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Student Coordinator

The People’s Music School
Chicago, IL
Closing date
Jul 16, 2024

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Student & Scholar Services
Position Type
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University
Job Title: Student Coordinator

Location: Greater South Side (244 E. Pershing Road)

Start date: September 2024

Reports to: GSS Program Manager

Organization Overview

For over 40 years The People's Music School has brought the transformative benefits of music to the lives of over 10,000 children across Chicago. We serve children in grades 1 - 12 who otherwise would not be able to afford music education. Our mission is to deliver access to the benefits of high-quality, tuition-free music education. Through intensive instruction and performance, our students achieve excellence in music that transfers to other areas in life. They grow musically, socially, emotionally and intellectually, and develop a foundation of responsibility, self-esteem, resilience and purpose.

Job Summary

The People’s Music School is seeking a part-time (15 hours per week) Student Coordinator for our Greater South Side Program, located in Wendell Phillips Academy High School, 244 E. Pershing in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood.


Are you intrigued by this job but don’t meet every single requirement? Please apply anyway! Research shows that women, people of color, and people from marginalized groups are less likely to apply for jobs when that’s the case. The People’s Music School is committed to an inclusive and authentic workplace, supporting colleagues with a variety of backgrounds and experiences.
  • Monitoring the student entrance/exit door
  • Greeting families and students, interacting with them in ways that align with our TPMS values, particularly embodying our Community value
  • Checking in students when they arrive and guiding them to the correct location
  • Checking students out when they leave and guiding them to their assigned parent/guardian
  • Assisting Program Manager and Program Coordinator with students arriving on our transportation service
  • Supervising students on bathroom breaks and while they are in the hallways of the school
  • Communicating with the Program Manager to inform them of any concerns families may bring to their attention
  • Providing input to Program Manager on processes to allow students to safely arrive and transition to classes in a timely manner
  • Manage and/or assist with other projects as assigned

Qualifications and Competencies
  • Experience working with people from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds
  • Experience supervising young children
  • Excellent oral communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a busy school environment
  • Highly organized and self-motivated
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish a plus
  • Must pass Chicago Public Schools background check
  • Belief in our transformative mission
  • Demonstrate a commitment to TPMS core values


Part-time position: 15 hours per week, 33 weeks per year (during the school year)

Must be available when our program is running: Monday - Thursday 3:15 - 7:00 p.m.

Hours may extend to 8:00 p.m. during concerts and special events throughout the school year with advanced notice provided


Compensation for this position is $20/hour.

For more information about The People’s Music School, please visit:

The People’s Music School does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religious belief, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, physical or mental disability or any other protected status in admission or access to, or employment in its programs and activities.

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