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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.

Retail Associate

Part-time

The Old Town School Music Store seeks a part-time acoustic instrument gear-head with experience selling instruments, accessories, books, and other music-related items. This person must be able to restring guitars, answer technical customer questions, and be able to chat about various acoustic music styles all at the same time.

Must have 2 years retail experience, preferably at a music store, and must play multiple stringed instruments including guitar. Experience with AIMsi POS software is a plus, as are bilingual skills. A flexible schedule, including nights and weekends, is required.

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


Voice and Piano Instructor

Part-time

The Old Town School of Folk Music seeks a part-time Voice and Piano instructor to teach weekly private lessons and 80-minute group adult classes on fundamental technique, repertoire, and song performance. Locations are Lincoln Park and Lincoln Square and we need someone available to teach Saturdays and/or Sundays.

Ability to play the piano to support voice 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.


Children's Dance Instructor

Part-time

The Old Town School of Folk Music seeks part-time Children’s Dance Instructors to teach a variety of classes in Lincoln Square. Days and times are varied. Instructor will provide music and support materials as needed in order to implement fun, effective, and age-appropriate activities.

Requirements:

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

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


Intern for Summer Camp 2016

Unpaid Internship, June 27-July 22 OR July 25-August 12, 2016

The Old Town School of Folk Music seeks 16-18 year old interns for Summer Camp 2016 at our 4544 N. Lincoln Avenue location. Interns will attend CPR & First Aid training and general camp training, and will then work as an intern for a 3- or 4-week session, M-F, 8:30 am-1:00 pm. This position is unpaid.

Interns will assist counselors, teachers, and the Camp Leader during the course of each camp day, help set up activities, participate fully in the classroom learning process, offer transitional support to campers and camp groups, and follow a daily schedule with campers and counselors.

Ideal intern candidates will have expressed a distinct interest in leadership, mentorship, and education within the arts. Interns will mentor our campers’ growth in the arts, serve as mentees of the program’s counselors and teachers, and gain leadership, mentorship, communication, and teaching skills. Interns will be engaged in the diverse content of the School’s programs and have the opportunity to deepen their engagement in the School.

Applicants for the internship position must have experience engaging with children ages 7-11 in a school, camp, home, or other venue. An interest in the arts is critical, and interns should work well within a team and individually. The ideal candidate will have a great deal of energy, patience, and creativity, and will express a deep interest in experiencing the culture of an arts camp.

If interested and qualified, please submit a 250-500 word essay that describes yourself, your interest in the position, and your qualifications to hiring@oldtownschool.org.

Due Date: May 15, 2016

Please also note: the review of summer camp resumes and applications will begin in early April of 2016. Please do not expect a reply before that time. Please, no phone calls.


Kids’ Piano Instructor

Part-time

The Old Town School of Folk Music seeks an experienced, energetic, and enthusiastic piano teacher for our innovative children's group piano program for immediate subbing opportunities and potential class assignments.

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.


Irish Dance Instructor

Part-time

The Old Town School of Folk Music seeks a part-time Irish Dance instructor to deliver beginner to advanced level Irish dance classes for adults. Classes will be in Lincoln Square.

Qualifications:

  • Three years adult group Irish Dance teaching experience.
  • Certification in Irish Dance preferred.
  • Ability to commit to pre-scheduled weekly classes for 16-week period.
  • Ability to communicate clearly with students.
  • Professional or competitive performing experience in Irish dance.

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


Wiggleworms Instructor, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Square, Evanston, and Glencoe

Part-time

The Old Town School of Folk Music seeks a part-time teacher available on Saturdays and weekday mornings for its acclaimed early childhood music program, Wiggleworms. Classes are for children newborn to 5 years old accompanied by an adult.

At least three years of experience teaching young children in a classroom setting is required. Teachers must be creative, passionate about music, and be able to enthusiastically lead grownups and kids in musical learning. 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 Spanish.

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.


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