Mill Valley

Recreation - Personal Trainer

Northern Bay Area
Continuous or until 100 applicants
$38.33-$46.55 Hourly

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


180 Camino Alto Mill Valley, 94941


Are you looking for a great opportunity to connect with your community while investing in your future? Do you want to see first-hand what it’s like to engage in active, multi-generational work that directly contributes to the well-being of our greater Mill Valley community?  If you answered yes, then you belong with Mill Valley Recreation!  With our team, you will create memorable experiences while cultivating new and lasting connections within our greater Southern Marin Community. You will have the opportunity to grow and learn through consistent, quality training and, apply your learning through direct hands-on experience.

DEFINITION: Under general supervision, provide personal fitness training to clients requesting service; maintain personal schedule at the front desk; enforce all rules and regulations pertaining to the safety and well being of all patrons; keep fitness floor tidy and clean. Perform related work as required, may include light cleaning and janitorial.


  • Train clients safely according to current industry standards and training.
  • Offer and conduct free fitness floor orientations to new customers during Fitness Floor shifts.
  • Learn basic operation instruction for fitness equipment and teach these techniques to visitors.
  • Sell self as Personal Trainer to new clients and provide customers with package options for training during fitness floor orientations.
  • Monitor guests’ activities in the fitness center.
  • Regularly produce personal training appointments each month.
  • Clean, sanitize and ensure that fitness equipment is working properly.
  • Organize and ensure that the fitness floor is orderly and all equipment is stored safely.
  • Enforce all rules, regulations and safety principals.
  • Answer any general questions from patrons and providing information on fitness programs
  • Assume assigned duties connected with care and maintenance of the facility.
  • Maintain certain fitness center records and reports as required.
  • Respond professionally to emergencies.
  • Deal tactfully and courteously with the public.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other city employees, other agencies, and the general public.
  • Actively attend and participate in required staff training and in-service drills.
  • Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing.
  • The ability to speak English clearly and understandably.
  • Perform related duties as required.

TRAINING & EXPERIENCE: Any combination of education, training, and experience, which likely provides the required knowledge and abilities.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS: Candidates receiving a conditional job offer must pass a pre-placement fingerprint review. The employee must satisfactorily complete an evaluatory period before obtaining regular status. Candidates must possess a current CPR/AED and First Aid certificate and be comfortable calling 911 in an emergency.

Ideal Candidate

  1. Certifications - Has certifications or is willing to obtain certifications within 2 weeks of obtaining job.
  2. Availability to work flexible hours outside of a typical workday (weeknights and weekends)
  3. Customer Service oriented (patient and responsive)
  4. Attention to Detail
  5. Prompt, timely
  6. Enjoys the opportunity to get moving and away from the desk while they work


  1. Opportunity to work in a wonderful facility with supportive colleagues.
  2. Receive a membership to our Aquatic and Fitness Center with employment. 
  3. Receive discounts to programs, please ask hiring staff more about how to qualify for this opportunity.

Special Instructions

The City of Mill Valley utilizes to accept and process employment applications.
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the City's official application form, but should accompany the application. All applications and resumes will be reviewed to select those applicants whose qualifications appear to most closely match the requirements of the position. A limited number of qualified applicants may be invited to participant in the subsequent phase(s) of the recruitment process, which may include one or more of the following: written examination, performance examination, assessment exercises, oral interviews, and complete background checks. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee advancement in the selection process. Paper applications may be obtained from the City of Mill Valley at City Hall, 26 Corte Madera Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941 or by calling (415) 388-4033x4835. 

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