Sports Recreation Instructor (Hourly)

Henrico County Public Schools | Henrico, VA, United States

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Posted Date 4/20/2021

Job Title

Sports Recreation Instructor (Hourly)


Henrico, VA, US

Organization Name

County of Henrico Department of Recreation and Parks

About Us

Henrico County, a progressive employer of choice, provides job seekers with the promise of fair and competitive compensation; a close-knit atmosphere with low employee turnover; and a benefits package that helps secure financial stability.

Established in 1611, Henrico County has deep historical roots. Henrico County borders the City of Richmond to the west, north and east and constitutes approximately a third of the Richmond metropolitan areas. Henrico County is among the top-rated counties in the nation and was one of the first localities to adopt the County Manager Form of Government. Citizens of Henrico County are represented by an elected Board of Supervisors representing five magisterial districts.

Henrico County General Government currently has more than 30 agencies. Department Heads are appointed by the County Manager, with the exception of the elected constitutional officers. Henrico County is an equal opportunity employer and, when you join us, you will be surrounded by fellow associates who come from all walks of life, all types of cultural backgrounds and all ages.

General Statement of Duties

Closing Date: This position closes on Monday, May 17, 2021.

Performs recreation work on a County-wide basis for the Sports Tourism Division for sports fields and gymnasiums in an hourly capacity; does related work as required.

Essential Duties

This is an hourly position that will work nights and weekends. Hours scheduled per week will vary but may not exceed 29 hours worked.

The Sports Tourism Recreation Instructor will work at both county school gymnasiums and county park sports fields. The recreation instructor will be in charge of turning on scoreboards and lights; making the call of field playability; assisting in parking duties such as monitoring parking lots and directing traffic; and acting as a liaison between Recreation & Parks and the group assigned to specific facilities during the spring, summer and fall seasons. In addition, during tournaments and other recreation activities, the recreation instructor may be asked to perform basic field preparation duties. The Recreation Instructor will also be responsible for monitoring gymnasiums during the winter season; will establish relationships with the various user groups; and will be available to trouble-shoot and assist as needed when onsite at the gym.

The recreation instructor will be assigned to work evenings and weekends throughout the year. This includes March through November for outdoor sports; December through March for indoor sports; and occasionally as needed for day-time hours on weekdays during times of high volume in the county parks and school field sites (summer tournaments).

Some knowledge of the philosophy and objectives of community recreation; knowledge of general recreation leadership methods; knowledge of techniques and/or tools used in general or specialized recreation program area; working knowledge of first aid methods and necessary safety precautions necessary for recreation work; ability to stimulate interest in and appreciation for the various aspects of the activities; ability to deal effectively with groups and to maintain discipline and/or control; ability to meet and deal tactfully with the public; ability to maintain accurate records and to prepare reports.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school and one (1) year of related work experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Additional Information

One year experience in a sports-related position preferred.

For each part-time recruitment request, employment opportunities for the above position(s) may be available throughout the Division in multiple activity areas and/or locations.

Ability to work a flexible schedule to meet department needs.

First Aid, CPR, AED certifications required. Training provided if necessary.

Must be able to lift at least 30 pounds to move supplies and equipment as needed.

Requires a valid Commonwealth of Virginia driver's license.

A criminal history record check and fingerprinting is conducted on all persons conditionally offered employment, including a conditional offer of initial employment, or a conditional offer to promote, demote, or laterally transfer an employee.

How To Apply

Closing Date: This position closes on Monday, May 17, 2021.

You apply for positions with Henrico County general government through our on-line applicant system, which is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week with an Internet connection. Please access our job site portal through or click on the Jobs link in the upper right hand corner of our main County page at

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