Recruitment #1806-3316-001


The Parks & Recreation Department is looking for experienced, enthusiastic instructors to teach Ballet, Tap and Creative Dance programs at various recreation centers.

General Description

This is a non-permanent position that will work on an intermittent or seasonal basis.

Individuals in this classification may not exceed 1,300 hours in a 12 month period.

This position provides service to the patrons of the City of Tucson Parks & Recreation Leisure Class programs and is responsible for planning and conducting specialized skill acquisition classes.  Please note the position of Class Instructor encompasses multiple specialized recreational areas and site locations, classes are held throughout the week, with various day and evening classes as well as on Saturday and Sundays. 

Essential Functions

  • Conducts instruction in a specialized area of dance in connection with a fee-based instruction program offered to the public
  • Works in a recreation center setting with participants ranging in ages from toddlers to adult
  • Provides leadership and instruction in beginning to advanced techniques/movements
  • Provides instruction in the specialized area of dance in one or more of the following: Ballet, Tap and Creative Dance
  • Responsible for supervising 8-15 participants

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: 6 months post High School

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 1 year in a specialized recreational area

Special Job Requirements

All candidates must be able to obtain CPR/First Aid certification and a pass a background screening upon hire.

Selection Plan

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated on the education and work experience in their employment profile and the responses to their supplemental questions. The highest scoring applicants will be invited to participate in Oral Board Interviews.

Notifications of applicant status will be sent by email on July 3, 2018.

Please make sure to monitor your email for interview information.

Oral Board interviews will be held: Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The highest scoring applicants will be placed in the "Best Qualified" and "Qualified" band (grouping) and provided to the hiring department for a selection decision. An applicant's placement on the list will be based on their final score which will be calculated as: 

  • 20% of their Training and Experience
  • 80% of their Oral Board Interview

If you are in need of Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please contact Human Resources Analyst, Erin Gallego at at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements


Unless Pottery Instructor:

Respiratory Physical

50 lb Lift Test

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To ensure accurate payroll information for tax purposes, the successful candidate will need to provide their original Social Security Card or original letter from the Social Security Administration with their social security number prior to beginning work with the City of Tucson.

The City of Tucson hires lawful workers only - US citizens or nationals and non-citizens with valid work authorization - without discrimination. Federal immigration laws require all employers to verify both the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. In its efforts to meet the law's requirements, the City of Tucson participates in the E-Verify program established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to aid employers in verifying the eligibility of workers.

Retired City of Tucson employees receiving benefits from the Tucson Supplemental Retirement System who are considering reemployment with the City should be aware that pursuant to Section 22-37(g) of the Tucson City Code, retirement benefits shall be suspended during the period of reemployment with the City of Tucson unless you have been separated at least twelve consecutive months before returning to work AND you return to a non-permanent employment classification. Creditable service does not accrue during any reemployment period.