The Knight School Denver TKS Denver School Coach Aurora, CO · Part time

This highly rewarding position requires NO PRIOR CHESS KNOWLEDGE. As a Knight School Chess Coach, you will work with The Knight School’s proprietary teaching curriculum to provide developmentally targeted chess instruction to children from Pre-K, all the way up to middle school. This position is typically part-time with an average of 6-15 hours a week (or, 3 hours per class taught), although the weekly hours may vary depending on The Knight School Denver's need and the selected candidate’s availability. Working 24 hours or more on a weekly average qualifies as full-time.



The person selected as School Coach must possess the following skills and abilities:

  • High school degree or equivalent and some amount of college study; in progress collegiate study is fine.
  • The ability to pass the TKS background check and any school-required background check; the safety and well-being of our students is our highest priority.
  • Reliable transportation to cover multiple classes at multiple locations within a week.

Physical Requirements

The Physical Requirements of this position are such that the selected candidate must be able to:

  • Lift up to 20 pounds

Position Responsibilities

As a School Coach for The Knight School Denver, you will be trusted with the following responsibilities, in addition to any specific instructions provided by The Knight School Denver City Coach:

Maintain the schedule with which the City Coach provides you, arriving at assigned locations for set-up at least 15 minutes before the official class start time and remaining at the location until all students are delivered to parents (or after school care providers).

Set up and run a video lesson produced by Dr. David Brooks, and supervise in-class student tournaments, focusing on the chess tactic taught that week.

Commit to the full academic year, running approximately mid-August through May. Summer hours available June through early-August if desired.

Travel to the assigned location, and plan travel times to account for slower transportation times through school zones and rush-hour traffic.


$21 - $25 per hour