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.

Accordion Instructor

Part-time

The Old Town School of Folk Music seeks a part-time Accordion Instructor to teach beginning to advanced level piano accordion group classes and private lessons.

Requirements:

  • Three years music teaching experience.
  • Ability to commit to pre-scheduled weekly classes.
  • Ability to work autonomously and communicate clearly with students and staff.
  • Professional performance experience.
  • Must be fluent in both popular and traditional music in multiple genres.
  • Ability to teach button accordion or other instruments a plus.

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


House/Stage Manager

Part-time

The Old Town School of Folk Music seeks a part-time House/Stage Manager to manage facilities and attendees from beginning to end of shows. Duties may vary night to night, including service as stage manager for events as assigned, requiring preparation, supervision and trouble-shooting during the event, and wrapping up afterwards.

Examples of Duties:

  • Oversees facility preparation, including hall, lobby, dressing room(s), and any unique advance requests or needs.
  • Manages volunteers, including check-in, assignments, and distribution of any equipment or materials. Checks in with Head Volunteer throughout event.
  • May be responsible for merchandise sales bank, lock box, and cash handling.
  • Helps sell tickets and troubleshoot box office as needed.
  • After show prepares building for closing.
  • May greets artists at load-in and help with set-up, hospitality, parking, keeping event running on time, check, guest lists, and other needs.
  • May act as MC.
  • May calculate artist settlement after box office is balanced and pay artists and sound engineer.

Qualifications:

  • Event production experience required.
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills and be able to speak with authority.
  • Decisiveness and the ability to think on one’s feet and adapt to change are essential.
  • Must be available to work outside of typical business hours, including nights and weekends.
  • Must be able to use stairs and lift 30 lbs.
  • Experience supervising others preferred.

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


Comics Instructor

Part-time

The Old Town School of Folk Music seeks a part-time comics instructor to join our visual art team. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching comics classes to children, teens, and adults. Comics teachers are responsible for development of their own class content, class preparation, classroom clean up, assistance with supply orders, and attendance at department meetings.

Applicants must be available to teach 4-6 hours per week, including weekends, and must be able to commit to an 8-week teaching session. Teaching days and times are varied, but will include Thursday evening and Sunday afternoon teaching commitments.

Requirements:

  • At least two years experience teaching children and adults.
  • Bachelor's degree in studio/visual art.
  • Firm grasp of comics history, application, and technique.
  • Ability to communicate clearly with students and parents.
  • Organization, patience, and creativity.
  • A deep commitment to comics, visual art, children, and education.

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.


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