Recreation Program Instructor/Boat Driver
Park City, UT Programs - Recreation

Job Summary

The Recreation Program Boat Driver/Instructor’s primary responsibility is to drive for adaptive water sports programs and to follow proper safety procedures while operating/driving the boat. They may also assist the recreation program team with the assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation and administration of adaptive adventures, recreation, and competitive activities for people of all ages and abilities. A primary function of this and every other job at the National Ability Center is to ensure that each member, guest and visitor of the National Ability Center receives the highest caliber of service.

Postition Information

Seasonal, non-exempt, up to 40 hours per week, weekend, evening and holiday work as required. $10-$20/hr

Major Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Maintain records of daily boat use and maintenance
  • Drive and operate the boat safely at all times
  • Report any damages or maintenance requests to supervisor
  • Maintain clear and concise communication with participants, family members, jumper and jet ski operator throughout programs
  • Assist with preparing site and equipment for program and with proper clean up and storage at the end of each activity including checking and maintaining boat fluids, clean boat daily
  • Implement and supervise safety/risk management protocols in a caring and fun environment for participants, volunteers and staff
  • Document and report all accidents, incidents and disciplinary concerns to supervisor
  • Lead participant assessments, program planning, delivery and evaluations of specific adaptive recreation activities including some or all of the following: indoor and outdoor climbing, hiking, high and low ropes course, team building, cycling, paddle sports, archery, aquatics, and water sports
  • Develop goals and objectives for each participant relative to the program; document participants’ progress and lesson observations; create and implement behavior management plans; manage behavior of participants during activities; provide input and feedback during program debrief
  • Complete administrative duties and documentation such as, auditing paperwork, tracking attendance, incident reports, data entry and other duties as assigned
  • Ability to clearly communicate instructions to participants during programs, including but not limited to directives, technique, and feedback
  • Enforce program policies and procedures
  • Ability to lead an individual or group program including oversight of staff, volunteers and interns 
  • Assist with overseeing proper use of facility, equipment and supplies
  • Inform supervisor of any program delivery issues or concerns, equipment concerns or equipment maintenance needs
  • Conduct and maintain lesson documentation as assigned, including participant assessments, lesson plans, progress notes, evaluations, and incident reports
  • Ability to lead an individual or group program including oversight of staff, volunteers and interns 
  • Train and coordinate instructors and volunteers, if applicable
  • Evaluate and offer regular feedback to supervisor on instructors’ and volunteers’ performance
  • Provide and receive general feedback in a solution driven, appropriate manner utilizing existing established means
  • Attend and engage in required program staff meetings and trainings
  • Create a nurturing, positive and professional environment while promoting program policies and procedures amongst staff, volunteers and community
  • Support and promote National Ability Center programs and staff when out in the community
  • Abide by all policies and procedures in the Employee Handbook and relevant program specific manuals
  • Commit to continuing education in your field utilizing internal and external resources to ensure our programs sustain continual responsiveness and improvement
  • Communicate clearly, honestly, and respectfully with all staff, participants, parents, and volunteer
  • All other duties as specified


Required Knowledge and Qualifications

  • 2 years’ experience driving a boat while pulling a skier or wake boarder
  • Utah Boat Captains license or ability to obtain prior to start of season
  • Knowledge of water safety, boating regulations, Jordanelle Reservoir boating guidelines, and the handling of the boat under all situations is mandatory
  • Experience working in a waterski/wakeboard and boating environment
  • Knowledge of the current waterski and wakeboard industry
  • Ability to effectively communicate with guests of all ages, management, and other staff
  • Ability to work well within a team and maintain effective working relationships
  • Able to work on own initiative and follow verbal and written instructions
  • Ability to work effectively with children and adults
  • Ability to multi-task in a hectic environment
  • Demonstrates responsibility, dependability, and maturity
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of a variety of disabilities and diagnoses preferred
  • Experience teaching adaptive recreation to a wide variety of individuals preferred
  • Willing and able to tolerate extended periods in the elements, including sun, wind, rain, and water
  • Able to lift adaptive equipment up to 50 lbs
  • Current First Responder and CPR certification 
  • Valid Driver’s License; must verify own auto insurance

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