Fitness Instructor 


Posting Id 2599
Number of Positions
Department Community Services
Division Recreation and Culture Services
Shift Monday to Sunday 
Rate of Pay $28.01 - $28.01 Hourly
Job Length/End Date           
Job Type Permanent Part Time
Posting Type External
Posting Date 05/21/2024  
Application Deadline 12/31/2024  


Position Summary

Reporting to the Fitness Supervisors and Fitness Coordinator, the Fitness Instructor will be responsible for planning and leading safe, effective and enjoyable exercise classes to participants of all ages. The Fitness Instructor will provide excellent leadership, up-to-date quality instruction and high-energy motivation.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan and lead safe and effective fitness classes in accordance to your Fitness Instructor Certification.
  • Provide a safe learning environment.
  • Educate participants on correct exercise technique and the importance/benefits of exercise.
  • Participate in all mandatory staff trainings and meetings.
  • Maintain all current certifications and send updated copies to the Fitness Supervisor.
  • Assist in finding class coverage if you are unable to teach your assigned class.
  • Respond to First Aid emergencies in accordance to your First Aid Certification.
  • Complete all necessary forms (accident, incident reports) in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Represent the City of Richmond Hill by presenting yourself in a cooperative, organized, enthusiastic and well - groomed manner.
  • Be willing and available to answer questions and queries from participants.
  • Know and understand the policies and procedures of the Community Services Department.
  • Maintain excellent public relations at all time, with staff and the public.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Duties and Responsibilities Cont'd (if applicable)

Education and Experience

  • Current Fitness Instructor Specialist or Aquafitness Instructor Certification.
  • Experience teaching Fitness Classes
  • Emergency First Aid with CPR-C/AED.

Required Skills/Knowledge

  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Good time management skills.
  • Be familiar with and execute the City of Richmond Hill Fitness emergence procedures.
  • Requires satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Demonstrates good judgment and makes sound decisions
  • Shows commitment to personal growth, development, and leadership opportunities
  • Shares new ideas and challenges the status quo
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate with honesty, openness, respect, and trust
  • Takes initiative to participate in a culture of learning, mentoring, and sharing
  • Contributes to building and being a part of a positive culture
  • Ability to demonstrate the City’s corporate values of service, collaboration, care and courage

Leadership Competencies

  • Demonstrates personal leadership
  • Builds people and culture
  • Cultivates open communication
  • Shapes the future
  • Navigates and leads through complexity and change


Attention Internal Candidates:  All current City of Richmond Hill employees are required to apply via the ‘View Jobs for Current Employees’ link on the City’s Careers Page.


We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

The City of Richmond Hill is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. If contacted to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please advise Human Resources if you require an accommodation.