Work at the EDCJCC
Please note that the EDCJCC requires COVID-19 vaccination for all staff and contractors in order to safeguard our community’s health. All staff must provide proof of COVID vaccination before their start date. Exemptions may be made for medical or religious reasons. Work from home (WFH) options are available to certain positions and departments, with supervisory approval. This is subject to change according to business needs.
Immediate Staff Openings:
Employment Type: Seasonal, Full-Time, Independent Contractor, January 16, 2023 – May 26, 2023
Special Considerations: In advance of the festival, there will be steady full-time work requiring mainly day-time availability. During the Festival, the workload will be full-time, and the position will be expected to work evenings.
Salary: This temporary, seasonal position pays a flat rate of $10,000, over 9 pay periods, and does not include benefits.
Presented by the Edlavitch DCJCC, JxJ is a multidisciplinary arts project that encompasses the Washington Jewish Film and Music Festivals. The public programming of JxJ is primarily split between a major annual Festival and a robust set of year-round offerings that take place in the newly constructed Cafritz Hall.
Between the Festival and year-round screenings and concerts, JxJ attracts over 25,000 patrons annually and is in an exciting period of expansion.
JxJ is seeking one seasonal Festival Logistics Coordinator for the 2023 Festival to oversee guest relations, volunteers, and the 2023 JxJ Teen Film Contest, as well as providing administrative and logistical support to the JxJ team.
- Manage Festival guest travel and hotel stay, as well as ground transportation to and from venues, and daily itineraries. Liaise with guests to provide a pleasant and seamless experience.
- Support JxJ Artistic Director in the preparation and implementation of JxJ’s 2023 Teen Film Contest.
- Support JxJ Production Coordination in recruitment, scheduling, and training JxJ’s Volunteer core.
- Assist with JxJ Pass preparation and delivery, in coordination with Ticket Office Manager.
- Provide onsite support during the 2023 JxJ Festival.
- General administrative and logistical support as needed.
- Training and guidance will be provided throughout, but the successful candidate will be a creative self-starter who is capable of independently managing detail-oriented tasks on a deadline.
- Previous Festival or arts-based event experience preferred.
- It is extremely important that the Festival Logistics Coordinator be an effective communicator and problem solver, and a personable, friendly, customer-service oriented team member.
- Outstanding collaborator and team player
- Proactive problem solver
- Ability to multitask and work calmly under tight deadlines
- Ability to participate ‘hands on’ in all aspect of event setup, management, and breakdown
Please submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. Please use “Festival Logistics Coordinator” in the email subject line. We thank everyone who applies for their interest, but only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Edlavitch DCJCC Preschool is seeking several part-time early childhood substitute teachers for our year-round program. The EDCJCC Preschool follows a play-based, constructivist-inspired curriculum, celebrating Jewish holidays, and emphasizing Jewish values. The focus is on exploration, investigation, and observation, working with children who range in age from 2 to 5 years old. Classrooms range in size up to 17 students per class with three (3) dedicated teachers.
Substitute Teachers support the teachers throughout the day, during lunch and nap times, with transitions to the playground or other activities inside and outside the classroom. Some staff will be scheduled for After Care from 4:00-6:00 PM.
Ideal Qualifications and Skills:
• Classroom experience working with a mixed age group, 2-5 years of age
• Ability to build appropriate relationships with the children, parents, and other staff
• Enthusiasm and interest in working with young children
• Understanding of group management techniques
• Commitment to working scheduled shifts
• Ability to walk, run, bend, sit, kneel and lift up to 30 pounds
Schedule: 5-6 hour shifts, Monday-Friday, less than 30 hours per week (part-time)
Pay Rate: $17.00 per hour
Please send a cover letter indicating why you would be a strong addition to the team and a resume to Hanna Petersen, Operations and After Care Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Work at Afterschool!
Our Afterschool program is searching for a few amazing individuals to round out our afterschool staff. If you are energetic and would love to spend the afternoon working with awesome kids (or know someone who is) please reach out to Arielle Bodner at email@example.com.
Afterschool Staff run the EDCJCC’s daily after school program for PreK-5th graders. Responsibilities include creating and running fun, interactive activities for the children; child pickup from nearby elementary school; overseeing snack and homework time; getting children to their assigned electives (swim, art, martial arts, etc.) in a timely manner; and supervising changing for swimming among other duties as assigned.
Must be 18 years of age.
The After School Program is offered Mondays-Fridays from 3:00-6:00 PM. Flexible scheduling available.
Additional hours may be added for child pick-up or no school days on a case-by-case basis.
Salary: $17.00 per hour
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Arielle Bodner, Director of Camp and Afterschool Programming, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-777-3245 with any questions.
