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.

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.

Dance and Movement Coordinator

Part-time

The Old Town School seeks a passionate individual with a firm knowledge of a variety dance forms to work closely with our Director of Education to maintain a comprehensive dance curriculum for adults, teens, and children.

Examples of Duties:

  • Maintenance of dance programs in the Filemaker system to include:
    • Schedules rooms for dance classes, workshops, and recitals.
    • Manages computer program entries for scheduling, describing, canceling, and changing dance offerings.
    • With guidance from the Director of Education, schedules dance residency room reservations.
  • Schedules, coordinates, and emcees dance program performances including: room reservations, lighting and sound technician, volunteers, and booking studio space for rehearsals.
  • Counsels adult students and parents on classes and appropriate levels of study.
  • Monitors maintenance and equipping of dance studios. Assesses dance equipment, books, music, props, and materials. Researches necessary purchases in consultation with the Director of Education. Makes recommendations for supporting materials to school store and Resource Center.
  • Researches and recommends new dance classes and workshops to expand the current slate of offerings.
  • Promotes the School’s dance and movement programming in the dance and arts communities:
    • Monitors the Dance and Movement social media page.
    • Acts as spokesperson for the Old Town School at its dance-related special events, appearances, and publicity.
    • Builds and maintains relationships with outside organizations for dance-related projects including attendance at citywide dance events and convenings.
  • Assists with ongoing management of the dance residency program.
  • Researches and recommends new dance classes and workshops to expand the current slate of offerings.

Qualifications:

  • Expertise in the language and practice of music and dance required.
  • At least two years of prior experience in administration of similar dance programs is required.
  • Must be computer capable including Mac and/or PC skills, ideally with Filemaker experience.
  • Must be an effective communicator in verbal, electronic, and written forms, and have experience working with diverse groups.

If interested and qualified, please email resume and cover letter 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.

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.