West of 50 - Contracted Movement Instructor

Denver, CO

Position: Contractor Qigong or T’aiChi or Movement Instructor with the West of 50

Position Type: Contracted  

Requested Hours: 1.5 hours per week with the potential for additional hours when available. The class time is set for every Friday from 10:30 am to 11:30 am.

Reports to: Jason Eaton-Lynch, Director of Elder Services.

General Description: 

The Center on Colfax’s mission is to engage, empower, enrich, and advance the lesbian, gay, and bisexual, transgender and queer community of Colorado. We strive to be a collaborative leader that positively impacts the lived experiences of LGBTQ+ people in Denver and Colorado by creating inclusive programs and events, fostering connections, and leveraging the individual and collective strengths of the community. Your role is to deliver high-quality, community based T’ai Chi or Qigong classes to individuals who are 50 years old and better and/or individuals who have disabilities.  This class is under the West of 50 program. We would consider other movement focused programs in place of Tai Chi or Qigong. We already provide a seated yoga class; we request that should you choose to introduce a new movement practice that yoga not be one of them. Please email your resume and a short cover letter noting your experience any why you would like to work with queer older adults and individuals with disabilities to Jason Eaton Lynch, Director of Elder Services. jeatonlynch@lgbtqcolorado.org.

Duties and Responsibilities:

·       Teach group T’ai Chi or Qigong classes as scheduled, providing modifications to accommodate varying fitness levels.

·       Understand contraindicated exercise providing a safe and effective approach to exercise.

·       Ensure arrival time allows for proper set up so that classes begin on time, end on time and that area is cleaned up after class.

·       Demonstrate accountability to schedule by avoiding missed classes and report the need to miss classes in advance.

·       Provide a fun and engaging experience for the participants. 

·       Ensure that attendees have signed into the program.


·       Keep certifications current and remain in good standing with certifying organizations.

·       Reliable transportation.

·       Proficient experience in delivering fitness solutions in a group format with a diversity of backgrounds and goals.

·       Must possess excellent interpersonal and motivational skills.

·       Must possess effective cueing skills and the ability to be flexible and meet the needs of the participants.

Working Conditions:

·       1.5 hours per week.

·       $30.00 per hour. You will be paid once per month after all classes have been completed.

·       No benefits provided this is a contracted position. As an instructor, you are not considered an employee of The Center on Colfax but an individual who provides a service to the community.

·       Occasional lifting up to 35 lbs. 

$30.00 p/hour

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