Become an Instructor for the Okanagan Folk School

Teaching Details

I appreciate your interest in teaching with the Okanagan Folk School.


The first step to making your class happen is to Propose a Class Idea. You may also call us at 604-786-9908 or email

Our Programs Director will contact you to discuss your class idea and determine if it fits within the mission of the Okanagan Folk School.

Once you are ready to schedule your class, you will be asked to submit a Complete Class Proposal. Within the form, you will be asked to write a class description and provide details about the class. We encourage you to be creative and thorough with your report. Include several photos to help portray the learning experience and, of course, at least one of yourself, along with biographical information. We are happy to help you through this process.

Background Check

The Okanagan Folk School strives to be a safe place for everyone. Suppose this is the first time you’ve taught a class with the Okanagan Folk School. In that case, we will follow up your submission with a phone conversation and require background information/references to ensure a safe learning environment for all students and members.


As an instructor, you can expect complete support from the Okanagan Folk School, including:

  1. A comfortable space to hold your classes.
  2. Advertising and promotion for your class throughout Western Canada.
  3. Registration and administrative support.
  4. Provide the Instructor with opportunities to sell their products.

Instructors are independent contractors and will be provided a written contract and responsible for paying any required taxes.

Class Fees and Instructor Compensation

Instructors are compensated for 70% of the registration fee for the class. Any material fees are paid directly to the instructor. As an instructor, you may agree to this standard student fee and compensation, propose a different price and compensation rate or choose to donate the instructor’s cost to the Okanagan Folk School.

Proposal Forms

Feel free to email or call us if you have any questions! We are happy to help you through this process.