Campus Director, Lake Forest & Lincolnshire campuses


The primary purpose of this position is to manage the Lake Forest and Lincolnshire campuses, maintaining the academic standards of MIC and running all operations professionally and efficiently.


• Student Intake and Placement
• Manage inquiries from current and prospective students and families, including detailed information on MIC programs and policies.
• Make lesson and/or class recommendations to prospective and returning students, follow up with families
• Conduct placement interviews with prospective students and families
• Assign teachers for private instruction
• Confirm lesson times and class assignments
• Document and analyze inquiry, placement, and enrollment data
• Communicate with Dean regarding studio changes and reassign students accordingly
• Update teaching schedule in scheduling program


• Meet annual enrollment and retention targets for private and group instruction
• Monitor student retention by studio and communicate with Dean and VP of Academic Affairs
• Work with Director of Community Engagement and participate in community events and initiatives to increase awareness of MIC.

• Work with Director of Community Engagement to contact key public and private school music education personnel in your campus region.
• Work with Director of Community Engagement regarding recruitment events on campus, in schools, and in other community venues
• Organize special campus events


• Organize and oversee campus recitals
• Schedule and arrange set-up for studio recitals
• Work with CFO to manage facility issues: heating/air-conditioning, plumbing, lighting, alarm systems, building security, carpets, snow and leaf removal; monitor cleaning crew
• Maintain office equipment (printers, copiers, etc.)
• Communicate with staff and faculty regarding room set-up and breakdown for classes and meetings
• Manage campus facility rentals 


• Create academic year and summer room schedules
• Maintain faculty scheduling database
• Serve as primary point of contact for faculty regarding student placements and facility needs

•  Musician with bachelor’s degree in music related field
•  3-5 years of administrative or customer service experience, preferably in the non-profit sector
•  2-5 years of experience in music education

•  Ability to take initiative and follow through on projects
•  Creative problem-solving
•  PC knowledge and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
•  Experience with a registration database
•  Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
•  Database management proficiency
•  Superior organizational skills
•  Strong attention to detail
•  Excellent communication and collaboration skills

Other Desirable Qualities:
•  Ability to work independently and cooperatively with faculty and staff
•  Flexible and adaptable style
•  Positive spirit and energy
•   A good sense of humor

Work Conditions:
The hours for this position are Tuesday - Friday 11:00 am – 7:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; additional hours are sometimes required based on the needs of the Community Music School.


All in-person employees of the Music Institute of Chicago must be fully vaccinated for Covid 19.

To Apply:
We welcome candidate inquiries and referrals. Please send cover letter and resume to Emily Abraham, Dean and Vice President of Academic Affairs.


Salary and benefits are market competitive and offered commensurate with experience.


Statement of Non-Discrimination
The Music Institute of Chicago is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We adopt employment policies that advance our vision of a workplace culture where employees are valued for their unique perspectives and participation in the activities and operations of the institution.

The Music Institute of Chicago makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business, artistic, and pedagogical needs at the time, and prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, religious creed, gender, sexual orientation, parental status, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, marital status, military discharge status, source of income, housing status, age, or disability. This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, transfer, and other privileges of employment.


About the Music Institute of Chicago
For 90 years, the Music Institute of Chicago (MIC) has been transforming lives through quality, accessible music education. As one of the largest and most respected community music schools in the nation, we are dedicated to sharing our love of music with the next generation and to cultivating musical ability and appreciation in people of all levels, backgrounds, and interests.

MIC harnesses the power of music to educate and inspire through its Community Music School, which provides comprehensive private and group music education to 2,000+ children and adults annually; the Academy, a nationally recognized training center for pre-college pianists and string players; Nichols Concert Hall, a state-of-the-art 550-seat performance space hosting 15,000 individuals annually for workshops and master classes, and performances; and community engagement programs and Music as Service, which create equitable access to music education for under-resourced communities.