Gloucester After School Program Staff
Job Details
Glen T. MacLeod Cape Ann YMCA - Gloucester, MA
Part Time
High School
After School

Are you seeking a part-time job in a fun and rewarding work environment? Do you want to build upon your leadership skills while working directly with youth at an organization that makes a difference in the community? This may be the role for you!


As part of our After School Staff team, you will help create a nurturing and developmentally appropriate environment so that each child can learn, grow, and thrive while in our care, outside of traditional school day hours. On a regular day, you will demonstrate a vast knowledge of good teaching practices, develop and lead children in fun and engaging activities, support the secure check-in and check-out of children, and collaborate with team members in supervising groups of children to ensure safety, appropriate behaviors, and licensing compliance.  You will ensure relevant communication is shared amongst team members and to supervisors, documenting all incidents as required and responding to children's needs.


To thrive in this position you must have an interest or experience working directly with children in a recreational or education setting.  You understand how to remain cognizant of the rules and ensure the safety of children while jumping into the game and making the afternoon enjoyable for program participants.  You are seeking a fulfilling and rewarding job that will expand upon your leadership skills and ability to communicate effectively with both children and adults.   This is a job with purpose; our school-age staff truly makes a difference!  


​​​​​​You have an interest in working in education, social work, childcare, at a non-profit or a related field. You may be or are seeking to become a teacher, trainer,  administrator, program director, or you may want to build a career based on leadership, organizational skills, and to build upon the ability to work with groups of people. 


  • Must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent to meet Group Leader Qualifications through the Department of Early Education (those under 18 may be considered for Assistant Group Leader positions)
  • A minimum of 3-6 months prior experience working in a school-age program (grades K-5) is highly preferred
  • Consistent afternoon availability Monday-Friday 2:00-6:00 pm (5 days per week highly preferred, a minimum of 3 days required)


For further assistance, you may contact the HR department at 978-564-3463.


The YMCA is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religious creed, protected genetic information, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or veteran's status.