The Audience Services Associate provides ticket office and front of house/house management support to patrons of Theater J and JxJ (film and music), to ensure the highest level of customer service through every stage of the ticket purchase process and onsite performances. This public facing position is the primary point of contact for Theater J and JxJ with whom audiences will interact on a regular basis.
Ticket Office shifts are generally from 1 to 5 PM, Monday-Friday, as well as 3-hour shifts at performance times, including nights and weekends. House management shifts vary based on the performance schedule, including nights and weekends.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Assist subscribers and single ticket buyers with general information, questions, purchases, exchanges, directions, and donations, both in person and by phone and email
- Participate in the annual Theater J subscription campaign and assist with group reservations
- Prepare “will call” tickets and complete sales reports for day-of-show purchases
- Work closely with House Management, Production and Volunteer Ushers during theatrical performances to ensure prompt and accurate seating of patrons, distribution of accessibility devices, and attention to patron needs and safety before, during, and after the performance.
- Participate in annual JxJ Festival at venues throughout DC
- Other tasks as assigned
Front of House/House Management
- Oversee FOH operations during Theater J and JxJ performances
- Welcome and cultivate patrons
- Supervise volunteer ushers
- Manage the concessions stand
- Operate limited technical functions of the JxJ cinema space
- Aid audience members to make their visit rewarding
- Upholding the appearance of the lobby and all public areas as necessary, to ensure a clean environment.
- Resolving conflicts with any patron seating issues. Maintaining ticket-scanning equipment, hearing impaired devices, and walkie-talkies for communicating with the Stage Manager.
- Work in conjunction with the Stage Manager to coordinate performance timelines, including preshow chat, curtain speeches, and intermission.
- Working closely with the Box Office to ensure any patron ticketing issues are resolved in a timely and efficient manner.
Pay Rate: $17.00 per hour
Please submit a cover letter and resume to Jasmine Jones, Ticket Office Manager, email@example.com.
The Edlavitch DCJCC seeks part-time Security Guards to work mostly evenings and weekends (Friday PM, Saturday AM or PM, and Sunday AM or PM, less than 30 hours/week).
The scope of the job is to protect staff, members, and visitors in the building and on grounds; open and close the building; and enforce rules and regulations related to safety and security in accordance with the emergency response plan and other relevant policies and procedures. The Security Guard’s primary goal is the identification and prevention of situations that might put staff and visitors at risk.
Responsibilities include, among others:
• Behave in a mature, positive, appropriate, and professional manner
• Maintain a clean and professional appearance
• Build appropriate relationships with staff, members, and visitors
• Control the movement of people, products, and vehicles into, out of, and within the location
• Protect buildings and grounds (including all contents, staff, and visitors)
• Intrusion and access control
• Conduct and review safety inspections of all areas as required
• Alarm and surveillance system monitoring and response
• Fire prevention and control
• Emergency/disaster response as stipulated in the company’s emergency plan
• Prevention of theft
• Accident prevention
• Enforcement of rules, regulations, and policies
• Conduct inspections of packages and vehicles as required
• Will obtain license to serve as Alcohol Manager on site (paid by the EDCJCC).
• Familiarity with basic job requirements and performance related to protective security and physical security of a facility.
• Prior experience as military police, SPO, or law enforcement, or has at least 3 years as a security guard.
Pay Rate: $17.00 per hour
To apply, please send a cover letter detailing your interest in this position and a current resume to Eli Elfassi, Director of Security, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Only qualified and experienced candidates may be contacted. No phone calls please.
The Edlavitch DCJCC Preschool is seeking early childhood teachers for our year-round program. The EDCJCC Preschool follows a play-based, constructivist/Reggio Emilia inspired curriculum. We are a Jewish preschool that celebrates Jewish holidays and emphasizes Jewish values. We are in the heart of Washington DC and enjoy the benefit of allowing our students to explore the neighborhood. We are looking for dedicated early childhood educators who are inspired by exploration, investigation, and observation and who are excited to meet children where they are and help them get where they need to go.
Each class has a Lead Teacher and two Assistant Teachers. Full-time, salaried (exempt) position, 40 hours per week, year-round. Specific schedules may vary according to assigned age group/class.
Responsibilities and Duties:
In conjunction with your co-teachers, follow and develop developmentally appropriate, constructivist curriculum that includes best-practices for early childhood education while interweaving Jewish content. This includes:
1. Creating a learning space that promotes curiosity, discovery, independence, self-esteem and creativity.
2. Creating and documenting units of study by drawing on children’s natural curiosity and sense of wonder.
3. Being present with children, asking questions, listening and honoring their thoughts and ideas.
4. Teaching Jewish content to support children’s Jewish learning and identity.
• Document children’s learning through tools such as portfolios, visuals and written reflections, as well as provide daily communication with parents.
