How to Become a Contract Instructor
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Submitting a Contract Instructor Course Proposal Form
If you have a new, unique, and fun idea for a class, please submit an online Course Proposal Form for Staff consideration. Course Proposals can be submitted at any time and, if approved, will be programmed accordingly. Please note, an Instructor Services Agreement and all other required documents (outlined below) must be secured prior to the advertisement of your programs. Before submitting your Course Proposal, you will need to confirm that the above criteria have been met. Additionally, you need to ensure all sections of the proposal form have been completed.
Instructor Services Agreement Requirements
If your proposal is accepted, you will need to obtain and provide the City of Dublin the below requirements in order to enter into an Instructor Services Agreement with the City of Dublin. For detailed information on these requirements, please refer to our Contract Instructor Manual.
- City of Dublin Business License (click here to apply for a business license online)
- Fingerprinting/Live Scan (required when teaching youth under the age of 18 years)
- Form W-9 “Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification”
- Commercial General Liability Insurance
- Additional Insured Endorsement Certificate naming the City of Dublin and its elected officials, officers, employees, agents, and volunteers
- Sexual Abuse and Molestation Liability must be included as part of your Commercial General Liability Insurance with limits no less than $1 million dollars if you have more than five (5) employees, and limits no less than $300,000 if you have four (4) or fewer employees
- Proof of Automobile Insurance
- Workers’ Compensation (required when Contract Instructor has employees), or a No Employees Declaration Form
- Mandated Reporting Acknowledgement
- Tuberculosis Test (valid within the last two years)
Contract Instructor Course Pricing
All Contract Instructors set their own prices. Federal IRS rules regarding contracting for courses prohibit the City from setting your course price. You can use the following formula to help you calculate a per hour rate:
- Select the lowest fee per hour for which you will work; multiply this fee by the number of hours you will spend teaching the course.
- Divide this number by the minimum number of students you will teach.
- Multiply this number by 0.6 (onsite Contract Instructors) or 0.7 (offsite and/or Virtual Programming). Contract Instructors are paid 60% of the resident rates collected for courses held in City facilities or a school facility; and 70% for virtual programming offered through the Contract Instructor’s own Zoom Platform, or a facility owned by the Contract Instructor or rented by the Contract Instructor.