Contract Class Instructor

City of Irvine, CA
Irvine, CA
Closing date
Aug 10, 2022

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Location Irvine, CA Job Type N/A Department Community Services Job Number 02763 Description

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The City of Irvine seeks candidates with solid instructional skills to enhance our Community Services Contract Class offerings. Contract Class Instructors have unique skills or expertise and experience sharing their knowledge with members of the public in a class or workshop setting. This position is a temporary contract without benefits.

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.

Summer camps are held June through mid-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.

Specific Areas of Interest:
  • Drawing (Teen and adult classes to be offered)
  • Painting (Teen and adult classes to be offered)
  • Jewelry/Metal Arts
  • Culinary skills basics
  • Culinary specialty skills or cuisines
  • Senior (50+) focused art classes
  • Senior (50+) focused technology classes
  • Pets
  • Tennis
  • Pickleball
Areas of interest that may be new or unique approaches to classes already offered will be considered. Unless the class proposal integrates unique approaches or aspects, the following areas will not be considered, as the City is meeting demand for these class types: Martial Arts such as Tae Kwon Do (TKD), Kung Fu, Shotokan, and Karate; STEM classes; kindergarten readiness; yoga for all age groups; youth dance instruction or performance; financial literacy for adults; ballroom dance for adults; and Pilates.
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
  • For fine arts, review our current quarter's Art Beat newsletter to see if your proposed class is already being offered.
  • For senior (50+) programs, review our current quarter's Senior Connection newsletter to see if your proposed class is already being offered.
  • Please note that workshops and classes cannot be designed to sell or recommend products from your business or promote your consulting or investing services.
Please consult the table below for course date ranges and application deadlines:
Course needs through Summer 2022 have been filled. Deadlines are subject to change. Please check back before submitting an application.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • 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; check 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
Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions

  • 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
Supplemental Information
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 participants
  • 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

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.

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