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2 Feb 2023

Part-Time Kids Stuff Staff (Maplewood YMCA)

YMCA of the North – Posted by YMCA of the North Maplewood, Minnesota, United States

Job Description

Get paid to play!

The YMCA Kids Stuff program is hiring fun, energetic, individuals that love working with children and families, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! 

Do you like to play games, lead activities or are you creative?  Do you want to make a difference in your community? The Kids Stuff program offers flexible schedules, career development, a great mission to get behind, and is a FUN environment.

The YMCA child care program is more than a daycare.  We are kid focused activity daycare leaders.  At the YMCA child care program we have a passion for having a positive impact on children and families.

As a child care program activity daycare staff you can get paid to play with the kids.  You will have fun teaching kids a love of reading, leading art activities, leading a gym activity, teaching being a good sport and social skills. Engage with children and help them discover the fun in playing, learning and making new lifelong friends.

Our goal at the YMCA child care program is to provide kids with a safe, fun space at the Y to thrive. If you want to make a positive impact on children the daycare staff role is the adventure for you.

The daycare staff role is a great job for students, someone who has retired or someone in the community who wants to make a difference in the lives of youth and families!

Apply today for the YMCA child care program and ask us about your next adventure and join our team of passionate Leaders!

Requirements and Opportunities:

  • Minimum age of 16
  • No experience necessary
  • Work with infants to age 10 in a diverse group setting
  • Organize and lead a variety of activities appropriate for infants to age 10 children
  • What’s your passion?
    • Activities may include arts and crafts, gym time, games, enrichment activities, reading, nature education, etc.
    • OR you tell us! Come share your passion and make a positive impact on children and families
  • Hours Kids Stuff is open:
    • 9am-12pm Monday-Saturday
    • 5pm-7:30pm Monday-Thursday


Benefits include:

  • YMCA of the North membership
  • YMCA Program Discounts for your family
  1. Job Summary:

The Kids Stuff Staff is responsible for providing quality care to children in a positive, nurturing environment while their parents are using the YMCA facilities.  The Kids Stuff Area could include children between the ages of 6 weeks and 10 years of age.

  1. Job Responsibilities:
  • Greet children and members.
  • Follow correct sign-in and out practices
  • Supervise, play, and initiate games and activities with children.
  • Maintain a safe play environment.
  • Communicate courteously with members.
  • Follow daily sanitizing procedures and help out with weekly cleaning schedules.
  • Attend all staff meetings and training sessions.
  • Ensure that toys and shelves are organized at the end of the day/shift.
  • Follow all procedures and policies of the department, branch, and Association.
  1. Relationships:

This position reports to the Program Director and take work direction from the Kids Stuff Lead. The incumbent interacts regularly with children and parents.

  1. Qualifications:


  • Minimum age of 16
  • Experience leading and supervising children
  • Ability to motivate, energize, and entertain children
  • Knowledge of appropriate activities for various age levels – including skill and ability to implement curriculum
  • Required training: building EMG procedure training, SUIDs, AHT, and other trainings on West Bend.
  • Strong organizational and child supervision skills
  1. Work Conditions:
  • Ability to lead and participate in physical activities that may include but are not limited to walking, standing for long periods of time, bending, reaching, running, throwing, kicking and lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to recognize and react calmly and effectively in hazardous/dangerous situations.
  • May be exposed to verbal outbursts, physical actions or bodily fluids as part of the environment.
  • Work environments range from quiet work areas to busy, noisy indoor and outdoor spaces with several groups talking amongst themselves concurrently.
  1. Additional Notes:

Supervisory titles may change depending on branch.

This job description represents the major functions of the position but is not intended to be all-inclusive. The incumbent is also responsible for taking direction from the Program Director or their representatives in completing projects or performing duties deemed necessary for the branch or Association success.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Pledge

The Y of the North is committed to the work and everyday practices of eliminating disparities and eradicating of unjust systems to become a multicultural, anti-racist and anti-oppressive organization. YMCA of the North team members and volunteers must exemplify the association’s mission, vision and values of caring, equity, honesty, respect and responsibility.

The YMCA of the North continues to develop plans and strategies to ensure team members and volunteers reflect the demographics of the communities we serve. We will continually conduct institutional racism and oppression review of our policies, procedures and practices in recruitment and selection; compensation and benefits; professional development and training; promotions; transfers; layoffs; terminations; and the ongoing development of a multicultural, anti-racist and anti-oppressive work environment and culture that promotes equity and respect for the human dignity of all. We value and respect this diversity and choose to be inclusive through our acceptance of all.

Job Types: Part-Time.

Job expires in 42 days.

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