Vivacity Chess is looking for part-time instructors, assistant instructors and volunteers to teach chess to children in kindergarten through 12th grade. We are always eager to expand our teaching corps and encourage applicants with experience teaching, chess playing, or working with youth to contact us.

Chess instructors work approximately 1-10 hours per week during the academic school year, both day and evening hours are available. This is an ideal position for college students and retired persons.

Vivacity seeks three different levels of Instructors:
Level I: Instructor, ideally is a rated chess player (much stronger than his/her students) with some teaching experience.  The person should be capable to conduct instructions, seminars and tournaments.
Level II: Assistant Instructor, with skills somewhere between Instructor and Volunteer.  Work with small group of students or individuals during the course of regular instructions and seminars.  Ability to substitute an Instructor and willingness to advance to an Instructor level is a big plus.
Level III: Volunteer, the only requirements are passion to chess and patience with students.  Volunteer will help Instructors and Assistant Instructors during instruction sessions and might be asked to supervise chess club activities.  Ability and willingness to run a chess club in the absence of an Instructor is a plus.

If you love chess and want to share your expertise and passion for chess with children or for additional information mail or e-mail your inquiries or resume and cover letter to:
Vivacity, Inc.
6568 Maplewood Dr., Suite 201
Cleveland, Ohio 44124
e-mail:

All instructors who work with children are subject to background checks.

Alumni and Mentorship

Job and internship opportunities:
Students can familiarize themselves with the expectations of the workplace by participating in various employment opportunities. Following a formal application and interview process, students are hired as interns to assist Vivacity staff in conducting chess programs or at Vivacity-sponsored tournaments. Students can also apply for counseling positions at Camps, where Vivacity offers summer chess programs.

Alumni might fulfill their service requirements by assisting Vivacity staff in promoting chess at various community sites and libraries. By introducing younger children to the game, high school students experience the emotional rewards of being a role model and remain connected to an all-ages chess network.