Employment Opportunities

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If you would like to submit a resumé, include the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email. Email 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.


Web Developer

Full-time

We seek an entry level Web Developer to work on a variety of projects primarily involved in web site design and development. The position is responsible for designing the user interface and overall customer experience for our websites and applications. This includes overall navigation flow, layout of specific pages, and creation of individual graphic elements. This position is located in Lincoln Square and reports to our IT Director.

Duties will include:

  • Interprets mockups from our design team, prepares illustrative materials, and turns them into fully-functioning dynamic pages.
  • Works with marketing and design staff on the style and approach to projects.
  • Manages and maintains HTML and CSS for the School's site and other associated sites.
  • Develops new responsive templates for the School's site.
  • Ensures that all design elements, templates, and finished solutions work in a variety of browser types and screen settings and within development and design constraints.
  • Provides design maintenance of all websites and other electronic publications and applications
  • Participates in efforts to improve the quality of websites and other electronic publications.

Qualifications:

Experience in web-based graphic design or web interface design which must include expertise in the following:

  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • Responsive web design
  • PHP5
  • jQuery and other javascript frameworks

Bootstrap framework experience is a plus. B.A. or B.S. in graphic design, art, or related field or equivalent academic and work experience desired. Must be highly organized, personable, patient, and able to communicate technical concepts to non-technical users.

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


Camp Counselor for Summer Camp 2015: 4-6 year olds

Part-time, June 22-August 14, 2015

The Old Town School of Folk Music seeks camp counselors for Summer Camp 2015 at our 909 W. Armitage Avenue location. Counselors will be responsible for guiding their campers through the 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM camp day, Monday through Friday, for eight weeks. This requires managing their group at all times, participating in music/dance/theater/art classes and helping lead arts-based activities.

Applicants for the counselor position must have at least 2 years experience working with children ages 4-6. A background in the arts is critical, and the ideal candidate will work well within a team and individually. Applicants must have completed at least two years of an undergraduate arts or education program and should have a great deal of energy, patience, and creativity. The ideal candidate will be extremely comfortable supervising, teaching, and managing children. Organization, leadership, and a dedication to one’s work community are all vital.

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


Retail Sales

Part-time

We seek a part-time sales associate for the Old Town School Music Store. We need someone with excellent customer service skills to sell instruments, accessories, books, and other music-related items.

We are looking for someone with retail sales experience who is outgoing, energetic, and excellent at working with the public. Must be able to play the guitar and at least one other instrument. A flexible schedule, including nights and weekends, is required. Music store experience preferred and AIMsi POS software experience a plus. Bilingual skills helpful.

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.


Staff Accountant

Part-time

We seek a part-time Staff Accountant to perform general accounting functions, most likely three days per week. Duties include posting daily revenue entries for school and retail operations, monthly bank reconciliations, monthly retail inventory accounting, and grant reporting.

Qualifications:

  • At least three years accounting experience, including retail and grants experience. Nonprofit experience preferred.
  • Bachelors degree in Accounting or equivalent combination of experience and/or training. CPA desirable.
  • Computer expertise including Excel, FileMaker, and Financial Edge.
  • Attention to detail, strong analytical ability, and operational focus.
  • High ethical standards and good judgment

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