Work for the Illinois Rock & Roll Museum on Route 66

Current Open Position

Music Instructors

The Illinois Rock & Roll Museum is seeking experienced music teachers to teach in the following areas: Piano, Vocal, Woodwinds, Sound and Light Engineering, and more. If you have teaching experience and a warm, engaging personality, we have students for you!We are seeking out-going, motivated, fun music teachers to work for the Illinois Rock & Roll Museum on Route 66. Applicants should have a degree in music or at least 5 years of teaching and/or performance experience with possible touring background.

Here's the Top 5 Reasons Why you should work with us:

  • 1 The Museum education program brings students to the instructors for one on one lessons, classroom lessons or remote lessons.
  • 2 You may choose the hours you are available to teach! We know you have a crazy schedule and we will work with you to pick days and times to teach that work best for YOU! We teach Mon, Tue, Wed, Thursday, Friday and Sat
  • 3 We’ll Fill Your Schedule! If you’re driving from house to house teaching, you are wasting a lot of teaching time because you’re driving! Instead, you could work at a professional location where we value teaching and music and YOUR time. We are growing FAST and we will fill your schedule! No one else is growing as quickly and steadily as we are!
  • 4 Get paid a steady paycheck! Even if your students don’t show up, we will STILL pay you. We know you have bills and you need to pay them. We want your paychecks to be as steady and consistent (and growing!) as possible!
  • 5 There aren’t enough quality music teachers in the world. We’re out to change that. The education department at the Illinois Rock & Roll Museum expects a lot out of our students. By having high standards, we’ll accomplish great and exciting things.
  • 6 We take care of advertising, billing and paying instructors!

What we expect of you as an instructor

  • Be friendly and encouraging to your students!
  • Be on time for your lessons!
  • Be Professional!

Job Type: Part-Time

  • Pay: $25.00 - $30.00 per hour
  • Flexible schedule
  • Seeking teachers with Bachelor's degree or with at least 5 years of teaching, touring and performance experience


  • English. Spanish or other languages helpful

Work Location

  • The Illinois Rock & Roll Museum on Route 66 located at 9 W. Cass Street or online through our Zoom account.

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The Illinois Rock & Roll Museum on Route 66 has purchased a three story building in downtown Joliet, IL that is undergoing renovation. The building will include exhibit space, a performance music hall and the Illinois Rock & Roll Museum on Route 66 Music Hall of Fame, gift shop, and is the home of our Road To Rock Radio online streaming radio station. All of this is made possible through museum memberships, private and corporate sponsors, and donors and grants.

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Membership Benefits include:

  • Voting Rights for the Illinois Rock & Roll Museum Hall of Fame

  • Free Admission - Visit the museum any day during regular hours

  • Gift Shop Discount - Get 10% off purchases in store

  • Quarterly Newsletter on upcoming events, exhibits and more

  • Members Only Events - for special events and exhibits (some exceptions)

  • Pre-sale notices for special events


The museum suffered damage as the result of a microburst in downtown Joliet. The building did sustain some damage however we are extremely grateful that no one was injured during this tragedy. 

We are fortunate that Gigantar, our exhibit artifacts and the gift shop merchandise all escaped any damage. 

We are temporarily closed to the public as we work with our contractors through the cleanup process. 
Please stay tuned as we get back in the groove.