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Every staff member at the J has the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life.

Thank you for your interest in joining the J team! The J is currently accepting applications for the positions listed below. If you wish to be considered for one of our openings, please specify the position for which you are applying and submit your resume, cover letter and application.

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The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The J will recruit, hire, train, and promote people in all job classifications without regard to race, color, marital status, religion (unless religion is a bona fide occupational qualification), national origin, age, disability or history of disability (except where physical or mental abilities are a bona fide occupational requirement and the individual is not able to perform the essential functions of the position even with reasonable accommodations), or sex (unless gender is a bona fide occupational qualification), status as a veteran or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state and local law.

The J participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s e-Verify Program (Español).
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Current Open Positions

Full time

Chief Financial Officer

The Jewish Community Center is seeking a Chief Financial Officer to join our Executive Leadership team reporting directly to our President/CEO. The J has an overall budget of approximately $22 million. We have two campuses featuring state of the art fitness centers, indoor and outdoor pools, gymnasiums, early childhood education centers, an adult day center, cultural arts programs, day camps, recreational sports, etc. which serve our more than 16,000 members as well as nonmember program participants. Our third campus on the Lake of the Ozarks houses our residential camp, Camp Sabra.

Our full-time employees are eligible for our benefits package which includes: medical, dental, life, ad&d, and long-term disability insurances, voluntary insurance options, paid vacation, sick and holiday time, company paid pension and 403b for retirement, dependent care flexible spending account, health savings account, complimentary membership at the J and program discounts.

SUMMARY

The CFO is responsible for directing the fiscal functions of the agency by building and managing a team of professionals accountable for accounting, finance, and information technology.  The CFO is accountable for long-term financial planning, operational efficiency, sound internal controls and effective financial management of the agency.  The CFO also provides strategic leadership for the organization by working with the Executive Management Team to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plan, develop, organize, implement, direct and evaluate the organization’s fiscal function and performance.  Manage team responsible for financial reporting, investment accounting, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, treasury functions and accounting for grants and donations.
  • Manage team and vendors responsible for maintenance, security and integrity of the agency’s information technology assets.  Provide direction regarding annual technology budget, overall technology direction and business application strategy of the agency.  Lead ad-hoc teams charged with implementing new applications or enhancements to existing systems.
  •  Evaluate finance and IT team structure and plan for continual improvement of the efficiency and effectiveness of the group as well as providing individuals with professional and personal growth opportunities.
  • Assist Human Resource Department is areas having financial implications – e.g., salary administration, benefit programs, workers compensation.
  • Establish, implement, and maintain risk management policies & procedures.  Establish and maintain relationships with insurance carriers and ensure adequate coverage.
  • Directs the preparation of all financial reports, including statements of operations, balance sheets, reports to funding agencies, tax returns and reports for departmental committees, the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors.
  • Participate in the development of the agency’s plans and programs as a strategic partner.  Evaluate and advise on the impact of long range planning and the introduction of new programs and strategies.
  • Provides timely and accurate performance measurement and analysis of budgets, financial reports and financial trends to assist the CEO/President and the Board and other senior management in performing their responsibilities.
  • Enhance and/or develop, implement and enforce policies and procedures of the organization by way of systems that will improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the agency.
  • Establish credibility throughout the organization and with the Board as an effective developer of solutions to business and economic challenges.
  • Continually improve budgeting and forecasting process through education of department managers on financial issues impacting their budgets.
  • Provide strategic financial input and leadership on issues affecting the organization; e.g., membership packages and pricing, employee benefits, capital investments, etc.
  • Manage and maintain all banking relationships for the J.
  • Oversees a reliable cash flow projection process and reporting mechanism that includes minimum cash threshold to meet operating needs.
  • Review, negotiate, and edit contracts in coordination with legal counsel. Advise professional staff on financial implications of any contracts into which the Agency may enter.
  • Coordinate annual examinations performed by external auditors and oversee tax compliance function.
  • Coordinates meetings and activities of the following lay committees: Budget/Finance/Investment, and Audit.  Works with chairpersons and committee members to accomplish stated purpose of each committee, as delegated by the Board of Directors.
  • Participate in Jewish Federations Investment Committee as a representative of the JCC and ensure that Investments inclusive of endowments, pensions and retirement are reviewed periodically.
  • Other duties/projects as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Directly manages the following professionals:

  • Controller
  • Database Administrator

Responsibilities include recruitment, selection and development to achieve agency goals and objectives.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA/BS degree in related field is required.
  • P.A. and/or Masters degree are desired.
  • Experienced leader and financial executive with a minimum of 10 years of experience is desired.
  • An energetic, forward-thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards and an appropriate professional image is required.
  • A strategic visionary with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment and strong operational focus.
  • A well-organized and self-directed individual who is “politically savvy” and a team player.
  • An intelligent and articulate individual who possesses excellent communication skills required for effective interaction with all levels of staff and lay leadership.
  • A good educator who is trustworthy and willing to share information and serve as a mentor. An excellent negotiator who is experienced in contracts.
  • A decisive individual who possesses a “big picture” perspective and is well versed in systems.
  • Proven project management skillset for leading complex projects both within department and across our organizational structure is required.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents.
  • Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.
  • Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to the Board and its various committees.

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume to careers@jccstl.org. Please indicate the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email. Our application is available for printing from the employment section of our website. Please note that this is not an online form.

