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Group Exercise Instructors

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It's fun to work at a place where people truly BELIEVE in what they are doing!

We're committed to bringing passion and energy to Colorado School of Mines.

Group Fitness Instructors are an integral part of the Fitness team within Campus Recreation. Group Fitness Instructors are responsible for leading multiple group fitness classes that range in variety and levels from Yoga to strength training. This includes counting, cueing, organizing choreography, and much more.

Group Fitness Instructors are an integral part of the Fitness team within Campus Recreation. Group Fitness Instructors are responsible for leading multiple group fitness classes that range in variety and levels from Yoga to strength training. This includes counting, cueing, organizing choreography, and much more.

Duties include, but are not limited to, the following responsibilities:
  • Provide a safe and fun environment for participants.

  • Demonstrate and promote knowledge of proper group fitness components, i.e.: warm up, aerobic exercise, flexibility, cool down, etc.

  • Provide customer service to the patrons.

  • Maintain group fitness equipment, rooms and storage areas.

  • Knowledge of Campus Recreation policies and procedures.

  • Earn all necessary Continuing Education Credits (CEC's or CEU's).

  • Assist with special events.

  • Enforce facility and program policies.

  • Attend all required trainings and meetings (dates and times TBA).

  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • National fitness certification (ACE, ACSM, AFAA or equivalent).

  • Ability to conduct safe and effective classes.

  • Prior experience teaching/leading group classes.

  • Knowledgeable in techniques and dynamics of Group Fitness.

  • Knowledge in a variety of Group Fitness classes.

  • Have current certification(s) for specific class format, including adult CPR/AED.

  • Able to work a minimum number of hours/week (recommended 2 classes) on a set schedule.

  • Able to attend Fall and/or Spring Area Training.

  • Knowledge of strength training and cardiovascular exercise.

  • Good communication skills.

  • Must adhere to Campus Recreation and University policies and procedures.

  • Must be reliable and dependable.

Salary and Benefits

$18 - $50 rate per hour depending on course/credentials

Mines takes into consideration a combination of candidate’s education, training and experience as well as the position’s scope and complexity, the discretion and latitude required in the role, work location, and external market and internal value when determining a salary level for potential new employees.

All Mines employees also have access to discount programs through the State of Colorado and free tickets for Mines Athletics home games, as well as access to the on-campus Recreation Center (fitness classes and training, swimming pool and more), equipment rentals through the Outdoor Rec Center, and the Colorado State Employee Assistance Program (CSEAP). For more information about benefits at Mines, go to mines.edu/human-resources/benefits .

Applicants must:
  • Complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veteran status)
  • Upload a resume or CV
  • Upload a cover letter
This posting will be used to fill multiple positions and may close without notice.

References will not be contacted until later in the selection process and you will be informed before that contact is made.

Mines welcomes everyone to our team; in your application, please feel free to note which pronouns you use (For example - she/her/hers, he/him/his, they/them/theirs, etc). If you need reasonable accommodation at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.

Successful Completion of a Background Investigation is Required for this Position.

About Mines & Golden, CO

When the world looks for answers, the world looks to Mines.

Colorado School of Mines is a top-ranked public university solving the grand challenges facing our society, particularly those related to the Earth, energy and the environment. Founded in 1874 with specialties in mining and metallurgy, Mines’ scope and mission have continually expanded to meet the needs of industry and society. Today, we are the No. 38 public university in the nation, recognized for our innovation and undergraduate teaching in science, technology engineering and math (U.S. News and World Report, 2023).

Mines graduates are change makers, boundary breakers and problem solvers. Since our earliest days, a Mines education has been and continues to be a transformational opportunity, with one of the strongest returns on investment out there for talented STEM students of all backgrounds.

Are you looking for an inspiring, mission-driven workplace where you can contribute to solving the world’s problems and educating the next generation of change makers? Are you an individual who values a diverse and inclusive community, where our different perspectives, experiences and cultures enrich the educational and work experience?

Look to Mines.

Equal Opportunity

Colorado School of Mines is committed to equal opportunity for all persons. Mines does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), ancestry, creed, marital status, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or current military service. Further, Mines does not retaliate against community members for filing complaints regarding or implicating any of these protected statuses.

Mines’ commitment to nondiscrimination, affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access is reflected in the administration of its policies, procedures, programs and activities and in its efforts to achieve a diverse student body and workforce.

Through its policies, procedures and resources, Mines complies with federal law, Colorado state law, administrative regulations, executive orders and other legal requirements to prevent discrimination (including harassment or retaliation) within the Mines campus community and to address potential allegations of inequity or concerns for safety.

If you like working with energetic enthusiastic individuals, you will enjoy your career with us!

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