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22 Mar 2024

Part-Time Hockey Instructor - Fifth Third Arena

🇺🇸 Chicago, IL, USA
Part Time
1+ year exp.
US$22 per hour

Job Title: Part-Time Hockey Instructor

Date: 3/20/24

Department: Community Ice Rink

Reports to: Manager, Amateur Hockey Business Strategy

# Direct Reports: N/A

Pay Rate: $22 per hour

We are currently hiring for the following shifts:

  • Saturday 7 AM - 11 AM
  • Sunday 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Wednesday 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

What It’s Like Working Here:

The Fifth Third Arena, Blackhawk Community Ice Rink, LLC., located just two blocks south of the United Center, promotes a fun, engaging, fast-paced and collaborative atmosphere while promoting a welcoming environment for members of the community, customers and employees. Our commitment to curating an environment where all individuals feel empowered to bring their best self to work each day can be seen throughout our organization. Whether you are a job seeker looking to join the organization, a current member of our amazing team, or someone looking to help support our mission, our goal is the same – to reimagine the potential of hockey, which we aim to achieve through memorable, inclusive experiences.

The Fifth Third Arena is not only the practice home of the Chicago Blackhawks, but also a community rink that hosts youth teams, high school hockey clubs, adult leagues, public skating, community programs and more on the ice. Off the ice, the facility boasts a variety of off-ice spaces to host parties, events, or corporate outings. The rink is always “buzzing” with lots of energy and activity!

What You’ll Do:

The Hockey Instructor is responsible for planning and executing tasks for in house hockey programs. In house hockey programs range from youth to adult age participants. Tasks include but are not limited to: creating on ice practice plans, orchestrating off-ice logistics, organizing equipment, and communicating program details to parents and participants. This position must have a strong skating background and provide the highest level of customer service to all clients of the facility.

How You’ll Contribute:

  • Teach and communicate skating and/or hockey skill sets to youth and adult participants
  • Maintaining a professional and organized demeanor when dealing with both internal and external guests and coworkers to provide the highest level of customer service
  • Adhere to all policies and procedures to ensure a safe work environment
  • Properly report and document incidents
  • Support on-ice programs through scorekeeping and officiating youth and adult hockey programs as needed
  • Responsible for keeping all areas of the facility clean and organized

What You Bring to the Table:

  • For the following programs: Beginners (strong skating background - any type!); MinorHawks (strong skating background with a few years of hockey experience); Rookies (strong skating background, ideally has coached in the past).
  • Strong background in organized hockey programs and skill development
  • Must be able to lift 30 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 20 lbs
  • Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective facility operations and programs
  • USA Coaching Level 1 preferred
  • Preferred 1 year coaching with Learn to Skate programs
  • Safe Sport Certification required
  • CPR Certification preferred
  • Excellent customer service skills, especially in difficult situations
  • Ability to recognize unsafe situations and respond accordingly
  • Ability to skate well and communicate instruction to audiences of all ages
  • Ability to problem solve and react in a calm manner to stressful situations
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and manage time effectively
  • Ability to commit to teaching a 6-10 week session
  • Ability to address, adapt to, and overcome challenges in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Demonstrates Chicago Blackhawks core values of integrity, curiosity, empathy, collaboration, and originality

About Us:  

The Fifth Third Arena, Blackhawk Community Ice Rink, LLC, first opened its doors in November 2017 with a focus on ensuring the Chicago Blackhawks’ needs were met through equipment storage space, training rooms, a player’s lounge, weight room, two NHL-size ice rinks, and many other state-of-the-art amenities. The Fifth Third Arena Team is also passionately dedicated to giving back to the local community by providing access to multipurpose rooms, event spaces, program registrations, and drop-In admissions.

Furthering the Chicago Blackhawks mission to Reimagine the Potential of Hockey, the Fifth Third Arena is home year-round to hockey players of all ages and skill levels. They host annual Summer Hockey Camps, Learn to Skate lessons, Adult/Youth/AA Hockey Clubs, Rat Hockey, and many other options to make the Fifth Third Arena a one stop shop for every current OR future hockey player in Chicago.

The Fifth Third Arena, Blackhawk Community Ice Rink, LLC, is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, religion or religious creed, color, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, local law, ordinance, or regulation and will not be discriminated against on these bases.

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