UBC Active Kids Gymnastics Instructor

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UBC Active Kids Gymnastics Instructor

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UBC Active Kids

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Job description

UBC Active Kids Gymnastics Program, an Outreach Program of the School of Kinesiology, is led by instructors that plan and deliver developmentally appropriate gymnastics classes to participants aged 12 months- adults at both recreational and advanced levels. Gymnastics Instructors report to and receive direction from the Active Kids Program Manager and Program Coordinator.
The main job responsibilities for this position are to:
• Assist the Kinesiology Outreach Program in implementing the Active Kids Program, a program that engages
children in the local community in developmentally-appropriate physical activity.
• Provide developmentally-appropriate gymnastics and movement instruction to children, youth, and adults of all
abilities a safe, fun and physically active environment.
• Plan and lead lessons tailored to the developmental characteristics of the group, adjusting activities as necessary
to provide optimal challenge for each participant.
• Maintain a safe instructional environment, which includes setting-up and inspecting equipment, bringing forth
health and safety concerns to the Program Manager and Program Assistant.
• Provide ongoing feedback to parents and participants, including the preparation of progress reports.
• Demonstrate a professional attitude and appearance, especially when interacting with parents and participants.
The ideal candidate is a Kinesiology undergraduate or graduate student with a passion for working with children and leading physical activity programs. Preference will be given to students pursuing a career in Kinesiology or Education, but students from other disciplines will be considered.
To be eligible for this position, at a minimum, students must have or be willing to obtain the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Gymnastics Foundations Intro and Foundations certifications. Successful candidates must obtain a criminal record check and emergency first aid certification- both of which are at least partially subsidized by the School of Kinesiology Outreach Programs.
Required skills and experience: The successful candidate will have:
 Experience instructing developmentally appropriate programs for children
 Knowledge and passion for gymnastics as an athlete or coach
 Knowledge of developmentally appropriate skill development for gymnastics
 An ability to professionally represent the School of Kinesiology
 A passion for working with children and be an enthusiastic, responsible, and reliable team player
 Excellent leadership, interpersonal and communication skills
 Experience working with people from a variety of backgrounds/cultures, the ability to speak other
languages is an asset

Rate of pay: $12.75/hour – $26/hour depending on certifications and experience

Hours/time commitment

Ability to commit to a regular shift for the duration of the session

How to apply

Interested parties should submit a cover letter and resume to kin.outreach@ubc.ca

Posting expiration date

ongoing. Please contact for upcoming term deadlines.