Hiring: Flying Trapeze Coaches

Flying Trapeze Coach!

Reports to: School of Flight Directors

Description: A flying trapeze coach is responsible for teaching recreational flying trapeze as part of a three-coach team to students aged 4 and up. Currently, these classes are session-based but may revert to single-serving classes as COVID restrictions ease. Regardless, coaches must be able to quickly engage with each student, evaluate his or her individual level, and set out a personalized plan to help progress toward their goals. Your job is to create a fun and friendly environment that fosters a feeling of success and safety in the face of physical and psychological challenges. This is a part/full-time position, depending on the additional coaching skills of the new employee. 

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

– Working all positions on the fly rig: platform, safety lines, catching

– Uphold the highest standards of professional conduct with students, staff, and families

– Support and share SANCA’s Mission and Vision in speaking with students and parents

– Maintain a safe environment for the student, physically and emotionally

– Attend and participate in coach training and meetings

– Maintain equipment including mats, belts, safety gear, and any other equipment used for classes

– Immediately report any unsafe, damaged, or lost equipment to the School of Flight directors

– Set up and break down class space as required by the schedule and weather

– Willingness and flexibility to create success in a class environment with varying levels of skill

– Communicate and enforce SANCA’s COVID protocols


The ideal candidate would

– Have a passion for flying trapeze and a desire to share that passion with students of all levels and abilities

– Have experience teaching flying trapeze to both children and adults in a recreational setting

– Show initiative

– Show good class management skills

– Be able to catch (not required)

 The minimum requirements are:

– A year of experience working with youth

– Working knowledge of circus skills

– Pass a background check

– Patience and ability to deal with stressful situations

To apply, please send a resume to recruiter@sancaseattle.org