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Please, no phone calls.

Children’s Dance Instructor

Part-time

The Old Town School of Folk Music seeks a part-time Children’s Dance Instructor to teach creative movement through Ballet 2 on Sundays in Lincoln Square, morning through early afternoon. Instructor will provide music and support materials as needed in order to implement fun, effective, and age-appropriate activities.

Qualifications:

  • Three years experience teaching children.
  • Bachelor's degree in dance; Master's degree preferred.
  • Ability to commit to pre-scheduled weekly classes for 16-week period.
  • Ability to communicate clearly with students and parents.
  • Energy, patience, and creativity.

Qualified candidates will be invited to audition. If interested and qualified, please email resume and cover letter to hiring@oldtownschool.org. Please, no phone calls.


Bilingual Hola Wiggleworms Instructor

Part-time

The Old Town School of Folk Music seeks a part-time teacher available on weekends and/or weekday mornings for its acclaimed early childhood music program, Wiggleworms. Hola Wiggleworms classes are conducted in Spanish and are for children newborn to 5 years old accompanied by an adult. Our locations are in Lincoln Square and Lincoln Park.

Qualifications:

  • At least three years of experience teaching young children in a classroom setting is required.
  • Teachers must be creative and energetic and be able to enthusiastically lead grownups and kids in music experiences.
  • Must be at least an intermediate guitar player, a strong singer, be proficient on another instrument, and have a background and/or degree in music.
  • Performance experience singing for children is a big plus.
  • Candidate must be confident, fluent Spanish speaker.
  • Absolutely, positively must be available on a weekend morning.

Qualified candidates will be invited to audition. If interested and qualified, please email resume and cover letter to hiring@oldtownschool.org. Please, no phone calls.


Human Resource Generalist

Part-time

The Old Town School of Folk Music seeks a part-time Human Resource Generalist to help with a variety of duties including time and attendance, recruitment, new hire orientation, training, benefits administration, time-off record keeping, and employee customer service in all forms.

Qualifications:

  • 3 years human resource experience, including work with confidential information, and the areas noted above.
  • Ability to work without direct supervision at times.
  • Computer skills, including Office, Google docs, and FileMaker or a similar database. Experience with ADP Workforce now preferred.
  • Spanish language ability highly desired.

This position will require approximately 20 hours per week, with some flexibility in setting up a regular schedule, but candidates must be able to work weekday afternoons and early evenings.

If interested and qualified, please email resume and cover letter to hiring@oldtownschool.org. Please, no phone calls.


Videographer/Digital Assets Coordinator

Full-time

We seek a Digital Assets Coordinator to integrate photo, video, and audio capability into the School’s website, maintain and operate video equipment, and shoot and edit select footage. This position will work closely with other members of our Marketing team, and with other departments, to best represent promotional targets.

Qualifications:

  • 3 years experience shooting, editing and producing video and still photography content.
  • Understanding of web and broadcast operational processes, routine audio mixing, and strong project management skills.
  • Fluency with current-generation editing software and Mac proficiency preferred.
  • Skill with motion graphics, titling, and animation highly desired.
  • Must be able to work in close cooperation with others and independently.

If interested and qualified, please email resume and cover letter to hiring@oldtownschool.org. Please, no phone calls.


Voice Instructor

Part-time

The Old Town School of Folk Music seeks a part-time voice instructor to teach weekly private lessons and 80-minute group adult classes on fundamental technique, repertoire, and song performance.

Ability to play the piano to support students with basic accompaniment is required and strong candidates will have the ability to place songs into the cultural context of the students, working in a variety of styles. Teaching experience and commitment to an 8-week period required. Formal training in voice or voice pedagogy and familiarity with the Old Town School desired. The preferred candidate will be able to work with our existing program and with other teachers.

In your cover letter please be sure to tell us what specific genres you have experience with and any other instruments you may teach. Also, please describe the days and times you are available.

If interested and qualified, please email resume and cover letter to hiring@oldtownschool.org. Please, no phone calls.


Bilingual Customer Service Associate

Part-time

We seek a part-time Customer Service Associate. Responsibilities include registering students, selling tickets to shows, answering phone calls, and providing information to visitors.

Applicants must be friendly, articulate, detail-oriented, and willing to pitch in where needed. 3 years customer service experience and computer skills are required. Must be able to play at least one instrument at an intermediate level. Bilingual Spanish skills highly desired. An interest in art, dance, theatre, and education is helpful.

Must be flexible and able to work on weekends.

If interested and qualified, please email resume and cover letter to hiring@oldtownschool.org. Please, no phone calls.


Wiggleworms Instructor, Hyde Park

Part-time

The Old Town School of Folk Music seeks a part-time teacher available on weekends and/or weekday mornings for its acclaimed early childhood music program, Wiggleworms. Classes are for children newborn to 5 years old accompanied by an adult. Position is in our Hyde Park location only and proximity to this neighborhood location is a big plus..

At least three years of experience teaching young children in a classroom setting is required. Teachers must be creative and energetic and be able to enthusiastically lead grownups and kids in music experiences. Must be at least an intermediate guitar player, a strong singer, be proficient on another instrument, and have a background and/or degree in music. Performance experience singing for children is a big plus, as is fluency in a second language. Bilingual Spanish speakers are encouraged to apply.

Absolutely, positively must be available on a weekend morning.

Qualified candidates will be invited to audition. If interested and qualified, please email resume and cover letter to hiring@oldtownschool.org. Please, no phone calls.


Children's Piano Teacher

Substitute

We seek an experienced, energetic, and enthusiastic piano teacher for our innovative children's group piano program. Immediate subbing opportunities are available with potential class assignments as early as September 2015. Locations are Lincoln Square and Lincoln Park.

Requirements:

  • Experience teaching piano and music to children ages 3-7.
  • Availability after school hours and weekends.
  • Ability to implement fun, effective, and age-appropriate music learning activities.
  • Strong intonation and confident singing voice for leading singing games with young children.
  • Ability to collaborate with other faculty in implementation of curriculum.
  • Bachelor's degree in music or equivalent formal piano training and proficiency.
  • Bilingual Spanish speakers encouraged to apply.
  • Proficiency on secondary instrument a plus.

If interested and qualified, please email resume and cover letter to hiring@oldtownschool.org. Please, no phone calls.


Modern Dance Instructor

Part-time

The Old Town School of Folk Music seeks a part-time Modern Dance instructor to deliver intermediate level classes. Immediate need is for Thursday evenings at our Lincoln Square location. Instructor will provide music and support materials as needed.

Requirements:

  • Three years adult group Modern Dance teaching experience.
  • Bachelor's degree in dance; Master's degree preferred.
  • Ability to commit to pre-scheduled weekly classes for 16-week period.
  • Ability to communicate clearly with students.
  • Professional performing experience in dance.

If interested and qualified, please email cover letter and resume along with artist samples to hiring@oldtownschool.org. Please, no phone calls.


Equal Employment Opportunity

The Old Town School of Folk Music does not make employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, sexual identity, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We are an equal opportunity employer that desires diversity in its workforce and we strongly encourage applications from those with a wide variety of backgrounds.

The Old Town School of Folk Music, Inc.
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL 60625  •  773.728.6000