Recreation Specialist - Water Aerobics Instructor



$19.07 Per Hour


Free access to all 4 of the City of St. George Golf Courses, the Recreation Center, the City Pool and the Aquatic Center.
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Job Description

Position Summary

Under direct supervision of the Assistant Recreation Manager - Aquatics, provides water aerobics instruction, monitors and educates patrons on fitness and safety, and maintains a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for class.

Essential Functions (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. The list of tasks is illustrative only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)

1. Teaches scheduled classes beginning and ending on time and provides adequate warm-up, exercise, stretching, and cool down.

2. Instructs patrons on effective workout methods, including explaining proper techniques, demonstrating exercises, identifying different muscle groups, and teaching appropriate methods to strengthen specific muscles.

3. Prepares appropriate equipment, music, and handouts for each class.

4. Assists patrons, answers questions, and maintains a positive exercise experience for members and class participants.

5. Keeps management informed of pool activities, facility needs, and significant problems.

6. Ensures that safety standards are met, and that department and facility policies are adhered to.

7. Performs other related duties as required.

8. Attends facility training meetings as required by Supervisor.

Typical Physical/Mental Demands/Working Conditions

Frequently required to walk, stand, sit and to talk or hear. Occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls; to reach with hands and arms; and to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Must have a high degree of energy, be physically fit, and have the endurance to complete the scheduled workout. Must also be able to project voice over the noise of the pool so that class participants are able to hear the instructions. Occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and pool mechanical systems. Occasionally exposed to wet and dry conditions, fumes, toxic, or caustic chemicals. Noise level in the work environment is usually quiet while in the office and loud when in the facility.

Minimum Qualifications


Licenses and/or Certifications:

• Certified Instructor (AEA, ACE, AFAA) preferred.

• Must be Workplace CPR/AED, First Aid certified within 60 days of hire which must be maintained throughout employment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

• Working knowledge of human anatomy, kinesiology, and training principles.

• Water aerobics teaching strategies and the incorporation of music, tempo, cueing technique, and rhythm.

Skills in:

• Choreography and music.

Ability to:

• Be professional

• Motivate class participants.

• Cooperate and work well with other staff members.

To Apply

Submit a completed City of St. George Employment Application online at Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. This Position is open until filled. Refer questions to Human Resources at 435-627-4670. Pre-employment drug screening and criminal background screen are required. The City of St. George is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, age, disability or genetic information. We make reasonable efforts to provide reasonable accommodation to disabled candidates.