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

Download a PDF of this job posting.

Sports and Recreation Coordinator - Creve Coeur

The St. Louis Jewish Community Center has an opening for a full-time Sports & Recreation Coordinator. This position works at both our Creve Coeur and Chesterfield location depending on programming schedule. Work schedule varies three times per year and does include weekend day(s) during certain seasons.

Full-time employees at the J are eligible for our employee benefits package including medical, dental, paid vacation, paid holidays, paid sick days, pension, 403b, life insurance, membership and program discounts, etc. We have fitness, aquatics, licensed early childhood education centers and much more on-site at each of our locations!

Position Overview

The Sports & Recreation Department (SR) promotes wellness as the primary goal by offering programming that supports the physical, social and emotional well-being of our participants. Success is achieved through community outreach, quality programming, upholding Jewish values, professional staffing and fiscal responsibility. The Sports & Recreation Coordinator is responsible for management and implementation of youth and adult sports programming, leagues, special events, St. Louis Senior Olympics and day camp programs. This position works collaboratively with the Director of Youth Sports and the Director of Adult Sports & Maccabi to ensure the upkeep and quality of the sports and recreation programs.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist in planning, organizing and supervising of programs including but not limited to basketball, baseball/softball, soccer, racquetball, volleyball, new programming, tournaments, and special events such as the Kids’ Triathlon. Generate, integrate and share new ideas, using creativity and knowledge of competition, current trends and cutting edge programs.
  • Share in the responsibilities for supervision of facilities, staff, volunteers, public relations, and program management. Act as supervisor on duty for league games.
  • Maintain parent communications including phone calls, e-mail, and face-to-face discussions in timely and professional manner.
  • Maintain all written records including attendance, waivers, registrations, league standings, etc.
  • Work collaboratively with the Director of Adult Sports & Maccabi and the St. Louis Senior Olympics steering committee to implement a strategic plan that contributes to the continued to success of the games.
  • Work with Hyman Multin Sports Camp Director to plan, staff, lead, implement, supervise camp schedule and assist with special events and field trips, staff orientation, and help to define camp goals.
  • Teach, coach, work with and supervise children of all abilities and needs on a daily basis.
  • Assist Delegation Head with JCC Maccabi Games® and Artsfest® programming.
  • Build positive relationships with participants to ensure their quality experience and promote program participation.
  • Observe participant behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, teach and monitor proper use of equipment, and apply appropriate behavior management techniques.
  • Attend staff orientation and meetings when necessary.
  • Adhere to all JCC and departmental policies.
  • All other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma/GED is required.
  • Bachelors degree is preferred either in related field (Recreation Science, Physical Education, Exercise Science, Sports Management), or unrelated field with directly applicable work experience in sports and recreation.
  • Highly developed interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have proven skill in the use of Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint) and must have proven ability to learn new software programs as industry specific software will be used as part of this position.
  • Must demonstrate successful organizational and supervisory skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi task and problem solve efficiently.
  • Must hold/maintain current American Red Cross CPR/First Aid certification (JCC can provide training).
  • Must have the ability to relate in positive manner with members and fellow staff while providing exceptional customer service at all times.
  • Must be physically capable to perform manual labor, work both indoors and outdoors, and have the ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends and holidays

To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter to careers@jccstl.org. Please make sure to indicate the position you are applying for (Sports and Recreation Coordinator- FT) in the subject line of your email. The JCC’s application is available for printing from the employment section of our website along with instructions on how to submit it. Note that this is not an online form; please scan and attach to your email.

The JCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

Download a PDF of this job posting.

Member Services Desk Manager - Creve Coeur & Chesterfield

The Jewish Community Center has an opening for a Member Services Desk Manager to join our Member Services team. This position is full-time and exempt. Candidates are expected to have flexibility in their schedule to be available across our hours of business, when necessary, in support of your team.

Full-time employees at the J are eligible for our employee benefits package including medical, dental, paid vacation, paid holidays, paid sick days, pension, 403b, life insurance, membership and program discounts, etc. We have fitness, aquatics, licensed early childhood education centers and much more on-site at each of our locations!

Position Summary:

Maintain a high standard of customer service for the J’s customer service desks, delivering beyond our members’ expectations while creating a friendly and welcoming environment. Contribute to member retention as well as new membership sales.

Responsibilities:

