Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation is looking for highly talented independent instructors interested in teaching their skills to others through our Contract Class Program.
Why You Should Teach Your Class at LA County Parks
- You can set the fees, dates, and times of your activity.
- Activities can be offered on a weekly basis or as 1-2 day workshops.
- We’ll provide one of our fantastic recreation facilities for your use as well as marketing for your class or workshop.
- We’re interested in a variety of different classes for all ages – from infants and school-aged children to adults and seniors.
Classes We’re Looking For
- Fine arts
- Urban dance and music
- Musical instrument instruction
- STEAM Classes
- Girls Sports
- Natural Areas
- Mental Wellness and self-improvement
- Outdoor Classes
- Virtual and Online Classes
- Fun and unique sessions you might propose
Local and Community Regional Parks
Outdoor and indoor in-person classes can take place within LA County local and community regional park operating hours: Monday thru Thursday 10:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m., Friday 10:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Outdoor and indoor in-person classes can take place within LA County’s’ Nature Centers operating hours: Tuesday thru Sunday 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. (March 1 to October 31) and Tuesday thru Sunday 9 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (November 1 to February 31).
Outdoor in-person classes can take place within LA County’s’ Regional Park operating hours: Monday thru Sunday 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. (March 1 to October 31) and Monday thru Sunday 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (November 1 to February 31).
Outdoor and indoor in-person classes can take place within LA County’s’ Senior Centers (i.e., Steinmetz, Roosevelt and Ladera only) operating hours: Monday thru Friday 8 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Virtual classes can take place on Monday – Saturday 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
How We’re Helping Our Communities
LA County Parks is dedicated to building strong and resilient communities and individuals through high quality recreational and enrichment opportunities while also making workforce investments in individuals and businesses local to our parks. As a Contract Instructor, you’ll bring valuable skills and expertise to provide the individuals and families with the opportunity to learn new skills, stay active and healthy, and have a great time. Recreation and enrichment classes promote personal well-being among our communities and improve the lives of LA County residents.
The maximum number of participants for in-person indoor classes is 30. Outdoor classes may have increased capacity depending on ability to separate participants by 3 feet. Currently temperature checks are required as well as indoor masks at all times for all participants. Participants must maintain six feet physical distance from the instructor and staff at all times.
Please feel free to contact us at ContractClasses@parks.lacounty.gov.
Please note that Contract Instructors are not considered employees of the Department and therefore are not eligible to receive County employee benefits.
New instructors: Please join an information session to learn more about how to apply for Winter 2021!
Application link will be available starting August 16, 2021 and will close at 5:00 PM on August 24, 2021.
Returning instructors: Email your coordinator for your area to receive the link for Returning proposals.
New applicants and returning instructors can learn more at a virtual information session.
August 5, 2021 – 6:00 PM
CLICK HERE to join via Microsoft Teams or call 323-776-6996 (Phone Conference ID: 718 581 521#)
August 11, 2021 – 10:30 AM
CLICK HERE to join via Microsoft Teams or call 323-776-6996 (Phone Conference ID: 651 227 115#)
Click here to watch a recording of the information session.
- Summer 2021 Instructor Orientation (New!)
- 2021-22 Contract Class Program Schedule (Updated)
- Instructor Handbook (Updated)
- Program Coordinators
- Payment Due Report – Instructor Guide
- Roster Report – Instructor Guide
- Map of LA County Parks Districts
- Instructor Agreement
- LA County Vendor Registration
- Writing a Successful Class Description
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