Sebastopol Community Cultural Center

"Enriching the Spirit of Community!"

Teach a Class

NEW INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION

Thank you for your interest in teaching a class through the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center! We hold a variety of classes to fill the needs of our community and we are always open to new class ideas. Our instructors are a vital part of our community center and we are happy to bring in new instructors. Welcome! 

Our Mission Statement 

The Sebastopol Community Cultural Center commits itself to providing community events, educational and recreational classes, social and cultural services and rental use of SCCC facilities. We strive to improve the quality of life in Sebastopol for individuals and the community as a whole. 

Submit a Class Proposal Office hours are Tue – Fri, 10am – 4pm. Please read Instructor's Information Guide for details. 

If you are interested in teaching a class, please fill out and submit our class proposal form to the SCCC office or online. Tell us about your vision for the class and show us your passion for the class subject! Make sure your proposal is complete. We accept class proposals year round. However, we have a timeline based on the publication of our seasonal Activity Guide. You are encouraged to join us for our New Instructor Orientations held 3 times a year to learn more about the new class proposal process! 

New Instructor Orientation: August 14th from 5:30-6:30pm in the Green Room

Activity Guide Timeline: 

  • Spring Session: January 1 – May 31 ~  Deadline: September 7, 2018
  • Summer Session: June 1 – August 31 ~ Deadline: February 1, 2019
  • Fall Session: September 1 – December 31 ~ Deadline: May 17, 2019

New Class Criteria 

SCCC strives to hold a variety of educational and recreational classes that improve the quality of life for our community. We are looking for classes that have community interest and fill the underserved needs of our community. It is also important that new instructors have the appropriate qualifications to teach a class.

Proposal Acceptance 

Once we receive your class proposal, we will contact you within a few weeks to discuss the next steps!

Instructor Models  

Ongoing Renter: As an ongoing renter, instructors pay a monthly rental fee depending on the room, duration of the class and time of day. Classes are held at the same time weekly, biweekly or monthly. Renters pay for a full month even if they elect not to schedule their class on one or more days of that month. Instructors are responsible for all class registration and class fees and must provide their own insurance documentation. A minimum rental of 3 months is required. 

Independent Contractor: As an independent contractor, instructors are paid on a contractual basis. SCCC pays the instructors 65% of the collected class registration fees for their services, while SCCC retains 35% for administrative services. SCCC is responsible for all class registration and class fees. There are three scheduling periods during the year with new class sessions starting at the beginning of each period. A minimum class of 3 months is required. 

Workshops: The workshop model is a great option to try out new class ideas or for classes that are only held for a limited time. Workshops can be held any time throughout the year.  The instructors are independent contractors and are paid on a contractual basis. SCCC pays the instructors 50% of the collected workshop registration fees for their services, while SCCC retains 50% for administrative services. SCCC is responsible for all class registration and class fees. 

Please read Instructor's Information Guide for details. 

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact our Activities Coordinator - Alison Petsod Hixson. She can be reached at (707) 823-1511x105 or alison@seb.org. Thanks so much!