  • Hire, train, supervise, and schedule Member Service Coordinators for all J customer service desks.
  • Schedule staff across the customer service desks, responsible for maintaining staff coverage, absences and vacation requests.
  • Prepare payroll, according to Accounting Department guidelines, for Member Service Coordinator team. Payroll should be submitted on time, accurately, and with appropriate approvals.
  • Together with Member Services Manager, have overall responsibility for processes and procedures around member check in and inquiries. Ensure all staff are trained and consistently following process and procedure. Update or create processes and procedures as necessary.
  • Conduct monthly training on products, services, processes and procedures for all membership coordinators, massage team members and fitness team members as required.
  • Develop and implement a marketing plan for a product/program/exercise of the month program. Solicit input from Fitness management and work together with Marketing team. Develop and perform staff education and communication around the promotion.
  • Prepare and maintain cohesive merchandizing at each customer desk with monthly changes. Select, order, and maintain inventory of products.
  • Work closely with Member Services on existing member accounts to update account information, billing information, status, etc.
  • Support the Membership Sales team in new member transition and acquisition. Present membership information to prospective members and refer them to the Membership Sales team for pricing, service options and tours. Be prepared to provide a tour should situation require it.
  • Ensure that the member reservation and appointment scheduling process goes smoothly. Step in to trouble shoot if problems arise.
  • Respond to members’ comments and suggestions, acting as a first line of communication.
  • Be knowledgeable about and educate members on programs and activities offered by the J. Promote programs, services, and activities.
  • During busy or short staffed periods, be able to smoothly step in to your team’s role and efficiently check in members, respond to their requests, book appointments and reservations, and process purchases of retail goods and club services.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED is required.
  • College degree in related field is preferred.
  • Prior experience in customer service or retail sales is required.
  • Prior supervisory experience is preferred.
  • Must have strong written and verbal communications skills along with the ability to maintain a customer focused demeanor when dealing with stressful situations.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Office Suite( Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Must have demonstrated ability to learn and use new software applications. Position requires the use of CSI, a fitness center management software application.
  • Basic math and accounting skills are required.
  • CPR/First Aid/AED certification is required. Training is provided if necessary.
  • Must be able to stand for several hours during work day as well as sit and move around our facility, and lift and carry up to 25lbs.

To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter to careers@jccstl.org.  Please be sure to put the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email. The J application may be printed from the employment section of our website. Please note that it is not an online form.

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

Download a PDF of this job posting.

Maintenance III: Maintenance Supervisor - Creve Coeur

The St. Louis Jewish Community Center has an opening for Maintenance III: Maintenance Supervisor to join our Building and Grounds team. This position can expect to work primarily at our Creve Coeur location, and, on occasion, at our Chesterfield location. This is a full-time position eligible for our benefits package which includes: medical, dental, life, ad&d, and long-term disability insurances, voluntary insurance options, paid vacation, sick and holiday time, company paid pension and 403b for retirement, dependent care flexible spending account, health savings account, complimentary membership at the J and program discounts. We have onsite fitness, aquatics, early childhood education centers and adult day center (Creve Coeur only), complimentary parking, and much more at our multi-faceted facilities.

The schedule for this position is:
Sunday- Thursday, 3-11:30pm
Friday and Saturday-days off

Summary:

Under the supervision of the Director, Building and Grounds and or Senior Director, Facilities, responsible for the maintenance and repair of equipment, grounds, buildings, and structures, for the direction of the work of the general building trades craftsmen, and for the direction of open job work orders.

Essential Functions:

  • Assign, direct, coordinate and be responsible for the work of all employees, either directly or through the lead employees as the case may require.
  • Establish standards and program for maintenance of buildings and structures.
  • Establish working schedules and be responsible for direction of work in the execution of maintenance and modernization programs.
  • Supervise repairs, replacements, additions, and alterations of physical plant and departmental equipment when executed by employees and/or outside contractors.
  • Responsible for operation of physical plant and departmental equipment. Works side by side with staff to ensure smooth operations.
  • Prepare and maintain service drawings and maps.
  • Prepare estimates and budgets.
  • Maintain written records.
  • Act as Operation Supervisor when necessary, overseeing room set up and custodial duties.
  • Be responsible for reports on purchases, deliveries, maintenance, and expenditures.
  • Issue requisitions and work orders. Position requires completion of some work orders directly, assigning some to staff and coordinating some to outside contractors as appropriate.
  • Cooperate with other divisions of the Building and Grounds staff.
  • Follow up all phases of departmental work as assigned.
  • Schedule proper routine building maintenance.
  • Perform related duties as assigned by the Director, Building and Grounds or Senior Director, Facilities.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED required; Related College or Technical degree preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of building codes, shop practice, and engineering design.
  • Knowledge of building construction methods, materials, and equipment.
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience of employees in a maintenance or related department.
  • Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must have the ability to effectively collaborate and communicate with other JCC staff, lay leaders and customers.
  • Five years of experience in construction and maintenance of industrial, public, or institutional buildings, two years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.
  • Three to five years of experience in electrical (110,220,440), plumbing, carpentry, HVAC, and general repair are required.
  • Current MO Class E Chauffeurs license is required for use of Agency vehicles. Must obtain within 30 days of employment if do not currently have.
  • Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Current CPR and First Aid certification; must be able to obtain if not current. Training will be provided.
  • Able to read and understand written material and instructions
  • Able to write detailed repair reports
  • Able to hear bearing and motor noises.
  • Able to lift objects not to exceed 80 pounds.
  • Able to climb and work with the use of a ladder up to 25 ft in elevation.
  • Able to work inside and outside in all types of weather.

An offer of employment for this position is contingent on passing of pre-employment physical, drug test, background and motor vehicle records checks. Position is part of our ongoing random drug testing pool.

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume, and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please be certain to place the name of the position you are applying for, “Maintenance III: Maintenance Supervisor,” in the subject line of your email. The J’s application is available for printing from the employment section of our website. Please note this is not an online form.

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

Download a PDF of this job posting.

Maintenance III: Maintenance Supervisor - Evenings, Creve Coeur

The St. Louis Jewish Community Center has an opening for Maintenance III: Maintenance Supervisor to join our Building and Grounds team. This position can expect to work primarily at our Creve Coeur location, and, on occasion, at our Chesterfield location. This is a full-time position eligible for our benefits package which includes: medical, dental, life, ad&d, and long-term disability insurances, voluntary insurance options, paid vacation, sick and holiday time, company paid pension and 403b for retirement, dependent care flexible spending account, health savings account, complimentary membership at the J and program discounts. We have onsite fitness, aquatics, early childhood education centers and adult day center (Creve Coeur only), complimentary parking, and much more at our multi-faceted facilities.

