Please email Alex Fraiha, Director of Recruiting and Personnel, at Fraiha@manhattanyouth.org to inquire about any and all employment opportunities with Manhattan Youth.

Various Aquatics Positions

We are seeking energetic, enthusiastic staff to join our Aquatics team! Candidates must be punctual, reliable, personable, and have a strong desire to work with children and families.

To be considered for a position or for additional information, email your resume and a description of your experience and background. **Please be sure to indicate your availability and which of the below positions you are interested in applying for.**

We are looking for applicants for the following positions:


Must hold current CPR/AED and Lifeguard Certifications through the American Red Cross.

Schedules are flexible with shifts offered between the hours of 7am-9pm daily.


CPR/AED and Lifeguard Certifications are required (or willingness to obtain once hired).

WSI Certifications or equivalent experience teaching for a Learn-to-Swim program is required.

Experience teaching all ages and levels, group and private classes

Swim Coach applicants should submit a coaching resume.


CPR/AED Certification is required (or willingness to obtain once hired).

Must be available Monday-Friday 2:30-6:30pm; Additional hours may be available.

Applicants must have successful previous experience in a summer camp and/or after-school program with great job references.

Experience working in an Aquatics setting is not required but is a plus.


Must have experience teaching children in a classroom, child-care, or aquatics environment.

Must be extremely customer service-oriented with strong attention to detail. Ability to multi-task and work in a busy, fast-paced environment is essential!

A pleasant demeanor is a must! Candidates should be able to effectively communicate with adults (both in person and by phone) to answer general program questions and resolve concerns.

Must have leadership experience, preferably in a position related to Aquatics or Recreation and be comfortable managing a team of experienced staff.

Bachelors Degree required (degree in a field related to Education or Recreation is a plus).

This position may be part or full-time for the right candidate and requires availability in the afternoons during the week, as well as some weekends.

For all positions, a positive attitude and a team-player mindset is a must. We are looking for hardworking, proactive, professional staff. We offer flexible schedules, competitive pay, and a pleasant work environment.


Downtown Day Camp Counselors Wanted:

Manhattan Youth's Downtown Day Camp is looking for counselors 17 years and older to work in our special day camp with hundreds of children and over one hundred staff members. This is an amazing opportunity to join our Camp team that has been setting the standard in NYC since 1992.

Candidates must be available to attend an interview in person (date to be determined), and if hired, must also attend our three staff orientation sessions:

Wednesday, May 30th: 6:30-9:00pm,

Thursday, May 31stt: 6:30-9:00pm

Saturday, June 9th: 10:00am-6:00pm

Summer Camp Work Dates (you must be available for all of these dates):

Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm - beginning Wednesday, June 27th (yes, camp starts on a Wednesday :), through Friday, August 10th.


Has a positive attitude and loves working with children (encouraging, motivating, and being a role model for the campers and other staff).

Is very open-minded and responds well to supervision from other camp leaders.

Has very positive group management skills, as opposed to just telling people what to do.

Knows how to positively motivate groups of children.

Can lead or assist in leading group activities.

Works very well in a fast-paced, busy environment.

Looks forward to going in our swimming pool and being outside on the ball fields every day.

Attending college or continuing High School in Fall 2019 (unless you are graduating college before then)

To apply, please send a resume with an email address and phone number when responding, and put "Happy Counselor" in the subject line to:


Due to the large number of responses, we can not respond to all inquiries, so thank you in advance for your interest.