Contracted Instructors

Contracted Instructors 

Contracted instructors conduct a variety of classes and workshops in our parks and recreation centers. From dance to art and tennis to fitness, our talented contract instructors enhance the quality and variety of programs we offer to the community. 

Contracted instructors are:

  • Independent contractors and not employed by the City of Henderson
  • Under contract and paid a percentage of their program’s gross revenue
  • Expected and encouraged to set the class tone and develop the curriculum
  • Required to obtain a business license with the City of Henderson and, in many cases, a liability insurance policy that co-names the City of Henderson as an additional insured for $1 million.

The City of Henderson provides the facility and marketing of the program through Henderson Happenings (print circulation of 123,000).


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 online application today

If you're interested in becoming a contracted instructor or learning more about the process, we strongly encourage you to complete an online application. Our staff will review your submission and may get in touch with you asking for more information. You may also contact one of our recreation supervisors to schedule an appointment. Online applications are preferred because multiple supervisors 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 they actually begin. Submitting an online application or meeting with one of our staff members does NOT guarantee selection as a contracted instructor.

Aquatics/Pools 702-267-2980
Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Rd. 702-267-4070
Downtown Recreation Center, 105 W. Basic Rd. 702-267-4040
Downtown Senior Center, 27 E. Texas Ave. 702-267-4150
Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Pkwy. 702-267-5800
Heritage Park Senior Facility, 300 S. Racetrack Rd. 702-267-2950
Outdoor Recreation 702-267-4050
Silver Springs Recreation Center, 1951 Silver Springs Pkwy. 702-267-5727
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St. 702-267-4060
Whitney Ranch Recreation Center, 1575 Galleria Dr. 702-267-5850
Sports, 298 Arroyo Grande Blvd. 702-267-5717
Therapeutic Recreation & Inclusion Services, 280 S. Water St. 702-267-4065