Watertown Family YMCA

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Tuesday, 20 March 2018 15:27

Aquatic Group Exercise Instructors

Aquatic Group Exercise Instructors Needed

Starting Date: As soon as available

Location: Watertown, NY  

Branch: Downtown YMCA

Salary Range: Minimum salary is $10.75 per hour but actual salary is based on experience and certifications.

Benefits: Individual membership

Employment Type: Part-Time

Description: The Watertown Family YMCA is seeking experienced Group Exercise Instructors for the pools.

Types of classes: Aqua Zumba (certification required), Aqua Tabata/HIIT, Water Aerobics, Stretch & Core, Aqua Yoga

Duties/ Key Responsibilities:

• Adhere to YMCA policies and procedures.

• Promote a positive environment that fosters fun, safety, and our YMCA values.

• Maintain good public relations with members and always represent the best interests of the YMCA, while providing motivational support and guidance

• Arrive with ample time to report to the position at the scheduled time.

• Be responsible and fulfill your commitments to scheduled shifts. Notify an Aquatics Director personally and in a timely manner if you are unable to meet your commitment. This includes illness and extenuating circumstances.

• Actively teach your classes in the water or on the deck, give clear directions and provide adequate demonstrations. Have prepared workouts planned accordingly.  

• Organize and put away needed class equipment. Report damaged equipment.

• Convey information on aquatics programs and schedules and as appropriate refers members and participants to other programs.

• Attend all trainings and meetings as directed.

• Follow all YMCA policies, rules, regulations, and procedures, including emergency and safety procedures. Complete incident and accident reports as necessary.

• Ensure emergency procedures are followed and notify supervisor of any incidents and accidents immediately.



Qualifications/ Requirements:

• Prior experience teaching group exercise classes.

• Minimum age of 17.

• Must be an active and enthusiastic person.

• Ability to confidently lead the class.

• Ability to instruct and observe participants in proper techniques.

• Interested in broadening and sharing skills and knowledge.

• Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical incidents and the physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency situation.

• Certifications preferred: YMCA Fitness Leaders certification, or equivalent certification, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, Basic First Aid certification.  

**All applicants MUST provide copies of current certifications with applications. Please upload/attach your certifications along with your resume.**