Canandaigua Family YMCA

Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities

Learn, Grow, and Thrive with a Career at the Y

Working at the Y, you’ll discover more than a job-you’ll enjoy a career with a future and the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of those around you. In more than 10,000 communities nationwide, our staff members of all ages and from diverse backgrounds and life experiences enjoy the personal satisfaction that comes from nurturing the potential of youth and teens, improving the nation’s health and well-being and providing support to our neighbors.

Member Engagement Associate

We are seeking part-time Member Engagement Associates. Must have a strong customer service background and computer skills. All shifts available.

Please stop by the Welcome Center Desk to complete an application.

Contact Katrina for more information, or to apply.


Youth Department is hiring for Fall 2019

Positions Include:

  • Child Watch Assistants and Leads (must be 21 years of age or older)
  • Preschool Assistants
  • Home School Lead & Assistant
  • Special Events and Birthday Parties
  • Youth Health/Wellness Enrichment Teachers
  • Youth Sports/Fitness Enrichment Teachers


  • At least 18 years of age
  • Evening and weekend availability
  • CPR, First Aid, AED certifications and Child Abuse prevention training within 90 days of  hire date
  • Previous experience working with children in a developmental setting
  • Ability to plan, organize and implement age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate  program activities
  • Previous experience with diverse populations. Ability to develop positive, authentic relationships  with people from different backgrounds
  • Understands the YMCA is a public accommodation committed to inclusion and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Contact Stefanie for more information or to apply.



We are in immediate need for lifeguards! Get Certified, Get a Job and Start Saving Lives Today. Great pay & great benefits at the Y.

As a lifeguard your primary goal is to protect all swimmers and participants in the Y pool. You must be prepared to respond to emergency situations quickly and efficiently. Ideal candidates are certified lifeguards who also show a courteous and respectful demeanor towards all staff and Y participants. Must have current lifeguard, CPR and first aid certificates and be able to work a flexible schedule. Shifts include early morning, evening and weekends. Email Gabe if you qualify and you’re interested. Be sure to include your schedule availability.

School Age Child Care Assistants Needed:  Mornings & Afternoons in Bloomfield, Livonia and the Canandaigua Elementary / Afternoons at the Canandaigua YMCA

This individual will be responsible for supervision, planning, implementing and organizing daily programming. Ideal candidates must have a passion for working with children. Main responsibilities include (and are not limited to) maintaining a safe environment for all children, assisting in planning of daily activities including preparing, displaying a positive attitude, maintain positive relationships with parents and the school if off-site, know and implement NYS OCFS SACC regulations and more. Qualified candidates please email Heather your resume today.


Personal Trainer/Small Group Trainer

The Canandaigua Family YMCA is seeking a qualified, enthusiastic Personal Trainer to join its fitness team. The successful candidate will begin on a part time basis.

Candidates must have one year of fitness instruction experience, with a current Personal Trainer Certification an accredited program ACE background preferred. A degree in an exercise science-related field is preferred, but candidates with equivalent experience may be considered.

Job responsibilities include: conducting fitness orientations and assessments, scheduling training sessions, conducting individual and group exercise sessions, program planning and delivery, light daily cleaning and maintenance, and assisting members with exercise performance. Candidates must be able to correctly demonstrate and teach exercises, perform regular light to moderate physical activity, and lift up to 100 lbs.

Pay is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Please submit a resume to Mike.

Job Type: Part-time

Required experience:

  • Fitness Instruction: 1 year
  • Personal Training: 1 year

Required license or certification:

  • Nationally Accredited Personal Trainer Certification

Job Type: Part-time

Group Exercise Instructors

Seeking group exercise instructor(s) that has experience in teaching; Yoga and Pilates. Group Exercise instructor is responsible for creating a safe and enjoyable exercise experience. To achieve this environment, the group exercise instructor must be able to deliver a safe, fun, dynamic and effective group exercise programs, enforce all group exercise program policies and rules, maintain the cleanliness of group exercise and min/body studio and equipment and ensure that the needs of all members are met through constant attention to detail. The incumbent accepts, demonstrates and teaches the YMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

  • Must have a certification in Group Exercise and/or specialty certifications.
  • Must have experience in teaching classes in a health related field.

Please email Mike your resume if you’re interested.

Swim Instructors

We are looking for responsible, energetic and friendly individuals to be swim instructors. As a Y swim instructor you’ll provide direct leadership, instruction and motivation for students in swim lessons. You must be 16 years of age. If you’re interested, please apply today or email resume to Gabe.


Mind/Body Instructors

The Canandaigua YMCA is looking for mind/body instructors who are passionate about helping others learn and who love to lead participants through exercises that help improve well-being. We are looking for mind/body instructors who hold appropriate certifications and can take students through cohesive sequences, choose appropriate music, effectively correct form, and more.

Please email Mike your resume if interested.