City of Fort Wayne

Seasonal Pre-school/Youth Instructor

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Job Code: 2023024
Posted On: Wednesday, 1st February 2023
Category: Seasonal
Department: Parks and Recreation
Shift: June-August, Mondays-Fridays, possible hours could be morning and evenings or just evenings depending upon the number registered in each time slot. 10-25 hours per week.
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
200 E. Berry Street
Pay Rate: $14.00 - $16.00 per hour

Job Description:


Working under the direction of the Pre-School/Youth Site Supervisor, incumbent conducts Pre-School/Youth programs.  The incumbent is expected to exercise good judgment, independence, initiative, and professional expertise in conducting day-to-day operations. All work duties and activities must be performed in accordance with the City safety rules and operating regulations, policies and procedures as well as federal, state, and local regulations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the ability to interact with the public, City incumbents, and outside agencies with patience, tact, respect, and professionalism and the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Accepts Pre-School & Youth site assignments. Will have to switch sites and activities;
  • Reports directly to Pre-School/Youth Site Supervisor;
  • Attends June In-Service Training Orientation. This includes seasonal employee training (Blood Borne Pathogens (BBP), Child Protection Awareness (SCAN), General Safety Training, etc.), Coaches Training, and Program Content;
  • Attends all weekly staff meetings;
  • Assists in organizing, teaching, supervising, and evaluating weekly activities in games, crafts, and recreational sports classes according to the area you are assigned. Must follow pre-set themes;
  • Encourages and motivates children to attend on a regular basis;
  • Meets with Preschool/Youth Site Supervisor to plan daily activities;
  • Is Responsible for weekly lesson plans to be completed two weeks prior to activity to be turned into Pre-School/Youth Coordinator or Supervisor;
  • Is accountable for recording accurate daily attendance reports for each sport, turns in weekly at staff meetings;
  • Is responsible for collecting and compiling program evaluations at end of season;
  • Is responsible for each participant's safety during the time they are participating and maintaining discipline among participants;
  • Is responsible for equipment and supplies to be at the program site as well as maintained and used properly, turns in any damaged equipment. Lost or damaged equipment due to staff negligence will be replaced with same quality by the staff person(s) responsible for the loss;
  • Assists in other areas as needed;
  • Participates in a final personnel evaluation;
  • Reports and documents any problems with children and adults to the Program Facility Coordinator Pre-School/Youth Coordinator or Supervisor;
  • Contributes to the weekly summary of the weeks activities to be turned in at weekly staff meetings;
  • Wears Park Department Pre-School/Youth Staff T-shirt at all times during working hours and complies with dress code for the summer program;
  • Submits timecards to Pre-School/Youth Site Supervisor;
  • Reports irregularities and abnormal conditions on the work site;
  • Arrives at site one half hour before scheduled start time and 15 minutes after last class.


Performs duties in accordance with City's safety rules and operating regulations and practices.


The incumbent is responsible to manage their performance in accordance with this job description and the performance expectations provided to them by management.  If at any time the incumbent is unsure of their role or specific responsibilities, it is the incumbent’s responsibility to refer to their job description and ask for clarification from their supervisor.  Management will work with the incumbent, as needed, to ensure performance expectations are clearly communicated and performance goals are achieved. 


Staff will supervise all children participating in activities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


One or more years of experience in Education, Recreation, Sports or a field related to working with children;


  • Must be 16 year of age with sports and/or craft experience;
  • Must have transportation available at all times;
  • Must have good leadership, organizational and communication skills and have good rapport with children ages 18 months – 14 years;
  • Must work until completion of programs.


Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


Valid Indiana Driver's License if City vehicle is used.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Applications may be submitted on-line at or using the City of Fort Wayne Human Resources Department computer kiosks located at Citizen’s Square, 1st Floor, 200 E. Berry Street, Fort Wayne IN between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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All applications for currently posted positions will be submitted on line at Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.

(Those individuals who accept employment with the City and live outside one of the six contiguous Indiana counties that border Allen County (DeKalb, Whitley, Noble, Huntington, Wells, and Adams) will have six (6) months from their start date to become residents of either Allen County or one of the six counties listed above. Policy and Procedure Number 204 Page: 1 of 1).

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to age, race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran's status, national origin, or sexual orientation. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.

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