The schedule for this position is:
Sunday- Thursday, 3-11:30pm
Friday and Saturday-days off

Summary:

Under the supervision of the Director, Building and Grounds and or Senior Director, Facilities, responsible for the maintenance and repair of equipment, grounds, buildings, and structures, for the direction of the work of the general building trades craftsmen, and for the direction of open job work orders.

Essential Functions:

  • Assign, direct, coordinate and be responsible for the work of all employees, either directly or through the lead employees as the case may require.
  • Establish standards and program for maintenance of buildings and structures.
  • Establish working schedules and be responsible for direction of work in the execution of maintenance and modernization programs.
  • Supervise repairs, replacements, additions, and alterations of physical plant and departmental equipment when executed by employees and/or outside contractors.
  • Responsible for operation of physical plant and departmental equipment. Works side by side with staff to ensure smooth operations.
  • Prepare and maintain service drawings and maps.
  • Prepare estimates and budgets.
  • Maintain written records.
  • Act as Operation Supervisor when necessary, overseeing room set up and custodial duties.
  • Be responsible for reports on purchases, deliveries, maintenance, and expenditures.
  • Issue requisitions and work orders. Position requires completion of some work orders directly, assigning some to staff and coordinating some to outside contractors as appropriate.
  • Cooperate with other divisions of the Building and Grounds staff.
  • Follow up all phases of departmental work as assigned.
  • Schedule proper routine building maintenance.
  • Perform related duties as assigned by the Director, Building and Grounds or Senior Director, Facilities.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED required; Related College or Technical degree preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of building codes, shop practice, and engineering design.
  • Knowledge of building construction methods, materials, and equipment.
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience of employees in a maintenance or related department.
  • Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must have the ability to effectively collaborate and communicate with other JCC staff, lay leaders and customers.
  • Five years of experience in construction and maintenance of industrial, public, or institutional buildings, two years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.
  • Three to five years of experience in electrical (110,220,440), plumbing, carpentry, HVAC, and general repair are required.
  • Current MO Class E Chauffeurs license is required for use of Agency vehicles. Must obtain within 30 days of employment if do not currently have.
  • Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Current CPR and First Aid certification; must be able to obtain if not current. Training will be provided.
  • Able to read and understand written material and instructions
  • Able to write detailed repair reports
  • Able to hear bearing and motor noises.
  • Able to lift objects not to exceed 80 pounds.
  • Able to climb and work with the use of a ladder up to 25 ft in elevation.
  • Able to work inside and outside in all types of weather.

An offer of employment for this position is contingent on passing of pre-employment physical, drug test, background and motor vehicle records checks. Position is part of our ongoing random drug testing pool.

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume, and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please be certain to place the name of the position you are applying for, “Maintenance III: Maintenance Supervisor,” in the subject line of your email. The J’s application is available for printing from the employment section of our website. Please note this is not an online form.

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

Download a PDF of this job posting.

Maintenance III: Assistant Maintenance Supervisor- Creve Coeur

The Jewish Community Center has an opening for a full time Maintenance III: Assistant Maintenance Supervisor to join our Building and Grounds team. This position works primarily at our Creve Coeur location and is eligible for our employee benefits package including medical and dental insurances, paid vacation, sick and holiday time, pension and 403b, company paid life, long term disability and ad&d insurances, along with membership and program discounts at the J.

The work schedule for this position is Thursday- Monday from 5am – 1:30pm; Tuesday and Wednesday are days off.

Summary:

Under supervision of the Maintenance III Supervisor, be responsible for directing the work of employees and building trades craftsmen, for the maintenance and repair of equipment, grounds, buildings, and structures and for the direction of open job work orders. Depending on schedule, this role is the acting supervisor on duty in the absence of the Maintenance III Supervisor.

Responsibilities:

  • Assign, direct, coordinate and be responsible for the work of all employees, either directly or through lead employees as the case may require.
  • Supervise repairs, replacements, additions and alterations of physical plant, grounds, and departmental equipment when executed by employees and/or outside contractors.
  • Responsible for operations of physical plant, grounds, and departmental equipment when executed by employees.
  • Schedule routine building maintenance as directed.
  • Prepare reports on purchases, deliveries, maintenance and expenditures according to Agency and Departmental procedures. Prepare estimates as requested.
  • Issue requisitions and work orders as well as assign and schedule work orders. Follow up to ensure work order completion.
  • Work cooperatively with other divisions of Building and Grounds staff. Provide supervision as necessary.
  • Act as Operations Supervisor when necessary, overseeing and performing room set up and custodial duties.
  • Perform related duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED is required; Related College or Technical degree preferred.
  • Five years of experience in construction and maintenance of industrial, public, or institutional buildings; two years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity is required.
  • Three to five years of experience in electrical (110-220-440), plumbing, carpentry, HVAC, and general repair is required.
  • Thorough knowledge of building codes, shop practice, and engineering design is required.
  • Knowledge of building construction methods, materials and equipment is required.
  • Must poses strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have the ability to effectively collaborate and communicate with other JCC staff, lay leaders and customers.
  • Current MO Class E Chauffeurs license is required for use of Agency vehicles. Must obtain within 30 days of employment if do not currently have.
  • Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) is required.
  • Current CPR and First Aid certification is required and must be able to obtain if not current. Training is provided.
  • Must be able to read and understand written material and instructions.
  • Must be able to write detailed repair reports.
  • Must be able to hear bearing and motor noises.
  • Must be able to lift objects up to 80lbs in weight.
  • Must be able to climb and work using a ladder up to 25 ft in elevation.
  • Must be able to work inside and outside in all types of weather.

