City of Tampa

Recreation Instructor - Advanced (#112300) 024

$23.38-$33.33 Hourly / $4,052.53-$5,777.20 Monthly / $48,630.40-$69,326.40 Yearly


This is responsible, technical instructional work in overseeing, preparing and conducting gymnastics and/or dance programs.

Nature Of Work

The employee in this class is responsible for performing diverse, responsible and technical assignments in support and development of a gymnastic and/or dance program. Tasks performed are of more than average difficulty and may include planning, developing and conducting hands-on training sessions for department and other personnel in various gymnastics and/or dance activities to improve skills and increase exposure. Under general supervision, the employee is required to exercise reasonable initiative and independent judgement in planning, promoting, researching, developing, demonstrating, and teaching the technical fundamentals of gymnastics and/or dance. The employee may oversee the work of lower level personnel. The nature of the recreation function being performed requires that they employee work varying schedules including nights and weekends. Work is reviewed through observation, conferences, reports submitted, and results obtained.

Examples of Duties

Plans, researches, and conducts diverse training sessions and workshops in gymnastic and dance related areas; organizes and teaches gymnastic and/or dance activities; plans and promotes gymnastic and dance exhibitions; prepares participants for gymnastic and/or dance competitions and showcases; travels with teams.

Supervises student instructors; organizes fund-raising projects; sets up gymnasium for all activities; orders, inspects, and maintains gymnastics equipment; administers first aid.

Oversees the work of lower level gymnastic instructors, custodial and seasonal personnel; insures efficient operation and maintenance of assigned areas and equipment; insures security of buildings when leaving area.

Maintains necessary records and prepares reports; receives monies from class participants and makes deposits; writes receipts for supplies; purchases supplies or obtains donations from local businesses.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Considerable knowledge of: principles, rules, materials, and equipment requirements of gymnastic and/or dance activities.

Working knowledge of: record keeping and report writing.

Ability to: plan, organize and supervise a specialized recreational activity; stimulate interest and enthusiasm of various age groups in gymnastics and dance activities; organize and direct the work of others; administer first aid; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public.

Instructional ability: able to demonstrate the execution of a class inclusive of beginner through competitive team level gymnastics and/or dance.

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

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited high school and three (3) years of college with three (3) years 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 employment; a valid Florida driver's license might be required; U.S.A.Gymnastics Safety Certification within one (1) year of appointment.


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: 112300; EST: 8/9/2013;