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Gym Monitor – Federal Work Study

Position Title: Gym Monitor

Department: Member Services

Number of Vacancies: 4

Work Location: 

Gymnasium, Lobby, Wellness Floor
Mahaska County YMCA
1521 Green St
Oskaloosa, IA 52577


Purpose of Position: Engage and interact with youth members who are using the YMCA, serve as a coach and mentor, maintain a safe environment

Description of Duties & Responsibilities: 

The Gym Monitor at MAHASKA COUNTY YMCA delivers excellent service and maintains a supportive, positive atmosphere that welcomes and respects all youth. The Gym Monitor guides youth through activities and programs after school.

Required Qualifications:


  1. Visually inspect the strength and cardiorespiratory areas for equipment in need of repair and report problems to the supervisor.
  2. Ability to visibly observe participants for correct usage of equipment and appropriate movements during instruction of exercises.
  3. Must be able to physically demonstrate exercises and lead relevant exercise sessions.
  4. Teach classes, substitute shifts, and demonstrate exercises as needed in the Wellness Department.
  5. Ability to be in a crouching position and regularly twist body at the waist, shoulders or legs.
  6. Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time and work in a kneeling position.
  7. Ability to inspect equipment, assist in cleaning and maintaining the equipment as needed.
  8. Ability to concentrate even when distracted by noise and activity.
  9. Ability to communicate effectively with members, participants and other YMCA employees.
  10. Ability to respond to questions/concerns from members, solve problems in a prompt manner and make independent judgment and decisions.
  11. Lift and transport weight up to 45 pounds.
  12. Ability to observe and promote safety and security procedures.
  13. Physically and mentally able to respond to emergencies and administer CPR and First Aid effectively.

Work Schedule (Days & Times): 

Various Shifts available during the following days and times:

  • Monday – Friday: 4 pm – 8 pm
  • Saturday: 8 am – 3 pm
  • Sunday: 1 pm – 5 pm


Hourly Wage: $10.00

Employment Start Date: 09/05/2023
Employment End Date: 05/03/2024

Job Supervisor & Contact:

Barry Martin
(641) 676-9300