An offer of employment for this position is contingent on passing of pre-employment physical, drug test, background and motor vehicle records checks. Position is part of our ongoing random drug testing pool.

To apply for this position, please submit your resume, cover letter, and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please be sure to include the title of the position you are applying for, “Maintenance III: Assistant Maintenance Supervisor- Creve Coeur”, in the subject line of your email. The J’s application is available for printing from the employment section of our website. Note that this is not an online form.

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

Download a PDF of this job posting.

Early Childhood Teacher - FT Chesterfield

The Jewish Community Center has openings for Full-Time Teachers to join our Early Childhood Program at our Chesterfield location. These positions are full-time and include our employee benefits package (medical, dental, pension, 403b, paid vacation, sick and holiday time, etc.).

Available positions:

Chesterfield

Position 1: 40 hours per week; M-W 8am to 4pm and Th-F 9am to 5pm

Position 2: 40 hours per week; M-W 10am to 6pm and Th-F 9:30am to 5:30pm

Overview:

The J’s Early Childhood Program is accredited by the State of Missouri and licensed by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. We use the Project Construct and Conscious Discipline curriculum frameworks. We provide care for children ages 6 weeks – 5 years of age in a safe, warm, nurturing environment that helps children feel good about themselves and the world around them. Our program operates from 7am to 6pm, Monday – Friday. Applicants should have flexibility to work within our operating schedule.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and deliver curriculum for assigned class
  • Schedule, prepare and conduct parent-teacher conferences for your class.
  • Setup, take down and clean classroom as necessary.
  • Follow all Missouri licensure and J guidelines in the course of your work.
  • Perform anecdotal record keeping, for example, daily observations, injury reports, parent inquiries, etc.
  • Communicate professionally with parents and coworkers. Maintain a professional attitude at all times.
  • Communicate and interact appropriately with children
  • Attend in-service workshops, conferences, staff meetings, and special events as required.
  • Earn 18 continuing education credits per year.
  • Incumbent in the position is required to become First Aid and CPR certified upon hire (training provided) and certification must be kept current.
  • Maintain a neat and clean appearance
  • Be punctual and maintain good attendance
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Preferred Qualifications:

  • College degree in Education or related field
  • Prior experience working with children
  • Prior education experience
  • Training and experience using the Project Construct Curriculum Framework

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum age of 18
  • High School Diploma (or GED) required.
  • Minimum of 9 credit hours of Early Childhood Education coursework is required.
  • Must be proficient with computers, including Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Demonstrated customer service skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team environment
  • Must possess strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task in a dynamic environment.
  • Able to physically stand, walk, bend, stoop, kneel and lift children up to 50lbs.
  • Able to accompany children outside to playground, to gym class, and to swim class (teachers are in the water)

Teachers are required to become registered with the MO Family Care Registry. Active registration must be maintained for employment at our center. Annual TB testing and current Hepatitis A vaccinations are required per state regulations.

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please indicate in the subject line of your email the position title, “Early Childhood Teacher-FT Chesterfield” and the position/schedule you are applying for. The J’s application is available for printing from the employment section of our website. Please note that this is not an online form.

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

Download a PDF of this job posting.

Early Childhood Teacher - FT Creve Coeur

The Jewish Community Center has openings for Full-Time Teachers to join our Early Childhood Program at our Creve Coeur location. These positions are full-time and include our employee benefits package (medical, dental, pension, 403b, paid vacation, sick and holiday time, etc.

Available positions:

Creve Coeur

Five 8 hour days Monday- Friday; start and end times will be between 7am to 6pm.
Four 10 hour days Monday-Friday; start and end times will be between 7am to 6pm with day off to be determined.

Overview:

The J’s Early Childhood Program is accredited by the State of Missouri and licensed by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. We use the Project Construct and Conscious Discipline curriculum frameworks. We provide care for children ages 6 weeks – 5 years of age in a safe, warm, nurturing environment that helps children feel good about themselves and the world around them. Our program operates from 7am to 6pm, Monday – Friday. Applicants should have flexibility to work within our operating schedule.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and deliver curriculum for assigned class
  • Schedule, prepare and conduct parent-teacher conferences for your class.
  • Set up, take down and clean classroom as necessary.
  • Follow all Missouri licensure and JCC guidelines in the course of your work.
  • Perform anecdotal record keeping, for example, daily observations, injury reports, parent inquiries, etc.
  • Communicate professionally with parents and coworkers. Maintain a professional attitude at all times.
  • Communicate and interact appropriately with children
  • Attend in-service workshops, conferences, staff meetings, and special events as required.
  • Earn 18 continuing education credits per year.
  • Incumbent in the position is required to become First Aid and CPR certified upon hire (training provided) and certification must be kept current.
  • Maintain a neat and clean appearance
  • Be punctual and maintain good attendance
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Preferred Qualifications:

