Learn, Grow and Thrive with a Career at the Y

Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively affects the lives of the people in your community. Working at the Y, you’ll discover that we’re more than just a workplace—we’re a catalyst for healthy lifestyles on the Mississippi Gulf Coast; and we’re looking for energetic, positive people to enjoy a career with opportunities to make a lasting difference in the lives of those around you!

Be Part of Our Mission

The greatest source of energy for the YMCA is our staff. Our staff contribute to the advancement of the YMCA’s mission by putting Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all, and meeting the needs of our community one person at a time.

YMCA Positions

Certified Personal Trainers

We are looking for enthusiastic, energetic and motivated individuals to fulfill the position of a Certified Personal Trainer!

You will primarily be responsible for:

  • Planning and leading individualized exercise sessions for a wide range of clients
  • Administering health & fitness assessments
  • Educating clients on proper exercise techniques and use of equipment

Must have the following qualifications:

  • Nationally-Accredited Personal Training Certification (ACSM, NASM, ACE, NCSF, ISSA, NSCA, and NFPT preferred)
  • CPR/First Aid/AED Certification
  • Customer service and communication skills
  • Ability to work with all age groups and abilities
  • Open availability

To apply, stop by our front desk to pick up an application, or contact the Health & Wellness Director, Jaclyn White at jwhite@mgcymca.org.

Bus Drivers for Camp

Bus Drivers — Must be 21 or older; Must meet all qualifications from the MS Department of Health.  Please apply to childcareadmin@mgcymca.org or fill out an application and mail to: 1810 Government Street, Ocean Springs, MS 39564.

Counselors for Camps

After-School Camp Counselors – Mississippi Gulf Coast YMCA is hiring After-School Camp Counselors at three locations, Biloxi, Vancleave, and Ocean Springs. Seek applicant who enjoys working with children, energetic, and creative. Must be available to work Monday-Friday 2:00pm-6:00pm 18 to 20 hours weekly, pay is $11.25 hourly. Applicant must be able to pass a background check. You can send resume or fill out application at the YMCA. You can email resume or application to the YMCA at jmiller@mgcymca.org or fax 228-872-4457.


Lifeguards — needed in Aquatics. American Red Cross Lifeguard Certified including CPR & First Aid training. Please apply to aquatics@mgcymca.org, or fill out an application and bring in or mail to: Mississippi Gulf Coast YMCA, 1810 Government Street, Ocean Springs, MS 39564.

       4:45am – 12:00pm
       7:00am –  2:00pm
       10:00am – 4:00pm
       10:00am – 6:00pm

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

The MS Gulf Coast YMCA complies with all applicable federal, state, and local equal employment opportunity laws.  The Y does not discriminate against an applicant for employment or its employees on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, genetics, national origin, age, disability or handicap, veteran status, retaliation, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law or ordinance.

Federal E-Verify Program

The MS Gulf Coast YMCA participates in the Federal E-Verify Program which is an internet based system that allows businesses to determine the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.