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 resumes 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.


Summer Camp Counselors
Pay range:       Varies
Job Duration:   Seasonal

There are lots of opportunities for motivated, creative, patient team players who will help us promote our core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.  This could be a rewarding opportunity for you.  We offer competitive wages and a free membership to the New Canaan YMCA for the summer.  Please send camp applications & resumes to: hr@newcanaanymca.org or contact our HR Department @ 203-966-4528 Ext. 178 or 128.  Complete our Camp Application, which is located on our website: www.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.


Assistant Director of Financial Development and Marketing (Salaried)
Pay Range:       Salary Commensurate with Experience
Job Duration:    Year Round
The New Canaan YMCA is seeking an Assistant Director of Financial Development and Marketing.  Under the direction of and working closely with the VP Financial Development, Marketing & Strategic Initiatives, the Assistant Director will be responsible for assisting with marketing and fundraising strategies for the organization.  Assistant Director must be able to work harmoniously and professionally with a variety of personalities including donors, committee members, Board of Directors, Y members, and fellow Y Directors.   Fundraising responsibilities include assisting with the Y’s annual support campaign, along with contributing to and implementing year-round donor communication and cultivation strategies, as well as assisting with fundraising special events.  Marketing responsibilities include the execution of as well as the optimization of day-to-day marketing programs including quarterly program brochures, program promotion, semi-annual community newsletter, advertising, public relations, and internal/external communications.  Ideal candidate will have a minimum of 1-3 years of experience in a fundraising and/or marketing role at a non-profit organization.

Benefits include: Medical/Dental, 22 days of vacation, 8 days sick leave, 2 personal days, 9 holidays as well as LT Disability, Life insurance and 12% retirement.  In addition, YMCA membership and program discounts.

Please contact Kristina Barrett, (203) 920-1654, kbarrett@newcanaanymca.org or email Human Resources at hr@newcanaanymca.org.


Masters Swim Coach (Part time)
Pay Range:        $13.74 – $18.50/hour
Job Duration:     Part–time
Masters Swim Coach Needed!  Our team is searching for that enthusiastic individual to work with our Masters Swimmers early morning for practice 5:15-6:45 am Monday/Wednesday/Friday.  Candidate should have a solid foundation and understanding of competitive swimming.  Coach will create and administer practices for these adult swimmers.  Please contact Kevin Stone, Associate Competitive Swimming Director, 203-920-1637, kstone@newcanaanymca.org or email HR at hr@newcanaanymca.org if you are interested in this position.

Pride/Assistant Coach (Part time)
Pay Range:        $13.74 – $17.18/hour
Job Duration:     Part–time
Looking for a motivated age group coach to work primarily with 6-10 year old swimmers. Must have 2+ years’ experience coaching. Primary responsibilities include:  direct our introductory group of 6-10 year old swimmers with appropriate drills and age appropriate sets.  Know how to make the practices and season fun as well as fast. Communicate effectively with parents. Help implement strategies to grow and retain the most important group of this program. Follow team policies and adhere to YMCA’s core values. This position is a part time position with room for growth for the right candidate. Please contact Suzanne Lancey (203) 966-4528 x174, slancey@newcanaanymca.org or email HR at hr@newcanaanymca.org


Middle Madness Staff (Seasonal)

Pay Range:        $10.10 – $14.00/hour
Job Duration:     Seasonal (once a month)
Help foster the intellectual, social, and physical growth of Middle School Madness participants by providing a meaningful and enjoyable Middle School Madness experience.   Teens will enjoy and have a safe environment to hang out in with friends, and will benefit from meaningful relationships with adults while experiencing and taking part in a variety of different activities. Please contact Davie Cedela (203) 920-1641, dcedela@newcanaanymca.org or email HR at 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.