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Part-time ,
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Erin Watt

Early Childhood Music Teacher

Now hiring part-time music teachers!

Seeking good singers who love children and are looking for part-time hourly work. Starting pay is $40/hour.

Current open position requirements:

  • Weekday availability
  • Occasional weekend availability (based on your availability)
  • Willingness to travel within the Northside of Chicago on a regular basis
  • Willingness to travel to the suburbs, Westside, & Southside on occasional basis (travel bonus included)
  • Must be full vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19
  • Must own a car

Shifts may include 1-3 hours within these times (based on your availability/interest):

  • Weekday mornings (9:00am-12:00pm)
  • Weekday mid-day (1:00pm-3:00pm)
  • Weekday afternoons (3:30pm-5:00pm)
  • Saturday mornings (9:00am-12:00pm)

Flexible Scheduling: Hours vary from 1-10 per week, depending on student demand and teacher availability. The Training Program is stipend pay and takes approximately 15 hours to complete.

Hiring & training will take place over the Summer for official start date in September.

About The Music Playhouse of Chicago

We offer high quality, super fun and interactive early childhood music education classes for families with children ages 0-6.

We also provide in-school and after school music education classes for Infants - 5th Grade.

We are a mobile business! Classes are held in various spaces throughout the Northside of Chicago including indoors, outdoors, in schools, and in student’s homes, with occasional special events in the city and suburbs. Most of our classes are in Lakeview & Lincoln Park.

For more information, please see the “About” and “Class Descriptions” pages on our website:


This position is 90% singing & dancing. Teachers are responsible for learning high volumes of music in short periods of time and practicing lesson plans. In addition to teaching your classes, you will be expected to occasionally participate in marketing events, birthday parties, special events, subbing for other teachers, and occasional projects.


  • MUST be a good singer
  • MUST love small children
  • MUST be able to play ukulele or be willing to learn (we can provide a ukulele and teach you how to play!)
  • Experience performing live
  • Some formal music training
  • Fun, positive, energetic, outgoing personality
  • Experience with children ages 0-6

Musicianship Qualifications

  • Must be able to sing in tune a cappella
  • Must be able to keep and model a steady beat in duple, triple, and mixed meters (we can teach mixed meters to you)
  • Must be able to lift small children
  • Professional vocal training is a plus
  • Strong sight-singing skills are a plus
  • Knowledge of music theory is a plus

This job is ideal for a professional musician, singer, actor, parent, or grad student seeking consistent but flexible part-time work to supplement their income with something fun and meaningful. We support diverse communities and encourage all to apply.

Class pay starts at $40/hour, project pay is $25/hour, birthday parties are $50-$75/hour.

To apply, please fill out this application.

Job Type: Permanent
Compensation: $40/hour
Location: Chicago / Lakeview