Job Opening

Chicago - from Carla Esteva, a former fencer. Her husband Dave (both alum of PSU), is one of the fencing coaches at his old high school and they have an opening. They are hoping to increase the diversity of the fencing coaches and would like to see if we have any interested applicants.

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Female Fencing Coach Wanted at Halberstadt Fencers’ Club (San Francisco, CA)

Specialist in Sabre 


Part Time:  Approximately 15+ hours a week

Start Date: Flexible


Job Description:


Work in San Francisco at one of the principal youths sabre programs in the U.S. In 2016, U.S. Super Youth Circuit ranked our Halberstadt sabre fencers as second in the country. . See our Facebook page for more information Review our webpage at for our Programs and Philosophy and publications. The Halberstadt Sabre program is marketed under the title of SF Youth Fencing. Halberstadt facility has 11 electrical strips with repeaters, lockers, showers, and multimedia for video training. The club is also looking for a part-time female coach for the beginning foil and or épée program. 




Work in youth development programs for Y10 to juniors. Coaches are expected to demonstrate a willingness to learn and improve by attending tournaments, in-house and outside seminars, and obtaining their USFCA certifications.  We will sponsor your training and explain our methods to help you become certified (Moniteur, Prévôt and/or Maître). We work together as a team to apply our successful program for physical conditioning, technical and tactical training. You will give individual lessons along with reinforcing instruction in group drills, fencing fitness training, strip coaching, and coaching in local competitions.  


We are looking for a female candidate transitioning from competition to coaching with a positive caring attitude who enjoys working with children. A candidate with highly competitive fencing experience, domestic and or international is preferred. Active competitors are not discouraged from being a part of the team. Must be willing to work in a cooperative team approach for the betterment of each student and the sustainability of the club. 

Additional Information: 


Coaches are not assigned their students, since there are no conflicts in our style of teaching. Students take lessons from various coaches depending on the coaches’ and students’ level. Currently, we have sabre classes Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons 4-6:30 p.m. and Saturday 9-4 p.m. 


Application Instructions:


Please forward résumé and brief introduction to: 


Connie Louie-Handelman, PhD

Maître de Sabre  or text:  1-415-244-1228