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Tennis Instructor

at City of Golden, Colorado

Pay: $20 to $22/hour
$20 - $22
Posted: 4/24/2019
Job Status: Part Time
Job Reference #: 2426487
Keywords: teaching

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

We are currently recruiting for qualified applicants for a Tennis Instructor. Come and see why the City of Golden is the place you want to be!

Being a Golden employee is more than just a job, it's a lifestyle. Golden is a vibrant outdoor community making it a great place to live, work and play. The City of Golden has over 500 employees serving the community in parks and recreation, public works, public safety, and administration. The City offers a wide array of benefits and perks designed to enhance the work and wellness experience our employees enjoy today and into the future.

This position teaches tennis lessons to youth and adults from beginner to a minimum of intermediate level skills.  Schedule of lessons will be determined by the Athletic Supervisor and the instructor. Must be available weekday mornings, afternoons, and evenings.


Instruct participants in skills, techniques, and code of conduct of assigned sport or program utilizing a variety of teaching and instruction methods.  Must possess a general knowledge of fundamentals and rules of the activity/sport assigned to lead. 
Create an enjoyable experience for participants of program while teaching fundamentals of sport or activity. Ensures that all participants have an opportunity to participate in program.
Exercise and teach safety awareness and practices for skills and program. Ability to assess participant skill level and lead program accordingly.
Communicate with participants, parents, co-workers, and supervisor to improve success of program and address any concerns.
Provide regular feedback and program evaluation to Athletics Supervisor. Discuss concerns and make recommendations for program improvements including content, marketing efforts, scheduling, etc.
Clean and maintain surrounding program area (to include trash pickup and set-up and take down of equipment) before and after each program.
Other duties may be assigned.


Must be at least 18 years of age by date of hire. Minimum two years playing experience in area of assignment with general knowledge of fundamentals and rules of sport/activity assigned to lead. Prior coaching and/or group leading experience with youth and adult populations preferred.

CPR and first aid certification desired; ability to obtain within 60 days of hire.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Ability to communicate effectively with youths and adults to teach fundamentals and skills of assigned program. Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
Ability to apply math skills necessary for scoring of assigned sport. Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's.  Ability to perform these operations using units of U.S. currency and weight measurement, volume, and distance.
Ability to apply common sense in order to understand and carry out simple one- or two-step instructions.  Ability to deal with standardized situations where only occasional or no standards exist.
Ability to carry out assigned tasks completely and effectively.  Ability to effectively communicate with the public and fellow employees.  Good organizational skills and dependability regarding practices and matches. Ability to make independent decisions and ability to complete projects with minimal supervision. Ability to demonstrate good judgment and appropriate role modeling for children. Ability to recognize and work within a child's strength and limitations. 
All materials and equipment necessary for tennis instruction.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk and hear.  The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

City of Golden is an Equal Opportunity Employer