YMCA of Metropolitan L.A.
  • 01-May-2023 to 01-Jul-2023 (PST)
  • Aquatics
  • Lancaster, CA, USA
  • 16.04-20.00 Dependent on experience and certifications
  • Hourly
  • Part Time (< 30 hours)

Free facility access to our 26 greater LA branches, free before and after school child care at participating locations for your children, free sports and youth classes for your children, paid annual Wellbeing Day, 20% off of LA Y programs, 25% off day camp for your child, 10% Y Retirement Fund contribution (upon eligibility) plus access to a Y Retirement 403(b) Smart Account, paid training and leadership development, tuition assistance, access to SoCal Credit Union, paid sick leave, and much more!

The YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles is not only the premiere non-profit in Los Angeles, it is also a great place to work, make a difference in your community and meet like-minded individuals. With twenty-six branches, three camps and over fifty child care sites, the LA Y is a highly-collaborative, rewarding and fun environment where you will discover your passion, 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

The Water Exercise Instructor is responsible for teaching water exercise classes.


  • 18 years of age or older
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Knowledgeable in the principles and practices of successful water exercise instruction;
  • Ability to work and interact with a diverse group of people;
  • Current CPR certification;
  • Strong character values;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Previous experience facilitating water exercise classes, preferred


  1. Create a welcoming environment in all YMCA program areas, taking time to talk to members and enthusiastically greet them by name with a smile and eye contact.
  2. Use approved water exercise instruction techniques at all times.
  3. Begin and end all classes punctually.
  4. Proactively connect and monitor members to develop and support the achievement of their goals for healthy living, and matching members' interests to YMCA programs.
  5. Convey a professional attitude at all times.
  6. Be courteous and knowledgeable.
  7. Create a safe environment by being aware of your surroundings and monitoring members to ensure they are performing exercises correctly; explain/demonstrate proper form to members when necessary.
  8. Responsible for building small communities by facilitating connections with and between members.
  9. Assist Members with their questions and monitor activity in the fitness area.
  10. Respond promptly and courteously to all member complaints, compliments and inquiries while following the appropriate procedures at all times.
  11. Actively interact with members regarding their participation in YMCA programs, Annual Support Campaign and Special Events.
  12. Model and enforce Code of Conduct, Healthy Living Policies, and administrate member issues as they arise. Positively interpret these policies to members.
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