  • College degree in Education or related field
  • Prior experience working with children
  • Prior education experience
  • Training and experience using the Project Construct Curriculum Framework

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum age of 18
  • High School Diploma (or GED) required.
  • Minimum of 9 credit hours of Early Childhood Education coursework is required.
  • Must be proficient with computers, including Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Demonstrated customer service skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team environment
  • Must possess strong organizational skills and ability to multitask in a dynamic environment.
  • Able to physically stand, walk, bend, stoop, kneel and lift children up to 50lbs.
  • Able to accompany children outside to playground, to gym class, and to swim class (teachers are in the water)

Teachers are required to become registered with the MO Family Care Registry. Active registration must be maintained for employment at our center. Annual TB testing and current Hepatitis A vaccinations are required per state regulations.

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please indicate in the subject line of your email the position title, “Early Childhood Teacher-FT Creve Coeur” and the schedule you are applying for. The J’s application is available for printing from the employment section of our website. Please note that this is not an online form.

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

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Part time

Part-time Nurse (RN or LPN) – Creve Coeur

The St. Louis Jewish Community Center has an opening for a Part-time Nurse (RN or LPN). This part time position is available in our busy Adult Day Services program located at our Creve Coeur location. This position is a daytime position, working on Mondays 7:30am to 6:00pm with occasional opportunities to fill in on other weekdays as needed. No nights or weekends.

Purpose of the Job:  To perform all health monitoring and nursing services for participants of the Adult Day Center at the J.  Maintain or improve the health of participants through observation, medication administration and health monitoring throughout the day; provide emergency first aid assistance when necessary. In accordance with state licensure for Adult Day Programs, a licensed nurse is required to be present at all times during hours of operation when participants are present.

Essential Tasks:

  • Provide health care monitoring and medication administration to the participants on a daily basis.
  • Conduct monthly weight and blood pressure checks for participants and record to file.
  • Maintain accurate and timely records of medication administration/inventory, patient charting, Medicaid charting, and personal care schedule. Ensure all state and licensure requirements are met.
  • Maintain contact with families and physicians when physical changes are noted, new participant paperwork is needed, medications require refill, documentation of medication change is needed, personal care items require replenishment, or a fresh change of clothes are needed.
  • Ensure daily status reports are provided to families upon pick up.
  • Provide shift summary and progress notes via email to full time Nurse each day.
  • Communicate and update daily shower, toileting, physical therapy, and medication schedules.
  • Provide health education to families and co-workers which will benefit program participants.
  • Provide toileting, shower assistance and personal care physical assistance and verbal cues as needed.
  • Provide morning and afternoon mobility and transfer assistance to participants who utilize our transport buses for arriving and departing the ADC.
  • Provide dining room coverage while the participants are eating breakfast and lunch. Ensure modification of meals to meet the specific needs and diets of each participant during breakfast, lunch and snack times.
  • Monitor and manage necessary care for all participants.
  • Assist with providing direct care and ensuring proper ratios are maintained throughout the day.
  • Review the daily transportation list to know attendance for the day and any cancellations.
  • Greet participants in the lobby each morning; provide name tags, safety guards and mobility assistance as needed.
  • Throughout the day check mailbox, voicemail/phone and respond to inquiries or forward to the appropriate person. Check the team communication log for any participant or staff updates.
  • Along with the Care Plan Team, conduct initial medical/health eligibility assessments for new participants entering the program.
  • Attend staff meetings and trainings and conduct in-service trainings for direct support staff as necessary.
  • Coordinate with Buildings and Grounds department to ensure bathrooms within ADC are clean and fully stocked with supplies as needed.
  • Engage with clients and assist with activities throughout the shift as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • Must hold current Missouri RN (Registered Nurse) license; or, current Missouri LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) license.
  • Must have current CPR/First Aid/AED certification (training provided if expired)
  • Good interpersonal, written, and verbal communications skills are required.
  • Prior experience in a geriatric setting is required.
  • Prior experience working with individuals with cognitive impairments, developmental/intellectual and/or physical disabilities is also required.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite is required.
  • Visual and auditory acuity.
  • Physical ability to lift 50 pounds, transfer and assist participants up to 250 pounds.

Position requires registration on MO Family Care Safety Registry which must be maintained for continued employment. Annual TB testing is required per state requirements, as is a current Hepatitis A vaccination.

Position is subject to a pre-employment background check and physical (includes drug test)

To apply for this position, please submit your resume, cover letter and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please include the title of the position, “Part Time Nurse,” for which you are applying in the subject line of your email. The J application is available for printing on the employment section of our website. Note that this is not an online form.

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

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Sports and Recreation Program Assistant - Creve Coeur & Chesterfield

The St. Louis Jewish Community Center has openings for Sports and Recreation Program Assistants to join our Sports, Recreation and Aquatics team. These part-time positions are available at both of our locations (Creve Coeur and Chesterfield) depending on time of year and the corresponding sports programs and leagues on our schedule. Work schedule is typically weekday evenings and daytime on the weekends. On occasion special events may be held at additional locations.

