Specialized Recreation Instructor-Aerial Fabric

Posted: 09/22/2019


Position:  Specialized Recreation Instructor- Aerial Fabric
Department:  Recreation
Reports to:  Recreation Supervisor-Gymnastics
Location:  Wulf Recreation Center
Status:  Part-Time 2 (< 20 hours per week)
Hourly Wage:  $21.00-$28.00 hourly

Nature of Work
Under the direction of the Supervisor, this position is responsible for teaching skills in the specified activity/sport in a public recreational facility by performing the duties as outlined in the job description.
Essential Functions
  • Assists in the explanation and demonstration on the use of apparatus and/or equipment.
  • Proactively monitor and assist in the prevention and response to emergencies.
  • Assists in the explanation and demonstration of principles, techniques, and methods of regulating movement of body, hands, and feet to achieve proficiency.
  • Observe participants to detect and correct mistakes.
  • Assists with the explanation and enforcement of safety rules and regulations.
  • Assists with supervision of participants at parties and special events when applicable.
  • Finds substitutes for classes when not available.
  • Communicates with parents, participants, and supervisor regularly.
  • Move, set up and clean up for participants, including but not limited to pushing or pulling up to 30 lbs.
  • Must possess a highly defined focus toward both internal and external guest service.
  • Create interesting and up-to-date programs.
  • Demonstrate proper techniques.
  • Keep accurate record of participants' attendance, payment, and progress.
  • Report all accidents and injuries that occur in class, following District procedures.
  • Cooperate with Recreation Supervisor - Programs in outlining the program: establishing standards, scheduling classes, and making decisions concerning class structure.
  • Assist in regular evaluation of the program and individual instruction.
  • Attend staff meetings when scheduled.
  • Dress appropriately for activity.
  • Report absenteeism to Supervisor and arrange for substitution.
  • Substitute for other instructors as needed and available.
Management & Supervisory Duties
  • Oversees activities and actions of applicable program participants.
Illustrative Examples of Duties
  • Set up class-specific equipment and return to storage.
  • Perform all required duties in a timely manner as assigned.
  • Check equipment on a regular basis to ensure a safe environment for class participants.
  • Assist in maintaining area cleanliness and acceptable levels of sanitation.
  • Administer first aid and/or emergency care when necessary, or solicit help from a qualified staff member.
  • Report any problems to the Supervisor.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Skills, as applicable, to assist participants, including extended periods of standing and stabilizing others.
  • Expert knowledge of modern principles, instructional methods, practices, equipment, and techniques relating to the functional areas of responsibility.
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable class curriculum and/or lesson plans.
  • Knowledge of District policies and procedures.
  • Ability to transfer knowledge of specialized area to class participants.
  • Ability to instruct participants properly and safely to reach goal.
Required Training, Experience & Qualifications
  • 1 - 3 years of instructional experience in aerial fabric.
  • Current First Aid and CPR certifications or obtain within 6 months.