Greater Burlington YMCA
At the Y, we believe the ability to swim is a critical life skill for every child, teen and adult. We teach the nationally recognized Y Progressive Swim Program, focusing on personal safety and growth opportunities, stroke development, rescue techniques, and water sports and games. Our aquatics team plays a critical role in our Early Childhood Programs as well as our community and member programs.
To learn more about Aquatics positions, click on a job title below.
At the Y, we believe the ability to swim is a critical life skill for every child, teen and adult. Our program pool caters to our members, participants and community with swim lessons, free swim and water fitness classes. Our commitment to safety requires a Lifeguard on duty at all times during Y operations.
In this role, you will be responsible for the safety, well-being and enjoyment of the aquatic programs and facility for all participants. Lifeguards are expected to interact with members and participants to create a friendly atmosphere, while ensuring all swimmers are in control in the swimming area.
At the Y, we believe the ability to swim is a critical life skill for every child, teen and adult. Our program pool caters to our members, participants and community with swim lessons, free swim and water fitness classes.
In this role, you will be responsible for the safety, well-being and enjoyment of the aquatic programs and facility for all participants. Swim Instructor are expected to interact with members and participants to create a friendly atmosphere, while ensuring all swimmers are in control in the swimming area.
Protect the safety of all swimmers by preventing accidents and responding to an emergency quickly and effectively.
Greet and welcome participants by name with a smile and enthusiasm as they enter the Aquatics area.
Develop lesson plans using level specific skill sets for each class.
Take attendance at each class.
Complete participant evaluations and provide feedback to parents/guardians.
Maintain a knowledge of the skill progression to teach different levels of instruction.
Attend staff meetings, in-service, and training.
Enforce pool rules.
Arrive 10 minutes before scheduled class to prepare for lessons and pick up area after class.
Secure a substitute following sub procedure.
Work cooperatively as a team member with all staff, modeling behavior supporting the YMCA mission and character values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.
Must be at least sixteen (16) years of age.
Ability to obtain or currently hold certification for CPR for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid, and YMCA Swimming Instruction or Water Safety Instructor.
At least one year of experience working with children and adults.
Demonstrate a strong sense of patience and empathy.
Ability to communicate effectively and clearly.
Must have a firm grasp on the basics of swimming.
Youth and Family Program Instructor — Dance, Gymnastics, More!
The Y offers youth programs for various ages, interests, and skill levels, so kids of all ages can learn and grow. Our goal is to provide a safe and encouraging environment for kids to build confidence and have fun!
Our sports programs keep kids active, teach friendly competition and introduce healthy practices for life. Sports and recreation at the Y create a healthy outlet for children to gain new skills, learn to work as a team and connect with positive role models — all in an inclusive environment.
Dance and gymnastics is a great way for kids to get active and express themselves creatively! These confidence building programs improves self-esteem, strength, flexibility, balance and coordination.
As a Youth + Family Program Instructor, you will execute these programs using your own experience and knowledge of gymnastics, dance, sports, music, art, and/or other youth and family events.
Set up appropriate equipment at least ten minutes prior to the scheduled start of the event.
Create content and curriculum using lesson plans to conduct classes in accordance with intended program.
Provide demonstration for program participants in the areas of gymnastics, dance, sports, or other related activities.
Take attendance at each event and record in the lesson plan binder.
Supervise participants during program to ensure safe behavior and effective programming.
Provide feedback to members and participants based upon progress and skillsets of individuals participating in the activity, sport, program, or class.
Follow YMCA policies and procedures; respond to emergency situations.
Attend staff meetings, as necessary.
Demonstrate the core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility toward staff, members, and participants.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Have exclusive experience in the programs offered including gymnastics, dance, yoga, or other sports and fitness related programs.
Obtain and maintain CPR, AED, and First Aid certifications (within 60 days of first day of work).
Must be flexible to a schedule that may include some nights, early mornings, and weekends.
Ability to work with children of all ages, supporting growth, managing positive behavior while maintaining a safe environment.
Ability to interact with co-workers, members, and public in a professional manner.
Physically able to effectively speak, listen, and interact with participants.
Our state of the art Wellness Center attracts a diverse membership from young adults to seniors, with areas broken down by interest, cardio, agility training, and strength training. Additionally, our group fitness classes offer a variety targeted to strength train, relieve stress, sweat, build confidence, and burn calories.
To learn more about our Health and Wellness opportunities, click on a position below.
Wellness Center Attendant
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This is a flexible opportunity interacts with members and participates to support a workout and health program to achieve their fitness and health goals. Our attendants promote our members’ fitness and wellness plans through support and education. Additionally, our Wellness Center Attendants provide an extra level of supervision to the Wellness Center to provide assistance and safe practices of equipment.
Please submit a cover letter or interest, along with your resume to [email protected] for employment consideration.
Group Fitness Instructor
Our dynamic group of Fitness Instructors bring a diverse talent to the Y! Our instructors demonstrate a passion for yoga, Zumba, spinning, strength training, cardio training, barre, and simply leading a diverse group of people in achieving their fitness goals. This role executes group exercise classes to members and participants based upon interests, certification and enrollment.
Group exercise classes vary month-to-month and bring unique opportunities to up to twenty-five participants in a class. With both in-person and virtual classes, the Y always seeks new talent to teach our members.
Join the Y Movement Today!
Y Personal Trainers provide an opportunity to work with members to develop and implement a health program to achieve fitness and health goals. Personal Trainers may dedicate several hours a week serving members providing optimal flexibility.
When you join the Y, you’re joining an experience—an experience unlike anything you can find at a traditional gym. You’re joining the experience of a community that works together to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive.
To learn more about Member Engagement jobs, click below.
Member Engagement Associate
Our Member Engagement team works closely with our members in servicing memberships, building relationships and creating an inviting and safe atmosphere. Our Member Engagement Associates are friendly, outgoing and provide exceptional service to ensure every person who comes to the Y community feels welcomed and safe.
In this role, you will greet members, program participants, visitors and partners, check members into the facility, sell new memberships, manage existing memberships, and be familiar with onsite programs and classes in order to answer questions, address questions, comments or concerns as well as some administrative duties.