Summary:
The Sports Recreation & Aquatics Department (SRA) promotes wellness as the primary goal by offering programming that supports the physical, social and emotional wellbeing of our participants. Success is achieved through community outreach, quality programming, upholding Jewish values, professional staffing and fiscal responsibility. Adult & Youth Sports are a core component to the SRA Department with sports including basketball, floor hockey, baseball/softball, soccer, flag football, ultimate frisbee, volleyball and special events such as the Senior Olympics, sports camps, Triathlons, Maccabi/Jr. Maccabi and Labor Day Run.

The Sports and Recreation Program Assistant will be responsible for working with SRA staff and volunteers in order to successfully implement these programs.

Duties include:

  • Under the guidance of the program supervisor assist with skill instruction, coaching, creation and running of drills, practice sessions, etc. for assigned programs.
  • Assist with officiating as needed, including the calling of fouls, rule violations, communicating with coaches and players while maintaining a professional demeanor. Help the players to learn the game by providing explanations of calls.
  • Accurately record the score of the game and required statistics for the sport.
  • Under the guidance of the program supervisor assist with the setup of the facility, indoors or outdoors, for programming. This could include fields, courts, special events, etc.
  • Provide quality customer service at all times while at the same time building relationships with participants to ensure they have a quality experience and promote program participation.
  • Recognize and respond to opportunities for problem solving escalating to supervisor as necessary.
  • Attend all staff meetings, clinics, and training sessions as requested.
  • Maintain good attendance and be punctual to programs, events, games and meetings.
  • Adhere to JCC and departmental policies as set forth by supervisor
  • All other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Prior experience as a player, coach, referee, or scorekeeper in the sport for which you are applying is desired and preferred.
  • Prior knowledge of rules of play for sports we offer is desired. Must be willing and able to learn unfamiliar sports.
  • Must be able to count and calculate statistics related to the games.
  • Desire and ability to work with children (for youth programs). Prior experience working with children preferred.
  • Must have strong written and verbal communications skills and be able to relate across multiple groups—children, adults, parents, co-workers and supervisors.
  • Must have the ability to accept guidance and supervision.
  • Must be able to assist in emergency situations; including fire, evacuation, illness or injury.
  • Good character, integrity and adaptability to changing situations are required.
  • Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, and self-control are required.
  • Must have the auditory, visual, ambulatory, cognitive, communications and physical ability to move equipment around the playing field/court as needed.
  • Must be physically capable to perform manual labor, work both indoors and outdoors, and have the ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

To apply for this position please submit your cover letter, resume and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please be sure to indicate the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email, “Sports and Recreation Program Assistant.” The J’s application is available for printing from the employment section of our website where you will also find instructions on where to send it to. Please note this is not an online form.

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

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Inclusion Shadow - Creve Coeur & Chesterfield

The Jewish Community Center has openings for Inclusion Shadows to join our team beginning in the Fall. These part-time positions work variable hours in support of children and youth with development disabilities participating in our programming. Staff on the Inclusion team work at both our Chesterfield and Creve Coeur locations.

Summary

Inclusion Shadows provide one on one support to children and youth with developmental disabilities as they participate in regular programming at the JCC in Creve Coeur and Chesterfield.

Responsibilities:

  • Support children and youth as they participate in group or individual activities
  • Write and maintain progress notes pertaining to each child or youth’s goals
  • Make accommodations to activities as needed to allow the child or youth to fully participate
  • Facilitate transitions or sensory breaks as needed
  • Assist children or youth with personal care needs as needed
  • Appropriately manage crisis situations related to behavior or health as needed
  • Work cooperatively with staff leading the program
  • Care for the physical and emotional well being of children at all times
  • Observe youth behavior, assess its appropriateness, and apply appropriate behavior management techniques
  • Maintain good attendance and have reliable transportation
  • Follow all JCC rules, regulations, and standards
  • Attend training and meetings as required
  • These are not the only duties to be performed. Some duties may be reassigned and other duties may be assigned as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED required; Minimum of 18 years of age is required.
  • Current college student or graduate in a related field preferred.
  • Experience working closely with children or youth with developmental disabilities is required.
  • Understanding of the unique needs of children and youth with developmental disabilities is required.
  • Must have auditory, visual, ambulatory, cognitive, communications and physical ability to complete major tasks in the program.
  • Ability to provide guidance, supervision, and engage with children in an enthusiastic manner is necessary.
  • Ability to relate to and communicate with one’s peer group, parents, as well as to child’s age and skill levels is necessary.
  • Ability to assist children and youth in emergency situations, including fire, evacuation, illness, or injury is required.
  • Should possess good character, integrity, and adaptability.
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, and self-control in a dynamic environment is necessary.
  • Current CPR and First Aid certification is required and must be maintained. Training will be provided if necessary.

Inclusion Shadows are required to become registered with the MO Family Care Registry. Active registration must be maintained for employment in this position.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to careers@jccstl.org . Please indicate the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email. The J’s application is also available for printing from the employment section of our website. Note that this is not an online form.

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

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Club Counselor- Creve Coeur

The Jewish Community Center has part-time openins for Counselors at The Club, our before and after school care children’s programming. This position will also work the occasional full day (9:00 am- 3:00 pm) on an as-needed basis for our Vacation Day, Spring and Winter Break, and Snow Day programs. Our caring and enthusiastic counselors participate and lead kindergarten through fifth grade children in a variety of activities such as swimming, crafts, sports, cooking and provide homework help.

