Propose A Course To Teach
1. How do I become a class instructor?
Interested instructors must complete and submit an application along with required attachments. Applications will be reviewed by recreation staff, and interviews will be held with applicants whose applications are approved.
2. What are the timelines for submitting my application?
Classes are offered on a seasonal basis.
If you would like to teach in: Please submit your application before:
Fall (September through December) June 15
Winter (January through March) September 15
Spring (March through June) December 15
Summer (June through August) March 15
3. How are instructors paid?
Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre offers 2 options for instructors:
a) Volunteer Basis
An instructor may choose to volunteer their time in teaching and receive no wage.
The instructor must fill out a volunteer timesheet, and (if necessary) successfully pass a Police Record Check.
b) Contract Instructor
Instructor signs agreement for services and the rate of wage is negotiated between the instructor and the centre programmer. The contract instructor will receive no benefits and must submit an invoice(s) to the centre programmer.
4. What days of the week can I instruct?
Courses can be offered over a wide range of hours throughout the week. The class may be a 1-day course for an hour, a course which spans up to 12 weeks, or anything in between.
5. How much will the class cost participants?
We determine the class fee based on a formula that will reflect the cost of the instructor’s wage, room rental expense, supplies, and indirect costs.