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YMCA of Greater Boston Art & Enrichment Instructor in Waltham, Massachusetts

Job Description

The Waltham YMCA is searching for an enrichment instructor to lead a group of children ages 3 to 12 instructing art, science, music, and engineering classes. Classes are on weekday mornings and weekday afternoons. Candidate must possess excellent child/parent communication skills, expertise in a variety of crafts, and the ability to work independently.

This position develops, organizes and implements the following YMCA programs: youth and preschool enrichment classes. This position reports to the Youth and Families Director.


  1. Leads enrichment programs by conducting a fun, safe, and developmentally appropriate program, as directed by the supervisor to accomplish the YMCA mission and goals.

  2. Know, demonstrate, and interpret YMCA philosophy to participants and parents.

  3. Reports injuries to supervisor, follows safety procedures and guidelines.

  4. Must demonstrate the ability to control all aspects of the class that you are teaching.

  5. Builds effective relationships with participants and their parents.

  6. Maintains on-site and off-site program equipment as assigned by supervisor.

  7. Possesses the ability to work with varying ages and to manage large groups.

  8. Represents the YMCA at community events as assigned by supervisor.

  9. Attends and participates in other YMCA program activities, staff meetings, and staff trainings.

  10. Ability to work flexible hours as program needs arise. Ability to assist in various departments or programs as the need arises.

  11. Works closely with the Youth and Families Director to address concerns of staff and or members.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and arms.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust.


  • High School Diploma or Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent; working towards obtaining degree in recreation or health related field.

  • One to two years related experience preferred; for example, as a sports coach or volunteer.

  • Typical requirements within 30 days of hire include: Completion of Child Abuse Prevention for Supervisory Staff; Working with Program Volunteers; CPR; First Aid; AED; Bloodborne Pathogens, commercial driver’s license.


Excellent public relations and conflict resolution skills in order to facilitate positive relationships with parents, staff, children, and outside agencies.