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Lauren Slipkowsky

Summer Camp Counselor (Seasonal)

The Old Town School of Folk Music is seeking responsible day camp counselors to supervise, lead, and plan age appropriate activities for 6-11 year olds while maintaining a safe environment for campers. Counselors must be able to attend mandatory staff training days in June and commit to the entire duration of the camp (June through July).


  • Responsible for oversight of assigned campers.
  • Responsible for coordinating daily activities (such as crafts, games, special events, etc.)
  • Assist in the set-up and break-down of camp each and every day.
  • Ensure safety of all participants in indoor, outdoor, and field trip environments.


  • Prior experience working with children in a camp setting preferred
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must be available to work 23-40 hours per week between 7AM and 6PM, Monday through Friday

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.), and participating in outdoor activities

This position is strictly seasonal.

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: Freelance/Contract/Temp
Location: Chicago / Lincoln Square