Job Opportunities

Chess Players / Enthusiasts

Teach chess in elementary schools!

Academic Chess has been teaching chess in the elementary schools for over 15 years and is looking for good people who can help.

K-6th grade 1hr lesson consists of 20-30 minutes of teaching in front of the group on a 2 dimensional chess board, and then 30-40 minutes of supervised playing. Watch as your kids go from complete beginners to real chess players. Kids are given prizes including trophies and chess workbooks... 

Even though our program is focused on beginning kids, we also have advanced instructors and advanced kids including some of the very best kids in the nation.

We provide training to teach instructors basic lessons to teach their kids. Learn chess yourself so that you can teach kids strategies and tricks of the game. Learn about controlling the center, developing your pieces, and basic opening systems such as the Sicilian and Ruy Lopez. We have many chess masters on staff who work with our beginning instructors. You will be given many tools to improve your game.

Some of the kids we teach are complete beginners and any level of chess player can teach them. We believe that chess builds critical thinking skills and helps most kids with their academics and with life. Help us give kids an alternative to video games! We believe that learning chess should be fun, and should teach love for the game.

So if you love chess, and you are good with kids, you are a great candidate for the job.

  • Being good at chess is not a must, you must love chess and be willing to work on your chess.
  • Must love children and be good working with groups of children.
  • Must have clean criminal background (no felonies or any crime against children).
  • Must have good English skills.
  • Must be clean and well-groomed.
  • Must be available on weekday afternoons from 2-4.
  • Must have reliable transportation to get from school to school.
  • Must be punctual and on time to any scheduled class.

Most of our work is done at after school time. Although we pay well by the hour, instructors usually only work 1-2 hours a day. For our very best instructors we offer many additional hours during the school day and also for advanced chess players private and group coaching.

This job is ideal for people looking for teaching experience. Teach kids a game that they love! Many of our instructors go on to become credentialed teachers in the schools. All work is done at various school sites.

We are in the following areas currently. If you are within 50 miles of one of these areas please call the appropriate number.