• Old Town School of Folk Music

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    About Us

    The Old Town School of Folk Music teaches and celebrates music and cultural expressions rooted in the traditions of diverse American and global communities. Founded in 1957, the Old Town School of Folk Music provides a wide range of music, dance, theater, and visual arts classes for all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Over 700 accredited class offerings, private lessons, and workshops span a wide range of artistic genres.

    The School's critically acclaimed concerts showcase some of the finest and most diverse local and touring artists in our intimate and acoustically superb hall. Ticket prices remain among the most affordable in the city and special events such as this Summer's Square Roots festival, World Music Wednesdays and Global Dance Party make music accessible to all with free and low-priced programs.

    The Old Town School owns and operates two facilities situated in Lincoln Square and one in Lincoln Park that include 425-seat and 150-seat concert halls, more than 50 classrooms, a music stores, cafe, and resource center. The School's popular Wiggleworms classes are also held in six satellite locations.

    The School opened its newest facility in January 2012 directly across the street from its headquarters in Lincoln Square.

    Jobs

    Facilities Maintenance Manager
    Category: Facilities, Maintenance, and Repair
    The Old Town School of Folk Music is seeking an experienced Facilities Maintenance Manager for our team. The Facilities Maintenance Manager will plan, manage, and coordinate maintenance and janitorial operations, repairs, and improvements of all buildings and facilities. Qualifications: Able to address a wide array of physical and mechanical tasks and repairs. Able to identify risks and ...read more
    Contact:
    Phone:(773) 728-6000
    Wiggleworms® Instructor - Lincoln Square and Lincoln Park
    Category: Education
    The Old Town School of Folk Music seeks a part-time teacher available on weekend and weekday mornings for its acclaimed early childhood music program, Wiggleworms®! Classes are for children newborn to 5 years old accompanied by an adult and are taught by one teacher who accompanies themselves on guitar. Qualifications:At least 3 years of experience teaching young children in a classroom ...read more
    Contact:
    Phone:(773) 728-6000
    Children's Guitar Teacher - Lincoln Square and Lincoln Park
    Category: Education
    The Old Town School of Folk Music seeks guitar teachers for children's group classes. Qualifications:Minimum of Bachelor's Degree in Music Education or Music Performance preferredMinimum two years of teaching experience preferredHigh level of musicianship and personal responsibilityAbility to teach beginning through advanced levels requiredAbility to teach young childrenCandidate with a knowledge ...read more
    Contact:
    Phone:(773) 728-6000
    Pilates Instructor - Lincoln Square
    Category: Sports and Recreation
    Pilates Instructor - Lincoln SquareThe Old Town School of Folk Music seeks a part-time Pilates Instructor for adult group classes. Qualifications:Pilates certification required.Minimum two years of teaching experience in Pilates or other movement classes preferred.Ability to motivate participants while paying particular attention to explaining proper technique and demonstrating ...read more
    Contact:
    Phone:(773) 728-6000
    Piano Teacher - Lincoln Square and Lincoln Park
    Category: Education
    Piano Teacher – Lincoln Park & Lincoln SquareThe Old Town School of Folk Music seeks part-time piano teachers to teach private lessons and group classes at the Lincoln Park and Lincoln Square locations.   Qualifications:Minimum of Bachelor's Degree (Music Education or Performance preferred)Minimum two years of teaching experience preferredExperience teaching private piano lessons and classes ...read more
    Contact:
    Phone:(773) 728-6000
    Site Managers (Temporary Part-Time Role)
    Category: Administrative, Support & Clerical
    Site Managers (Temporary Part-Time Role) The Old Town School of Folk Music is seeking Site Managers to oversee activities and ensure safe operations in Old Town School buildings, in the tent, and other locations as appropriate. They will serve as an ambassador and advocate for the School. Locations: Lincoln Square (may expand to Lincoln Park and South Loop locations) Qualifications:Experience ...read more
    Contact:
    Phone:(773) 728-6000
    Sales Associate
    Category: Retail/Wholesale
    Part-time The Old Town School Music Store is seeking an outgoing and enthusiastic part time sales associate. We are looking for a gear-head with excellent customer service skills who has experience selling instruments, accessories, books, and other music-related items. This person must be proficient at playing guitar and one other instrument, be able to restring guitars, answer technical ...read more
    Contact:
    Phone:(773) 728-6000

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