Thank you for your interest in teaching classes with the City of Yorba Linda’s Parks and Recreation Department. The City of Yorba Linda strives to provide quality programs, family events, and community services that build community pride and support the economic and environmental sustainability of Yorba Linda.

We are always seeking qualified instructors to join our team! The ideal contract class instructor is an expert in their field and passionate about sharing their talents with others. Teaching experience is not required, however, instructors must be certified to teach a licensed program, if required (ex: Zumba). Before completing and submitting your class proposals, review the Proposal Tips and General Information sections listed below. More information on the program can be found in the Contract Class Instructors Information Manual (PDF).  


  • Contract Instructors are independent contractors of the City of Yorba Linda and are held to a high expectation of providing first class services and classes to the community. An Independent Contract Instructor creates their class curriculum, provides supplies, provides staffing, sets their own schedule and fees.
  • Class fees are established by the contract instructor. The instructor will be compensated an agreed upon rate, typically 60% of the revenue received from the class (for classes held at a City Facility) or 70% of the revenue received from the classes (for classes held at a privately owned facility. All instructors are required to submit a W-9 form if they will be offering a class with the City of Yorba Linda.
  • In compliance with California State Law, Fingerprinting - AB2986, which states that all instructors, contractors, staff, subcontractors and volunteers that have "direct contact" with minors under the age of 18 years old, must be fingerprinted.
  • All contract instructors are required to provide $1 million commercial liability insurance per occurrence as outlined in the Insurance Requirements (PDF). If your homeowner’s or business insurance company does not offer this coverage, then insurance can be purchased for an additional cost through the City of Yorba Linda. 
  • Independent Contractors offer a general service to the public and are required to abide by the terms of their contract agreement with the agency for which they are providing the service.


Prospective instructors must be over the age of 18 years old, have experience in the proposed course field, must demonstrate the ability to meet the growing needs of the community and be willing to offer classes for various skill levels and age groups. New instructors are required to submit the following information no later than the published timeline listed below:

  • Class Proposal Form (PDF) for each class being proposed. (see submittal timeline below)
  • New Instructor Information Form (PDF) (new instructors only)
  • Letter to the City of Yorba Linda Parks and Recreation Department indicating why you are interested in offering classes and how they would benefit the community.
  • Resume
  • Course Outline
  • Supplemental materials such as flyers, advertisements, supporting documents, certificates or documentation showing interest of class offering from residents or previous participants.

Proposal Tips

  • Is the proposed class already being offered by the department? This could create an unnecessary duplication of service and compete with classes currently being offered. Refer to the current issue of the Activity Guide or browse our class schedule online at to review current class offerings.  
  • If a similar class is already being offered, how is yours different? Can it be modified to meet a need that is not being met?
  • Workshops and classes that fall into the following category will not be considered: certification programs, business marketing, sales, real-estate, credit programs and financial education.
  •  Classes should fit into one of the age ranges and subject categories listed below.

Age Ranges

  • Preschool: Birth-5 years
  • Youth: 5-13 years
  • Teen: 13-17 years
  • Adult: 18+ years
  • Older Adult: 55 years

Subject Categories:

  • Art
  • Dance
  • Dog Training
  • Education
  • Fitness & Sports
  • Music 
  • Performing Arts


Construction is underway for the new Cultural Arts Center, which is expected to open in Fall 2020.  Adding to the City’s existing Parks & Recreation amenities, the 13,500 square-foot facility will have the capacity to host a variety of specialized classes in the fields of visual arts, music, theater, and more.  Areas of interest include:

  • Ceramics
  • Crafts
  • Culinary Arts
  • Digital Media
  • Drawing & Painting
  • Fiber/Textile Arts
  • Film
  • Jewelry Making
  • Music
  • Performing Arts
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture

Fall 2020 Introductory Session

An introductory session of classes at the Cultural Arts Center will be offered beginning October 1, 2020. View the Call For Proposals (PDF) for additional information.  To be included in the introductory session, potential instructors should submit the Cultural Arts Center Fall 2020 Proposal Form (PDF) by June 1, 2020. 


  • Complete each of the class proposal documents listed above for each course you are interested in offering.
  • Class proposal documents may be submitted by mail, email or walk-in to:

Yorba Linda City Hall Parks and Recreation Department

Attn: Contract Class Proposal

4845 Casa Loma Avenue

Yorba Linda, CA 92886

Email Contract Classes

Contact: Julio Palacios, Recreation Coordinator 


Email Julio Palacios