join the teamThe Ottumwa YMCA is an organization with an incredible diversity of not only program opportunities, but career opportunities. Here you will find a listing of all our currently open positions available for application. If you would like to be part of our dedicated team, simply review any of the open positions below and call for more information or apply in person at the Front Member Services desk at your Ottumwa YMCA.


  • Personal Trainer -(Updated 5/5/2023) The Ottumwa YMCA is seeking a part-time personal trainer to join our team! This person will be responsible for planning and leading individualized exercise/activity sessions for clients in a fitness specialty area. Individual must be 18 years of age, personal trainer certified (ACE, ACSM, etc.) and obtain CPR/First Aid certification within 30 days of hire. Benefits include a free YMCA membership as well as discounts on YMCA programs. Send resume or questions to Heather Coffman, Wellness Director, at


  • Les Mills Group Fitness Instructor-(Updated 5/5/2023)  The Ottumwa YMCA is seeking a part-time Les Mills Instructor to join our team!  We are looking for a motivated individual who can reflect our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Individual must obtain Les Mills certification within 4 months of hiring and is responsible for maintaining certification for the duration of their time in our fitness roster.  Benefits include a free YMCA membership as well as discounts on YMCA programs.  Send resumes or questions to Heather Coffman, Wellness Director, at


  • Lifeguard and Swim Lesson Instructor – (Updated 5/5/2023)The Ottumwa YMCA is seeking a part-time Lifeguard and/or Swim Lesson Instructor to help with our aquatics programs. Current Lifeguard certification and experience preferred, but not necessary. Will provide training upon hire. Pick up an application at the Ottumwa YMCA. For more information contact Nicole Copple, Aquatics Coordinator at 641-684-6571 ext.16 or


  • Discovery Lane Teachers Assistant – (Updated 5/5/2023) The Ottumwa YMCA  is currently looking for caring and dedicated staff to help in our Discovery Lane Early Childhood  program. The successful candidate will be self motivated, have a commitment to excellence and provide a high level of customer service. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age, 18 years of age or older is preferred with a clean background. CPR, First Aid, Mandatory Reporting and Universal Precautions training’s are preferred but not required. Starting pay is $12 per hour. A FREE YMCA membership is available to all staff, no weekends or evening hours past 6:00 pm, retirement options and employment bonuses may be available as well. Please apply in person at the Ottumwa YMCA. Contact Loni Ellis, Youth Development Director for more information regarding this position at (641) 684-6571 ext.15 or