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Oragami & Kirigami Instructor for Summer Camp

Part-time, June 22 - July 17 (Session 1) OR July 20 - August 14 (Session 2)

The Old Town School of Folk Music seeks an origami/kirigami instructor for Summer Camp 2015 at our Lincoln Avenue campus. This teaching artist will create a class concept and curriculum to introduce children ages 7-11 to origami & kirigami, including stories, lore, history, and culture related to both art forms. The class will examine the process of origami and kirigami with students and engage students in an exciting hands-on learning process, and will culminate in the production of an original, student-driven piece to be presented at the camp showcase at the end of the session.

Qualifications:

  • Must have at least 3 years of experience working with children ages 7-11
  • Must have a strong background and/or degree in one’s artistic field, plus a bachelor’s degree
  • Must have lots of energy, patience, and creativity
  • Must be extremely comfortable teaching and managing children
  • Must be organized and have a strong dedication to one’s work community
  • A serious commitment to working with children is absolutely essential

If interested and qualified, please submit a resume and cover letter, along with a class proposal, which includes your class description, class goals, and teaching philosophy, as well as your preference of teaching session.

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

Due Date: March 15, 2015


Voice Acting Instructor for Summer Camp

Part-time, June 22 - July 17 (Session 1) AND/OR July 20 - August 14 (Session 2)

The Old Town School of Folk Music seeks a voice acting instructor for Summer Camp 2015 at our Lincoln Avenue campus. Responsibilities include creating a curriculum to introduce children ages 7-14 to the history of voice acting, its role in animation, and its stylistic origins, including film, television, commercials, radio, puppetry, comedy, and video games. The class will focus on the process of using, building, and altering ones voice to develop character and create character personalities, all while exploring a variety of voice-driven exercises, techniques, and skills within an engaging and hands-on learning environment. The class will culminate in the production of an original, student-driven piece to be presented at the camp showcase at the end of each camp session.

Qualifications:

  • Must have at least 3 years of experience working with children ages 7-15
  • Must have a strong background and/or degree in one’s artistic field, plus a bachelor’s degree
  • Must have lots of energy, patience, and creativity
  • Must be extremely comfortable teaching and managing children
  • Must be organized and have a strong dedication to one’s work community
  • A serious commitment to working with children is absolutely essential

If interested and qualified, please submit a resume and cover letter, along with a class proposal, which includes your class description, class goals, and teaching philosophy, as well as your preference of teaching session(s).

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

Due Date: March 15, 2015


Voice Instructor for Summer Camp

Part-time, June 22 - August 14

The Old Town School of Folk Music seeks a voice instructor for Summer Camp 2015 at our Lincoln Avenue campus. Responsibilities include creating a curriculum to introduce children ages 7-14 to singing and vocal technique. The class will explore a variety of voice-driven exercises and skill-based activities within an engaging and hands-on learning environment that promotes vocal confidence, all while introducing vocal technique, ear training, note reading. The class will culminate in the production of an original, student-driven piece to be presented at the camp showcase at the end of each camp session.

Qualifications:

  • Must have at least 3 years of experience working with children ages 7-15
  • Must have a strong background and/or degree in one’s artistic field, plus a bachelor’s degree
  • Must have lots of energy, patience, and creativity
  • Must be extremely comfortable teaching and managing children
  • Must be organized and have a strong dedication to one’s work community
  • A serious commitment to working with children is absolutely essential

If interested and qualified, please submit a resume and cover letter, along with a class proposal, which includes your class description, class goals, and teaching philosophy. Please pay specific attention to our two age groups (7-11 year olds and 12-14 year olds), expecting these two classes to have a different focus based on age, ability, and development.

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

Due Date: March 15, 2015


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: March 15, 2015


Camp Assistant for Summer Camp - 12-14 Year Olds

Part-time, June 17 - August 14

The Old Town School of Folk Music seeks an Assistant to the Camp Leader for the 12-14 year 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 12-14 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: March 15, 2015


Pan-Asian Percussion Instructor for Summer Camp

Part-time, June 22 - July 17 OR July 20 - 14

The Old Town School of Folk Music seeks a pan-Asian percussion instructor for Summer Camp 2015 at our Lincoln Avenue campus. Responsibilities include creating a curriculum to introduce children ages 7-11 to pan-Asian percussion, including Chinese flower drums (hua gu), Chinese war drums (Zhangu), cymbals, gongs, and more. The class will explore the history of these instruments and their cultures of origin, all while connecting students to a variety of percussion exercises and skill-based activities within an engaging and hands-on learning environment. The class will promote sharing, playing, and listening, while integrating a basic understanding of rhythm and rhythm patterns. Students will be introduced to individual and group music making as they explore terminology such as solo, ensemble, and tempo. The class will culminate in the production of an original, student-driven piece to be presented at the camp showcase at the end of the camp session.

Qualifications:

  • Must have at least 3 years of experience working with children ages 7-11
  • Must have a strong background and/or degree in one’s artistic field, plus a bachelor’s degree
  • Must have lots of energy, patience, and creativity
  • Must be extremely comfortable teaching and managing children
  • Must be organized and have a strong dedication to one’s work community
  • A serious commitment to working with children is absolutely essential

If interested and qualified, please submit a resume and cover letter, along with a class proposal, which includes your class description, class goals, and teaching philosophy, as well as your preference of teaching session.

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

Due Date: March 15, 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 2015: 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.


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 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.


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.

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