Employment

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 DEPARTMENT

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.

BOUNCING BEARS & BEYOND

Recreational Gymnastics Instructors (Part time)
Pay range: $15.00-$20.00/hour
Job Duration: Year Round

Part-time gymnastics instructors needed to teach Parent/Child, Pre-K, and Grade school classes in a fun, non-competitive, nurturing setting approx. 3-4 afternoons per week. Instructor will be responsible for the creation and instruction of high quality gymnastics fundamentals for students 4-10 years old.  Please contact Donna Carpenter, (203) 920-1639, dcarpenter@newcanaanymca.org or email at hr@newcanaanymca.org.

CHILDCARE

Child Development Assistant Teacher (Full time)
Pay range:         $15.13-$19/hour, based on experience
Job Duration:     Year Round

Under the direction of the Infant-Preschool Child Care Director and Lead Teachers, the Assistant Teacher will be responsible assisting in daily aspects of the classroom program, and care of children. The Assistant Teacher will work toward providing a program to foster children’s social, physical, emotional, and cognitive growth at all times under the direction of the Lead Teachers and Director.

Successful candidates will possess:  Minimum high school diploma but should be pursuing a degree in child development or related ECE field, previous early childhood teaching experience with a strong background in Early Childhood Development, must possess good communications skills and patience, individual must be the ability to work well with children in cooperation with other staff and parents of participants, and be responsive and flexible to the needs of the program.

Benefits include: Medical/Dental, 10 days 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 Emma Scalero, (203) 966-4528 x113, escalero@newcanaanymca.org or email at hr@newcanaanymca.org.

Child Development Infant-Toddler Lead Teacher (Full time)
Pay range:         $17-$20/hour, based on experience
Job Duration:     Year Round
We are looking for a Lead Infant/Toddler Teacher who will provide a nurturing and safe environment for infants and toddlers to develop and reach age appropriate milestones. The ideal candidate will be a caring individual who enjoys teaching infants and toddlers with the ability to lift up to 30 pounds. You must be available to work full-time between 7:30 am and 6:00 pm and have reliable transportation to the YMCA to ensure consistency for the infants/toddlers and co-workers.

The Lead Infant/Toddler Teacher, along with their co-Infant/Toddler Lead Teacher, will be responsible for directing all aspects of the classroom such as planning and executing daily activities and schedules. The Lead Infant/Toddler Teacher will work toward providing a program to foster children’s social, physical, emotional, and cognitive growth using the proper curriculum and development standards.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate good judgement in the care and play with each infant/toddler in their classroom. The teacher will verbally engage the infant/toddlers throughout the day in addition to feeding, changing, and caring for each child as well as incorporating play/learning activities. The Lead Teacher will maintain the feeding, diapering, and nap schedules and will delegate appropriate tasks to the assistant teachers.

  • A strong background in Early Childhood Development is required as is experience with Infants/Toddlers
  • Minimum requirement: ideally pursuing an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in a related field (ECE, Education, Psychology, Child Development)
  • Must possess good communication skills and strong worth ethic
  • Must be patient, kind, responsive, energetic, engaging, punctual, and reliable
  • The individual must have the ability to work well with children in cooperation with other staff and parents of participants
  • Must be mentally and physically capable of caring for a group of infants, toddlers, and young children
  • Must be able to kneel, bend, squat, lift, push, pull, and carry children up to 30 lbs
  • Provide documentation of a physical examination and a negative TINE test, valid within one year of employment is mandatory

Benefits include: Medical/Dental, 10 days 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 Emma Scalero, (203) 966-4528 x113, escalero@newcanaanymca.org or email at hr@newcanaanymca.org.

My Playroom Attendant (Part time)
Pay range:         $13-$19, 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 all children 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.

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT

Child Development Music and Movement Instructor (Part time)
Pay range:         $40-$60/class, based on experience
Job Duration:     Year Round

The employee performing this job will be working in three different programs (Gymnastics and Movement, Childcare, and Special Needs). Under the supervision of the Gymnastics and Movement Director the person selected for this position will be responsible for planning and implementing effective and well-rounded age appropriate group music and movement classes for Mommy & Me classes. Please contact Donna Carpenter, (203) 920-1639, dcarpenter@newcanaanymca.org or email at hr@newcanaanymca.org.

SPORTS

Basketball Group Skills Instructor (Part time)
Pay range:         $30-$40/class, based on experience
Job Duration:     End of November through early March

The New Canaan YMCA is seeking a seasoned basketball skills instructor who can teach the mechanics, skills, and concepts of basketball to large groups of participants at one time.  Candidate must be able to coach the sport of basketball to 2nd through 8th grade boys and girls.  Practices will take place on weekday evenings, Monday through Thursday, at New Canaan elementary school gyms from 5-9 pm. The ideal candidate will have prior experience coaching large groups, be CPR/first aid certified (not a requirement), be knowledgeable in the rules and gameplay of basketball, and work well with children.  Weekend hours are also available during the same time frame.

Interested candidates should send their resume and application to Will Schwartzstein, Sports Director, at wschwartzstein@newcanaanymca.org.  To reach out with any questions, please call 203-920-1652 or email resume at hr@newcanaanymca.org.

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES LAST UPDATED: 9/9/2019