All employment opportunities with the Darien YMCA will be posted here. Please indicate the position for which you are applying and send Cover Letter, Resume and Application to:

Darien YMCA
2420 Post Road
Darien, CT 06820

Note that if other instructions are provided in the job posting, please follow those instructions.

The Darien YMCA is an equal opportunity employer.

To download an application for employment please click here.  (Summer Camp Staff have a separate application. See below)

Current Employment Opportunities

Summer Camp Employment:

Click here to be directed to our Summer Camp Employment Page

Marketing Communications Intern – Summer 2019

Internship description:
Under the direction of the Marketing Communications Manager, the intern shall be responsible for supporting the Darien YMCA’s Marketing and Communications Department in accordance with its marketing and communications plans.

The college student, a rising sophomore or older needs to be a Y supporter with good writing and computer skills who is interested in learning a lot about marketing, public relations, and communications. Interns will be assigned specific projects that are designed to build their resume.

The YMCA intern must possess good communications skills both oral and written and should have an ability to set priorities, manage multiple tasks, and meet deadlines.

The internship begins in late May and runs through early August. We require 15 hours a week, distributed across multiple weekdays. The internship is unpaid, but the student will gain valuable experience, will have fun learning about marketing, and will enjoy a free summer membership at the Y!

Essential Functions:

  • Assist with communications to promote classes, new programs, and special events
  • Write press releases for publication in local media
  • Assist with planning and research for future membership promotions
  • Collect and track membership promotion data
  • Manage our new member acquisition campaign i.e. New to Town prospects
  • Plan and attend our Annual Sidewalk Sales event
  • Assist with photography and videography
  • Create posts for social media platforms i.e. Facebook and Instagram
  • Supports the Marketing Communications Manager in maintaining the YMCA website, digital signage, updating as needed and ensuring all sections are current and accurate

To apply please mail or drop off a copy of your cover letter and resume to the address listed above.

Special Needs Programs:

Saturday Swim Club:  Help instruct children with special needs in the pool.  Saturdays, 12:30 – 1:15 PM (will work along with a facilitator)

Stay and Play:  Work with children with special needs, while playing games, arts & crafts, playground and more.  Saturdays, 1:30 – 3:00 PM.  (Will work along with a facilitator)

Barre Instructor

The Darien YMCA is currently seeking a Barre Instructor to fulfill a Saturday morning class. Responsibilities and qualifications include the following:

  • A current certification in the discipline of Barre and Mat Pilates
  • A current CPR/AED certification, or the ability to attain one before starting
  • Have Experience Teaching
  • Adhere to the description of the class and modify the intensity for participants when needed.
  • Teach respective class(es) on a regular basis and meet class attendance parameters.
  • Be willing to sub when needed.
  • Must be welcoming and friendly.
  • Understand the Y’s cause and mission.
  • Communicate with Health and Fitness Director on member feedback, equipment, scheduling, subbing and other necessary duties as a Darien YMCA employee.
  • Ensure class begins and ends on time.
  • Must have the motivation to continue professional development and education.

Jessica Van Sciver, Health and Fitness Director by email with resume and copy of certifications
Email: jvansciver@darien-ymca.org

Lifeguard Position

Early morning (5:00 – 9:00 am), midday (12noon – 3:00 pm), afternoon (3:00 – 6:00 pm), or evening (6:00 – 9:45 pm).
The Darien YMCA is willing to certify strong swimmers committed to aquatic safety.
Amy D’Andrea at (203) 655-8228 ext. 1307
Click here to download the employment application.

Swim Instructor

Morning (9:30 – 11:00 am), early afternoon (1:00 – 2:30 pm), late afternoon (3:30-5:45 pm), as well as Saturday morning (9:00 am – 1:00 pm).
Prior experience preferred, but will train person(s) with camping, youth sports, or babysitting background, who are able to work effectively with preschool and school-age children.
Amy D’Andrea at (203) 655-8228 ext. 1307
Click here to download the employment application.