Have you ever wondered if you would be a good fit for teaching at the co-op? There are a few important guidelines to consider about our classes and instructors.
Co-op classes should meet these goals.
Affordable: The Merc Co-op sets the price of classes with the goal of keeping class fees low and accessible to our community members.
Educational: Classes held in the Community Classroom are educational and not for the purpose of selling a product or business.
Accessible: Co-op classes provide a welcoming, inclusive environment for learning, including information that is well-researched, organized, and non-judgmental.
Sustainable: Our classes support co-op’s ideals of promoting fresh, local, organic, and sustainable foods and food systems.
Inspiring: Community members are inspired by our classes to pursue wellness goals; purchase fresh, local, wholesome foods; and be informed consumers of other health and wellness-related products.
Quality: We focus on the quality of our classes, not quantity! Our presenters are well-informed, skilled educators with prior teaching experience.
Supportive: The Merc Co-op offers a stipend for presenters and provides a budget for food. We also handle all class registrations, set class fees, provide copies of instructor-created handouts to class attendees, provide room set-up and clean up, and provide assistance from class hosts before and during class. We take good care of our presenters!
Are you a good fit?
Tell us about yourself and what you have to offer! Please fill out the form below.