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Exploritorium Instructor

Department: Youth & Family
Location: Rockford, IL


The Exploritorium Instructor builds effective relationships with families and directly leads children ages 0-12 in interactive educational and recreational experiences.

SwedishAmerican Riverfront YMCA
200 Y Blvd. 
Rockford, IL 61107


Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.


1. Provides leadership for groups of children through games, learning activities, and play. 
2. Ensures safety procedures are followed at all times. 
3. Able and willing to provide care for children which includes ensuring basic needs are met, and providing a positive and supportive environment. 
4. Leads activities within the Exploritorium and throughout the Y facility. 
5. Cleans areas before leaving them 
6. Works within a team environment 
7. Assists in planning activities 
8. Runs the Climbing Wall, Youth Activity Center, music studio, etc. for groups of Exploritorium children 


  1. High School diploma or GED required
  2. Six months of prior experience working with groups of children ages 12 and under preferred
  3. CPR & First Aid Certification required upon hire
  4. Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. Able to stand, bend, squat and sit on the floor and get up from the ground repeatedly


  • Regular Part Time Hourly; Up to 25 hours
  • Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays- 4pm-8pm
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays- 4pm-8pm
  • Must be able to work Saturdays ( your choice of morning, afternoon, or night)
  • $9.00
  • Complimentary Y Membership


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