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City of Charlottesville Group Exercise Instructor - Carver Center in Charlottesville, Virginia

Group Exercise Instructor - Carver Center

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Group Exercise Instructor - Carver Center


$19.55 - $34.22 Hourly


Charlottesville, VA

Job Type



Parks and Recreation

Job Number




  • Description

  • Benefits

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General Summary

This position leads group exercise classes and/or group-trainings to meet the fitness interests and demands of the community; monitors and educates patrons on fitness and safety, creating a positive wellness environment for customers and guests. Performs other duties as required. Primarily and most frequently, work is performed under direct supervision within one functional area and of a routine nature. Reports to a Parks and Recreation Operations Specialist.

The hiring amount is $19.55 to $34.22 an hour. This is a part-time temporary position with no benefits.

NOTE: This job opportunity is advertised with a closing date of "Continuous." If interested in being considered, an application should be submitted as soon as possible. Applications will be evaluated on a continuous basis. Interviews will be conducted as soon as possible during the recruitment with candidates who are best qualified. Applications may no longer be considered once a candidate to fill the position is identified. This job announcement will close when the position(s) have been filled and may close at any time.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

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

  • Provides supervisor with written lesson plans of class content for approval;

  • Instructs patrons on effective workout methods; explains proper techniques; demonstrates exercises and teaches appropriate methods to meet class objectives;

  • Communicates effectively, professionally, courteously and thoroughly with the highest regard to the customer;

  • Responsible for keeping accurate records, including incident/accident reports, time records and daily attendance;

  • Prepares equipment, music and handouts for each class as necessary;

  • Keeps management informed of customer and facility needs;

  • Ensures that safety standards are met, department and facility policies are adhered to and reports problems to supervisor;

  • Meets participants before and after class to answer questions and maintains a positive exercise experience;

  • Attends staff meetings and assists in developing ideas for new fitness and wellness programs in order to meet the needs of the recreational facility and/or the community;

  • Performs related duties as required.

Education, Experience and Skills

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age by employment start date;

  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a high school diploma;

  • Minimum of three (3) months of related experience instructing/supervising individuals in the specialized class;

  • All staff serving in this role must attend the Parks and Recreation Certification program for Group Exercise Instructors on an annual basis;

  • Dependent upon assignment, may require possession of CPR/AED/First Aid certification.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two (2) or more years of experience teaching/instructing classes or supervising a group exercise program preferred.

  • Possession of one or more certifications by ACSM, NSCA, ACE, AEA, NASM, AFAA, Hydra-Fit or other nationally-recognized organization preferred;

  • OSHA and Blood Borne Pathogen Training preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Thorough knowledge of professional behavior in a recreation environment; ability to maintain order among participants; ability to instruct participants with different learning styles; ability to demonstrate positive customer service skills when communicating with participant and the public; strong safety orientation; demonstrated leadership capabilities and adaptability at the front of a class; ability to move rhythmically to the beat of music including the ability to incorporate optimal usage of cueing, tempo, choreography and safe transitional movements from one pattern to the other; skilled in creating combinations to be taught within the parameters of a class format; working knowledge of human anatomy, kinesiology and training principles; ability to maintain a high degree of energy with the endurance to complete each fitness class; able to perform mathematical computations with speed and accuracy; general knowledge of standard office procedures, practices and equipment.

Physical Conditions & Work Contacts

Physical requirements of this position as outlined by the Department of Labor: MEDIUM: work involves exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, or an amount greater than negligible and up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Light Work.

This position may be required to work weekends, nights and/or holidays.

This is a safety sensitive position subject to drug and alcohol testing for pre-employment, reasonable suspicion, post-accident and random testing.

Work may involve exposure to blood-borne pathogens. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

There are no benefits for this position, as it is a temporary, substitute, seasonal or intern position, or the work schedule is less than 20 hours per week.


Will you be 21 years or older by employment start date?

  • Yes

  • No


    Do you have any combination of education and experience equivalent to a high school diploma?

  • Yes

  • No


    Do you have a minimum of three (3) months of related experience instructing/supervising individuals in the specialized class?

  • Yes

  • No


    Please briefly describe your experience teaching/instructing classes or supervising a group exercise program. If none, please write "none."


    Have you provided the expiration date and name of each certification you possess in the 'Certificates and Licenses' section of your application?

  • Yes

  • No


    To be considered, qualifying education and experience, including City of Charlottesville employment, must be clearly documented in the education, work history, and additional information sections of the employment application. Resumes can be attached but are not a substitute for the required information on the application. I understand that an attached resume will not be accepted in place of a completed employment application and that my qualifications must be stated on the employment application itself.

  • Yes

  • No


    I certify that the information above is true and correct, and I certify that it can be verified with reference to the information in my basic application. I understand that my application may be rejected if the responses to supplemental questions do not match my basic application.

  • Yes

  • No

    Required Question


City of Charlottesville


P. O. Box 911 605 East Main Street Charlottesville, Virginia, 22902


(434) 970-3490