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Lauren Slipkowsky

Children's Program Coordinator

Children’s Program Coordinator - (PT)

The Old Town School of Folk Music is seeking an enthusiastic and detail-oriented Children’s Program Coordinator to assist with the operations of the Children’s Music Program at our Lincoln Square, Lincoln Park, and all branch locations (in Chicago and the suburbs).


Manage activities and assist with the promotion of branch locations.

  • Oversee set up of space
  • Assist teachers as needed
  • Provide parent support
  • Facilitate re-enrollment
  • Engage with organizations and individuals in branch communities
  • Manage recruitment events
  • Capture video footage for social media

Manage camp counselors and daily camp scheduled events and activities.

  • Train and supervise camp counselors
  • Act as a liaison between counselors and caregivers
  • Keep inventory of camp supplies and maintain a clean camp area
  • Prepare communications

Additional responsibilities including but are not limited to:

  • Inventory and maintenance of department instruments, equipment materials, and supplies.
  • Manage substitute communication process.


  • Some college credit or higher, preferably in education or the arts preferred
  • Prior experience working with children preferred
  • Prior supervisory experience preferred
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred.

Conditions of Employment

Must have transportation and the ability to travel throughout Chicagoland


  • 24 hours per week (40 hours during camp season - from June to July)
  • Availability for staff training sessions in June
  • Evening and weekend hours will be required on occasion

Physical Requirements

Perform all physical aspects of the position which include interacting with children at floor level, physical education activities such as running, jumping, etc, lifting equipment as needed (up to approximately 20 lbs.), participating in outdoor activities, and bringing supplies to partner locations.

Some voluntary benefits are available for part-time employees.

To be considered for this role, please apply through our Career Center.

About Old Town School of Folk Music

Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music (“OTSFM”) is the largest community school of the arts in the U.S. and a non-profit organization committed to celebrating American music and global cultures. Founded in 1957, Old Town School provides a wide range of music, dance, and arts courses to people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Whatever one's interest, Old Town School provides broad access to more than 700 weekly class offerings, a broad array of private lessons, and over 400 concerts and community events per year.

Old Town School of Folk Music opened its Lincoln Square facility in 1998 and expanded in 2012. The Old Town School operates two campuses located in Chicago's Lincoln Square and Lincoln Park neighborhoods that include world-class concert halls, classrooms, an award-winning music store, and a music resource center. Online classes were introduced in 2020 and students from nearly every state and a dozen countries participated over the course of the pandemic. Children's classes are also held at several suburban satellite locations. More information is available at

Equal Employment Opportunity

OTSFM is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees. OTS strives to be an inclusive and equitable organization that is reflective of the diversity of the city of Chicago. We seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. This is critical to our success as a community focused organization.

Job Type: Permanent
Location: Chicago / Lincoln Square