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Employment Opportunities

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Be part of a place where your work positively influences the lives of others, a place where you thrive in a values-based environment, a place where you are building a better future for yourself and your community.  To complete an application, please stop by the Welcome Desk or print one here- Employment Application

Swim Coach

We are hiring a swim coach for our 2017-2018 swim team.  The swim team season consists of Sept through late Spring but does require some planning prior to fall.  We are looking for an individual who will communicate well with swimmers, parents, and other staff.  Coaches are responsible for conducting practices, keeping kids safe while in the pool and motivating youth to excel in a positive manner.

For more information on this position, please contact Austin Birch at 217-234-9494 or


We are hiring lifeguards for our indoor pool.  Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, be responsible and have the ability of making clear decisions while on the pool deck or in the pool.  Hours will vary from early morning, afternoon and evening hours, including weekends.  Applicants need to be certified through the American Red Cross as a lifeguard, or an equivalent.   For more information on this position, please contact Austin at 234-9494.


Swim Instructors

We are hiring Swim Instructors.   Instructors will lead small group lessons to youth with a possibility of private lessons to both youth and adults.  Lessons are taught at the Y in the indoor pool as well as Lytle Park’s outdoor pool(summer only). The right person for this position will be someone who can demonstrate swim instructor skills while being encouraging and offering motivation.  Must enjoy working with youth and should be CPR/AED certified along with First Aid certification.   Applications are available on this website or in person at the Mattoon Y Welcome Desk.  For more information, please contact Austin at 234-9494 or at