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Part-Time Instructor-Youth Academy

at Houston Astros

Posted: 8/3/2019
Job Status: Part Time
Job Reference #: 140e4efc-36aa-4426-a748-b119137f274a

Job Description

Department:               Community & Foundation  

Supervisor:                Manager, Youth Academy  

Classification:           Non-exempt/Part-time

Summary:

This position will provide major league style baseball/softball instruction and training in the areas of hitting, pitching, fielding, base running and game knowledge.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide baseball and/or softball instruction during scheduled events at the YA.
  • Assist with various aspects of organizing or coordinating athletic events held at the YA.
  • Support the YA’s marketing efforts and outreach by participating in various public events, speaking engagements and other outreach or promotional programs and events.
  • High level of demonstrated professionalism and integrity.
  • Ability to develop and maintain good relationships with members of the community, organizations, sponsors, instructors, players and coaches.
  • Creative, energetic and proactive approach to work.
  • Strong relationship-building skills.
  • Represents the Astros in a positive and professional manner at all times.
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Minimum of a 2 year associates degree or major/minor league baseball experience or current collegiate level baseball player/athlete.
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of proven experience in coaching high school, college, professional baseball or management of organized sports/recreational activities or current collegiate level baseball player/athlete.
  • EXTENSIVE knowledge of one or more (baseball/softball) skills designated for instruction.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated and proven ability to work with children and parents.
  • EXCEPTIONAL communication skills.
  • Minimum physical requirements: able to gain access to various areas of the YA for prolonged periods during events; able to lift and transport up to 25 pounds.
  • Possess very high degree of discretion and professionalism.
  • Professional image and demeanor.