Activities Instructor- Dance at Jefferson Memorial Park
Chicago Park District's Jefferson Memorial Park seeks a dynamic and invested Dance Instructor who has experience with Ballet, Hip Hop, Tap (beginner and intermediate levels) for early childhood/youth/teens and Zumba for adults. Not all genres required and not limited to these genres, there is space to bring your creative energy to the role the park is looking for a variety to serve the community interest. PT position has some schedule flexibility, after school hours during the week and Saturday morning/early afternoon availability is required.
Title: Activities Instructor (H) FITNESS Budgeted up to 25 hours a week.CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS:Under general supervision, plans, promotes, organizes, conducts and provides instruction in a specialized athletic, recreation or leisure activity including, but not limited to tennis, aerobics, yoga, boxing, sailing and skating. Conducts classes, controls specialized equipment and recruits volunteers. Performs other related duties as assigned.EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:Plans and implements a course curriculum for the instruction of a specialized athletic, recreation or leisure activity. Provides instruction and supervision for Chicago Park District patrons involved in a specialized athletic, recreation or leisure activity. Demonstrates proper techniques and skills in specialty area. Adapts programs to reflect differing levels of participant skill development. Provides instruction in advanced competitive strategies of specialty area. Provides information on the rules and regulations governing competition in specialty area.Promotes sportsmanship and encourages creativity in participants. Communicates constructively with participants, parents, volunteers and the community. Enforces and promotes safety guidelines for specialized activity. Resolve conflicts among participants. Issues and maintains an inventory of specialized equipment and supplies. Sets up special apparatus and equipment. Supervises unorganized plan and enforces Chicago Park District rules and regulations.Determines tournament eligibility requirements and verifies dates and other standards. Establishes schedules for tournaments, leagues and competitions. Conducts meetings on competitions and other special events. May officiate at competitions in assigned specialty area.Performs general administrative duties such as assisting in course registration, collecting fees, answering routine inquiries in person or by phone and routine record keeping. Conducts and attends workshops and in-service training seminars. May work with a special population, including but not limited to senior citizens and populations with physical, sensory and other disabilities.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Training and Experience:Associate of Arts degree or completion of two (2) full years of course work at an accredited college or university which included a minimum of twenty (20) credit hours in one (1) or more of the following areas: Recreation, Leisure Studies, Physical Education or related discipline and one (1) year of closely related instructional, practical or sanctioned competitive (i.e. IHSA, NCAA or AAU) experience in the specialty area or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Knowledge of athletic, leisure and recreation theories and principles; technical knowledge and skill in an area of specialization; skill in teaching the full range of skills and techniques in an area of specialization; effective oral and written communication skills; ability to evaluate skill levels in the specialty area.Work Locations Jefferson 4822 N. Long Chicago 60630Closing Date Sep 12, 2022, 11:59:00 PMBudgeted Salary 22.19