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Lauren Slipkowsky

Guitar Instructors for Adult Group classes (PT)

The Old Town School of Folk Music seeks part-time guitar teachers for its renowned adult core guitar, ensemble, and theory program.


  • Minimum of Bachelor's Degree in Music Education or Music Performance strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of two years of teaching and performance experience required.
  • High level of musicianship and personal responsibility.
  • Ability to make arrangements, sight-read staff notation, lead sheets, tablature, and chord charts.
  • Ability to teach beginning through advanced levels on acoustic and electric guitar with both pick and fingerstyle is required.
  • Candidate with a diverse knowledge of guitar pedagogy, techniques, repertoire, music theory, and aural skills.
  • Candidate is able to demonstrate proficiency in numerous styles of americana-roots music i.e. folk, blues, rock/pop, jazz, and in mixed ensemble.
  • Ability to teach in person at our Lincoln Park and Lincoln Square locations strongly preferred.
  • Evening and weekend (daytime) availability is required.
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred.

Discounts at the school and some voluntary benefits are available for part-time employees.

For consideration, please visit for information on submitting your resume.

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, IL