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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 for 10 to 15 hours per week. 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.


Bilingual Customer Service Associate

Part-time

We seek a part-time Customer Service Associate. Responsibilities include registering students, selling tickets to shows, answering phone calls, and providing information to visitors. Must be flexible and able to work afternoons/evenings, including Saturdays.

Applicants must be friendly, articulate, detail-oriented, and willing to pitch in where needed. 3 years customer service experience and computer skills are required. Must be able to play at least one instrument at an intermediate level. Bilingual Spanish skills highly desired. An interest in art, dance, theatre, and education is helpful.

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


'Ukulele Instructor

Part-time

The Old Town School of Folk Music seeks a part-time `ukulele instructor to teach group classes and private lessons. Immediate need is for adult classes but experience and interest in teaching children or teens is highly desired. Locations are Lincoln Square and Lincoln Park.

Strong candidates must be knowledgeable about the history of the `ukulele and its role in different genres of popular and folk music, including the music of Hawaii and other Pacific Islands. The ideal candidate will have some combination of formal training and experience as a professional musician or teacher. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work with existing programs and teachers are a must.

If interested and qualified, please email resume and cover letter to hiring@oldtownschool.org. 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.


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.


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