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Tumbling Instructor

Posted: 01/28/2024

Under supervision of the Recreation Supervisor, the Decatur Park District (DPD) Tumbling/Cheerleading Instructor is a non-exempt position under FLSA, responsible for directing and supervising the DPD tumbling and cheerleading programs. This employee must possess excellent supervisory, organizational, verbal communication, public relations, and tumbling/cheerleading instruction skills. This employee should provide a warm and inviting atmosphere for those individuals attending DPD's tumbling and cheerleading programs. This employee's work schedule traditionally occurs on Monday and Tuesday evenings between 3:45 PM and 9 PM. 

Experience: One year experience working with children and a minimum of six months experience teaching tumbling, gymnastics, or cheerleading is required.   High school or college cheerleading experience preferred. 

  • Create and utilize lesson plans that teach children tumbling and cheerleading
  • Set-up tumbling/cheerleading room to be consistent with lesson plans
  • Lead the program through instruction for all participants while remaining consistent in all interactions with the participants
  • Evaluate each tumbling/cheerleading class upon completion to determine action necessary to improve upon each program and present this information to the Athletic Supervisor.
  • Assist in resolving concerns, incidents, and complaints from participants, parents and/or legal guardians, and the general public
  • Utilize rosters to ensure each participant is registered for class
  • Communicate effectively with DPD staff and personnel to ensure quality programming and participants' experiences
  • Evaluate program facilities and report potential hazards, inadequate equipment, etc. to the Athletic Supervisor for the purpose of implementing and/or assisting in making modifications or recommendations that ensures the safety of the program facilities
  • Anticipate potential risks of injury, take measures to remove them, and in the event of injury, have the ability to implement emergency medical procedures
  • Ensure equipment in tumbling area is set up properly to ensure participant safety. 
  • Interact and develop positive relationships with all participants and their parents/legal guardians
  • Ensure the safety of all participants and be familiar with participants' medical conditions and/or special needs 
  • Take inventory of equipment before and at the end of each class session
  • Maintain a variety of records (e.g. accident and incident reports, checklists, etc.) and submit these to the Athletic Supervisor
  • Routinely act as a resource for public inquiries regarding activities and programs and direct the public to a staff member that can answer their inquiry if you are unable to
  • Provide parents with information desired about tumbling or cheerleading
  • Be alert and aware of severe weather potential and follow all DPD safety procedures during severe weather conditions
  • Perform other duties as deemed necessary or assigned
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