The Old Town School of Folk Music seeks a detail-oriented HR Coordinator to assist with administering all HR activities including recruitment, onboarding, benefits, and employee records.
If interested and qualified, please email resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Qualifications: Requires broad knowledge of principles and practices of human resources. Prior experience with an HRIS or payroll database preferred (ADP Workforce Now a plus). Experience working with confidential material is essential. Requires effective oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and strong computer skills (MS Office). Strong organizational skills and good judgment are critical. Ability to work a flexible schedule and to visit other Old Town School locations in Chicago when needed. A Bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management, or two or more years’ experience in HR, or any similar combination of education and experience. Bilingual in Spanish preferred.
Internal Number: 7737513424
About Old Town School of Folk Music
The Old Town School of Folk Music teaches and celebrates music and cultural expressions rooted in the traditions of diverse American and global communities. The Old Town School of Folk Music opened in December of 1957 with its first home at 333 North Avenue. The first five years of the School’s history mirrored the boom in folk music at that time. Enrollment grew and programs expanded. Over 150 students attended guitar and banjo classes on a weekly basis. Folk dancing, and family sing-alongs rounded out the programming. The School also offered concerts by nationally renowned artists. Pete Seeger, Mahalia Jackson, Jimmy Driftwood, Big Bill Broonzy, and Josh White were just some of the many folk music artists who performed at the Old Town School in its early years. Today enrollment in Old Town School tuition programs averages close to 6,600 students per week, 2,700 of them children. The Lincoln Square and Lincoln Park facilities hold hundreds of classes and workshops in music, dance and art for adults, children and teens seven days per week, 48 weeks per year. Early childhood and middle school music programs thrive in three suburban branches as well as in several community outreach p...rograms throughout the city. The School presents performances by internationally known touring artists, the best of Chicago’s local artists and its staff and students virtually every weekend. Most Wednesday nights feature free concerts through our popular and long established World Music Wednesdays Program. Some 85,000 come to these concerts and attend our neighborhood Square Roots festival annually.