City of Richmond - Utilities Recreation Instructor I (Seasonal) - Community Centers in Richmond, Virginia

The purpose of the class is to lead recreational programs and activities. The class is responsible for planning, organizing, presenting, and evaluation of recreational programs. The class works within a general outline of work to be performed, and develops work methods and sequences under general supervision.

Example of Duties:

The City of Richmond Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities is seeking highly qualified, responsible, mature and experienced individuals to fill the seasonal position ofRecreation Instruction Ito implement citywide programs in its Community Centers.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Planning specific activities for daily classes, practices, meetings or sessions, organizing team lineups and program participation protocols, scheduling appropriate activities, making arrangements for necessary supplies, materials and equipment at scheduled events
  • Teaching, instructing, demonstrating, coaching, supervising and coordinating site activities, enforcing safety rules, standards and procedures, maintaining safety and order at all times to ensure a safe and effective program
  • Resolving disputes and arguments, providing informal social and academic counseling, advice, information, guidance, encouragement and support to program participants, consulting with parents, coaches, teachers, volunteers, and participants, establishing clear rules for behavior and participation and serving as a role model for others
  • Inspecting activity areas, grounds and buildings for safe conditions, maintaining a clean and safe environment for program activities, preparing playing fields and setting up work/play sites such as, marking playing fields, setting up tables and chairs or organizing a game room
  • Assisting with newsletters, brochures, announcements or other written and verbal program communications
  • Providing participant transportation to and from scheduled events
  • Organizing and participating in meetings, greeting the general public, assisting in the recruitment and training of co-workers, volunteers and program participants, interacting and consulting with teachers and school administrators
  • Providing clerical assistance for routine matters such as, registration and attendance-taking, maintaining logs and preparing written reports, answering telephones, taking messages, directing calls and providing information to others, making photocopies, sending faxes and processing routine documents and forms

*_Please check your e-mail regularly, as correspondence in reference to this recruitmentwill be e-mailed if you are selected for an interview._*

The City of Richmond Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities provides exceptional recreation and leisure programs to enhance the overall quality of life for the citizens and visitors to the City of Richmond; and strives to preserve, protect, maintain and improve all of its natural resources, parkland, community facilities and recreational opportunities for current and future generations. For more information about the department visit:

Qualifications, Special Certifications and Licenses:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Requires high school, GED or specialized vocational training
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience (as approved by the department) may be used to meet the minimum qualifications of the classification
  • No special certification or license required Preferred Qualifications:

  • High school diploma; and at least two (2) years of related experience

  • Recent experience within the last three (3) months working at a community center in an urban environment that experiences social and economical challenges
  • Skill in coaching and training youth in the primary skills needed to appropriately and safely perform in athletic activities such as, football, soccer, basketball, baseball, etc.
  • Experience in arts/crafts, conflict resolution and coordinating special events
  • Computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
Americans with Disabilities Act Requirements:


  • Physical and dexterity refers to the requirement for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.
  • Requires light to medium work that involves walking or standing virtually all of the time and involves exerting between 20 and 50 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis, considerable skill, adeptness and speed in the use of the fingers, hands or limbs in tasks involving close tolerances or limits of accuracy.
  • May include dancing, running or jumping. ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS:

  • Environmental hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.

  • The job may risk exposure to bright/dim light, traffic, and extreme noise levels. SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Sensory ability refers to hearing, sight, touch, taste, and smell required by the job.

  • The job requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing, speaking and color perception. ADA COMPLIANCE

  • The City of Richmond, Virginia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires the City to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.

  • Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.

Job Title: Recreation Instructor I (Seasonal) - Community Centers

Closing Date/Time: Sun. 03/25/18 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Salary: $11.59 - $18.79 Hourly $927.23 - $1,502.92 Biweekly

Job Type: Temporary

Location: 1209 Admiral Street, Virginia

Department: Parks, Recreation & Community Facilities