In order to be successful in this role, the individual must be caring, respectful, responsible, professional, creative, and passionate about working with young children. The Music/Movement/Yoga Specialist will work with children and teach developmentally appropriate music and movement skills. 


  • Perform daily and long-range planning for music/movement/yoga program activities.
  • Share and discuss lesson plans with the Director and classroom teams.
  • Skills with classroom management and creating a classroom climate conducive to learning.
  • Use effective teaching techniques and strategies during lessons.
  • Organize and lead activities designed to promote physical, mental, and social development.
  • Provide for individual learning differences and learning skills.
  • Evaluate student performance and communicate progress and needs to Lead Teachers and/or the Director.
  • Maintain any necessary records including attendance, incident reports, daily logs, in compliance with program standards.
  • Participate, as requested, in YMCA special events.
  • Participate in required trainings, meetings and workshops. 
  • Perform other job-related duties as requested and necessary.
  • Maintain hygiene habits in accordance with CDC guidelines.


  • A minimum of 2 years of experience teaching music and movement/yoga to early learners.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of youth development principles.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communication with all levels including staff, parents, and community partners.
  • Early childhood education and experience strongly preferred
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Enthusiastic team player and able to work with diverse groups
  • Ability to play at least one instrument
  • Ability to plan, organize and implement age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate activities.
  • Child Abuse Prevention within 30 days of hire.


For consideration, please email Tina Norbut, Youth Programs Director, at tina.norbut@ymcali.org