Contracted Instructors

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Contracted instructors conduct a variety of classes and workshops in our parks and recreation centers. From dance to art and tennis to fitness, our talented contract instructors enhance the quality and variety of programs we offer to the community.

Contracted instructors are:

  • Independent contractors and not employed by the City of Henderson
  • Under contract and paid a percentage of their program’s gross revenue
  • Expected and encouraged to set the class tone and develop the curriculum
  • Required to obtain a business license with the City of Henderson
  • May be required to obtain a liability insurance policy that co-names the City of Henderson as an additional insured for $1 million. A low-cost policy may be an option through SELIP insurance program. For more information visit Sparta Insurance Programs website.

The City of Henderson provides the facility and marketing of the program through Henderson Happenings.


To become an instructor, an individual must possess strong teaching skills; be positive, organized and dependable; have good communication skills; be prompt and reliable; and demonstrate a desire to develop and promote the program. We are interested in classes and workshops that are unique or fill a specific community need. Selections are made based on the instructor’s qualifications and experience, date and time availability, preferred location, need for the program, and marketability of the program.

Submit an Interest Form

If you're interested in becoming a contracted instructor or learning more about the process, we strongly encourage you to complete an Instructor Interest Form. Our staff will review your submission and may get in touch with you asking for more information. Online forms are preferred because multiple supervisors will have a chance to review them and potentially select your program.

It is important to contact us in advance because the majority of our programs are planned six months or more before they actually begin. Submitting an online application or meeting with one of our staff members does not guarantee selection as a contracted instructor.

Instructor Interest Form


Interest forms can be submitted online or emailed to during the following periods.

Programming Months Deadline to Submit
January - April (winter) End of July
May - July (spring/summer) End of November
August - December (fall) End of March

Locations and Programming Areas


Black Mountain Recreation Center
599 Greenway Rd.

Downtown Recreation Center
105 W. Basic Rd.

Downtown Senior Center
27 E. Texas Ave.

Henderson Multigenerational Center
250 S. Green Valley Pkwy.

Heritage Park Senior Facility
300 S. Racetrack Rd.

Outdoor Recreation

Silver Springs Recreation Center
1951 Silver Springs Pkwy.

Valley View Recreation Center
500 Harris St.

Whitney Ranch Recreation Center
1575 Galleria Dr.

298 Arroyo Grande Blvd.

Therapeutic Recreation & Inclusion Services
280 S. Water St.

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