Instructor II - Tot Activities

  • Westminster, Colorado
  • Broomfield, Colorado
  • Mar 01, 2021
Education and Training Parks and Recreation
  • Salary: $12.50 - $14.43 Hourly USD

Job Description


The Tot Activities Instructor position is responsible for teaching children (2 to 6 years old) in sports, tumbling and/or movement-based related classes, along with educational based toddler programs. This position assists the lead instructor and/or may lead the classes and will share duties with other early childhood instructors as needed. Classes are recreational-based and may be educational and/or sport/activity-related. Recreation instructor staff have the primary responsibility of ensuring the safety of program participants. This position is classified as safety-sensitive due to the nature of the work. Employees in this position may be subject to random drug testing and/or heightened supervision per the personnel policies and rules.

Job hours will be Monday through Thursday, 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.; and Friday 9:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The full salary range for this position is stated above. The starting range of pay is dependent on qualifications and experience of each individual candidate. We are posting these positions to support the re-opening of our recreation facilities and programs to the public.


The mission of every employee at the City of Westminster is to deliver exceptional value and quality of life through SPIRIT. Each employee is measured by the ability to adhere to the City's core values of Service, Pride, Integrity, Responsibility, Innovation, and Teamwork.

This position supports the goals of the Parks, Recreation and Libraries Department, which enhances the quality of life for all Westminster citizens by providing diverse leisure, recreational and informational services and resources; and acquiring, developing and maintaining first-class parks, facilities, open space and trails. This position works toward the accomplishment of the department's mission: Together we create exceptional opportunities for a vibrant community with a commitment to nature, wellness and literacy.

Job Specific - Every employee in this position must be able to:
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions
  • Relate well with children
  • Respond calmly, quickly and effectively to emergency situations
  • Provide proper authority to children
  • Deal tactfully with the public and establish effective working relationships with other employees
  • Demonstrate knowledge in educational/recreational curriculum development
  • Establish and maintain a cooperative working relationship with coworkers, participants and recreation facility guests
  • Provide effective, courteous customer service
  • Demonstrate creativity
  • Demonstrate self-motivation
  • Maintains a safe recreational atmosphere for participants
  • Follow the City's policies, rules and regulations on conduct and safety at the recreation facilities
  • Instruct basketball, floor hockey, football, golf, soccer, t-ball, tumbling and other sports to young children

All employees are expected to provide excellent customer service, communicate in an effective manner both verbally and in writing, display professionalism and integrity, work efficiently, effectively and accurately, work independently and as part of a team, take initiative, solve problems, display good judgment, take ownership for delivering a high quality product or service, have regular and punctual attendance, and effectively handle emergency situations.


Essential Job Functions, Duties, Responsibilities and Tasks
  1. Plans and organizes class activities to develop fine/gross motor skills through games and educational means
  2. Provides a safe environment for tot and preschool age children
  3. Provides fundamental sport-specific instruction
  4. Keeps class moving at an appropriate pace related to the age of the children
  5. Maintains and updates children's files on an as needed basis
  6. Instruct and/or assist instruction of various tot recreational and/or educational programs
  7. Sets up all equipment/supplies before class and cleans up after class
  8. Provides good customer service to parents/guardians of the children in class
  9. Maintains regular and punctual attendance
  10. Monitors participants and enforces rules, regulations and safety precautions to prevent accidents
  11. Actively participates in all cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting procedures of all classroom supplies, toys, furniture, etc. on a daily basis
Other Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Attends staff meetings and trainings
  2. Ensures facility, materials and equipment are clean, well-maintained and safe at all times
  3. Administers first aid and CPR as necessary
  4. Promotes City of Westminster Early Childhood Program in a positive aspect to participants, parents, guests, and the community
  5. Reviews instructional content, methods, and student evaluations to assess strengths and weaknesses, and to develop recommendations for course revision, development, or elimination


Education, Experience, Skills, Formal Training, Licenses and Certifications
Required :
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Teaching experience working with preschool aged children or work in a preschool program or sport type setting
  • First Aid, CPR and AED certification within 30 days of hire
Preferred :
Any equivalent combination of education, training and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and skills, may be considered.
Physical Requirements
This position requires a moderate degree of physical stamina and strength, including the ability to:
  • Frequently stand, sit and walk through a multi-level facility
  • Occasionally squat, bend, kneel, twist, climb, balance and reach over head
  • Occasionally lift, carry, push or pull items weighing up to fifty (50) pounds
  • Frequently use hands and fingers for fine manipulation; occasionally use light and firm grasp
  • Frequently see objects up close to perform office tasks and far away to observe activity for safety hazards or problems
  • Constantly use hearing to interact with guests and staff and recognize trouble outside of view
  • Occasionally use sufficient physical strength, stamina and agility to perform emergency work in various capacities

Work is constantly performed indoors during the school year, and primarily performed outdoors from June through August. At times, there may be exposure to periods of high activity as well as exposure to outdoor weather conditions including summer sun and temperatures that could exceed 100 degrees. Indoor and outdoor work is performed in a high public use, multilevel recreation facility where loud noise and multiple events and activities at one time may cause a distraction. Exposure to periods of high activity and stress under demanding conditions. The position requires a great deal of communication with City employees, the public, and outside agencies.
Required Materials and Equipment
Preschool supplies and sports equipment kept at City recreation facilities.

Candidates must be legally entitled to work in the United States and must successfully pass a criminal background check, reference check, and substance screen. There may be additional pre-employment requirements depending on the nature of the position.

We are a caring, courteous, team-oriented organization committed to public service excellence. Employees thrive in a culture that is respectful, professional and diverse. Our work culture encourages passionate, positive and enthusiastic employees. Westminster is a drug-free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Closing Date/Time: 5/17/2021 8:30 AM Mountain

Job Address

Broomfield, Colorado United States View Map