Outdoor Adventure Instructor - Part-Time

Leisure Services


Job Description

Under the direction of the City of St. George Recreation Coordinator, interacts with community members through organizing and teaching any of the following in which the person has an expertise in bouldering, mountain biking, kayaking, canoeing, day hiking.

Essential Functions: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics.  The list of tasks is illustrative only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)


1.      Responsible to follow all needed safety protocol and ensure that participants know and follow safety protocol or be removed from program.  

2.      Teaches bouldering, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking and/or hiking programs for all ages and levels including junior, adults, seniors, and specialty classes.

3.      Helps coordinate all logistics of classes including setup, teaching, and cleanup all while following proper safety protocol.

4.      Provides customer service to all community members and participants.

5.      Develops new classes and outdoor activities based on the needs of the community.

6.      Assists in the sale and promotion of programs, classes, and competitions as well as other City programs.

7.      Completes sportsman data and prepares data to check in and keep class attendance records.

8.      Coordinates program times and schedules availability of vehicles and supplies with other recreation coordinators in the division.

9.      Develops and maintains excellent working relationships with local vendors, and the local schools to promote outdoor programs within the community.

10.  Comply with rules related to permits for use of locations.

11.  Prepares written reports for submission to Recreation Coordinator.

12.  Coordinates and prepares flyers, PSAs, articles, etc. for publication of upcoming events, including classes, and competitions.

13.  Develops outdoor activities committee to ensure that community needs are being met and works with Recreation Coordinator and/or Recreation Specialist to ensure continued success of the committee.

14.  Stays current with industry teaching developments and incorporates them into teaching.

15.  Helps maintain clean and safe equipment and facilities.

16.  Performs other related duties as required.

Typical Physical/Mental Demands/Working Conditions: Conditions and temperatures may vary depending on the outdoor assignment.  Requires the use of vision and/or hearing to identify and evaluate emergencies.  Must be able to physically respond quickly and appropriately to emergencies. Requires moderately heavy physical activity exerting 20-50 pounds of force occasionally and/or 10-25 pounds of force frequently.  Mental demands of intermittent exposure to stress as a result of human behavior.

Note:  Individuals in this position must be able to work nights and weekends.  A typical assignment will require 5-6 hours.  

Minimum Qualifications

Education:  None required.  Must be at least 16 years old at time of hire.


·         Bouldering experience including etiquette, proper spotting technique, and safety guidelines.

·         Experience regarding different types of mountain biking including etiquette, braking techniques, and safety guidelines.

Licenses and/or Certifications: Possess a valid driver license.  A valid Utah Driver License must be obtained within 60 days of hire and be maintained throughout employment.  CPR, First Aid, and AED certifications must be obtained within 60 days of hire and be maintained throughout employment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

·         Basic business principles.

·         Bouldering and the different type of holds and stretching techniques.

·         Mountain biking terminology and body positioning.

·         Mountain bike parts and basic repairs (i.e., how to put chain back on and repair flat tires).

·         Kayaking or Canoeing rowing and safety gear fit and use.

·         Basic safety techniques for outdoor programs being taught.


·         Highly motivated.

·         Customer service oriented.

·         Excellent public relations skills.

·         Strong leadership and organizational skills.

·         Strong written and verbal communication skills.

·         Flexibility/adaptability/managing multiple priorities.

·         Interpersonal abilities.

·         Dependability.



·         Proven teaching ability with adults, seniors, and juniors.

·         Ability to work effectively with children, parents, and colleagues in a calm, courteous, and professional manner at all times.


·         Ability to resolve conflict.

Other Information

To Apply:  Submit a completed City of St. George Employment Application on-line at jobs.sgcity.org.  Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Position is open until filled.  Refer questions to Human Resources at 435-627-4670. Pre-employment drug screening and criminal background screen are required.  EOE. We make reasonable efforts to provide reasonable accommodation to disabled candidates.