Training & Development Manager
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Sunday, April 16, 2023
Be present, together. Our mission is three simple words. Open is a modern studio designing a new way to practice wellbeing. We combine our hybrid methodology with a social and engaging platform to make mindfulness achievable for all. We engage the senses with music, sound, breath, and movement to create inspiring and meaningful shared experiences on and offline. We are design-oriented, inspired by art, and promote the power of the direct experience. We envision a world where everyone, everywhere, Opens every day.
Based in Venice, our team is committed to creating a driven and diverse company with ambitious people from a wide range of backgrounds. We are looking for people with a strong sense of exceptional products, a keen eye for detail, and an aptitude for learning new technologies. Most importantly, we’re looking for people who are enthusiastic about working with a dynamic group of people to build the future of wellness.
We're currently focused on streaming immersive classes through our digital platform from our studios in San Francisco and Venice to a growing global audience. Open is supported by Founders Fund (Keith Rabois), Susa, LVMH (Miyuki Matsumoto), Coatue (Arielle Zuckerberg), Slow, SV Angel, Maveron, Jack Dorsey, Adrian Aoun, Ben Rubin (Houseparty), and more.
We are seeking an experienced and passionate Fitness professional to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing the management and training and development of our movement teachers across yoga and fitness. This includes creating and delivering training content, coordinating training schedules, and ensuring that all Open experiences are in line with the company's standards and values. Additionally, the manager will be responsible for assessing instructor performance, providing feedback, and identifying areas for improvement.
- Manage Open’s growing cohort of existing teachers and support the recruitment of new teachers.
- Develop and implement training programs for yoga and fitness teachers, including content creation, scheduling, and delivery.
- Ensure that all training is in line with company standards and values, and that instructors are equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to deliver high-quality classes.
- Attend classes and assess instructor performance, provide feedback, and identify areas for improvement.
- Collaborate with other managers and stakeholders to identify training needs and opportunities for improvement.
- Conduct research on industry trends and best practices to inform the development of training programs.
- Schedule and coordinate training sessions, including logistics and communication with instructors.
- Provide ongoing support and coaching to instructors, including one-on-one meetings and group sessions.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of training programs and make recommendations for improvements.
- Maintain accurate records of training activities and instructor performance.
What you’ll bring
- Bachelor's degree in related field (e.g., exercise science, education, business) highly desirable.
- Minimum of 10 years of experience in yoga or fitness instruction, including experience in training and development.
- People management skills highly desirable.
- Strong knowledge of yoga and fitness industry trends and best practices.
- Excellent communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills.
- Strong organizational and project management skills.
- Ability to create and deliver engaging training content.
- Proficient in working in a fast paced environment.
- Ability to work collaboratively with other managers and stakeholders.
- Commitment to ongoing professional development.
- Healthcare (health, dental, vision)
- Flexible PTO
- Access to all Open classes (in-person & virtually)
- Autonomy, Ownership, Equity