Employment Opportunities

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.

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.

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 we are especially interested in someone who can work Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday afternoon/evening hours.

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 submit a resume and cover letter to hiring@oldtownschool.org.

Movement or Theater Instructor for 7-11 year-old Summer Arts Camp 2019

Part-time: July 22nd through August 2nd

The Old Town School of Folk Music seeks a Movement or Theater instructor for Summer Camp. Responsibilities include creating a curriculum to introduce children ages 7-11 to creating character and story through movement. This class will focus on the process of creating characters and a three-part story using their full body and the space around them, rather than relying on dialogue, in a fun and exciting hands on learning process. The class will culminate in the production of an original student-driven piece to be presented at the final showcase on 8/2. This class will be taught in conjunction with 2 other classes: a theatrical make-up class and a Glam Rock class.

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.
  • Must have lots of energy, patience, enthusiasm 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 to hiring@oldtownschool.org.

Music/Theater/Puppetry Instructor for 4-6 year-old Summer Arts Camp

July 8th through July 19th, 2019

The Old Town School of Folk Music seeks an instructor with a strong background or skill in puppetry and story adaptation for Summer Arts Camp. (A background in singing or songwriting is a plus.) Responsibilities include creating a curriculum to introduce children ages 4-6 to the process of storytelling or make-believing through puppetry, and the process of either adapting a fairy tale for puppets or creating a brand new story with their puppet characters. This class will be a hands on experience for the children, and will be offered in conjunction with a puppet building class. This class will culminate in a short showcase performance on July 19th.

Qualifications

  • Must have at least 3 years of experience working with children ages 4-6.
  • Must have a strong background and/or degree in one’s artistic field.
  • Must have lots of energy, patience, enthusiasm 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 to hiring@oldtownschool.org.

Theater Instructor for 4 to 6 year-old Summer Arts Camp

Part-time, Session 3: July 22 through August 2, 2019

The Old Town School of Folk Music seeks a theater instructor with a strong background or skill in Clowning and/or Vaudeville for Summer Arts Camp 2019. Responsibilities include creating a curriculum to introduce children ages 4-6 to the concept of Clowning or Vaudeville, the history of Clowning and Vaudeville as well as its practical application in modern theater, and the process of creating a short Clowning or Vaudeville routine for the final showcase. This class will be a hands on experience for the children, and will be offered in conjunction with a Broadway showtunes class. This class will culminate in a short showcase performance on August 2nd.

Qualifications

  • Must have at least 3 years of experience working with children ages 4-6.
  • Must have a strong background and/or degree in one’s artistic field, plus a bachelor’s degree.
  • Must have lots of energy, patience, enthusiasm 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 to hiring@oldtownschool.org.

Glam Rock! Music Instructor for 7 to 11 year-old Summer Arts Camp

Part-time, Session 3: July 22 through August 2, 2019

The Old Town School of Folk Music seeks a Music instructor with a focus on Glam Rock for Summer Camp of 2019. Responsibilities include creating a curriculum to introduce children ages 7-11 to the history of Glam Rock and the artists who created the genre. This class will focus on the process of experiencing and creating Glam Rock music in a fun and exciting hands on learning process that will involve playing instruments, singing, and creating a strong stage persona. The class will culminate in the production of an original student-driven piece to be presented at the final showcase on 8/2. This class will be taught in conjunction with 2 other classes: a theatrical make-up class and a movement class.

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, enthusiasm 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 to hiring@oldtownschool.org.

Instructor, Teen Arts Camp

Part-time: July 8 - August 2, 2019 (Session 2 or 3, two weeks each session)

The Old Town School of Folk Music seeks teachers for Teen Arts Camp 2019. Responsibilities include creating an engaging curriculum to introduce students ages 12-15 to a specific music, theater, writing, or media based genre. Each class will examine the process of the medium with students and engage students in a hands on learning process. The class will culminate in the production of an original, student driven piece, to be presented at the final showcase.

