Youth Gym Instructor


Develops and teaches a variety of gym classes. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Directly carries out leadership responsibilities to effectively oversee, train, guide and evaluate program participants.
  • Prepares lesson plans/activities and instructs classes.
  • Responds seriously and confidentially to suspicious and inappropriate behaviors and follows mandated reporting requirements related to abuse. 
  • Communicates and maintains personal contact with participants and/or parents/caregivers to discuss achievements and concerns related to the instruction.
  • Knows all emergency procedures and responds to emergency situations immediately in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures. 
  • Performs administrative functions to complete necessary program paperwork and assures participants have completed necessary participation paperwork.
  • Documents and notifies Director of incidents/accidents.
  • Performs general housekeeping tasks to setup/cleanup the program area and maintain a clean and safe environment.
  • Assists in overseeing the party and off-hour rental programs as needed.
  • Receives and carries out instructions.
  • Maintains regular and predictable attendance.  Secures a substitute if unable to cover scheduled shift and notifies Director of schedule substitutions prior to the change.
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.


  • Ability to read, write, talk, see and hear.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks at one time.
  • Ability to teach the development of skills and proper techniques in area of specialty. 
  • Must be able to connect with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Possesses a strong understanding of the YMCA and its purpose, mission and values.  Demonstrates this understanding through behavior and actions that support the purpose, mission and values.

Knowledge of program area (e.g., Gymnastics, Tumbling, Dance, Gym, Climbing Wall, Music)
Experience working with children between the ages of 18 months and 13 years in a class setting.