looking at blue folder

Employment Opportunities

Start Smart Sports Instructors

  • Type:Limited Term
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$9.00/hr
  • Posted Date:07/09/2018

Recreation Division
Parks & Recreation Department
Seasonal Position

Essential Duties: This is a seasonal Start Smart Instructor position in the Recreation Division of the Provo Parks & Recreation Department. The individual appointed to this position will be responsible for instructing youth 3-6 years of age and parents the structure of the Start Smart program. The program involves teaching sports skills to parent/child pairs, and helping parents practice skills with their child. Different sports will be taught each month. Additionally, employees may be required to do some court/field maintenance and perform other related work as required.

Minimum Requirements: Must commit to a minimum of four months. Experience and/or knowledge of rules associated with youth soccer, flag football, basketball, and baseball. Demonstrate an ability to teach the basics of these sports to 20-25 youth and their parents. Candidate should be pro-active, innovative and energetic. Must be able to work well with other coaches, parents, children and spectators. Must be at least 16 years old to apply.

Selection Factors: Intermediate knowledge of sports rules/drills and the ability to work well with and engage adults and children. Please indicate your area of expertise in the certifications section on your application.

Hours: Tues/Thurs 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM and/or Tues/Thurs 4:00 PM – 7:15 PM. Please indicate your desired shift(s) in the certifications section of your application. Exact hours depend on program participation.

Duration of Position: Program will run January - May and July - December.

Wage: $9.00 per hour. Payment will be made by direct deposit.

Physical/Environmental Factors: This work requires the physical strength and agility to perform the work including: standing and moving around on feet for extended periods of time and minor bending and lifting; and the ability to work with the public in sometimes stressful situations.

Screening: Based on meeting the minimum requirements and job related experience. Selection may be based largely upon an oral interview. Criminal background checks are conducted on all City positions. Non-disclosure may result in dismissal.

To Apply: Apply online at or at the Provo City Division of Human Resources located at 351 West Center, Provo, Utah.

Closing Date: *Open until filled.

*Because this is an open file position, applications of those individuals not appointed to the current opening or not making the above deadline will remain on file for 60 days. Applicants will be eligible for consideration for appointment to the above position opening within that period of time.

Return to full list >>

Would you like to receive E-NOTIFICATIONS about your favorite Provo City content?  Sign Up Here »