Figure Skating & Hockey Coach

Full Time

Wollman Park Partners

Position SummaryIce skating coaches will deliver best-in-class on and off-ice instructional experiences to participants of the skating school, learn to skate, figure skating, hockey programs and will embrace and work within a collaborative team-coaching environment. They will provide professional and exemplary customer service to all guests, employees, and the community in adherence with Wollman Rink policies, rules and regulations to ensure a safe and world class environment.Essential Duties and Responsibilities· Provide ice skating instruction to students as young as 3 years old using the Learn to Skate USA program, effectively instructing students in all elements of class level.· Provide specialized individual and group instruction to aspiring figure skaters or hockey players of all ages.· Maintain a positive, creative, upbeat class environment using age-appropriate games and props to keep students moving and engaged.· Develop lesson and practice plans and training goals for all group and private lesson students and communicate these plans with students and parents.· Attend coaching staff team meetings and actively participate in mentorship of assigned junior coaches.· Encourage appropriate behavior of students with an emphasis on safety and community/team building.· Deliver outstanding customer service to all guests of Wollman Rink.· Develop a deep understanding of all skate school programs and arena offerings and promote wider Wollman Rink engagement among all students.· Assist with setting up and breaking down lesson area border wall before and after lessons.· Partner with staff, clientele and community partners, to maintain a positive, productive atmosphere conducive to the advancement of skating in New York City.· Other duties as assigned.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities· Must have advanced ice-skating skills, with a background in figure skating or hockey.· Prior experience working with children in a recreational, camp, sporting or academic setting preferred.· Prior experience coaching figure skating skills or developmental hockey.· Figure skating coaches: Experience creating competitive singles programs for basic skills levels and higher. Experience developing and teaching choreography for ice show groups.· Hockey coaches: Familiarity and experience with USA Hockey’s ADM program and curriculum.· Individuals who have a talent for connecting with very young children are strongly encouraged to apply.· Must be highly reliable and punctual.Certifications Must hold current Learn to Skate USA coaching membership and compliance certification or be willing to obtain prior to season opening (mid-November).Figure skating coaches: Maintain current US Figure Skating coach compliance and PSA CER certificate.Hockey coaches: Hold USA Hockey coaching certification and attend regular professional development.Must hold or obtain coaches liability insurance policy through US Figure Skating or USA Hockey.Must be US Center for SafeSport compliant or willing to obtain prior to season opening.Work EnvironmentThis position generally requires that work be performed on the ice, outdoors at Wollman Rink, butattendance at events taking place at the rink or offsite, including on weekends and/or holidays, may be required.Who We AreWollman Park Partners (WPP) is the newly named operator of the iconic Wollman Rink NYC (WRNYC) in Central Park. WPP consists of Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, the Related Companies and Equinox, in close partnership with Great Performances + Melba’s Restaurant, YMCA, Ice Hockey in Harlem, Figure Skating in Harlem, The Boys’ Club of New York, and Green City Force.WPP is committed to making Wollman Rink NYC an inclusive and accessible space year-round and one that reflects the city we serve and the diversity of our communities. This will be carried out through our hiring, business operations, and events and programming which include public ice-skating sessions, youth programming, cultural events, celebrations, and more, proudly serving New Yorkers and tourists alike both on and off the ice.Job Type: Part-timePay: $40.00 – $70.00 per hourSchedule:Day shiftMonday to FridayOn callWeekend availabilityCOVID-19 considerations:WORKING CONDITIONSPlease note that WPP has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees. As a condition of employment, WPP employees working on-site are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 unlessAbility to commute/relocate:New York, NY 10065: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)Education:Bachelor’s (Preferred)Work Location:One locationWork Remotely:NoWork Location: One locationShow more

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