Colorado – City of Denver hiring Urban Homesteading Instructor


Denver, Colorado

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Denver Parks & Recreation offers Arts & Culture programming throughout the year at many of our 27 recreation centers. We offer a wide variety of classes in areas such as: fine arts, pottery, ceramics, sewing, music, dance, creative writing and a wide range of crafts and creative early childhood programming (18 month – 5 year olds) and cultural programs. The classes typically consist of around 4 to 12 participants broken into four general sessions and each class typically runs for a pre-determined number of weeks.


We are looking for an Urban Homesteading Instructor who is passionate about DIY’ing and is well versed in old-fashioned living arts.  We are looking for an individual who is eager to bring their passion and expertise to the table and provide instruction for our increasingly popular Urban Homestead Class series.

The Urban Homesteading Instructor:

  • Organizes, leads and teaches weekly Urban Homesteading Classes on a variety of subjects that may include:
    • Composting and growing organic foods
    • Raising creatures such as chickens, goats, rabbits, and bees
    • Fermenting and preserving foods
    • Making foods from scratch such as bread, cheese, butter, and/or kombucha
    • Making candles, bath products (such as soap), and natural cleaning products
    • Resourcing, recycling, and repairing household items
    • Reselling homemade goods and products
  • Develops curriculum or instructional plans for each program session
  • Set ups and takes down necessary equipment prior to and after classes and including cleaning and organizing
  • Provides safe and supportive learning environment for all participants
  • Works closing with Arts & Culture Program Coordinator to manage, plan, and prepare for each class including acquiring necessary supplies  and equipment
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested

The Urban Homesteading classes will be taught at Barnum Recreation Center, 360 Hooker Street


Our ideal candidate:

  • Will be passionate about instructing others in the old-fashioned living arts
  • Will be well-versed in the above mentioned class topics
  • Will have previous teaching or instructing experience in the above mentioned class topics
  • Will be able to work closely in collaboration with and under the instruction of the Arts & Culture Program Coordinator
  • Will be available to teach in the evenings on a consistent basis

Please apply on our website at