Contract Instructor Classes
Contract Class Instructors
Become An Instructor
A contract instructor is an independent contractor for the City (contract instructors are not employees) who provides a service to the community in the form of a class, workshop, or camp. Anyone interested in becoming an instructor must complete a Contract Instructor Application. (Workshops or classes designed to sell or recommend products from your business is prohibited.) We recommend reviewing past issues of SANDS Community & Library Services Recreation & Programs Guide to verify a similar program is not already offered.
Contract instructors do not rent City facilities, however a portion of the fees collected are retained by the City to cover facility usage, registration, administration and promotion of the class in the SANDS. Due to print deadlines and internal vetting processes, it is recommended that applications are submitted approximately six months before wishing to begin instruction.
Interested In Teaching A Contract Class for the City of Huntington Beach?
The best candidates for contract class instruction are those whom combine a sincere interest in community service with a desire to supplement their existing income.
Contract instructors do not rent the City facilities. However, a portion of the fees collected are retained by the City to cover facility usage, registration, administration, and promotion of classes in the SANDS Community & Library Services Recreation & Programs Guide.
The City pays the contractor a percentage of the total enrollment fees collected, minus a $6 per person administration fee. The City's standard payment split for contract classes:
70% to instructor, 30% to City
Art Center Classes
60% to instructor, 40% to City
Interested Instructors Are Required to Complete/Provide the Following:
- Independent Contractor Application
- Be sure to include both professional or personal references. A resume is optional.
- Proof of compliance with Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5)
- Compliance with AB 5 means you meet the requirements of the ABC Test:
- The [instructor] is free from the control and direction of the hiring entity in connection with the performance of the work, both under the contract for the performance of the work and in fact.
- The [instructor] performs work that is outside the usual course of the hiring entity’s business.
- The [instructor] is customarily engaged in an independently established trade, occupation, or business of the same nature as that involved in the work performed.
You will be contacted if we would like to move forward with your proposal.
If your application is accepted, you will need to complete the following mandatory forms and submit to their assigned site supervisor.
- Proof of current insurance - new for 2021
- Direct deposit authorization (ACH) form - view
- Must also provide a blank, voided check or your bank's direct deposit letter
- W-9 form - view
- Obtain a current City of Huntington Beach business license - view
- All instructors and their staff must be fingerprinted prior to teaching a class, process your Live Scan Fingerprinting through a fingerprinting service - view
Please review these tips before submitting an application:
- Review the current issue of the SANDS to see if your proposed class is already being offered.
- If a similar program is being offered, how is yours different? Can it be modified to meet a need that is currently not being met?
- Please note that workshops and classes cannot be designed to sell or recommend products from your business or promote your consulting services.
For more information or questions:
Community Services & Recreation Specialist
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Contract Class Instructor
City of Huntington Beach
2000 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA
Phone: (714) 536-5486
Fax: (714) 374-1654