Class Title: Specialty Instructor


Hourly: $23.33 - $30.79 | Monthly: $4042.92 - $5336.83 | Annually: $48515.07 - $64041.97

Benefits: Part-time, non-benefited | Seasonal


This classification is responsible for planning and instructing specialized classes and activities.   Develops curriculum, prepares materials, instructs class, monitors participants, and evaluates classes.


Works under the supervision of a supervisor.  Follows standard processes and procedures without supervision but confirms changes to standard practices and significant decisions in advance.


Supervision is not normally a responsibility of this position.  However, leadership and direction may be provided to volunteers.


The information provided below encompasses the typical duties and capabilities linked with this classification.  Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Instructs assigned classes, programs and activities.
  • Plans, organizes and implements curriculum based upon overall program objectives and guidelines.
  • Oversees the safety, comfort and progress of participants.
  • Develops rapport with participants and responds to questions, concerns, etc.
  • Collaborates with Coordinator/Management staff to develop, plan and schedule classes.
  • Communicates with staff regarding facility, equipment and supply needs.
  • Sets up, takes down, and cleans-up after class as required.
  • Addresses program specific risk management/safety issues.
  • Facilitates inclusion of special needs participants in program.
  • Manages accidents and incidents according to procedures.
  • Acts as a Mandatory Reporter; reports incidents of child abuse/neglect.
  • Performs other duties as assigned


The individual in this classification is expected to possess and exhibit the following knowledge, skills and abilities.

Strong Knowledge of:

  • Recreational activity for which providing instruction and/or supervision;
  • Theory, principle and practices for specialized area; and
  • Curriculum and effective teaching methods for area of assignment

Skill and Ability to:

  • Demonstrate competency in specialized area;
  • Communicate effectively with a diverse group of people;
  • Effectively prepare and present lessons to a variety of audiences taking into consideration age, abilities and levels;
  • Effectively handling disruptions, conflicts, and responding to problems addressing customer service concerns, and emergency situations as they arise; and
  • Work cooperatively with others and create a positive, constructive relationship with staff and customers.


The following are minimum qualifications for this classification.

Education, Experience, and Training:

  1. High school diploma or equivalent; college coursework or vocations training with emphasis in related field preferred; AND
  2. Two (2) years of professional level experience in area of specialty; OR
  3. Any satisfactory combination of education, experience and training.
  4. Some teaching experience preferred.

Licenses and Certifications:

  1. Some positions may require possession of or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire a valid First Aid/CPR certification.


The following are working conditions, including environmental and physical demands, required for this classification.

  • Depending upon job assignment, duties may be performed either indoors or outdoors, which may include working in extreme weather conditions.
  • Work schedule generally requires weekday hours with occasional weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to walk and stand for sustained period of time with frequent climbing, lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, bending, and twisting.
  • The flow of work and character of duties involve normal mental and visual attention much or all of the time.
  • Physical exertion includes frequent walking, bending and the ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds unassisted, pushing, pulling, and kneeling in order to store, set-up, and clean-up equipment and supplies.
  • Exposure to large crowds, uncooperative or difficult individuals, exposure to illness, and periods of continuous demand.




Benefits: Part-time, non-benefited | Seasonal

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