Careers

Learn, Grow and Thrive with a Career at the Y

Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively affects the lives of the people in your community. 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. Our staff members—of all ages and from diverse back grounds 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. To learn more about our current openings, click on a link below.

Current Openings

There are many exciting career opportunities with the YMCA. We have listed our current openings below. If no positions are listed, or you don’t find something that interests you, please check back with us. This site is updated regularly.

We are looking for employees with positive attitudes who are obsessed with providing great service to our members, program participants & volunteers.  If you are up to the challenge, download our job application.

Please email our Human Resources department with any questions.

Metro Office

Richland One Schools Afterschool Counselor
The afterschool Counselor is responsible for planning, leading and implementing recreational and creative experiences for school aged children in a group setting. The incumbent provides high quality recreational experiences for school aged children that focus on the YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility and caring. Learn more here. $7.25-$8/hour DOE. Contact Doug Berkel to apply.

Ballentine Family YMCA

ChildWatch Staff
Incumbents of the ChildWatch Staff are responsible for supervising children participating in the ChildWatch program. The incumbent provides high quality recreational experiences for children that focus on the YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility and caring. Must have experience working with school aged children. Contact Paul Sadler to apply.

Group Exercise Instructor
The Group Exercise Instructor instructs quality group fitness classes, provides excellent customer service to members in a safe, enjoyable and positive environment that promotes member wellness in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures. Must have national group fitness certification in areas of expertise. One year experience teaching group fitness preferred. More Information Here. Contact Paul Sadler to apply.

Downtown YMCA

Lifeguard/Swim Instructor
The Lifeguard is responsible for supervising the aquatics area to prevent accidents, assist swimmers and respond to emergencies. The incumbent will create a safe, enjoyable and positive atmosphere that promotes member safety and satisfaction in accordance with the YMCA policies and procedures. The Lifeguard will oversee multiple activities including open swim, water exercise, swim lessons and lap swimming. Must be Red Cross or YMCA certified. Swim lesson certification and experience preferred. More Information Here. Contact Winifred Kearse to apply.

Jeep Rogers Family YMCA

Afterschool Counselor
The afterschool Counselor is responsible for planning, leading and implementing recreational and creative experiences for school aged children in a group setting. The incumbent provides high quality recreational experiences for school aged children that focus on the YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility and caring. Learn more here. $7.25-$8/hour DOE. Contact Dana Cicchinelli to apply.

Member Services Representative
Member Service staff is responsible for providing excellent customer service & keeping members informed of YMCA policies & programs.  Will assist in membership development by building relationships, answering phones, program registration, conducting facility tours, membership sales, and online registration. Minimum 21 years of age with High School Diploma or equivalent. Proficiency in Microsoft Office required.  Ideal candidate will support the mission of the YMCA, display positive and friendly attitude, and possess good customer service and organizational skills. CPR/First Aid/AED/Oxygen certifications required within first 60 days. Please send your application/resume to Gert Wells. Pay: $8/hour.

Bus Drivers
Bus drivers are responsible for safely transporting children to various programs and trips. The incumbent will provide supervision and direction for children while they are on the bus. Hours: Monday-Friday, 2 – 4 p.m. Contact Dana Cicchinelli to apply.

 Substitute Bus Drivers
We are looking for bus drivers to be on call when our normal drivers are not able to work. The requirements are the same as above. Contact Dana Cicchinelli to be one of our subs.

Lexington Family YMCA

Afterschool Counselor
The afterschool Counselor is responsible for planning, leading and implementing recreational and creative experiences for school aged children in a group setting. The incumbent provides high quality recreational experiences for school aged children that focus on the YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility and caring. Learn more here. $7.25-$8/hour DOE. Contact Savanah Standifer to apply.

Zumba Instructor
We are seeking Zumba instructors to teach two afternoons a week. The Group Exercise Instructor instructs a quality group fitness class, provides excellent customer service to members in a safe, enjoyable and positive environment that promoted member wellness in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures. Must have Group Exercise and ZUMBA certifications and be CPR certified. Contact Christie Collins for more information or to apply.

Lifeguard
The Lexington Family YMCA is hiring lifeguards and swim instructors for the summer season. You must have current certifications in Lifeguarding, CPR and First Aid. Previous lifeguarding experience preferred.  Shifts will vary. Starting pay $7.25/hour and may vary on experience. For more information or to submit an application, please contact Amanda Lorick.

Member Services Representative
Member Service staff is responsible for providing excellent customer service & keeping members informed of YMCA policies & programs. Staff will assist in membership development by building relationships, answering phones, program registration, conducting facility tours, membership sales, and online registration. Minimum 18 years of age with High School Diploma or equivalent. Proficiency in Microsoft Office required. Ideal candidate will support the mission of the YMCA, display positive and friendly attitude, and possess good customer service and organizational skills. CPR/First Aid/AED/Oxygen certifications required within first 60 days. Please send your application/resume to amandalorick@columbiaymca.org. Pay: $7.50-$8.50 per hour based on experience.

NorthWest Family YMCA

Afterschool Counselor
The afterschool Counselor is responsible for planning, leading and implementing recreational and creative experiences for school aged children in a group setting. The incumbent provides high quality recreational experiences for school aged children that focus on the YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility and caring. Learn more here. $7.25-$8/hour DOE. Contact Melissa Hope to apply.

Bus Drivers
Bus drivers are responsible for safely transporting children to various programs and trips. The incumbent will provide supervision and direction for children while they are on the bus. Hours: Monday-Friday, 2 – 4 p.m. Contact Melissa Hope to apply.

Orangeburg County YMCA

Lifeguard
You must have current certifications in Lifeguarding, CPR and First Aid. Previous lifeguarding experience preferred.  Shifts will vary. Starting pay $7.25/hour and may vary on experience. For more information or to submit an application, please contact Kristin Stevens.

Gymnastics Instructors
The Y is seeking gymnastics instructors that strive to create a safe, positive, and fun environment. Participants in the gymnastics program will learn skills on all Olympic apparatus such as vault, bars, beam, and floor. $14/hour. Contact Kristin Stevens to apply and learn more.

Palmetto Center for Women

There are no open positions at this time.