Share Your Skills!

Community Instructor Class Proposal

We accept proposals on an ongoing basis and we will keep your application on file. We will reach out to potential candidates as we plan our next season.

We typically look for contracted teaching artists with skills in:

Candle Making | Upholstery | Soldering | Weaving | Macrame | Home Repair | Mending | Sewing Projects | Paper Arts
…and more!

Remember that Perennial’s mission is to teach DIY skills with a focus on sustainability and diverting waste from the landfill, so project ideas should incorporate reused + and unwanted materials, and should teach a clear and focused skill.

Perennial Teaching Application

Thanks for your interest in teaching at Perennial. Please keep in mind the following as you fill out this form. Classes will be held at Perennial’s Shop located at 3762 S. Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63118. At least 3 participants must be registered in order for a class to be held. Perennial pays instructors $25 per teaching hour, plus $20 to compensate for prep/planning. Perennial’s educational goal is to teach people to think and act creatively and responsibly by providing opportunities to develop ‘do-it-yourself’ skills and learn to reuse objects and reduce waste. Perennial is an accessible art + sustainability non-profit committed to hiring expert teaching artists of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on applicants based on race, color, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, faith, disability, age, or veteran status.
  • For example, "Participants will learn how to use a hammer." or "Participants will each complete their own mosaic tabletop."
  • Make it sound exciting! Use fun and descriptive words to give possible participants a sense of how the class will run, skills they will learn, or tools they will use.
  • List all materials, supplies, and tools.
  • Typically, Perennial has a maximum of 6-8 people per class.
  • Please check all that apply.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.