Arts and Recreation Program Proposals

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Contracted Instructors 

Contracted instructors conduct a variety of classes and workshops in our community and arts centers. From dance to preschool to fitness and more, our talented instructors enhance the quality and variety of programs we offer to the community.

Contracted instructors are:

  • Independent contractors and not employed by the Town of Cary
  • Under contract and paid a portion of their program’s gross revenue
  • Expected and encouraged to set the class tone and develop the curriculum

The Town of Cary provides the facility and marketing of the program through seasonal program guides.

Payroll Instructors

Instructors wishing to be hired on payroll and be a Town employee may complete this online proposal as well, but you must also apply for an open instructor position listed on Employment Opportunities. These opportunities vary throughout the year.


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 your proposal today

If you're interested in becoming an instructor or learning more about the process, we strongly encourage you to complete an online proposal. Our staff will review your submission and may follow up to gather more information. You may also contact one of our program specialists to schedule an appointment. Online applications are preferred because multiple staff 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 the program actually begin. Submitting an online application or meeting with one of our staff members does NOT guarantee selection as an instructor.

Bond Park Community Center
 | Julie Collins | (919) 462-3970
Cary Arts Center | Jewel Kichak | (919) 460-4972
Cary Senior Center | Stefanie Nichols | (919) 469-4081
Herbert C. Young Community Center | Patrick Duffy | (919) 460-4965
Middle Creek Community Center | Maria DiBenedetto | (919) 771-1295
Page-Walker Arts & History Center | Jennifer Hocken | (919) 462-3963
The Hive | Julie Collins | (919) 462-3970