Salary: $15.00 – $20.00 Hourly

Location : Cary, NC

Job Type: Seasonal, Full-Time

Job Number: 23-01822

Department: Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources

Division: Skate Park

Opening Date: 05/23/2023

Closing Date: 6/8/2023 11:59 PM Eastern

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Bargaining Unit: N/A

Do you enjoy action sports such as skateboarding, inline skating, BMX biking, scooter-riding and parkour? Do you like to show off your skills and teach others? If you answered “Yes” to both questions, come join our team!

The Action Sports Instructor I will assist with beginner-level instruction in camps, lessons, tournaments, and special events. This position will also assist with basic course maintenance and facility upkeep.

Work is performed under the supervision of the Operations and Program Supervisor – Action Sports.

This is a seasonal (June-October), non-benefited position, up to 40 hours a week, with a maximum of 999 hours. Scheduled work hours are variable and can include some evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Typical Tasks

  • Instructs in a variety of action sports, including skateboarding, inline skating, BMX biking, scooter-riding and parkour;
  • Assists with exhibitions and clinics during events;
  • Assists in creating program schedules including instruction materials, activities, and games;
  • Completes short reports regarding the lessons;
  • Ensures participant safety;
  • Assists in the marketing and promotion of programs at the facility;
  • Assists participants in registering for programs at the facility;
  • Assists with dissemination and collection of class evaluation forms;
  • Assists with course maintenance items, including light ramp maintenance, course cleaning, and preparation;
  • Attends regularly scheduled meetings;
  • Presents a positive role model for all park participants;
  • Performs other job-related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Demonstrated knowledge in the basic skills, rules and strategies of at least one of the action sports listed above; Ability to gain expertise in additional action sports categories; Some experience in teaching action sports preferred; Possess strong verbal and written communication skills with children, youth, and adults; Ability to interact with the public effectively, dealing with challenging situations in a firm, yet tactful manner; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions; Ability to acquire knowledge of the policies, procedures, and services of Cary Action Sports and the Town of Cary, and communicate those to participants; Ability to promote the programs available at Cary Action Sports and present a positive example of the Cary philosophy of community service.

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications
Must be at least 15 years old. Minors must be enrolled in school.

Prefers experience working with children and/or youth in a group setting.

Prefers candidates with knowledge and/or experience in one of the Action Sports offered at this facility.

Prefers CPR/First Aid Certification. If not yet CPR/First Aid certified, requires ability to successfully complete CPR/First-Aid training upon hire.

Physical Requirements
Ability to work outside on courses for extended time periods in a variety of weather conditions, such as extreme temperatures and summer showers.
Must be able to lift and carry moderately heavy items such as water coolers, trash bins, etc.
Physical ability to access all points in the park, including on decks of all ramps.

Conditions of Employment
Requires drug testing and background check (which may include criminal check, education verification and credit history review) prior to employment.

Regular and Probationary Full-Time and Part-Time Employees

The Town of Cary is pleased to provide a competitive, comprehensive benefits program to serve the needs of our employees and their families.

Because the Town of Cary believes that employees are one of our most important resources, significant dollars (averaging about 40% of annual salary per employee) are spent each year on employee benefits.

All regular and probationary full-time and part-time employees of the Town of Cary are eligible, and benefits coverage for new employees and family members is effective upon an employee’s hire date.

Temporary, Seasonal, and Intern Employees

The Town employs temporary and seasonal employees and interns who generally are scheduled to work on a short-term basis. However, if you are hired as a temporary or seasonal employee, or as an intern, you are not eligible for the Town of Cary’s benefits package as described in this summary.


Are you at least 15 years of age?

  • Yes
  • No


Please describe your experience working with children and/or youth in a group setting. If you do not have this experience, type “n/a”.


Describe your knowledge of and experience with action sports such as skateboarding, inline skating, BMX biking, scooter-riding and parkour. Please indicate if you have experience teaching any of the above.

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