How to Become an Instructor

Become a Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism Instructor!

Instructor Application Packet (PDF)

Return the packet via one of the following methods:

  • Email: Download and complete the above packet, then email to Parks, Recreation and Tourism.
  • Mail or Drop Off: Print and complete the packet, and mail it or drop it off: 
    Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism
    Attn: Instructional Programs
    1224 Progressive Drive
    Chesapeake, VA 23320
  • Fax: Fax the completed packet to Attn: Instructional Programs, 757-277-6395


An instructor is classified as an independent contractor, which is not an employee of the City, meaning the contractor is responsible for her/his own taxes and insurance. The Department actively recruits for a specific program and also considers ideas from potential contractors. The goal of the Department is to contract with highly qualified and motivated individuals that will increase the success and quality of the programs. Therefore, the Department screens contractors carefully. All contractors must submit to a state and federal background check.

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