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Lauren Slipkowsky

Arts Mentor for Teen Arts Camp

Part-time, June 17-July 31, 2020

The Old Town School of Folk Music seeks experienced and enthusiastic Arts Mentors for Summer Camp 2020 at our 4545 N. Lincoln Avenue location (Lincoln Square).

Arts Mentors will be required to attend three days of training prior to the start of Camp (June 17, 18 and 19) and will then be responsible for guiding their campers through the camp day, Monday through Friday, for six weeks.

The Camp hours are as follows:
9am-3pm (Arts Mentors will need to report to work no later than 8:30am and leave no later than 3:15pm, unless there is a staff meeting.)
Showcase performances are every other Friday at 6pm. Showcase duration varies by Camp session, however, please expect to stay until 9pm on Showcase nights.

Under supervision of the Teen Program Manager and Camp Leader, the Arts Mentors help lead and oversee day-to-day activities, lead the entire group in transitions, and act as both a point person for teachers and as a liaison for parents. The Arts Mentors help oversee arrival and departure of campers, aid in ensuring safety of the group, collaborate on a variety of arts-based projects with Camp Leader and campers, communicate with the teaching team and the camp families, and help organize the three end-of-camp performance showcases.


  • Candidates must have completed at least two years of an undergraduate arts or arts education program. Though it's not required, it's strongly preferable for the candidate to be actively practicing their craft.
  • Candidates for the Arts Mentor position must have at least 2 years experience working with teens ages 12-15, and must be very comfortable creating and leading educational activities for students in that age bracket. Candidates must also be comfortable communicating with parents, via email, phone, or in person. Additionally, the Arts Mentor must be able to remain calm under pressure and be a creative problem solver.
  • Proficiency with technology, especially iPads, iMovie editing, and Google Drive, are required.

Once hired, counselors are required to complete Mandated Reporter Training (provided), as well as CPR/First Aid Training (provided). Other required paperwork to be completed once hired: a background check and fingerprinting.

If interested and qualified, please email a cover letter and resume to Please include “Arts Mentor” in your subject line.

Job Type: Freelance/Contract/Temp
Location: Chicago / Lincoln Square