Teaching Opportunities

We are seeking dynamic instructors in ceramics, dance, drama, literary arts, music, fused glass, 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 Cultural Arts Program Coordinator, Valerie Pavlakis at 209.831.6279 or valerie.pavlakis@cityoftracy.org and/or download the documents on this page for more information.

Summer 2023

Our Summer 2023 semester will run Saturday, June 3 through Saturday, August 19.  Arts Education Course Proposal Forms are due no later than Friday, January 13, 2023. Proposals and applications may be submitted via email, fax, mail-in, or in person. Forms submitted after the deadline will be considered for the Fall 2023 Semester beginning in September 2023.

Classes may be proposed during the following days and times:

  • Mondays: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Tuesdays: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Wednesdays: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Thursdays: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Fridays: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Saturdays: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Sundays: closed

Please submit your class proposal now to join us in the upcoming semester!


  • Summer Semester – Proposals are due by January 10.
  • Fall Semester – Proposals are due by April 30.
  • Winter/Spring Semester – Proposals are due by August 31.

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.