City of Tampa

Recreation Instructor (#112100) 011

$15.00-$20.07 Hourly / $2,600.00-$3,478.80 Monthly / $31,200.00-$41,745.60 Yearly


This is entry level work in conducting gymnastics and/or dance instruction. Bargaining unit position.  

Nature Of Work

The employee in this class is responsible for gymnastics instruction/coaching of average difficulty at an assigned recreation area. Under general supervision, the employee performs assignments that include maintaining necessary equipment. Tasks require the exercise of some initiative and independent judgement in planning and promoting gymnastics activities. The majority of positions in this class are part-time and require varying schedules including work during evening hours and weekends. Work is reviewed through observations, conferences, and results obtained.

Examples of Duties

Teaches children’s gymnastics and dance activities; assists in, plans and promotes gymnastics and dance exhibitions; prepares participants for gymnastics meets; travels with gymnastics teams on occasion; provides assistance to instructors in the development of plans for classes and competition.

Sets up gymnasium for all activities; orders, inspects and maintains gymnastics equipment; administers first aid.

Maintains accurate records of attendance, property damage, special activities, and accidents; attends and conducts sessions at meetings, workshops and training clinics; coordinates programs and activities with co-workers and supervisor; promotes good public relations with community; answers phones and provides information concerning programs and use of center.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Some knowledge of: first aid techniques; principles, rules, materials, and equipment requirements of gymnastics activities.

Ability to: plan and organize a specialized recreational activity; stimulate interest and enthusiasm of various age groups in gymnastics and dance activities; demonstrate execution of basic levels of gymnastics and dance instruction; administer first aid; perform activities requiring physical strength and endurance; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public.

Skill in: execution of gymnastics and dance activities; use and care of pertinent equipment.

Suggested Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited high school with six (6) months of experience in teaching gymnastics and/or dance; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a:

Standard First Aid Certificate and CPR Certificate within six (6) months of appointment;

Valid Florida driver's license may be required;

U.S.A. Gymnastics Safety Certification within one (1) year of appointment. 


Employees may be required to work rotating shifts, including nights, weekends, holidays and overtime as needed. During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.

CLASS: 112100; EST: 8/9/2013; REV: 3/1/2021;