YMCA of Metropolitan L.A.
  • Youth Programs
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • $14-$17
  • 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 Senior Program Director, the Gymnastics Instructor will provide guided instruction in the areas of gymnastics, tumbling and dance movement for ages 2 to 15 years. This position requires you to have experience teaching and leading children, and the ability to develop or implement classes that are age appropriate. In addition to individual class instruction, it is necessary to be able to lead class participants - and for the instructor to foster a positive class environment that is safe and fun. 

Most programs in this area take place Saturday mornings and weekdays during afterschool hours.  We offer flexible scheduling and training in several youth program areas for those interested in learning to lead additional programs.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Program Knowledge of age-appropriate motor development skills, proper and safe progression of gymnastic skills, rules, format, etc.,
  • At least one (1) year experience teaching gymnastics to children preferred
  • Strong character values (respect, responsibility, honesty, caring); strong communication skills; emotional maturity
  • 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.

Responsibilities

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