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DO YOU LOVE TO WORK WITH PEOPLE?
WE NEED YOU!
There are fun and rewarding teaching opportunities with
Chesapeake Parks and Recreation as a class instructor.
View CLASSES and PROGRAMS
Interested in becoming an Instructor?
Please complete the attached APPLICATION
For Senior classes: Kathy 757-382-1332
For Youth/Adult classes: 757-382-1316
The Chesapeake Parks and Recreation Department is always looking for qualified contractors for its programs. The Department actively recruits for a specific program and also considers ideas from potential contractors. The following will outline the process of becoming a contracted instructor. The goal of the Department is to contract with highly qualified and motivated individuals that will increase the success and quality of the programs. Therefore, the Department screens contractors carefully. All contractors must submit to a background check.
What is an Independent Contractor
An independent contractor is an individual contracting her/his skills or services to the Department. An independent contractor is not an employee of the City, meaning the contractor is responsible for her/his own taxes and insurance.
How to Become an Independent Contractor
First, the individual must submit a resume and/or the Independent Contractor Application, an activity proposal form and detailed activity outline. An example of an outline has been provided for your convenience. Copies of certifications must also be submitted if applicable.
Upon approval of the submitted material by the Recreation Specialist II and the Recreation Coordinator, an interview will be scheduled with the individual by the Recreation Specialist II.
Following the completion of a successful interview, a meeting will be conducted to finalize the program details. At this time the individual will complete the IRS W-9 form and the Criminal History Background Check form, and be given the Independent Contractor’s Manual.
The independent contractor is paid on a per hour, per participant basis within three levels. The Recreation Specialist II will determine which level a contractor will be placed in at the time of hiring. The following are the guidelines and levels:
Level I Independent Contractor – This instructor must have some type of expertise and experience in subject area to be taught. The individual will be paid a minimum of $8.00 per hour with a maximum of $20.00 per hour, based on participant registration. Examples: Toddler classes, Jewelry Making, Scrap booking.
Level II Independent Contractor – This instructor must have some type of specialized training in a specific subject area to teach the class. The individual will be paid a minimum of $10.00 per hour with a maximum of $20.00 per hour, based on participation registration. Examples: Ballet, Drawing, Watercolors.
Level III Independent Contractor – This instructor is required to have a certification to teach the class. The individual will be paid a minimum of $12.00 per hour with a maximum of $20.00 per hour, based on participation registration. Examples: Aerobics, Tai Chi, Yoga, Martial Arts.
Payment will be provided within 20 working days upon receipt of paperwork and the conclusion of the activity.