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  • Temporary
  • Whitefish

Website City of Whitefish Parks & Recreation

General Purpose

The City of Whitefish, Montana is actively recruiting for the Tennis Instructor position for our Parks & Recreation Department.  We welcome your inquiries and encourage you to apply!
One of the fastest growing cities in Montana, Whitefish is consistently rated one of the best small towns in America and was named one of the top 25 ski towns in the world by National Geographic. It is located on the shores of Whitefish Lake and the base of Big Mountain – home to Whitefish Mountain Resort. Whitefish also boasts over 36 miles of natural surface single-track mountain biking and hiking trails with 10 trailheads, golfing, world class dining, two professional live theater companies, and is only thirty minutes from Glacier National Park.  
This position will remain open until filled.

This position will be filled on a “seasonal” “temporary” or “short-term” basis dependent upon the applicant’s availability and timeframe worked, past and present.  This position will be filled to work for the approximate time period of June 2024 – August 2024. 
For assistance with online application process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 406-863-2464 or email


Teach skills and coach youth ages 4-16.  The Tennis Instructor is the direct link between the public, program participants, and the Recreation Programmer and Coordinator. 


Works under the direct supervision of the Parks & Recreation Programmer and/or Parks & Recreation Coordinator, Parks & Recreation Director, or designee. 


Supervises program participants and volunteers.


Job Duties

The following duties are typical for this classification.   These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.
It is expected that every employee should be on time, fully prepared, every day that the employee is scheduled to work.
Provide supervision of tennis camps to include the enforcement of rules and regulations and handling participant concerns, driving to and from various program destinations.
Coach youth ages 4-16 in a positive and non-competitive environment.
Provide feedback to the Parks and Recreation Department for improvement of the program prior to and after conclusion of the program.
Maintain inventory of all equipment; ensure equipment is maintained for future programs.
Exhibits behavior consistent with the mission, vision and values of the City of Whitefish.  
Furthers the mission, vision, and values of the City through excellent customer service, creative problem solving, decision making, and stewardship of City resources.
Demonstrates emotional intelligence in day-to-day work, decision making and problem solving.
Demonstrates a commitment to provide and require excellent customer service through cooperative and individual efforts.
Communicates effectively, both orally and in writing in English with the supervisor, department head, City employees, program participants, and the public.
Works cooperatively with all City employees toward the common goal of providing high quality services.
Exhibits interpersonal and human relationship skills.

Performs all job duties in compliance with the established rules and regulations of the City of Whitefish.  
Demonstrates accountability and responsibility for completion of work assignments in the absence of a department supervisor; provides responsive and timely feedback to supervisory staff on status and progress of work activities.
Promotes safe work practices to ensure a quality environment for participants and staff.

Desired Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:

1+ years’ experience coaching youth sports and/or facilitating youth sports camps

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Must have the initiative to carry out work assignments in a timely manner.
Must possess good verbal and written communication skills in English to deal positively and effectively with children and the public.
Enthusiasm for program activities, patience, and self-control. 
Should have the ability to maintain control of children ages 4-16 in a positive manner.
Must be a team player.
Have a genuine concern for the well-being and development of young children.
Ability to work well with other staff members.  
Ability to accept guidance and supervision.
Willingness to take initiative and work independently.


Have First Aid and CPR certification or the ability to obtain upon hire.


Supplemental Information


Telephone, variety of Tennis and recreation equipment.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, or run.  


The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 30 pounds.  The employee must be able to see objects near and far.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee works outside.  Outside weather conditions vary from rain, cold and heat.


The noise level in the work environment can be moderately loud.



Formal application; rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference, background check; job related tests may be required.


The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The specific statement of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. 


In compliance with the American with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.  The City of Whitefish does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices.   The City of Whitefish is an equal opportunity employer.

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