Current Openings:

Child Watch Coordinator

Location:  West Side Family Y

Position Type:  Non-exempt, Part Time

Start Date:  May 1st, 2014 or sooner if available

Pay:  $9.00+ per hour depending on experience

Job Description:  Work child watch morning hours (8am-12pm) 5 days per week plus one evening shift (4pm-8pm); create monthly staff schedule; fill shifts for other staff as needed; monitor inventory of program supplies; develop monthly activity or craft for children; plan and staff quarterly Parents Night Out

Qualifications:  Must be 18 years of age and have a minimum of a High School Diploma or GED.  One or more years of college preferred.  Previous experience working with children and infants.  Must be able to pass drug screening and background check.

To Apply:  Fill out application provided at bottom of page and return to West Side Y.  Questions or digital applications may be submitted to Bekah McElhannon at rmcelhannon@ymcaknoxville.org.



Location – Cansler Family Y

Position Type – Non-exempt

Start Date – Immediately:  Shifts are M-F, 6:00am-2:00pm

Pay – $8.00 – $9.00 per hour

Brief Description: The Lifeguard is responsible for maintaining safe swimming conditions in the pool, deck, and surrounding areas.  Lifeguard must be able to create a safe and positive atmosphere that promotes member safety and engagement in accordance with the Y’s policies and procedures.


  • Must be 15 years old or older.
  • Must currently have the following courses; Red Cross or YMCA Lifeguarding Certification, CPR for the professional rescuer, AED/First Aid.  Other certifications may be required.
  • Able to pass background and drug screening.

To Apply or request more detailed job description please contact Sam McCahill at smccahill@ymcaknoxville.org   You may also download an application (below) and send or bring it to the Cansler Family Y, 616 Jessamine St, Knoxville, TN 37917.


Aqua Aerobics Instructor

Location – West Side and Davis Y

Position Type – Part-time, non-exempt

Start Date – Tuesday and Thursdays from 8:30-9:30am at West Side and 11:00am-12:00noon at Davis.  Also need to be available to fill-in as needed.

Pay:  $15-$18 per class depending on experience and certifications

To Apply or request more detailed job description please contact Amanda Roland at the West Side Y at 865-690-9622 or Steve Barnas at the Davis Y at 865-777-9622.


Download Application For Employment Form

The YMCA of East Tennessee is an equal opportunity employment employer.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.  YMCA of East Tennessee is also an E-Verify Employer.