Teaching Opportunities

We are seeking dynamic instructors in ceramics, dance, drama, literary arts, music and visual arts to teach in the Arts Education Program at the Grand.  If you are an artist, arts educator, administrator, or organizational leader interested in teaching or offering educational programs, we encourage you to submit a proposal to teach a class, private lessons, workshop, seminar or camp.

We collaborate with contract Instructors of all kinds, from individual artists and arts organizations, to non-profits and commercial businesses.  Instructors are free to design their own curriculum and set their own teaching schedules.

While there are no requirements to hold teaching credentials, we do ask that Instructors teaching classes for youth emulate the State of California’s Visual and Performing Arts Standards.  You will find the VAPA Standards addressed in our proposal forms.

The Contract Instructor Handbook contains useful information outlining the process to teach at the Grand. For more information, please contact the Arts Education Coordinator, Valerie Pavlakis at 209.831.6279 or valerie.pavlakis@cityoftracy.org and/or download the documents on this page for more information.


The next deadline for class proposals is Thursday, April 30th for our 2020 Fall Semester.  Our Fall Semester will begin on Saturday, September 12th and will end on Saturday, December 19th.

Please note: If your class or activity will have a concluding event happening outside of your class time or classroom, such as a recital or exhibit, please complete the Arts Education Event Request Form. Events are subject to Staff approval and facility availability.


  • Winter/Spring Semester – Class Proposals are due by August 15th.
  • Summer Semester – Class Proposals are due by January 10th.
  • Fall Semester – Class Proposals are due by April 30th.

Downloadable Forms:

NOTE: To complete electronic versions of these forms, we recommend that you use the most recent version of Adobe Reader to view and save them.  Adobe Reader is free and can be downloaded.  You are also welcome to turn in paper versions of the forms.