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Wiggleworms-in-Residence Teaching Artist

Part-time

The Old Town School of Folk Music seeks a bilingual Wiggleworms-in-Residence Teaching Artist to develop and deliver early childhood programming for children newborn through five years old at the Carole Robertson Center for Learning in Little Village. This includes development of curriculum and weekly music lesson plans for 12 to 14 twenty-minute classes per week, spread over two weekday mornings. This will require approximately seven classroom hours, and approximately seven administration hours, per week. The program runs 48 weeks per year.

This Teaching Artist serves as a musical resource for the Center’s classroom teachers in order to maintain a meaningful, integrated music program. This includes adapting curriculum to meet the individual and evolving needs of the children, teachers, and classroom, suggesting music, lyrics, and supplies, and collaborating on assessments of the children’s development. Conducts formal and informal training with the Center’s teachers and staff.

As representative of the Old Town School, and liaison for Center families, this position implements family/community music activities and attends concerts, events, and graduations. Maintains collaborative relationship with the Center’s administrative staff and curriculum coordinators. Works with the OTSFM Education Outreach Program Manager to communicate the vision and impact of the program for funding purposes.

Qualifications:

  • Must be motivated, collaborative, and committed to early childhood music education.
  • At least 2 years of experience teaching young children in a classroom setting is required.
  • Must be an intermediate or higher level guitar player, a strong singer, and proficient on at least one other instrument.
  • A background or degree in music is required, a degree in Early Childhood Education preferred.
  • Bilingual Spanish ability required.

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 join our substitute teacher list. Instructors should be able to teach a variety of classes. Days and times are varied. Instructor will provide music and support materials as needed in order to implement fun, effective, and age-appropriate activities. May lead to scheduled opportunities in our Children's program.

Requirements:

  • Three years experience teaching children.
  • Bachelor's degree in dance.
  • Firm grasp of creative movement, ballet, and jazz technique.
  • 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.


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