Qualifications

  • Must have at least 3 years of experience working with children ages 12-15.
  • Must have a strong background and/or degree in one’s artistic field.
  • Must have a great deal of energy, patience, enthusiasm and creativity.
  • Must be extremely comfortable teaching and managing teens.
  • Must be organized and have a strong dedication to one’s work community.
  • A serious commitment to working with teens is absolutely essential.

If interested and qualified, please submit a resume and cover letter, along with a one-page class proposal, which includes a brief class description, class goals, and teaching philosophy to hiring@oldtownschool.org.

Camp Leader, 7-11 year olds

Part-time: June 17 - August 2, 2019

The Old Town School of Folk Music seeks a Camp Leader for 7-11 year olds at our 4544 N. Lincoln Ave location. The Camp Leader will be responsible for guiding the campers, counselors, and teachers through the 9am-3pm camp day, Monday through Friday, for six weeks. The Camp Leader oversees the day to day activities, leads the entire group in all transitions, acts as a point person for counselors and teachers and a liaison for parents. Oversees arrival and departure of campers, ensures the safety of the group, leads morning camper meetings as well as staff meetings, works closely with team, camp families, and Camp Coordinator. Helps the team to create and organize the end of session showcases.

Qualifications:

  • At least two years experience leading 7-11 year old children in activities such as those at an arts camp, school, afterschool arts programs, or children’s theater, including working and communicating with parents.
  • Applicant must have a Bachelor’s Degree; a degree in the arts or Education strongly preferred.
  • 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 required.
  • A background in music or the arts is a must, and the ability to play an instrument is a plus.
  • The ability to lead the group in fun yet structured and informative daily meetings is a must.
  • Applicants must be 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 and passion for working with children is absolutely essential.

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

Camp Counselor for Arts Camp 2019: 7-11 year olds

Part-time: June 17 - August 2, 2019

The Old Town School of Folk Music seeks two camp counselors for Summer Camp 2019 at our 4544 N. Lincoln Avenue location. Counselors will attend three days of training and will then be responsible for guiding their campers through the 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM camp day, Monday through Friday, for six weeks. This requires managing their group at all times, participating in music/dance/theater/visual art classes, and leading outdoor activities.

Qualifications:

  • Applicants for the counselor position must have at least 2 years experience working with children ages 7-11. (For example, in a camp setting, in a school, as a caregiver/babysitter/au pair, in children’s theater, etc.)
  • Applicants must have completed at least two years of an undergraduate arts or education program.
  • A background in the arts is critical, and the ideal candidate will work well within a team, and individually. The ideal candidate will be able to take direction from their camp leader, but must also be comfortable leading their group in non-classroom activities.
  • They must: be enthusiastic, be energetic, have excellent communication skills, and be creative problem solvers.
  • The ideal candidate will be extremely comfortable supervising, teaching, and managing children.
  • Organization, leadership, and a dedication to one’s work community are all essential.

If interested and qualified, please email resume and cover letter to hiring@oldtownschool.org. Due Date: March 1, 2019

Please also note: the review of summer camp resumes and applications will begin in early March of 2019. Please do not expect a reply before that time. Please, no phone calls.

Camp Counselor for Arts Camp 2019: 4-6 year olds

Part-time: June 17 - August 2, 2019

The Old Town School of Folk Music seeks two camp counselors for Summer Camp 2019 at our 4544 N. Lincoln Avenue location. Counselors will attend three days of training and will then be responsible for guiding their campers through the 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM camp day, Monday through Friday, for six weeks. This requires managing their group at all times, participating in music/dance/theater/visual art classes, and helping lead arts-based activities. Camp Counselors will report to the Camp Leader.

Qualifications:

  • Applicants for the counselor position must have at least 2 years experience working with children ages 4-6. (For example, in a camp setting, in a school, as a caregiver/babysitter/au pair, in children’s theater, etc.)
  • A background in the arts is critical, and the ideal candidate will work well within a team, and individually. The ideal candidate will be able to take direction from their camp leader, but must also be comfortable leading their group in non-classroom activities.
  • Applicants must have completed at least two years of an undergraduate arts or arts education program.
  • They must: be enthusiastic, be energetic, have excellent communication skills, and be creative problem solvers.
  • The ideal candidate will be extremely comfortable supervising, teaching, and managing children.
  • Organization, leadership, and a dedication to one’s work community are all essential.

