WED – FRI: 11AM-5PM SAT: 12-4PM | or by advance appointment
WED – FRI: 11AM-5PM SAT: 12-4PM | or by advance appointment
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Full-time ,
submitted by
Lauren Slipkowsky

Maintenance Worker/Custodian

The Old Town School of Folk Music seeks reliable part-time and full-time maintenance workers/custodians to maintain our buildings and facilities.

Key Duties:

Cleaning and sanitizing classrooms, common areas, restrooms and other areas in accordance with OTS protocols.
Mopping, dusting and sweeping.
Emptying trash and moving to outside dumpsters.
Returning equipment, supplies, and furniture to appropriate locations prior to the start of the business day.
Adhering to all cleaning, sanitizing and safety protocols.
Providing assistance and customer service to community members where appropriate.
May provide maintenance support for concerts or special events.
May work on outside maintenance, shoveling snow, spreading salt, etc.
May perform minor repairs to facilities and equipment.
May need to work at multiple locations on the north side of Chicago.
Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Must be capable of basic physical labor such as mopping, sweeping, and hauling trash. Ability to work unsupervised and complete set tasks in the time allowed. One year of experience in a similar role preferred. Understanding of basic cleaning, sanitizing and safety protocols required. Ability to work in multiple locations and on weekends required. Basic mechanical and repair skills preferred.

Physical Requirements: Reaching, bending, stooping, kneeling, crawling, lifting objects up to 50 pounds, standing, walking, climbing, grasping, feeling, and visual acuity. This work may include exposure to strong smells such as paint and thinners and exposure to hot and cold temperatures.

Shifts: FT position - Wednesday to Sunday from 4PM to midnight
PT position - Friday to Sunday from 6 AM to 2 PM

Discounts at the School and some voluntary benefits are available for part-time employees. Regular benefits and paid time off are available for full-time employees.

If interested and qualified, please visit for instructions regarding submitting a 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

Old Town School is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees. Old Town School 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