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Lauren Slipkowsky

Program Coordinator - Music Moves (PT)

The Old Town School of Folk Music is seeking a reliable and detailed part-time Program Coordinator for its Music Moves program.

The Community Ventures program is a portfolio of grant-based programs that operate in partnership with Chicago Public Schools and community partners primarily located in Chicago’s south and west side neighborhoods. Music Moves is Old Town School’s Arts & Community Wellness Initiative. The youth-focused, intergenerational program aims to provide individuals and organizations with creative resources necessary to build healthy, intentional arts-based communities across Chicago’s 77 neighborhoods.

Position summary: Music Moves Program Coordinator works closely with Music Moves Manager, partners, and community stakeholders to develop and maintain programming, assists teaching artists and performers, provides site management as needed, and assists with Music Moves administrative tasks.


Typically 2-3 days per week at various Music Moves community partner sites.

Key Duties:

Assists Program Manager with general administrative tasks, including reporting of teaching artist hours for payroll and administering program assessment toolsWorks with partners to schedule and maintain residencies with community organizations and cultural institutionsWorks with and maintains relationships with assigned partner community programs, including community-based staff and participating teachersAssists with culminating events, as neededContributes to the ongoing training and management of teaching artistsOrganizes, distributes, and maintains inventory of instruments and support materialsOther duties as assigned


Bachelor's degree in related area or equivalent work experienceMust be able to multitask and work independentlyYouth arts teaching experience is desired but not requiredSome management or supervisory experience is preferredMust have excellent administrative, computer, communication skills, initiative and confidence in problem solvingFamiliarity with working in CPS desiredProgram documentation skills desiredProficiency with Google Suite and social media requiredDeeply connected to South side communities and familiarity with the West side communities of Chicago desiredCommitment to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as ongoing personal growth in these areas.Must be able to travel to visit various Chicago locations during the workday.

Discounts at the School and 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.

Contact Info:
Lorena Martinez
Job Type: Permanent
Compensation: --
Location: Chicago, Illinois