If interested and qualified, please email resume and cover letter to hiring@oldtownschool.org. Due Date: March 1, 2019

Please also note: the review of summer camp resumes and applications will begin in early March of 2019. Please do not expect a reply before that time. Please, no phone calls.

Arts Mentor for Teen Arts Camp 2019

Part-time: June 17 - August 2, 2019

The Old Town School of Folk Music seeks one Arts Mentor for Teen Arts Camp at our 4545 N. Lincoln Avenue location. The Arts Mentors will attend three days of training and will then be responsible for helping guide the campers through the 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM camp day, Monday through Friday, for six weeks. Under supervision of the Camp Coordinator and Camp Leader, the Arts Mentors help lead and oversee day-to-day activities, lead the entire group in transitions, and act as both a point person for teachers and as a liaison for parents. The Arts Mentors help oversee arrival and departure of campers, aid in ensuring safety of the group, collaborate on a variety of arts-based projects with Camp Leader and campers, communicate with the teaching team and the camp families, and help organize the three end-of-camp performance showcases.

Qualifications:

  • At least two years experience leading 12-15 year olds in activities, such as those at a camp or school, including communicating with student’s parents.
  • 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 and collaboration skills.
  • A background in the arts is essential.
  • Proficiency with technology, especially with iPads, iMovie editing, and Google Drive, are required.
  • Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in arts or arts education, and should be extremely comfortable managing teens.
  • Organization, leadership, and a dedication to one’s work community are all necessary.
  • A serious commitment to and passion for working with teens is absolutely essential.

If interested and qualified, please email resume and cover letter to hiring@oldtownschool.org. Due Date: March 1, 2019

Please also note: the review of summer camp resumes and applications will begin in early March of 2019. Please do not expect a reply before that time. Please, no phone calls.

4-6 Camp Leader for Summer Arts Camp

Part-time: June 17 - August 2, 2019

The Old Town School of Folk Music seeks a Camp Leader for 4-6 year olds at our 4544 N. Lincoln 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 six weeks. The Camp Leader oversees day-to-day activities, leading the entire group in transitions, and is point person for counselors and teachers and 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 camp families, and will help create and organize the end-of-camp performance showcases. The Camp Leader reports to the Camp Coordinator.

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 and communicating with parents.
  • 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 an instrument (preferably guitar) is required, as is the ability to lead the group in a song circle.
  • Applicants must be 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 and passion for working with children is absolutely essential.

Applications are now being accepted. If interested and qualified, please email resume and cover letter to hiring@oldtownschool.org.

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.

Qualifications:

  • Three years adult group Irish Dance teaching experience.
  • Prefer certification in Irish Dance.
  • Ability to commit to pre-scheduled weekly classes for 8-week period.
  • Ability to communicate clearly with students.
  • Professional or competitive performing experience in Irish dance.

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

Early Childhood Piano Teacher

Part-time

The Old Town School of Folk Music seeks a part-time teacher available on Saturday mornings for its popular early childhood piano classes in Lincoln Square. Training is scheduled to begin in February, with Saturday classes beginning the first weekend in March. Classes are for 3 and 4 year olds with a 6:1 student/teacher ratio.

Qualifications:

  • Teachers must have experience, intuition, and enthusiasm for working with young children as well as exceptional skills communicating with parents.
  • Teachers must be creative, energetic, and capable of leading young children in developmentally appropriate music education based in singing games and experiential learning.
  • Must be a seasoned pianist and a tuneful vocal model with a background or degree in music.
  • Experience teaching children in an early childhood classroom setting is required.

Qualified candidates will be invited to interview and audition. If interested and qualified, please submit a resume and cover letter to hiring@oldtownschool.org.

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.

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.