For more information on the jobs posted below please email Cristina Chaplin.

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After School Kid Zone Leader

The KV YMCA has an exciting opportunity for a part time, after school childcare leader. Our Kid Zone program runs after school from 3:00pm-5:30pm, Monday-Friday as well as full days during all school vacations, snow days and workshop days. This candidate is responsible for organizing a variety of age appropriate activities, both educational and physical (most of all, FUN!). Please see below for a more detailed description of duties. This position come with a FREE Y Membership! To apply, please send cover letter and resume Cristina Chaplin, HR Director

Position Summary:

The Kids Zone Afterschool Leader will be primarily responsible for the oversight of the Kids Zone after school program. This position also shares opportunity to assist the Program Director with youth program instruction, development and promotion.

Essential Functions:

  • Ensure the safety of members at all times
  • Follow all KVYMCA standards, procedures and policies
  • Preparing and maintaining Kids Zone classroom schedule, snack menu and sign in-sign out sheets
  • Develop and Maintain Kids Zone classroom and curriculum
  • Coordinate all communications with Kids Zone parents and families
  • Coordinates and conducts all vacation fun days, early release days, workshop days and snow days
  • Schedule Kids Zone Staff Shifts & conduct monthly Kids Zone staff meetings
  • Opportunity to assist Program Director to create and facilitate future youth and family programs.


  • Bachelor’s or Associates Degree in Education, Childhood Development, or related field preferred
  • At least 1 year experience leading and facilitating afterschool programming
  • Experience in behavior management and conflict resolution

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • 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 50 pounds or more without assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust.

Work Environment:

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Evening and weekend work is expected and may be required

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $10.50 to $11.00 /hour

Required education:

  • Associate

Required experience:

  • Childcare: 1 year

Lead Childcare Teacher


Position Summary : Will be responsible for all aspects of the class room environment including developing a program that accepts and nurtures all children in a calm, loving and committed manner. Will communicate effectively with parents and colleagues; monitoring the safety and cleanliness of the classroom equipment and materials on a daily basis.

Rate of pay: $10.00 per hour. Full time, 40 hours per week with a very generous benefits package!!

Benefits include:

Medical, dental, employer paid short term disability, employer paid life insurance, generous employer contribution to retirement after 2 years of service, FREE Family membership to the YMCA, discounts on many Y programs and more.

Essential Function :

  • Must have a warm and friendly personality and be sensitive to the needs of others.
  • Must have the personality and ability to provide leadership and stability to program continuity.
  • Must be able to relate well to children
  • Must be able to fulfill responsibilities in accordance with the KV YMCA and Learning Center’s philosophy, mission and vision.

Lead Teacher Job Responsibilities : The following primary responsibilities are required of the individual; however additional responsibilities may be added if deemed necessary by the supervisor or CEO.

  • Planning and implementing the daily curriculum centered on developmentally appropriate activities that promote exploration and success for all children based on NAEYC guidelines.
  • Being responsible for the ordered arrangement, appearance, décor and learning environment, setting up interest centers and preparing needed materials and supplies.
  • Gearing the program to the needs of individual children with concern for their interests, handicaps, special talents and individual style and pace of learning.
  • Tend to each child’s daily needs. These needs will include, but not limited to; diapering and toileting.
  • Follow the KV YMCA Code of Conduct.
  • Wear appropriate dress in accordance with the KV YMCA Dress Code.
  • Follow appropriate substitute procedures when ill or in the need of time off.
  • Work with the other staff members to establish positive communication, cooperation and respect among one another to form a team.
  • Participate in two YMCA fundraising events per year chosen by Learning Center Director or designee.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Qualifications :

Must be 21 years of age and meet one of the following:

  • A Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts (BS/BA) in Early childhood Education OR
  • An associate in Arts/Associate in Science (AA/AS) in Early Childhood Education and three(3) years direct childcare experience OR
  • AA/AS in a related field with eighteen(18) credit hours in Early Childhood Education and three(3) year direct childcare experience OR
  • BA/BS in a related field with eighteen (18) credit hours in Early Childhood Education and three (3) years direct childcare experience OR
  • Child Development Associate (CDA) as awarded by the CDA National Credentialing Program with five(5) years direct childcare experience OR
  • Seven (7) years experience in Childcare

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $10.00 /hour

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Required experience:

  • childcare: 6 years

Lifeguard - Part Time (great for students)

The Kennebec Valley YMCA is currently seeking part time Lifeguards to work at our Augusta Campus. Very flexible position, but daytime, year-round availability is a must! Multiple Positions!

This is a permanent, year-round position- not summer only.

Position Summary:
Provides safe and quality experiences for all, by providing a safe aquatics environment while life guarding. Provides a quality program to all members focused on YMCA core values: honesty, responsibility, and caring, consistent with the YMCA Mission and the YMCA Cause.

1.Minimum 16 years of age
2.Ability to maintain certification-level of physical and mental readiness
3.Must demonstrate lifeguard skills in accordance with YMCA Standards
Required Certifications:
1.YMCA Lifeguard or American Red Cross Certification or the equivalent
2.Current CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, Emergency Oxygen & First Aid
3.First Aid (American Red Cross or EMT)

Preferred Certifications:
1.American Red Cross Waterfront or Water park Life guarding.
2.Water Safety Instructor or Equivalent,
3 Lifeguard Instructors.
$9.00/ hr and up Depending on Experience

Benefits:FREE Y Membership, discounts on certain Y programs and classes, generous retirement fund program and a fun way to meet new people and gain experience!!

Assistant Daycare Teacher

The Kennebec Valley YMCA is currently seeking part-time Assistant Teachers for KV YMCA Learning Center.

This opportunity is a permanent, year-round position.

Position Summary:

The Assistant Teacher is a 28-32 hour-per-week position in the preschool classroom with some opportunities to substitute in other classrooms.This position is responsible for assisting Lead Teacher in all aspects of the classroom, including developing a program that accepts and nurtures all children in a calm, loving and committed manner.The Assistant Teacher must also communicate effectively with parents and colleagues and monitor the safety and cleanliness of the classroom on a daily basis

Essential Functions:

1. Be warm, friendly, and sensitive to the needs of others.

2. Relate well to children.

3. Help to maintain a safe and welcoming environment for all children and their families in the program.

4. Fulfill responsibilities in accordance with the philosophy, mission and vision of the Learning Center and the KV YMCA.Qualifications:

Must be at least 18 years of age.

Experience and specialized training in the childcare field are strongly preferred but willing to train the right people!

Free membership to all employees, generous retirement fund program and employee discounts on many Y programs!!If interested, please submit a letter of intent and application. The KV YMCA is an equal opportunity employer and provider.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $9.25 /hour

Required experience:

  • Childcare: 1 year

All applicants for all positions will need to fill out an application.

Click the links below to download an application