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SecondShift Instructor - Job Description​

Organization Background: 

Access AfterSchool is a nonprofit organization that has provided after-school programs in the Roaring Fork and Colorado River valleys of Western Colorado since 2009. Access strives to keep students connected to school and community through a combination of enrichment classes that provide life skills, leadership development and an exploration of a wide variety of subjects.

  • Mission​: We are committed to enriching the lives of youth, supporting working families, and building healthy communities by providing high-quality after school and summer programs.

  • Vision​: We envision communities in which youth are connected to their peers, families, mentors, and the community at large; where youth feel a sense of belonging, are socially and emotionally supported, are inspired to explore their interests, and are empowered for the future.

  • Philosophy​: We believe that youth thrive when they are offered experiences that spark passion and encourage movement and creativity; these experiences develop skills that encourage personal growth, community connection, academic success, and an appreciation for arts, culture, and healthy living.

SecondShift - Fall 2023 ​(​October 16 -  Mid December​)

SecondShift is Access Afterschool’s afterschool program. Instructors facilitate enrichment courses over 10-weeks based on their own passions, talents, and skills. Classes are conducted for 1.5hrs on one, two, or three days of the week.


The position pays ​$28/hour​ and​ supplies are provided by Access​. Minimum 1.5hr/week commitment.

Courses​ ​are offered at the following schools on these days and times:

  • Basalt Middle School (3:30-5:00 M/T/TH)

  • Glenwood Springs Middle School (3:30-5:00 M/T/TH)

  • Ross Montessori School (3:30-5:00 M/T/TH)

  • Riverview School (3:45-5:15, M/T/TH)

  • Riverside Middle School (4:15-5:45, M/T/W)

  • Rifle Middle School (4:15-5:45 M/T/W)

Class ideas:

  • Homework Help/Math Booster

  • Outdoor Expeditions

  • Cooking/Baking

  • Book Club

  • Dungeons & Dragons

  • Chorus/Glee Club

  • Penmanship/Cursive

  • Climate/Sustainability Club

  • Skateboarding

  • Card/Board Games

  • Drama/Dance/Performing Arts

  • Spoken Word/Poetry

  • Photography/Painting/Ceramics

  • Mock Trial/Debate/Public Speaking

  • Soccer/Basketball/Ultimate Frisbee

  • Crafts

  • Logic Games

  • Dodgeball/Kickball

  • Workplace Readiness

  • Minecraft

  • Creative Writing

  • Music Production

  • Magic the Gathering

  • Coding/Robotics

  • Sewing/Embroidery

  • Wood Working

  • Jr. Police/Fire Academy

  • Guitar

  • Cookie/Cake Decorating

  • Babysitter Certification

  • Fly Fishing 

  • Jump Rope

  • Drum Fit

  • Let Play Club

  • Photography/Film

  • Wilderness Survival

If you are interested in instructing a class (or two!) this spring, please complete our ​SecondShift Interest Form​ at your earliest convenience. Please feel free to pass this information on to anyone who might be interested and is qualified to work with youth in an after school program.

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