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.

2024 Fall / 2025 Winter

We are currently accepting Course Proposal Forms for our 2024 Fall / 2025 Winter semester that will run Saturday, September 14 through Friday, February 28. Arts Education Course Proposal Forms are due no later than Tuesday, April 30, 2024. Proposals and applications my be submitted via email, fax, mail-in, or in person. Forms submitted after the deadline will be considered for the 2025 Spring/Summer Semester that will begin in March 2025.

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 Course Proposal now to join us in the upcoming semester!

Course Proposal Due Dates

  • We produce two Catalogs per year, each featuring 6-months of programming. Our Fall/Winter Catalog has classes offered September through February, and our Spring/Summer Catalog has classes that are offered March through August. 
  • Fall/Winter Semester – Course Proposals are due by April 30.

  • Spring/Summer Semester – Course Proposals are due by September 15.


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.