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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.

Education Program Intern

Winter 2015

The Old Town School of Folk Music seeks an Education Program Intern with a passion for the arts and arts learning, to assist with education program administration for approximately 20 hours per week. This is an unpaid internship beginning in January of 2015. Length of the internship and hours per week are negotiable. Students undertaking the internship in order to earn college credit preferred.


  • Experience in office administration, customer service, arts programming and/or teaching.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software and database programs.
  • The ability to handle time-sensitive tasks.
  • Attention to detail and organizational skills.

Examples of Duties:

  • Help prepare for class sessions, events, and workshop series.
  • Assist with program development activities.
  • Engage in special project work and research as assigned.
  • Assist with administrative tasks; data entry, copying and filing, as needed.
  • Participate in meetings with program staff, administration and other administration, as well as faculty meetings.

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

Piano Instructor

Private Lessons

The Old Town School of Folk Music seeks a part-time Piano teacher for private lessons at our Lincoln Square and/or Lincoln Park locations. Lessons are for all ages (as young as 5) and all levels. Students register for 8-week sessions and instructors must commit to entire sessions. The school is open year round for a total of six 8-week sessions. Immediate need is for Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years teaching experience, a solid understanding of music theory and technique, and excellent communication skills (with students/parents, fellow faculty and school administrators). Must be able to inspire students and understand their individual needs, in order to provide focused lessons that are engaging and help develop love and appreciation for music. Candidates must be comfortable with a wide variety of styles/genres from classical to popular music.

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

Retail Sales


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.

Café Associate


Do you love banjos, coffee, and beer? Old Town School of Folk Music is seeking a professional to work in our quick casual café. Cafe associates must have high standards of sanitation, the ability to multitask, a friendly attitude, and love of music, coffee, and beer. Cafe associates also assist as a bar-back during our evening concerts.

Applicants must have a minimum of one year experience in food handling and being punctual is a must. We expect a great attitude and excellent customer service 100% of the time.


  • A current City of Chicago Sanitation License.
  • Minimum one year BOH food handling experience.
  • A love of customer service.
  • Must be available to work 15- 25 hours weekly, mostly nights and weekends.
  • Basset Certification is a plus.
  • Barista or bar-back experience is a plus.

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

Modern Dance Instructor


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.


  • 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.

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