McMinnville is looking to make education courses available to the community when the Milner Recreation Center opens in 2021.
McMinnville Recreation Program Coordinator Kyle Clyde is beginning the work now to recruit locals to teach things like guitar, second-languages, photography and more. Clyde said the recreation center is looking for teachers who can provide a skill that’s missing in the community.
“There’s kind of a lack of those things here in town, so I feel like as a recreation professional that’s kind of what I do,” Clyde said. “I kind of try to bring in something new and interesting that they can’t necessarily get access to here already.”
Clyde said teachers would be paid 70 percent of the student registration costs. Clyde said the amount of money a teacher can make will be based on participation.
“The thing that’s interesting about these is we’ll be contracting these instructors out, so what we would do is essentially a 70/30 split,” Clyde said. “We would take the registrations, we would help with some of the advertising side of it, as well as offer the location and then we would keep 30 percent of the registrations and the instructor would keep 70 percent.”
Anyone interested in becoming an instructor can email Clyde on the McMinnville Parks and Recreation website. Clyde said he anticipates the courses to begin in January or February 2021.