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30+ days ago

Group Exercise Instructor

YMCA Virginia Beach, VA +4 locations

The Group Exercise Instructor will offer quality customer service to our members by teaching safe and functionally challenging classes that promote… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Karate Instructor

YMCA Chesapeake, VA +2 locations

. 4.Schedule testing of participants. 5.Maintain records of participant’s belt level to meet general requirements for promotion. 6.Place, pick… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Personal Trainer - Part Time

YMCA Minneapolis, MN

The Personal Trainer follows the YMCA of the USA Health and Fitness guidelines and is responsible for planning and leading a range of individualized… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Custodian - Part Time

YMCA Minneapolis, MN

. The incumbent interacts positively with members and staff and respond to requests personally or inform the appropriate maintenance staff member… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

All Day Childcare Staff

YMCA Council Bluffs, IA

-Works under the direct supervision of the Childcare Coordinator, and is responsible for the direct care, supervision and wellbeing of all children… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Fitness Center Staff - Full Time

YMCA Minneapolis, MN

The Fitness Center Staff is responsible for providing customer service to members in the fitness center and follows the YMCA of the USA Health and… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Program Assistant - Kid Zone

YMCA Laguna Niguel, CA +2 locations

Responsible for the Kid Zone programs including program quality, daily activities, standards, safety requirements. DAY-TO-DAY RESPONSIBILITIES… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Aquatics Lead Staff - Full Time

YMCA Minneapolis, MN

The Aquatics Lead Staff is responsible for overseeing the aquatic area or designated program as Head Lifeguard or Deck Manager and providing work… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Water Exercise Instructor - Part Time

YMCA Minneapolis, MN

Under the direction of the Aquatics Director/Senior Coordinator, a Water Exercise Instructor will conduct classes that comply with the standards of… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Custodian Supervisor - Full Time

YMCA Minneapolis, MN

The Custodian Supervisor is responsible for the supervision of the custodial personnel and maintenance of the branch. The incumbent must maintain a… Glassdoor

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    Fun work with lots of kids, but co-workers and management were not professional

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    Former Employee - YMCA Summer Camp Counselor
    Former Employee - YMCA Summer Camp Counselor

    I worked at YMCA full-time for less than a year


    The Y gives you a great opportunity to work with kids and gain experience with kids. It's a lot of fun and it is a meaningful experience to be able to help encourage and teach the young ones. The summer programs let you go back to your childhood and have a reason to enjoy the zoo, swim parks, and even swimming in the Y every week. You can have the freedom to create your own learning experiences and projects or games for the kids as long as your team is OK with what you propose. Almost guaranteed a job if you're male and can demonstrate you can work with kids and have safety in mind. Y's are always desperate for male councilors.


    I did not have sufficient training and had to learn on the fly. Can be very stressful when you're not sure what's within your bounds to administer regarding punishment and dealing with kids who misbehave (start physical fights, etc.). Low pay and fake breaks - I was always with the kids and never had any breaks completely away from work during the 9 hour shifts. No incentive for parents to pick up their kids on time at the end of the day, requiring you to stay longer. You can get sick pretty easily from being around lots of kids, and it's tough to organize kids with a sore throat. My management did the bare minimum in upkeep and providing services, and my co-workers were pretty unprofessional and a bit immature, meaning more of the work fell to me to keep the kids engaged and organized.

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    Don't just hire everyone who walks in the door with an application, pay attention to character - these are the people who will be keeping other peoples children safe; the people those kids are going to potentially look up to. Support your employees when it comes to parents who are habitually late.

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