Status: Part-time/Temporary/Seasonal (PTS) position, non-exempt
Salary: Starts at $16.00 - $30.00/hr (depending upon qualifications)
Location: Eden Prairie Community Center
Reporting Relationship: Reports to Recreation Supervisor- Fitness
Community Center Division
The Eden Prairie Community Center consists of state-of-the-art facilities, recreation programs and fitness activities designed to help our residents Live Well! The Community Center facilities include a fitness center with top-of-the-line cardio equipment, resistance training and free weights, three group fitness studios, two specialized dryland training areas, two eight-lane, 25-yard lap pools with two diving boards and a climbing wall, a zero-depth entry recreation pool, spa, water slide, two full-sized racquetball courts, three ice rinks, men’s and women’s locker rooms, a family locker room and several meeting room facilities available for private parties, meetings and gatherings.
The fitness instructor instructs group fitness classes at the Eden Prairie Community Center. This position will teach group fitness classes in a variety of formats. This position may substitute for group fitness classes in a variety of formats. The primary position responsibilities and areas of impact are:
1) Provides instruction in a variety of fitness activities and formats.
2) Ensures members’ needs are met through personal recognition and by providing quality service.
3) Monitors the well-being of all participants throughout exercise program.
4) Assumes a leadership role as a professional in the area of fitness and wellness.
5) Encourages participants to continue with exercises and make healthy choices.
6) Ensures that a safe and healthy environment exists for exercising.
7) Instructors enforce all fitness facility policies, rules and regulations.
8) Assists in the cleaning and general maintenance of the fitness area.
9) Arrives well prepared: music cued, routine thought out, ample time for setup and to greet participants prior to start of class.
While these areas are the primary focus of the position, we believe strongly in teamwork and employees will be called upon to perform a variety of duties as a part of their role with the City.
Education: Group exercise certification (ACE, NETA, AEA or equivalent) and First Aid, CPR, and AED certification required.
Work Experience: Experience teaching group fitness classes. Experience teaching a variety of group fitness classes is preferred.
We are a service organization. We take pride in what we do. We cultivate a supportive, encouraging and productive culture with a strong customer focus. We promote wellness and plan work/life balance into our goals. We value differences and foster inclusion. We achieve success by exhibiting our core values: collaboration, innovation, integrity, performance and relationships.
Position Specific Expectations
Communication: Able to convey a message to get a point across; communicates in a clear and concise manner; communicate effectively with not only participants but members of the general public, team members on the fitness staff and throughout the Community Center, as well as with direct supervisor.
Flexibility: Able to flex teaching styles and communication styles based on the clientele the interaction is with. Exercises the correct amount of motivation but also care and sensitivity based on the circumstances and demographic.
Accountability: Follows through on commitments; focuses on appropriate tasks throughout the shift; takes responsibilities for actions both as an individual and on behalf of the organization; actions and words are in sync; follows all policies and procedures; maintains confidentiality; is prepared and punctual to all scheduled shifts; takes responsibility for every scheduled shift and takes initiative any time a substitute is needed to ensure the shift is covered.
Sound Judgment: Able to make a decision based on the right mixture of facts; determines a course of action after weighing and analyzing different options.
City of Eden Prairie Employment Process
The City of Eden Prairie conducts the following pre-employment checks for this position:
1. Work history
2. Criminal history
*All final candidates must successfully complete and pass the City's evaluation of the pre-employment process before their first day of employment with the City.
City of Eden Prairie Application Process
Application Deadline: December 13, 2019
Review Applications: As applications are received
Interviews: 1 to 2 weeks after received
Start Date: Negotiable