The LGBT Center on 4th is searching for creative and talented individuals who have what it takes to educate and empower LGBT adult learners. Although ideal candidates are those who have previous teaching, instructional or training experience, we will consider new and/ or less-experienced professionals who have demonstrated professional expertise in their chosen field, but who lack actual teaching experience. If you have an idea for a fun, new and/or valuable course that you believe the LGBT community needs and you haven’t seen it offered through the LGBT Center on 4th, we want to hear from you. The LGBT Center on 4th is also interested in identifying instructors who can teach specific courses we would like to offer our community
WHAT ARE THE QUALIFICATIONS NEEDED TO APPLY?
- Previous teaching experience (preferred, not required)
- Candidate must be able to prove that they are experienced, qualified and/or capable of teaching the proposed course
- Must be punctual and highly professional
- Must have strong communication and presentation skills
- Must exhibit comfort engaging with a diverse LGBT population
- Must agree not to solicit or accept students as clients for any outside ventures or services (additional details below)
- Must be 18 or older
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DOES THE LGBT CENTER ON 4TH PAY INSTRUCTORS FOR TEACHING?
Our programming is created by the community for the community. We do not offer instructor payment at this time. However, we will reimburse you for out of pocket expenses. This fee is charged to participants in the form of a material fee.
ARE INSTRUCTORS ALLOWED TO TAKE CLIENTS FROM CLASSES & CAN THEY PROMOTE PRIVATE BUSINESS OR PROFESSIONAL VENTURES WHILE TEACHING?
We acknowledge that many instructors teach based on their professional experience. In order to maintain the integrity and welcoming nature of our learning center we ask that you do not promote or solicit your business during the course. You may not collect attendees’ personal information or solicit them in any way. If an attendee contacts your business separately, we do allow you to take them as a client. A literature table will be provided and your branded materials must remain on that table for participants to pick up at their discretion.
MUST EVERY LGBT CENTER ON 4TH CLASS BE LGBT-CENTRIC?
No, LGBT Center on 4th offers all types of course offerings.
General interest and queer-centric course proposals are evaluated in the exact same way.
MUST ALL LGBT CENTER ON 4TH INSTRUCTORS IDENTIFY AS LGBT?
No. The LGBT Center on 4th welcomes anyone who has a passion for teaching adults, regardless of sexual- or gender-identity. Candidates must be able to adhere to the LGBT Center on 4th’s instructor guidelines and treat LGBT people with respect.