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How to Become a Contract Instructor

Pleasant Valley Recreation & Park District is always looking for new and exciting classes to offer. If you have a new, unique and fun idea for a class, you have come to the right place. Listed below are some simple tips for submitting your proposal to teach a class in the next available sessions.

Class Proposal

When you are proposing a class to the District you must submit the following in a word document by e-mail, fax, postal mail or in person (by appointment only):

Instructor Application and Class Proposal

Along with your class proposal, you will need to submit the following items:

  • Resume including qualifications to teach the proposed class
  • References

Proposal Submission

Class proposals can be submitted at any time. Below is a proposal submission timeline:

  • Fall Session (Sept- Dec)  - Proposals due by May 1
  • Winter Session (Jan - Mar) - Proposals due by September 29
  • Spring Session (April - May) - Proposals due by December 1
  • Summer Session (June - August) - Proposals due by February 13

Proposal Review & Approval

Once you have submitted your proposal to staff, they will take the opportunity to review the proposal and contact your references. We will then contact you regarding your approval status. After approval, then we will schedule a meeting to finalize your class and review the New Instructor Orientation Packet and complete all appropriate paperwork to initiate your contract.

Independent Contractor Wages & Criteria

Contract Instructors are Independent Contractors. Each Contract Instructor is issued a new contract on an annual basis and is renewed each year on January 1. Instructors are offered a percentage of the fees associated with the class that they are scheduled to teach. The following criteria is applied to determine the contracted percent for each Independent Contractor:

  • Indoor classes that require District staff to set-up, breakdown or open and close a facility receive a 65/35 contract. The Instructor would receive 65% of the primary fees (not including any Administrative or Out-of-District fees) and the District would retain 35% for maintenance, publicity, and any other cost incurred by the class.
  • Outdoor classes that do not require any District staff to set-up, breakdown, or open and close a facility or lights, receive a 70/30 contract. The Instructor would receive 70% of the primary fees (not including any Administrative or Out-of-District fees) and the District would retain 30% for maintenance, publicity, and any other cost incurred by the class.
  • Classes held at off-site locations and are not on District property, receive a 75/25 contract. Persons holding class on their own property will need to provide a Certificate of Insurance with an endorsement page to have their contracts approved in order to receive this rate. The Instructor would receive 75% of the primary fees (not including any Administrative or Out-of-District fees) and the District would retain 25% for publicity, and any other cost incurred by the class.

All fees (except materials fees) are collected by the District and the Instructor is paid at the completion of the class. Once your class has finished, Instructors will be asked to submit a Contract Instructor Service Invoice for payment.