JOB OPENING: Three YWCA Fun Factory Leaders

Looking for a fun summer job? If you love arts and crafts and working with kids, and if you are comfortable reaching out to a wide variety of people in diverse neighborhoods, this may be a great fit for you!

JOB TITLE: Fun Factory Leader

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Hourly, flexible hours, non-exempt

DUTIES:  Plan, organize, and implement summer recreation program

  • Weekdays during the summer, mid-June – early August
  • Children’s Day (Sunday)
  • National Night Out (evening)


  • Provide professional representation for the YWCA with program participants and the community
  • Provide leadership to youth and support to Fun Factory team
  • Develop, plan and organize activities for outdoor recreation program
  • Lead daily program activities
  • Assure safety of staff and program participants
  • Maintain order and discipline
  • Promote the mission of the YWCA
  • Keep accurate records and reports of attendance, purchases, activities and fuel use
  • Drive Fun Factory van
  • Shop for activity supplies


  • Ability to embrace and advance the YWCA mission of eliminating racism and empowering women
  • Ability to work with diverse populations with an outgoing, friendly, welcoming manner
  • Ability to develop harmonious working relationships with co-workers, participants and the public
  • Good physical health and endurance
  • High energy level
  • High comfort level for working with children
  • Ability to work with groups of all sizes
  • An open and creative mind
  • Ability to have fun and make things fun for youth
  • Ability to project a positive and professional image of the YWCA to the community
  • An ability to give and receive information effectively orally and in writing
  • Ability to make public presentations
  • Ability to project a positive and professional image of the YWCA to the community
  • Ability to perform duties with considerable independence of action and decision making and to make correct application of policies and procedures
  • Ability to enforce positive behavior and to lead by example
  • Ability to pass a background check
  • Possess a valid driver license and a good driving record


  • Experience working with children ages 5-10 in camping, school, childcare or other activities
  • Experience with arts and crafts and outdoor recreation
  • Experience in leadership and organization

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a person assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.  All of any portion of this job description is subject to elimination, modification or addition at any time at the discretion of the YWCA.

SALARY RANGE:          $12 – $14 per hour

 WHAT ELSE:    Must have passion for working with children, energy and a positive attitude, and commitment to YWCA mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.  Washington State Driver License and good driving record required. Van drivers must be 21.

HOW TO APPLY:  At  YWCA, 213 S. First Ave., Walla WallaPresent cover letter, resume and complete YWCA application.

If applying via email (Anne-Marie Schwerin: , it is advised that the applicant call to check if the file was received and not caught in spam filters.  YWCA is not responsible for documents lost in cyberspace.




Download YWCA application

It is the policy of the YWCA to consider all applications for employment equally without regard to an applicant’s race, color, religion, disability, pregnancy, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, ethnicity, income, veteran status, marital status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. The YWCA does not accept unsolicited resumes or applications.  All application materials for posted positions will be retained for one year from the date received. 

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that YWCA employment practices are equitable, consistently applied, in compliance with Federal and State laws, and in compliance with any contractual obligations set forth by our funding agencies, so long as those obligations are not superseded by said law.