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.

Café Associate

Part-time

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.

Requirements:

  • 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.


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 Leader for Summer Camp - 4-6 Year Olds

Part-time, June 17 - August 14

The Old Town School of Folk Music seeks a Camp Leader for 4-6 year olds at our 909 W. Armitage location. The Camp Leader will be responsible for guiding the campers, counselors, and teachers through the 9 AM – 12:00 PM camp day, Monday through Friday, for eight weeks. The Camp Leader oversees day-to-day activities, leads the entire group in all transitions, and acts as both a point person for counselors and teachers and as a liaison for parents. The Camp Leader oversees arrival and departure of campers, ensures safety of the group, leads meetings and song circles, communicates with the team and the camp families, and oragnizes the end-of-camp performance showcases.

Qualifications:

  • At least two years experience leading 4-6 year old children in activities, such as those at a camp, daycare, or school, including working with the parents of those children.
  • Must be able to remain calm under pressure and be able to solve problems as they arise.
  • Must be enthusiastic, energetic, and have excellent communication skills.
  • Experience supervising teachers and staff strongly preferred.
  • A background in music and an ability to play guitar and lead the group in a song circle is required.
  • Applicants must have an undergraduate degree, and should be extremely comfortable supervising, teaching, and managing children and adults.
  • Organization, leadership, and a dedication to one’s work community are all necessary.
  • A serious commitment to working with children is absolutely essential

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and your class proposal to hiring@oldtownschool.org. Please, no phone calls.

Due Date: April 1, 2015


Camp Assistant for Summer Camp - 12-15 Year Olds

Part-time, June 17 - August 14

The Old Town School of Folk Music seeks an Assistant to the Camp Leader for the 12-15year old summer camp at our 4545 N. Lincoln Avenue location. The Camp Assistant will be responsible for helping guide the campers and teachers through the 9 AM – 3:00 PM camp day, Monday through Friday, for eight weeks. Under supervision of the Camp Director and Camp Leader, the Camp Assistant helps lead and oversee day-to-day activities, leads the entire group in all transitions, and acts as both a point person for teachers and as a liaison for parents. The Camp Leader helps oversee arrival and departure of campers, aids in ensuring safety of the group, co-leads camper meetings, communicates with the teaching team and the camp families, and helps leads the end-of-camp performance showcases.

Qualifications:

  • At least two years experience leading 12-15 year olds in activities, such as those at a camp or school, including communicating with the parents of those children.
  • Must be able to remain calm under pressure and be able to solve problems as they arise.
  • Must be enthusiastic, energetic, and have excellent communication skills.
  • Experience supervising teachers and staff strongly preferred.
  • A background in the arts is strongly preferred.
  • Applicants must have an undergraduate degree, and should be comfortable managing children and adults.
  • Organization, leadership, and a dedication to one’s work community are all necessary.
  • A serious commitment to working with children is absolutely essential

Please submit a cover letter and resume to hiring@oldtownschool.org. Please, no phone calls.

Due Date: April 1, 2015


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.


Camp Counselor for Summer Camp: 7-11 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 4544 N. Lincoln Avenue location. Counselors will be responsible for guiding their campers through the 8:30 AM – 3:30 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 leading outdoor activities.

Applicants for the counselor position must have at least 2 years experience working with children ages 7-11. 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 completely necessary.

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

Due Date: April 1, 2015


Camp Counselor for Summer Camp: 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 completely necessary.

If interested and qualified, please email resume and cover letter to hiring@oldtownschool.org. Due Date: March 31, 2015. Please also note: the review of summer camp resumes and applications will begin in early April of 2015. Please do not expect a reply before that time. Please, no phone calls.

Due Date: April 1, 2015


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