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Gilbert, AZ 85295
50 E. Civic Center Drive, AZ
Parks & Recreation
We Are Team Gilbert
The Town of Gilbert is Arizona’s 5th largest city and one of Money Magazine’s Best Places to Live in the U.S., and the people who serve it are proud to be tasked with ensuring it stays that way. Team Gilbert is a fast, collaborative team of innovators who do important work that makes our community better every day!
If you have the heart of a public servant and the spirit of an entrepreneur…please read on!
We Are Seeking
Our focus on providing exceptional customer service and bringing value to our citizens makes this opening a great opportunity for professional growth in a fast-paced work environment. Team Gilbert has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated professional to fill the position of Recreation Instructor – General.
The Recreation Instructor – General reports to the Recreation Coordinator. The primary function of this position is to teach a wide range of recreation classes for early childhood to adult age groups. Instructors work independently in a classroom and are expected to provide their own class curriculum and classroom management skills. Instructors must also be able to resolve classroom conflicts, adapt to participants needs/behaviors, respond to emergency situations and enforce facility and classroom policies/procedures. Positions may be available at the following locations: Freestone Recreation Center, Gilbert Community Center, McQueen Park Activity Center and the Southeast Regional Library. Applicants will be assigned to a location based on program needs.
You are someone who effectively exceeds customer needs by building productive customer relationships, and takes responsibility for customer satisfaction and loyalty. You actively participate as a member of a team to move the team toward the completion of goals and produce quality outcomes. You are committed to our safety philosophy, and you take great pride in proactively managing time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently while accomplishing objectives and achieving goals beyond what is required.
At Team Gilbert, we hire innovative, forward thinking problem-solvers who love what they do! In addition to possessing the ability to live out our core and functional values daily, candidates must possess the following requirements:
+ Be able to create and implement age appropriate curriculum
+ One year of formal teaching experience
+ Skilled and passionate about teaching in a structured, fun recreation environment
+ Minimum of an 8-12 week teaching commitment. This can be an ongoing position depending availability and facility needs.
+ Current CPR and First Aid certification are preferred, but not required
+ Age requirement: Must be 18+ years
Up For the Challenge?
For more information on Team Gilbert and all we have to offer, click here.
Up For The Challenge?
If you are looking for an opportunity to make a visible contribution to our community, and get excited about doing interesting work that matters, then we encourage you to apply today! To complete and submit an on-line employment application for this position visit https://gilbertaz.gov/jobs. Incomplete applications may be rejected so please be thorough. Your resume may be included as a supplement to your application, but it cannot replace any information required for the application.
This position is FLSA Non-Exempt – eligible for overtime compensation.
Town of Gilbert offers a comprehensive benefit package for full time and some part time positions. For more information on additional benefits, please Click Here.
In the questions that follow, you’ll be asked for information about your work preferences for the recreation instructor position, and about your related education, training and experience. Answers given in this supplemental questionnaire must be substantiated and verifiable in the employment history section of your application. Be aware that submitting a resume in lieu of completing the employment history section of the application and failing to provide all of the information requested in the supplemental questions will disqualify you from further consideration, so please be thorough in answering the questions. Please indicate whether or not you accept these terms by checking the appropriate box below.
Please indicate by checking the appropriate box(es) below, the season(s) you’re available to teach.
+ Winter (December, January, February)
+ Spring (March, April, May)
+ Summer (June, July, August)
+ Fall (September, October, November)
Please indicate the times you’re available to teach Monday through Friday, 8AM to 8PM and Saturday 8AM to 3PM.
Please indicate by checking the appropriate box(es) below, the populations/groups you have experience teaching. Check all that apply.
+ Parent Tot (Birth-6 years)
+ Early Childhood (2-6 years)
+ Youth (6-12 years)
+ Teen (13-16 years)
+ Adult (16+years)
+ Active Adult (55+years)
+ Adaptive Recreation – All ages
+ None of the above
Which of the following classes do you have experience teaching and would you like to teach for the Town of Gilbert. Check all that apply.
+ Academic Pre-School (letter, number and/or color recognition, reading, writing, etc.)
+ Cheer (chants, choreography, jumps, stunts, etc.)
+ Cooking (cooking, baking, food preparation, food presentation, etc.)
+ Crafts (crocheting, jewelry making, mosaic, photography, scrapbooking, etc.)
+ Crafts Pre-School (drawing, eco-friendly, holiday, painting, wooden, etc.)
+ Dance (ballet, ballroom, belly, country western, hip hop, jazz, tap, etc.)
+ Drawing (acrylic, charcoal, oil pastels, pencil, etc.)
+ Gymnastics/Tumbling (acroba