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City of Ames Group Fitness Instructor - Yoga in 50010, Iowa

Group Fitness Instructor - Yoga

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Group Fitness Instructor - Yoga


$13.11 - $13.91 Hourly


50010, IA

Job Type



Parks and Recreation

Job Number



6/21/2021 5:00 PM Central

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General Information

The City of Ames Parks & Recreation Department is currently accepting applications for Yoga Group Fitness Instructors. Candidates interested in this opportunity can expect to work evenings and/or weekends.

Group Fitness Instructors are directly accountable to the Public Wellness Manager and adjunctly accountable to the Recreation Superintendent and the Director of Parks & Recreation.

Open until filled.

Examples of Essential Job Functions

Instructs group fitness classes to participants of Ames Parks & Recreation Wellness program. Educates participants on proper and safe exercise form.

Each employee is expected to continually strive to bring shared values to life through our Excellence Through People organizational culture. ETP values include: committing to continuous improvement, inspiring creativity and innovation, being customer driven, making data-driven decisions, championing employee involvement, striving for excellence, having fiscal stewardship, acting with honesty and integrity, exhibiting leadership, choosing a positive attitude, respecting one another, promoting safety and wellness, and cultivating teamwork. For leaders, this includes creating a work culture that brings these values to life. For all employees, this includes maintaining a Total City Perspective. The purpose of ETP is to deliver exceptional services to the public at the best price, and for employees to experience an enjoyable and stimulating work environment.


Education and Experience: Must be at least 18 years of age. One year of group fitness instruction experience in at least one type of format.

Licenses and Certifications: CPR/AED certification and national group fitness certification is preferred (ACE, AFAA).

If you possess one, please attach First Aid/CPR/AED certificate.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Necessary to Perform the Essential Functions: Working knowledge of human anatomy, kinesiology and training principles; knowledge of group fitness teaching classes and the incorporation of music, tempo, cueing technique, and rhythm. Skill in choreography and music.

Ability to understand, appreciate and embody the City of Ames Core Values; ability to maintain an exceptional level of safety; ability to maintain a professional appearance at all times; ability to maintain a professional demeanor (calm and courteous) at all times while on site; ability to motivate people and work well with other staff members.

Supplemental Information

Selection Process:

The selection process consists of an evaluation of education and experience, an interview, and completion of a criminal background check, which includes a sex offender registry check. All candidates will be notified by email of their application status.

NOTE: Applicants with disabilities may submit requests for ADA testing or interview accommodations to the Human Resources Department prior to the test or interview.

The City of Ames is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, ancestry, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Human Resources Department at 515-239-5199.

E-Verify Process:

The City of Ames participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each applicant's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. All candidates who are offered a position with the City of Ames must complete Section 1 of Form I-9 along with the required proof of their right to work in the United States and proof of their identity on their first day of employment. Please be prepared to provide required documents on your first day of employment. For additional information regarding acceptable documents for this purpose, please contact Human Resources at 515-239-5199 or go to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services web page at: