equivalent and CPR is required. Qualified candidates must audition. Please contact Bridget Philipp at bphilipp@newcanaanymca.org  or email hr@newcanaanymca.org.

Pre/Post Natal Yoga Instructors (Part Time)
Pay range:      $27.00 – $60.00 per class
Job Duration:  Part-time, starting ASAP
Pre/Postnatal Yoga needed. Certification and CPR is required. Qualified candidates must audition. Please contact Bridget Philipp at bphilipp@newcanaanymca.org or email hr@newcanaanymca.org.

Wellness Associate (Part Time)
Pay Range:        $12.72 – $16.00/hour
Job Duration:     Part–time
New Canaan YMCA Wellness Center Associate needed – Part-Time Staff needed to work in Wellness Center.  The position involves, greeting and engaging with members and aiding and assisting them by providing basic exercise guidance and assistance. Other tasks involve basic cleaning equipment and maintaining a neat and clean workout environment.  Must be First Aid/CPR/AED certified.  An interest in living a Healthy Lifestyle, Wellness, Exercise, and helping others required.  Health Wellness certification candidates preferred.  Position does require some light to medium lifting, picking up weight plates, dumbbells etc.  Early AM, weekend and evening shift are available asap. Interested candidates should contact Eva Saint, 203-920-1627, esaint@newcanaanymca.org or hr@newcanaanymca.org.