Recruitment #1906-3316-001


The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Department is looking for experienced

Pottery and Ceramics Instructors

to teach classes at our 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 provided services to patrons of the City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Leisure Class programs and is responsible for planning, instructing, and supervising a pottery and ceramics class. Instruction may target groups across the age and ability spectrum.

Essential Functions

Conducts instruction in the specialty of Pottery and Ceramics in connection with the fee instruction program offered to the public by the Parks and Recreation Department

Explains and demonstrates principles, techniques, and methods of regulating movements of body, hands, and feet to achieve proficiency

Prepares class syllabus, instructional materials, and supplies; sets up and cleans up room/area

Supervises the activities of program participants to ensure participants safety during the instructional process; follows appropriate emergency procedures to protect the well-being of the participants

Ensures participants in the class are engaged and the class abides by industry standards

Motivates all participants to accomplish their personal goals

Demonstrated positive customer services skills when communicating with participants, parents, and staff

Assists in ensuring the general security and maintenance of Parks and Recreation facilities and equipment; inventories equipment and supplies and notifies Recreation Coordinator of all equipment need or safety hazards

Adheres to applicable Parks and Recreation procedures, rules and regulations; completes required forms and activity records and reports including incident/accident reports, time records, and attendance' communicates with the parents of school age participants, as needed

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

Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation Certification

First Aid Certification

Selection Plan

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

  • Oral Board Interviews will be held: Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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 this list will be based on their final score which will be calculated as:

  • 20% of your rating for Training and Experience
  • 80% of your Oral Board Interview

 If you are in need of Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please contact Sandra Fata at ParksHR@tucsonaz.gov at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.


You are encouraged to print this bulletin because it contains important dates and information that will not be available online once this position closes.

Additionally, communication during this process will be sent via email to the email address on file, so please ensure your browser accepts emails from jobs@tucsonaz.gov and check your email account regularly; this may include your junk box/spam filter.  Failure to respond or follow instructions may result in disqualification. All inquiries should be directed to the individuals listed below.

Sandra Fata, 520.837.8073

Randy Esslinger, 520.837.8054


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.