Certified Aquatics Fitness Instructor

City and County of Denver

About Our Job

Our After-School program provides programming and activities for a diverse group of youth, ages 5-12. The After-School Instructor team is devoted to engaging the community through facilitating a wide variety of After School licensed programs and activities. These programs and activities include:

  • Scholars Unlimited After-School: Denver Parks & Recreation partners with Scholars Unlimited, a non-profit that offers literacy programs for students in Denver Public Schools. Staff offer comprehensive recreation opportunities which include arts & crafts, active games & sports, and field trips. This is a licensed child care program.
  • S.O.A.R. and Rec Kidz After-School Programs: our licensed child care programs designed around four components of extended learning opportunities. Meaningful skill development is built around academics, sports and wellness, arts and culture, and community engagement. This safe and inclusive comprehensive program implemented by qualified youth developers, also incorporates healthy snacks daily. Students also have the opportunity to experience two field trips throughout the year. We are committed to building a healthy after-school community; therefore, we ask that students attend program daily.

You can view our full current activity guide through the Denver Parks & Recreation Website.

Our After-School Program runs for 2-4 hours after school Monday through Friday.

After-School Instructors for the Fall:

  • Teach or instruct a variety of activities which may include; homework help, sports and active games, arts and crafts, teambuilding, fitness, and various recreational, educational, or cultural enrichment events.
  • Provide and maintain a safe and supportive learning environment for all participants.
  • Sets up and takes down necessary equipment prior to and after programs and activities.
  • Facilitates programming and activities by following prescribed teaching methods and plans.
  • Supervises participants and performs behavior management when necessary.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

This is an on-call position which will work no more than 39 hours per week and is not eligible for benefits. On-call positions may have routine or variable work schedules.

About You

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience in instructing and/or facilitating the aforementioned Community Recreation programs and activities
  • Minimum of 960 hours (equal to 24 full-time weeks, or 6 months full-time) of experience working directly with youth
  • Some experience working with youth with disabilities
  • Experience in behavior management and supervision of youth, ages 5 – 12
  • Experience in facilitating programming for and/or instructing youth, ages 5 – 12
  • Current CPR/First Aid Certification
  • Bilingual skills

About Everything Else

Job Profile

CA2583 Recreation Instructor

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Position Type


Position Salary Range

$14.74 – $21.52

Starting Pay



Parks and Recreation

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

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