Recreation Instructor - Active Older Adults

  • City and County of Denver
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Sep 20, 2021
Part Time Education and Training Parks and Recreation

Job Description

About Our JobEmployment Requirement: City Employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by September 30, 2021. All persons offered a position will be required to provide valid proof of vaccination prior to starting employment.
Are you looking to make a positive impact in Denver's active older adults community? Denver Parks & Recreation's Active Older Adults (AOA) program provides adults, ages 50+ years, in various wellness, exercise and leisure activities aimed at supporting healthy aging. AOA programming includes aquatics, fitness, outdoor day trips, lunch trips, drop-in activities, clubs, arts & crafts, dance lessons and more! Join our team of devoted professionals and contribute to the enrichment of our valued community. To learn more about the Active Older Adults recreation programming offered by Denver Parks & Recreation, please visit

Our Recreation Division operates 30 recreation centers offering affordable facilities, programs and activities to residents and visitors year-round. To learn more about Denver Recreation please visit The City & County of Denver Parks & Recreation Department is seeking Active Older Adults Recreation Instructors (On-Call - averaging 10 hours a week)* to call bingo, drive the bus for trips, and assist the coordinator with other AOA programs.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Work with full-time staff to plan and implement programs
  • Maintain a safe, fun and trusting program environment for all participants
  • Work directly with recreation center staff to aid in facilitation of programs
  • Executes instructional plans using prescribed and accepted teaching methods for group and individual instruction
  • Evaluates and communicates student/participant progress to all appropriate staff
  • Reviews completed program participant evaluation tools, using findings to increase program and instructional effectiveness
  • Assists in the organization and administration of special events
  • By position, performs various tasks to provide program administrative support
  • Drive bus to transport participants on trips (optional)
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested

This is an on-call position which will work no more than 39 hours per week and is not eligible for benefits.

About You

Ideal Candidate Summary

We are looking for passionate and caring individuals who are looking to make connections and foster the well-being of our active older adults community. Additionally, our ideal candidate will possess:
  • Experience in facilitating and/or assisting in the day-to-day operations of an organized recreation program
  • Experience in working directly with older adults (ages 50+) in recreation programming or a related field
  • Willingness to obtain authorization in order to drive an Active Older Adults participant transport vehicle (Mini-Bus)

We realize that your time is valuable, so please do not apply unless you meet the following required minimum qualifications:
  • Education: Graduation from high school or the possession of a GED, HiSET or TASC Certificate
  • Experience: One (1) year of experience in assisting in the operation and instruction of organized recreation activities
  • Education and Experience Equivalency: Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements
  • Licensures/Certification(s): Requires certification in CPR and First Aid within 6 months of date of hire. Requires a valid driver's license at the time of application. (Employees may be eligible to drive department/city vehicles for transportation and subject to motor vehicle record check and required to pass a city sponsored driver safety training course.) Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of continued employment.

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Job Profile
CA2583 Recreation Instructor
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Position Type

Position Salary Range
$15.00 - $22.50

Starting Pay

Parks and Recreation

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