Temporary Enrichment and Fitness Instructor

Alexandria, VA
$25.85 Hourly
Jun 11, 2019
Jun 18, 2019
Full Time
Temporary Enrichment and Fitness Instructor

The City of Alexandria is located in northern Virginia and is bordered by the District of Columbia (Potomac River), Arlington and Fairfax counties. With a population of approximately 150,000 and a land area of 15.75 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Alexandria has a charming waterfront and is a unique and historic place to live and work. About one-quarter square miles in the city have 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 are interested in working for the vibrant City of Alexandria, we invite qualified candidates to apply for our Temporary Enrichment and Fitness Instructors.


In pursuit of service excellence, a Temporary Enrichment and Fitness Instructor facilitates youth, adult and senior activities at various recreation centers throughout the City of Alexandria. In this role, you will provide patrons the opportunity to engage in a variety of recreational and leisure activities while ensuring their wellness and recreational needs are met. You will also provide a safe, fun, structured and engaging atmosphere for all our customers. Enthusiasm, flexibility and excellent communication skills are needed to be successful in this position.

What You Should Bring

Each member of our team is accountable for the outstanding delivery of services to the community. Must have experience in disciplines: health and wellness; aerobic exercise; sports; summer, winter and spring break camps; arts and crafts; music; dance; martial arts; tai Chi; Yoga/Pilates; educational activities; and or STEM related programming. You will have the support of and work under the direction of the Fee Classes and Camps Recreation Coordinator and/or Recreation Manager II. The hours will vary Sunday- Saturday 6:00am- 9:00pm with some Special Events scheduled throughout the year.

The Opportunity
  • Teaches scheduled classes, beginning and ending on time;
  • Instructs patrons on effective workout methods; explains proper techniques, demonstrates exercises, and teaches appropriate methods ;
  • Prepares appropriate equipment, music, and handouts for each class;
  • Assists patrons, answers questions, and maintains a positive exercise experience for members and class participants;
  • Keeps management informed of customer and facility needs;
  • Ensures that safety standards are met, and that department and facility policies are adhered to; and
  • Performs related duties as required.

About the Department

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 or GED; one year of experience as a Recreation Leader II, or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. First Aid training, valid driver's license issued by state of residence. Small Pool Manager: possession of a valid Red Cross or comparable Senior Life Saving and Swimming Pool Operator's Certificate. Assistant Pool Manager: (Large Pool) same as for a Small Pool Manager, plus two years swimming pool experience, and the ability to perform routine maintenance/repair work on pool equipment.

Preferred Qualifications

High School Diploma or GED; three years of experience in your field of instruction, or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Possession of valid a First Aid and CPR certifications.


This position requires successful completion of a criminal records background check and drug screening prior to employment.

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