Interested in being a teacher at the Firefly Gathering?

Thank you for your interest in teaching at Firefly!
New Instructors
The vast majority of our instructors teach in exchange for their entry for one or more days, and teaching at Firefly is becoming increasingly competitive every year. First-time teachers need to fill out the application form below, and are usually invited to teach just one class in exchange for either 1) a day pass for the day they’re teaching, or 2) a meal pass for breakfast & dinner for the whole 4-day event if they want to attend the whole gathering and register/pay as normal.
Returning Instructors
Returning instructors are already in our system and will be contacted in March. Returning instructors who are invited back typically teach three classes at the Gathering in exchange for their full event pass and 2 meals/day.  Particularly skilled and experienced instructors can teach more classes in exchange for meals or deals on registration for their assistant or guest, but these arrangements are made with the Class Coordinator on a case-by-case basis.  In some cases we can offer compensation for mileage/travel expenses for instructors coming from far away, and can occasionally compensate instructors for materials or other expenses.  Again, these decisions are made with through the Class Coordinator and on a case-by-case basis.  Instructors also have the opportunities to charge materials fees, vend their (previously agreed-upon) crafts, books, fire-making kits, survival tools, knives, or other merchandise that is appropriate to the Gathering.  For more information please contact 

New Instructor Application Form