At Silver Knights, we are always on the lookout for motivated chess coaches and aides. We give a great deal of training and support to our coaches and offer a flexible schedule. It is very important to us to attract and keep highly qualified coaches; as a result, we pay a highly competitive rate and offer opportunities for raises.

We occasionally offer outsdanding coaches a full-time position. Coaches applying for full-time positions should have significant prior experience coaching chess to elementary school children and a moderate to high USCF rating.

If you're interested in joining Silver Knights Chess as a coach, aide, or in another capacity, please email the following to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. :

  1. Cover email (include whether you are applying as a coach or aide)
  2. One-page resume
  3. References
  4. Answer the following two questions:
    • Teaching chess to children is an unusual job. For the right person, it can be very rewarding and fun to help the children master different chess concepts; often, many of them can beat their parents after just one session with Silver Knights! What aspect of this job made you want to apply?
    • This job pays a good rate per class, but the hours are sparse - usually just one hour per day, right after school or before school. Because our instructors go to a different school each day of the week, some transportation time is also required. Why do you feel that this work schedule is a good fit for you?