Magnus Chess Academy
  • Fairfax, VA, USA
  • $17-27
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

Magnus Chess Academy is seeking skilled part-time Online Chess Coaches to teach chess to kids through our online platform. Do you enjoy working with children? Do you want to earn extra money teaching chess? Are you looking to work from home? Would you like to teach with a company that makes a positive difference for others, especially kids? If so, please keep reading about this work-from-home opportunity!

As a remote coach you will work 5-25 hours/week. You will earn a competitive wage of $17 - $27/hour, depending on chess skill and teaching experience. Higher rates are possible for coaches with high ratings or who bring some students into our program. If this sounds like the right remote opportunity, then check! It's your move.


As a member of the Play Magnus Group, the company founded by World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen, our mission is to make the world a smarter place by encouraging people to learn, study, and earn a living from chess. Here at Magnus Chess Academy, we teach chess to elementary and middle school children. We teach online, in summer camp programs, and in after-school enrichment programs. Our instructors have taught chess to more than 100,000 kids since 2006.

We owe our success to working with fun, hardworking coaches. By choosing to teach with us, you would enjoy competitive compensation, friendly peers to work with, and you can brag that you're on the world champion's team!


As a Remote Coach, you interact with students on a day-to-day basis and facilitate a good learning experience for each kid and promote a love for the game! Each hour, you coach up to 8 elementary school children. You'll use technologies like Zoom or Chessable Classroom to properly teach each kid from the comfort of your own home. When needed, you can also help write or document curriculum. You enjoy using your skills to positively impact and teach kids!


  • Equipment, including video capability, and consistent access to a fast internet connection
  • A quiet and appropriate environment to teach from
  • Decent chess skill and experience (do not need to be a grandmaster-level player)
  • Due to the fact we work with children, you must pass a background check
  • Ability to be a dynamic and exciting teacher in an online format

Do you love chess? Can you be friendly and patient with kids while you teach complex tactics? Are you organized and detail-oriented? Do you manage your time well? Can you work well independently? Are you self-motivated and optimistic? If so, please consider applying to this extracurricular work-from-home opportunity today!


During the school year, you have the ability to teach classes during 3:30pm - 9pm eastern time on weekdays with possible hours on Saturday mornings or at other times.

During the summer (or other breaks from school), there is more work available teaching virtual summer camp programs from approximately 9:30 am - 3 pm, Monday - Friday in addition to the regular afternoon/evening hours.


If you feel that you would be perfect as a work-from-home Chess Coach, apply now using our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application. We can't wait to hear from you!

After you apply, we'll ask you to send in a short teaching demo video.

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