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Please, no phone calls.

Children’s Jazz Dance Instructor for Summer Camp

Part-time
August 13-17, 2018

The Old Town School of Folk Music seeks a part-time Children’s Jazz Dance Instructor to join our Summer Dance Camp. Instructor should be able to teach a variety of classes. Instructor will be responsible for providing one hour of jazz dance instruction on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday afternoon during the camp week. Instructor will provide music and support materials as needed in order to implement fun, effective, and age-appropriate activities. May lead to scheduled or substitute 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.


Camp Leader for Summer Camp

Part-time
June 18-August 3, 2018

The Old Town School of Folk Music seeks a Camp Leader for 4-6 year olds at our 4545 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, leads the entire group in all transitions, and acts as both a point person for counselors and teachers and as 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 the camp families, and organizes the end-of-camp performance showcases.

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 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 guitar and lead the group in a song circle is required.
  • 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 working with children is absolutely essential.

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


Staff Accountant

Part-time

The Old Town School of Folk Music seeks a part-time Staff Accountant, responsible for daily accounting functions including creation of journal entries and supporting documentation, related account analysis, bank account reconciliations, and internal reporting. This position will be located in Lincoln Square and work approximately 24 hours per week.

Responsibilities:

  • Daily journal entries such as recognition of tuition, ticket revenue, membership, contributions, and music store and café receipts.
  • Monthly and occasional journal entries such as:
    • Recording of bank activity.
    • Music store inventory transfers and the cost of goods sold online.
    • Café sales, inventory, and internal activity.
    • Reclassification of unearned concert ticket revenue and prepaid expenses.
    • Deferred tuition and financial aid transactions.
    • Payroll and health insurance accruals & allocations.
    • Reclassification of prepaid expenses, miscellaneous deposits, and depreciation expense.
  • Review of journal entries for proper account and project codes, balanced entries, research/resolution of discrepancies, and analysis of account balances. Entries must be timely, accurate, comply with the financial policies of the School, and follow GAAP.
  • Bank account reconciliations for the School’s operating, deposit, payroll, music store, café, stock gifts, and investment accounts.
  • Internal financial reports as needed.
  • Backup for some accounts payable, payroll, and receipt functions.
  • Assistance with grant reporting and preparation of year-end account reconciliations for the annual audit.
  • Assistance with process improvements.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required. Must have a solid understanding of debits/credits and accounting principles.
  • At least three years experience, preferably in a non-profit arts organization.
  • Must be proficient with Excel, and experience with Blackbaud Financial Edge and/or Filemaker desired.
  • Must be detail oriented, have excellent analytical skills, and be able to resolve errors and discrepancies.
  • Sensitivity to confidential matters required.

If interested and qualified, please submit a 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.


Voice and Piano Instructor

Part-time

The Old Town School of Folk Music seeks a part-time Voice and Piano instructor to teach weekly private lessons on fundamental technique, repertoire, and song performance. We need someone available to teach Saturdays and/or Sundays and possibly some weekdays at our Lincoln Park location.

Qualifications:

  • Strong candidates will have the ability to place songs into the cultural context of the students, working in a variety of styles.
  • Teaching experience and commitment to an 8-week period required.
  • Formal training in voice or voice pedagogy and familiarity with the Old Town School desired.
  • Must be able to work with our existing program and with other teachers.

In your cover letter please be sure to tell us what specific genres you have experience with and any other instruments you may teach. Also, please describe the days and times you are available.

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


Camp Counselor for Arts Camp 2018: 4-6 year olds

Part-time, June 20 - August 3, 2018

The Old Town School of Folk Music seeks camp counselors for Summer Camp 2018 at our 4545 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 – 12:30 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 helping lead arts-based activities.

Qualifications:

  • Applicants for the counselor position must have at least 2 years experience working with children ages 4-6.
  • A background in the arts is critical, and the ideal candidate will work well within a team, and individually.
  • Applicants must have completed at least two years of an undergraduate arts or education program and should have a great deal of energy, patience, and creativity.
  • 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 submit resume and cover letter to hiring@oldtownschool.org.

Due Date: April 1, 2018

Please also note: the review of summer camp resumes and applications will begin in early April of 2018. Please do not expect a reply before that time. 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.


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