YMCA of Metropolitan L.A.
  • Sports
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • 13.25-15.75
  • Hourly
  • Part Time (< 30 hours)

The YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles is not only the premiere non-profit in LA, it's also a great place to work, make a difference in your community and meet like-minded individuals. The LA area is home to the second largest YMCA Association in the US, with 26 branches, 2 camps and over 50 child care sites. The LA Y is a highly-collaborative, rewarding and fun environment where you will discover your passions, grow your career and make an impact!

We believe in the four Core Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility and understand that our staff are our biggest asset! We strive to create high-performing, strong teams in each of our branches and are looking for passionate and enthusiastic staff who will help us to strengthen our impact, empower our community and deliver incredible programming!

Position Description

Under the supervision of the Director of Sports-Recreation & Sports Coordinator, the Parent/Child Gym Instructor will provide guided instruction in the areas of creative play and motor skill development activities for children ages 6 months to 36 months. This position requires you to have experience instructing and leading parent/child classes and the ability to develop classes that are age appropriate. Above all it is important for the instructor to foster a positive class environment that is safe and fun. This includes leading classes that engage participants through age-appropriate physical activity/development; sensory engagement activities; and leading creative exploration through songs, musical expression, and other related fields. The Youth Programs Instructor is responsible for leading Youth Program classes teaching the specific skills affiliated with each particular course design, while maintaining the health and safety of each class participant. This position is responsible for the class design, class activities, and set up of classes - as well as leading each class, while encouraging participation from parents of each program participant. The goal is to both model and lead activities that engage and encourage participation from both participants and parents.



  • EDUCATION: Must be 18 years or older
  • PROGRAM KNOWLEDGE: Age appropriate motor development skills, proper and safe progression of skills, rules, format, etc., infant and toddler safety.
  • RELATED EXPERIENCE: Minimum of one (1) year experience working with infants and toddlers; gymnastics/tumbling background, child development.
  • SPECIALIZED SKILLS: Strong character values (respect, responsibility, honesty, caring); strong communication skills; emotional maturity; ability and desire to work with infants and toddlers aged 6 months to 36 months; and have effective communication skills necessary to inform, motivate and support members.
  • LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS: Current approved EMSA First Aid; Adult, Infant and Child CPR Certifications (8 hours). Completion of child abuse prevention training prior to first day in program. WORK ENVIRONMENT/MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
  • You must have the physical, visual, and auditory ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Ability to plan, lead, and participate in activities.
  • Ability to lift 30-35lbs.


  • Create classes that are interactive, safe and age appropriate.
  • Organize instructional space and clean instructional area after class.
  • Pre-plan class sessions.
  • Be able to identify hazardous or at risk situations and report them to supervisor.
  • Maintain a professional image and work harmoniously with staff and members.
  • Attend meetings and trainings as required.
  • Create opportunities and get members involved as co-producers of their Y experience
  • Help members become educated on the philanthropic work of the Y.
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