We’re Hiring! Camp Coaches

Circus Camp Coach
School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts

Reports to: Camp Manager

The School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts (SANCA) is looking for energetic and enthusiastic circus coaches for circus camp. Camps run Monday – Friday, 9am-3pm. All hired coaches will be trained to coach to SANCA’s standards of safety and skill progressions. 

Description: SANCA’s Camp Program provides a fun, engaging, and safe experience for children between ages 6 and 15, with camps grouped by age into pods of 6. Coaches will instruct campers in trampoline, tumbling, aerial rope and silk, static trapeze, partner Acro, German Wheel, Unicycle, juggling, and other circus skills. Coaches will help to create an exciting and fun experience that includes teamwork, a positive atmosphere, and the joy of circus, helping campers through the challenge of learning new things by breaking difficult or complex skills down into steps, and helping their students feel successful, whatever their rate of progression. 

Camp coaches are part-time, with hours ranging from 18 to 33 hours per week.  Coaches are scheduled in AM (8:30am-1:30pm) or PM (10:30am-3:30pm) shifts.  

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Adhere to SANCA’s policies, objectives and rules 
  • Support SANCA’s Mission and Vision 
  • Participate in SANCA Camp staff training 
  • Present a warm and welcoming demeanor towards campers and parents, and engage with campers in a fun and constructive manner
  • Maintain a safe environment for the student, physically and emotionally
  • Supervise and instruct campers in a variety of circus skills and apparatuses, including the Flying Trapeze tent, as assigned by SANCA’s camp manager
  • Coach circus classes with an emphasis on safety, positivity, and small steps to success. 
  • Follow the curriculum and weekly rotation
  • Present a high level of professionalism as a teacher/representative of SANCA
  • Prepare for each day’s classes before camp begins
  • Communicate with other coaches teaching at the same time as you to maintain good flow throughout the gym and rotation of use of equipment
  • Communicate with the supervisor about needs, challenges, student progress
  • Be present and ready to greet campers 30 minutes before camp starts and work with other coaches to clean up camp areas 30 minutes after camp ends (this is paid time)
  • Help campers develop social skills during snack, lunch, and other ‘down’ time
  • Provide motivational support and guidance to campers
  • Communicate and enforce SANCA’s COVID protocols


The ideal candidate would have

  • Have experience working with culturally diverse youth 
  • Have experience teaching youth 
  • Have good classroom management skills 
  • Have a working knowledge of child physical and cognitive development 
  • Have a broad knowledge of circus skills and safe progressions (especially, tumbling, Acro, juggling, tightwire, rolling globe, trapeze, trampoline) 
  • A Willingness to learn
  • Be a strong leader, patience, mature, and dependable 
  • Have First Aid/CPR certification  
  • Ability to lift equipment and to spot students where appropriate
  • Ability to motivate and effectively communicate with co-workers, parents and students
  • Exercises mature judgment and sound decision-making
  • Demonstrates enthusiastic attitude and positive demeanor

Minimum requirements are:

  • Experience working with youth 
  • Working knowledge of circus skills 
  • Pass a background check 
  • Patience and ability to deal with stressful situations 

Email resume to: Program Director, Tom Hanna at tomh@sancaseattle.org

SANCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. www.sancaseattle.org