• Attend, assist, and participate in staff workshops, meetings, trainings and performance reviews.
• Work in a partnership that includes staff, parents and children.
• Fulfill all licensing requirements from OSSE and NAEYC.
Qualifications and Skills:
• A college degree (BA/BS or CDA) or higher in early childhood education/child development.
• Classroom experience working with a mixed age group, 2-5 years of age.
• A demonstrated understanding of the different developmental stages of two-, three-, four-, and five-year-olds, and effective ways to support their social and emotional development.
• Experience developing and delivering age-appropriate curriculum and tracking children’s progress.
• Strong group management skills.
• Exceptional classroom and time management skills.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Judaic knowledge or a willingness to learn and implement Judaic culture into the classroom.
Salary: Compensation is commensurate with experience and education/credentials.
Please send a cover letter indicating why you think you would be a good fit for this position and a resume to Lauren Eskovitz, Preschool Director; email@example.com.
The Edlavitch DCJCC is actively recruiting Parent Ambassadors to spark connections between families raising Jewish children in their neighborhood, and to create welcoming and inclusive programs for families. Parent Ambassadors will nurture relationships among families, create new, low-barrier Jewish experiences, and provide Jewish content to families raising Jewish children (from newborns to 6 years old).
These connections will be facilitated through a variety of channels, both in-person and virtual (dependent upon Covid-19 guidelines), which may include one-on-one parent conversations, small-scale family gatherings, program series, parent only hangouts and more. The Parent Ambassadors will be the face of JFamily in your community, creating meaningful Jewish moments for families beyond the walls of the Edlavitch DCJCC.
This part-time position is flexible and offers a chance to welcome and connect all kinds of families raising Jewish children. Parent Ambassadors will be mentored and supported by the JFamily Engagement Coordinator.
The Edlavitch DCJCC is seeking Parent Ambassadors in the following zip codes: (20010, 20011, 20012, 20017, 20018, 20001, 20064)
Parent Ambassadors will be paid at a rate of $20 per hour and are expected to work approximately 7 hours per week.
A Parent Ambassador is:
• Someone who lives in one of the above neighborhoods
• A passionate ambassador for the Edlavitch DCJCC with all families they encounter
• Excited to meet, welcome, and get to know parents raising Jewish children
• An excellent communicator and listener that excels at relationship building
• Passionate about Jewish life, and excited to infuse Jewish themes into programs
• Interested in facilitating and participating in new opportunities for peers to meet each other
• Self-motivated, curious, and open to new ideas
• Familiar with online communication outlets for parents in their community
• Able to work independently, as well as part of a team
• Knowledgeable about the local community’s parent resources, both within and outside of the Jewish community. Knows where parents can be found in their neighborhood on a given day of the week.
• Understanding and respectful of the range of Jewish connection and knowledge among parents
Parent Connector Responsibilities:
• Create and implement approximately 2-5 activities/gatherings per month, such as, meet ups at a playground, informal playgroup, library story time, home-hosted series, parents’ night, virtual book clubs, Zoom get togethers, etc.)
• Deepen connections with families through face-to-face meetings (virtual or in person), phone calls, personal emails, and social media
• Participate in an orientation session, followed by bi-monthly calls with the Parent Ambassador cohort, and monthly supervision calls
• Collect and maintain contact information for program participants
• Submit monthly reports to JFamily Engagement Coordinator
• Support larger Edlavitch DCJCC programs as needed
• Available to work flexible schedule including nights and weekends
• Able to always represent JFamily and the Edlavitch DCJCC in a professional manner
• Must be able to provide own transportation to events
• Parent Ambassador must provide their own computer
• Parent Ambassador must live in the zip code they represent, and employment may end if they move out of DC
• Comfortable utilizing online platforms or willingness to learn new tools, including Google docs.
Join us! Please send a resume and cover letter outlining your qualifications for and interest in this position to Miriam Szubin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Benefits offered to full-time and certain part-time positions include:
- Health insurance, including HSA/HDHP option
- Dental and vision insurance
- Life, short term, and long term disability
- Flexible Spending Accounts (health, dependent, commuter)
- Employee Assistance Program
- 401k retirement plan with company match
- Family membership and discounts on Fitness Center, Pool, theater and film tickets, Preschool, camp, and adult education classes
- Vacation and sick leave
- Generous holidays, including major Jewish holidays
Benefits offered to other part-time positions include:
- Vacation and sick leave
- 401k retirement plan
- Employee Assistance Program
- Single membership and discounts on Fitness Center, Pool, theater and film tickets, etc.
The Edlavitch DCJCC provides employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, sex (including pregnancy), personal appearance, genetic information, economic background, political affiliation, marital status, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, place of residence or business, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.
The Edlavitch DCJCC is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer.