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Head Tennis Instructor

12 February 2019

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State: Maryland

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Head Tennis Instructor
Tennis Facility in Gaithersburg, MD is looking for a Head Tennis Instructor. Up to $45/hour.

Position Overview:
Applications are being accepted for Head Tennis Instructor positions for programs offered through the Department of Parks, Recreation & Culture, including but not limited to the Summer Youth Clinic Program and the Senior Tennis Program.

Summer Youth Clinic Program
As the Head Instructor, you will work with and instruct children ages 7 to 14 during one-week Clinics designed to develop and enhance the fundamental skills of tennis: serving, basic ground strokes, footwork, movement to the ball, court positioning, net play, strategy, score keeping, and general knowledge of the game. The Clinics will be offered starting June 26 through August 18 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at Morris Park or Griffith Park at City Hall.

Senior Tennis Program
As the Head Instructor, you will work with senior adults in an instructional/casual setting. Program is held Friday afternoons and evenings in the spring, summer, and fall in various City parks.

We’re looking for dependable individuals who can teach the fundamentals of tennis while promoting the sport for fun and exercise. You must be able to problem solve and make quick and sound decisions, deal with children, parents, adults, and other staff in a positive, reassuring, courteous, and professional manner, and be committed to enforcing rules and regulations in order to provide a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for all participants and spectators.

Approximately 20 hours per week; hours may vary based on operational needs. Starting hourly wage will be within the range depending on knowledge, qualifications, training, certifications, and experience.

Job Functions
What you will do with us:
• Instruct participants on tennis fundamentals.
• Perform regular safety checks of playing surface and/or equipment.
• Supervise participants to ensure rules are adhered to and the safety of all participants and spectators is protected.
• Maintain effective and consistent communication with program participants, staff, and program supervisor.
• Organize supplies and equipment.
• Assist participants, answer basic questions, and provide information.
Please click here to view the classification description for a Recreation Program Classes and Sports Instructor.

Qualifications
What you will need to be considered:
• Be at least 21 years of age.
• Previous experience teaching tennis and demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the game of tennis in order to teach effectively.
• Previous experience working with children (to be considered for the Summer Clinic Program).
• Demonstrated ability to work with participants with varying abilities and skill levels.
• Member of Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) preferred.
• Excellent verbal communication and instructional skills.
• Physical skill and ability required to instruct others in tennis fundamentals and the ability to lift/carry materials weighing up to 40 pounds.
• Ability to teach in an outdoor setting with varying weather conditions.
• Or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Interested applicants must submit an online application to be considered.

This is a continuous recruitment; prompt application is highly encouraged. Initial review of applications will begin immediately; however, recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of qualified applications are received or all hiring decisions have been made.

Successful candidates will be subject to a background check and drug/alcohol screening. Direct deposit of paychecks is a condition of employment for all City of Gaithersburg employees.

How to apply:
Please apply via the URL provided.

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