Contract Class Instructor

  • City of Irvine
  • Irvine, California
  • Nov 28, 2021
Full Time

Job Description


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The City of Irvine seeks skilled candidates with strong instructional skills to enhance our Community Services Contract Class offerings.

Typical courses will take place 1-3 days a week, for 1-4 hours a day, and will run for multiple weeks. Courses are created quarterly. The City will have the option to continue course offerings into subsequent quarters. This position is a temporary contract without benefits.

Summer camps are held mid-June through August. A typical camp runs 5 days a week, half day, and for one week. The City will have the option to continue course offerings into subsequent quarters. This position is a temporary contract without benefits.

Specific Areas of Interest:
  • Adult online courses
  • Teen online courses
  • Teen-focused classes
  • Youth or adult outdoor fitness programs
  • Fiber arts and jewelry/metals
  • Teen-focused art (Great Park)
  • Culinary skills basics
  • Programs held at specialized non-city facilities; facilities with specialized equipment the City does not own
  • Culturally-based martial arts to complement current offerings
  • Music and fitness for early childhood (ages up to 5 years)
  • Adult health and wellness/fitness
  • Senior (50+) focused classes for balance
  • Senior (50+) focused computer classes

Course proposals in the following areas will not be considered, as the City is currently meeting the community's needs: Tae Kwon Do (TKD), Kung Fu, Shotokan, Karate, STEM classes, kindergarten readiness, yoga (all ages), youth dance, ballroom dance, foreign language, financial literacy, and Pilates.

Please consult the table below for course date ranges and application deadlines:
Course needs through December 2021 have been filled. Deadlines are subject to change. Check back before submitting an application.

  • Hold regular contract courses in a variety of locations as defined by contract
  • Teach infants, children, teens, and adults based on course focus/description
  • Develop a course curriculum including course outline, description, and lessons; checks for understanding and/or testing; and all other related course materials for the proposed subject(s)
  • Manage the classroom to ensure an optimum learning environment
  • Assist in the promotion and marketing of contract courses
  • Develop diverse and creative programming not currently offered by the City of Irvine
  • Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent knowledge/experience
  • Some teaching or presentation experience
  • Familiarity and experience working with a diverse populace
  • City of Irvine Business License for courses held in Irvine
  • Fingerprinting through the Irvine Police Department
  • Insurance as defined by contract
City staff, as designated by the Director of Community Services, will review the proposals. Proposals will be considered for inclusion as a City-offered Contract Class program and promoted in the City Inside Irvine Guide , provided all criteria listed below have been met:
  • Course is not a duplication of an existing course or program that sufficiently meets demand
  • Course does not pose an unreasonable safety risk to participant
  • Course title and subject matter are interpreted as an appropriate City service consistent with the City's adopted policies, mission, goals, and strategic plans
  • Registration revenues based on projected course attendance are anticipated to be sufficient to recover costs borne by City

The City will not contract for courses that fall into any of the following:
  • Courses that subject participants to investment advice, ventures that may pose financial risks or solicitation, and/or sell products or services
  • Courses that imply religious instruction, offer a religious-based program or service, and/or infer practices or rituals
  • Courses that promote alcohol, illegal drugs, drug or weapon products, paraphernalia, firearms, tobacco, gambling, and/or adult-oriented or sexually explicit materials

Please review these guidelines before submitting a course proposal:
  • Review our current quarter's Community Services Inside Irvine to see if your proposed course is already being offered. You can view our brochure online at or pick up a current copy of Inside Irvine at one of our community centers or City Hall
  • For fine arts, review our current quarter's Art Beat brochure to see if your proposed class is already being offered. You can view our brochure online at or pick up a current copy at one of our community centers or City Hall
  • Please note that workshops and courses cannot be designed to sell or recommend products from your business or promote your consulting or investing services

The revenue for courses held at City facilities is split 50/50 with the instructor, or as defined by contract. The City of Irvine cannot guarantee the number of courses, the number of students, or the amount of revenue that a course may receive.

This recruitment is not an offer for employment. An application is not a guarantee your proposal will be accepted.

Closing Date/Time: 12/10/2021 5:00 PM Pacific

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