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Receation Leader I-Gym Monitor

City Of Alexandria Virginia
Alexandria, VA
$17.78 Hourly
Closing date
Jun 17, 2023

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Temporary Gym Monitor

The City of Alexandria is in northern Virginia, bordered by the District of Columbia (Potomac River), Arlington, and Fairfax counties. Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia, with a population of approximately 150,000 and a land area of 15.75 square miles. Alexandria has a charming waterfront and is a unique and historic place to live and work. About one-quarter of square miles in the city has been designated as a national or local historic district. We proudly embrace our rich history and seize the endless opportunities that lie ahead. If you want to work for the vibrant City of Alexandria, we invite qualified candidates to apply for the Temporary Gym Monitor Recreation Leader position.

In pursuit of service excellence, the Gym Monitor Recreation Leader provides front-line assistance to patrons at a recreation center. In addition, the Gym Monitor will be responsible for ensuring gym equipment is adequately maintained and used following safety guidelines. The ideal candidate should be able to provide excellent customer service to all center patrons while ensuring a safe and clean environment.

What You Should Bring
The Gym Monitor position at the Recreation Center is an exciting opportunity for individuals who are passionate about healthy lifestyles and enjoy interacting with people. As a Gym Monitor, you will play a critical role in ensuring that the patrons have a safe and enjoyable experience while using the equipment and facilities. In addition, you will be responsible for monitoring the gym area during operating hours, enforcing safety guidelines, maintaining a clean and organized environment, and promoting a friendly and welcoming atmosphere in the gym area.

The ideal candidate for this position should possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, have a strong customer service orientation, pay attention to detail, and have the ability to handle and resolve conflicts professionally and diplomatically. Additionally, the candidate should have basic knowledge of gym equipment, and have current CPR and first aid certification (or be willing to obtain certification). If you are committed to providing excellent customer service and are passionate about a healthy lifestyle, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

The Opportunity:
  • Gain experience in the fitness industry and develop gym management and customer service skills.
  • Interact with a diverse group of people and build relationships with gym patrons.
  • Work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment where no two days are the same.
  • Learn about and promote healthy lifestyle choices to gym patrons.
  • Develop problem-solving skills by resolving conflicts and responding to patron concerns.
  • Work collaboratively with a team of like-minded individuals dedicated to providing excellent customer service.
  • Opportunities for career advancement within the Recreation Center
  • Attending regular staff meetings and training sessions to improve skills and knowledge.
  • Be part of a positive, supportive work culture that values teamwork and professional growth.

About the Department of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities
The mission of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities is to enrich the City of Alexandria by creating meaningful experiences through public spaces, cultural activities, and programming. The Department's vision is to improve the well-being of every person in our community by connecting them to each other and their environment. The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities received national accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). National accreditation requires park and recreation agencies to meet 155 standards representing elements of effective and efficient park and recreation operations.

Minimum & Additional Requirements

High School Diploma and one (1) year of related experience or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. First Aid training.

Preferred Qualifications

Two years of relevant work experience with increasing levels of responsibility. Alternatively, a combination of education, training, and understanding that demonstrates the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job's essential functions may also be considered.


This position requires the successful completion of a criminal records background check prior to employment.


The City of Alexandria is an award-winning, innovative, and progressive local government that brings together elected leaders, residents, businesses, and staff to foster a thriving community.  We are an independent, full-service city, providing the services typically operated by both counties and cities in areas such as public safety, transportation, human services, parks and recreation, planning, and administration. We offer a wide range of exciting career opportunities in a variety of fields, with the resources and expertise to succeed.  In Alexandria, employees are our most important asset, and we work hard to create and support a culture that delivers excellence through the shared values of respect, integrity, teamwork and continuous improvement.

Our employees have access to excellent medical, dental, vision, life insurance and other benefits.  Alexandria provides a defined-benefit pension and offers six weeks of paid parental leave to employees who become parents through birth, adoption or foster care.

We offer a robust wellness program, interdepartmental rotation program, tuition assistance funding and professional development program that helps employees obtain the knowledge, skills, qualifications and experience to enhance their professional and personal growth.

With a population of approximately 160,000 and a land area of 16 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Located on the Potomac River across from Washington, D.C., Alexandria is known for its beautifully preserved 18th- and 19th-century architecture, charming waterfront, high-tech economy, vibrant retail and restaurant corridors and diverse neighborhoods. We are a unique and historic community, and we continue to innovate for the 21st century.

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