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.

Digital Marketing Coordinator

Reports to Director of Marketing and works with Digital Marketing Specialist

The Old Town School of Folk Music is seeking a motivated, organized, and results-oriented Digital Marketing Coordinate who lives and breathes digital to help grow and manage our educational offerings, brands, and event experiences. The Digital Marketing Coordinator will be the administrator and creative voice behind social media platforms and email campaigns for education, concert, fundraising, and special event marketing and promotion.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage/develop organizational email marketing campaigns end-to-end
  • Design and implement departmental social media strategy to increase fan base and convert fans to donors/students
  • Create, curate, and publish web content
  • Generate, edit, publish, and share engaging social content daily
  • Monitor conversations about or relevant to OTSFM and community music schools
  • Monitor and respond to questions/comments on OTSFM social channels, off-ramp commentary to customer service team or appropriate staff
  • Setup & execute A/B testing for email and social/digital campaigns
  • Analyze and report on performance of social/digital/e-mail campaigns
  • Other departmental duties as assigned

Ideal Experience:

  • 3+ years’ experience executing and managing Customer Relationship Marketing (CRM) campaigns and web content editing experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree or similar education
  • Similar experience with email design, email marketing software, CMS management, and coding concepts including HTML, CSS, and PHP
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills with proven ability to work well as part of a team
  • Experience with content creation and writing creatively
  • Analytical thinker with deep understanding of email testing and optimization
  • Experience with database management
  • Familiarity with analytics tools such as Google Analytics
  • Self-starter and reliable team player with strong initiative and ability to thrive in rapidly changing environment

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

Maintenance Worker/Custodian


Cleans and maintains buildings and facilities, usually during the night and early morning when the buildings are unoccupied. Must be available weekends and evenings.

Must be capable of basic physical labor such as mopping, sweeping, and hauling trash. Must be able to work unsupervised and complete set tasks in the time allowed. Basic mechanical and repair skills preferred. Able to address a wide array of physical and mechanical tasks and repairs.

This work can be physically demanding, requiring the following physical activities: reaching, bending, stooping, kneeling, crawling, lifting objects up to 50 pounds, standing, walking, climbing, grasping, feeling, and visual acuity. This work may include exposure to strong smells such as paint and thinners.

Examples of Duties:

  • Mopping, dusting and sweeping.
  • Emptying trash and moving to outside dumpsters.
  • Cleaning and sanitizing restrooms.
  • Returning equipment, supplies, and furniture to appropriate locations prior to the start of the business day.
  • May perform minor repairs to facilities and equipment.
  • May work on outside maintenance, shoveling snow, spreading salt, etc...
  • Other duties as assigned.

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

Arts and Community Wellness Program Coordinator


The Arts and Community Wellness Program Coordinator is the on-site point person for Music Moves programs on the South and West Sides of Chicago. The Program Coordinator will support long-term community partnerships, documentation protocols and materials, and teaching artist professional development programs. As a member of the program management team, this position works closely with the Program Manager for Arts and Community Wellness, teaching artists, community leaders, and other Old Town School staff as needed.


  • Must be able to multitask, work independently, and maintain professionalism at all times.
  • Youth arts teaching experience is desired, but not required, and some administrative or supervisory experience is preferred.
  • Must be able to meet deadlines.
  • Must be available during program peak seasons in spring, summer, and fall sessions.
  • Conference planning skills desired.
  • Must have excellent administrative, computer, communication skills, initiative and confidence in problem solving.
  • Deeply connected to South Side communities and familiarity with West Side communities of Chicago.
  • Must be able to travel in order to visit various Chicago locations during the workday.


  • Maintains a thorough understanding of the mission of Arts and Wellness programs.
  • Collects and submits payroll documentation on a timely basis.
  • Supports relationships with assigned partner community programs, including administration and teaching artists.
  • Attends and/or facilitates select planning meetings with community partners.
  • Provides ongoing training and management of teaching artists.
  • Works with teaching artists and community partners to plan unique culminating events; attending and/or presenting at each event as appropriate.
  • Provides active support, coordination, and related duties around assessment for teaching artists, community, and students.
  • Organizes, distributes, and maintains an inventory of instruments and support materials.
  • Coordinates documentation of residency activities.
  • Coordinates Annual Institute activities with Program Manager.
  • Participates in relevant Community Ventures department events and workshops, as well as other professional development opportunities as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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

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


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


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.

Early Childhood Piano Teacher


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 and Lincoln Park.


  • 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


The Old Town School of Folk Music seeks part-time Children’s Dance Instructors to join our 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.


  • 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 to hiring@oldtownschool.org. Please, no phone calls.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Old Town School of Folk Music is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Candidates are considered for employment with the Old Town School of Folk Music without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military status, protected veteran status or other classification protected by applicable federal, state or local law.