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Become a Sur Place workshop teacher

Sur Place believes in the value of sharing.

As a Sur Place workshop teacher, you’ll be guiding a creative process to a small group of students from across Canada – live and online.

Sur Place relieves you of administrative burdens, so you can focus on creating a fun, unique and impactful learning experience for your students.

You’ll foster meaningful relationships, gain valuable experience, and enhance your own teaching skill set—all while generating revenue

Fill your workshops with students

Have your workshop marketed across Canada

Strengthen your teaching style

Our online classrooms are:

Interactive, with discussions and group feedback

Small and intimate, with groups of 4-8 participants

Made for busy schedules, with four-week-session formats

Practical, with a balance of theory and hands-on exercises

Become a workshop teacher for Fall 2021

We aim to interview candidates within 3 weeks of receiving their application.
Should you have any additional questions, please direct them to

Fill out the form below. We are accepting applications on a rolling basis.

Successful applicants will be contacted for an interview in which they will have a chance to perform a mock workshop to demonstrate your online presence, abilities and passion.

The full application and onboarding process can take 4-8 weeks. We will provide clear feedback at each stage of the process.

When accepted as a teacher, you will be sent a contract, and then be on your way to teaching your workshop.


Should you have any additional questions, please direct them to

I’ve never taught a workshop before. Am I eligible to teach at Sur Place?

Yes! We are proud to have provided first-time teaching opportunities to several of our instructors. We offer extra support to first-time teachers on a limited basis.

What are you looking for in a teacher and/or workshop?

In our interview process we ask you to prepare a 15 minute sample workshop. It can be any part of your proposed workshop that will give us a sense of your teaching style.

We are looking to assess:

  • Online teaching skills
  • Interaction with students
  • Opportunities for students to interact with one another
Who will be my touchpoint within Sur Place?

You will be supported and taken care of by an appointed member of the Sur Place team. Your agent will coordinate your onbaording and support you while you give your workshop. If you need to be in touch with a real person during the application process, please direct your questions, concerns and interests to

Do all your workshops take place online?

Yes. We host all our workshops using Zoom. To offer online workshops, all our teachers need their own computer with a webcam, a microphone or headset, high speed internet suitable for streaming video and a quiet space to teach from.

How will my workshops be advertised?

Sur Place will market your workshop on our website and social media platforms. We encourage teachers to advertise their workshop within their own networks using the materials developed by Sur Place.

I’m not bilingual, can I still teach at Sur Place?

Yes! When you sign up, let us know what languages you are comfortable teaching in so we can advertise your workshop accordingly. We currently offer workshops in French and English.

How much can I earn giving a workshop?

Our four-week workshops are typically priced between $100 and $150. Workshops need a minimum of four students to run. Teachers receive 80 percent of the gross revenue, and Sur Place takes a fee of 20 percent.

So, four students each paying $150 would be $600 gross. The teacher would be paid $480, and $120 would go to Sur Place.

What kind of contract do teachers have?

At the point when we’re ready to invite a new teacher to join our team, we’ll send them our teacher agreement that spells out the business relationship between the teacher, who works as an independent contractor, and Sur Place, a non-profit organization that markets and hosts the classes for the benefit of our students.

Who might attend my workshop?

Our students are dabblers, freelancers, and lifelong learners. We ask participants about their projects and dreams and share that information with the teachers prior to the workshops.There are no prerequisites for our workshops, so be prepared to welcome students of all levels.

I'd like to give an in-person workshop. How can I proceed?

Since April 2020, all of our workshops have been online, on Zoom or Google Meets. Going forward we plan to continue offering live online workshops. We plan to go back to in-person workshops in Montreal, starting in Spring 2022. And, we’re looking to offer in-person workshops in other Canadian cities and towns by partnering with trusted arts venues and community centres. If you’re interested in in-person workshops, or you represent a venue that could host training events, we want to hear from you. Please express your interest by writing an email to

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