Temporary Recreation Instructor

Alexandria, VA
$25.85 Hourly
Mar 08, 2020
Mar 28, 2020
Full Time
Temporary Recreation 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 Recreation Instructor.

In pursuit of service excellence the Temporary Recreation Instructor will lead youth and adult fitness and enrichment programs. This position will be supervised by a Recreation Manager. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for working with youth and adult participants, and have a range of skills from dance, fitness, science and music 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. You will work to meet the of our community. You will bring your expertise and experience in one or more areas of fitness or enrichment, where you will share your passion and provide instruction to participants of varying ages. You will ensure all programs are safe, fun and educational. You will have the support of and work under the direction of the Recreation Manager. You will execute programs that meets the high standards of excellence.

The Opportunity
  • Serves as lead instructor for beginner to advanced level fitness or enrichment classes;
  • Makes preparation for recreational activities at one or more sites: sets up equipment/supplies, takes attendance of participants, communicates with participants and/or parents of participants, helps participants attain the goals of that program;
  • Plans and develops fitness and enrichment programs in order to ensure that activities and events are made available to the community;
  • Communicates concerns and makes recommendations to higher level staff regarding facilities, participants, volunteers, and programs;
  • Ensures all safety precautions and facility rules and regulations are followed.
  • Maintains a safe program environment and facility;
  • Participates in staff meetings, in-service trainings, sessions, and workshops;
  • Assists patrons with program information;
  • Administer first aid as required;
  • Performs related work as required.

About the Department
The mission of Recreation, Parks and 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; experience leading recreational and cultural activities in arts and crafts, sports, games, music, drama, cooking, exercise and field trips, or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Preferred Qualifications

A background working with diverse populations, experience working independently and as part of a team, experience working with schools, therapeutic recreation, sports programs, educational enrichment programs and fitness programs. CPR and First Aid certifications strongly recommended. Strong communication skills.


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

Applications will be reviewed regularly, and candidates will be selected for interviews based upon the need for the position.

The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities will be holding Job Fairs during the year and applicants who have successfully applied for this position will have the opportunity to interview on-site during the fair.

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