Contract Instructor

Come teach with us!

Do you have a special talent or skill you are interested in sharing?

EVCC is recruiting Contract Instructors to teach a wide variety of classes that provide local residents with positive recreational experiences, offer opportunities to learn new skills and encourage community involvement.

In particular, EVRPD seeks instructors for:
- lifelong learning classes (i.e., history, geography, literature, music, gardening, cooking, computers, astronomy, etc.)
- art classes (i.e., photography, soap/candle making, painting, illustration, pottery, quilting, etc.)
- health and wellness (i.e., manicure/pedicure, massage, meal planning, etc.).
- financial classes (i.e., estate planning, home buying, retirement planning, etc.)
- early learning (i.e., Lego time, intro to music, arts and crafts, dance, intro to careers, themed fun time, outer space, etc.)

- young adult programming (i.e., cheerleading, robotics, engineering, college prep, etc.)
- general interest classes (i.e., ballroom dancing, dog obedience, foreign languages, blogging, social media, etc.)
- outdoor education (i.e., mountain biking, nature, birds, bugs, animals, etc.)

The Estes Valley Community Center will utilize independent contract instructors to provide recreational services to our community that are designed for preschoolers, school-age children, teens, adults, seniors and families. We welcome any program idea that reflects the needs and wants of the residents of Estes Park and the surrounding area. An instructor must possess strong skills in teaching, be positive, organized, have good communication skills, and demonstrate a desire to develop and promote their program. 

Interested individuals wishing to instruct a class must submit a program proposal for fee-based classes to be considered. Program proposals are taken on an on-going basis.

What is a Contract Instructor?

Contract Instructors provide an educational or recreational opportunity to the public and are hired on a contractual basis. A Contract Instructor creates their own curriculum, provides their own supplies, and staffs their activity entirely on their own.

Contract Instructor for Fee-Based Classes

Program Proposal

Contracts are designed as a 70/30 split. The instructor receives 70% of all class revenue and EVRPD retains 30% of the total fees collected for the class. All registration fees are collected and deposited by EVRPD. In some situations, an hourly opportunity will be extended to Specialized Enrichment Instructors for fee-based classes. This opportunity is beneficial for small classes or new offerings. Generally, specialized enrichment instructors are paid $20 to $25 per hour.

Volunteer Instructor

An instructor may choose to volunteer their time to teach and receive no pay. The instructor must fill out a program proposal and complete a background check. 

Additional Information

If you need additional information or have any questions, please feel free to contact our program coordinator, Amy Hodge, at or call 970-586-8191.