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

The Cafe at the Old Town School of Folk Music seeks a part-time staff member with a Chicago sanitation certificate for its Lincoln Square location. Cheerful, outgoing person needed to take orders, prepare food, and serve beverages. Counter service only. Shifts include some daytime hours but mostly evenings during shows. Evenings and weekends are required, approximately 15 - 20 hours per week.

Chicago sanitation certificate is required and must be at least 21. Food and alcohol service experience preferred and cash-handling experience required. Must be reliable, friendly, and able to work alone or with little supervision. Bilingual Spanish is a plus.

This is a great opportunity to work in a relaxed environment with a friendly atmosphere. If interested and qualified please send cover letter and resume to hiring@oldtownschool.org. Please, no phone calls.


Kids’ Fiddle Instructor

Part-time (Lincoln Park)

The Old Town School of Folk Music seeks a part-time teacher available on Saturdays for its fiddle program - a non-traditional method planted in the folk tradition. Classes are for children 3 years old to 13 years old and will be located at our 909 West Armitage location.

Teachers must have experience and enthusiasm for working with children of all ages as well as exceptional skills communicating with parents. Creativity, energy, and the ability to enthusiastically lead grownups and kids in musical education experiences are required. Must be a seasoned violinist, a strong singer, have a background or degree in music or music education, and be proficient on one other secondary instrument. At least two years of experience teaching children in a classroom setting is required. Fluency in a Spanish is a plus. Absolutely, positively must be available long-term on Saturdays.

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


Retail Sales

Part-time

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.

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


Bhangra Instructor

Part-time

The Old Town School of Folk Music seeks a part-time Bhangra instructor to deliver beginner-friendly, safe, fun, progressive, and culturally-focused dance curriculum for 8-week classes with 5 to 15 adult students (ages 13 and up.) Instructor will provide music and support materials as needed. We will offer one or two classes per week at our Lincoln Square, and possibly Lincoln Park, locations.

Requirements:

  • Three years adult group class teaching experience
  • Ability to commit to pre-scheduled weekly classes for 16-week period
  • Ability to communicate clearly with students
  • Dance and movement music performance background helpful

If interested and qualified, please email cover letter and resume 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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