Openings available for positions starting immediately at our Creve Coeur location:

  • Monday-Friday, 6:15-8:30am
  • Vacation days, Snow Days and Winter/Spring Break programs typically from 8:45am-3:15pm or 11:45am-6pm on early release days.
  • Substitute Counselors for both mornings, 6:15-8:30am and afternoons, 3-6pm

Duties include:

  • Provide quality customer service at all times
  • Recognize and respond to opportunities for problem solving
  • Guide group/individual children to participate successfully in all aspects of offered activities
  • Assist in teaching or leading activities as needed or as assigned
  • Observe children’s behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures; apply appropriate behavior management techniques
  • Attend all staff meetings as required
  • Assist in enriching programming during snow days and when school is out
  • Maintain good attendance and have reliable transportation
  • Follow all JCC rules, regulations, and standards
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED preferred; Current college student or graduate in related field desired
  • Previous camp or childcare experience essential
  • Must have auditory, visual, ambulatory, cognitive, communications and physical ability to complete major tasks in program
  • Ability to relate to and communicate with one’s peer group, parents, as well as to child’s age and skill levels
  • Ability to accept guidance and supervision
  • Ability to assist in teaching an activity
  • Ability to assist children in emergency situations; including fire, evacuation, illness or injury
  • Should possess good character, integrity and adaptability
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and self control in a dynamic environment
  • Commitment to both morning and afternoon hours is preferred
  • Past Judaic experiences are a plus

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to careers@jccstl.org . The J application is also available on the employment section of our website for printing. Note that it is not an online form. Please indicate in the subject line of your email which position you are applying for and shifts/days you are available to work (Counselor, The Club- SFC).

The JCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the eVerify program of the Department of Homeland Security.

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Early Childhood Specialist Instructor - Creve Coeur and Chesterfield

The Jewish Community Center has part time opportunities for Early Childhood Specialist Instructors to join our team. Ideal candidates should be willing to provide instruction at either of our locations, Creve Coeur and Chesterfield, depending on each center’s needs. Part time employees at the J are eligible for complimentary membership to the J, participation on our 403b plan, and, if eligibility requirements are met, may receive program discounts and participate in our pension.

Overview:

The J’s Early Childhood Program is accredited by the State of Missouri and licensed by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. We use the Project Construct and Conscious Discipline Curriculum frameworks and focus on character-development, value-driven programming for our students.  We provide care for children ages 6 weeks – 5 years of age in a safe, warm, nurturing environment that helps children feel good about themselves and the world around them. Our program operates from 7am to 6pm, Monday – Friday. Applicants should have flexibility to work within our operating schedule. Specialist instructors provide inquiry-based experiences for children that support classroom instruction in a variety of content areas.  Examples of specialist instruction include, but are not limited to: Science, Nature, Sensory, Cooking, Art, Judaics, and Music & Movement.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and deliver inquiry-based curriculum
  • Coordinate instruction with teachers to support ongoing classroom curriculum
  • Maintain open communication with Directors to ensure alignment with the center’s goals and philosophy
  • Set up, take down and clean program delivery area
  • Document learning through visual displays around center and on the parent communication portal
  • Communicate and interact appropriately with children
  • Communicate professionally with parents and coworkers. Maintain a professional attitude at all times.
  • Follow all Missouri licensure and JCC guidelines in the course of your work
  • Attend staff meetings, special events and trainings as required
  • Incumbent in the position is required to become First Aid and CPR certified upon hire (training provided) and certification must be kept current.
  • Maintain a neat and clean appearance
  • Be punctual and maintain good attendance
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications:

  • Minimum age of 18 is required.
  • High School Diploma (or GED) required. College degree is preferred.
  • Must have education, credit hours, certification or experience in area of specialization.
  • Prior experience working with children is required.
  • Prior educational experience is desired.
  • Prior experience using the Project Construct Curriculum Framework is desired, but training can be provided.
  • Must be proficient with computers, including Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Demonstrated customer service skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team environment
  • Must possess strong organizational skills and ability to multi task in a dynamic environment.
  • Able to physically stand, walk, bend, stoop, kneel and lift children up to 50lbs.
  • Able to accompany children outside to playground

Early Childhood Employees are required to become registered with the MO Family Care Safety Registry. Active registration must be maintained for employment at our center. Annual TB testing and current Hepatitis A vaccinations are required per state regulations.

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume to careers@jccstl.org. Please indicate the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email. Our application is available for printing from the employment section of our website. Please note that this is not an online form.

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

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Theatre Unlimited Production Assistant - Creve Coeur

The St. Louis Jewish Community Center has part-time, seasonal openings for Production Assistants for this year’s production in May. This seasonal position works with Theatre Unlimited, one of St Louis’ oldest theatre companies for adults with disabilities. A new show is produced each year providing an inclusive and fun experience for all who wish to participate.

Rehearsals begin in January, lasting until May as follows but are subject to change: Wednesday evenings, 6 to 8pm, and Sunday afternoons, 2:00 to 4pm.
Participant auditions are January 20, 2 to 4pm, and January 23, 6-8pm.
Technical rehearsals are Sunday, May 12, 2 to 4pm, Monday, May 13, 6 to 8pm, and Tuesday, May 14 6 to 8pm
Performances are on May 15 and 16 at 7pm, and Sunday, May 19 at 2pm

Summary

Production Assistants provide support to adults with developmental disabilities as they participate in Theatre Unlimited at the JCC.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to adults with developmental disabilities as they participate in Theatre Unlimited which can include identifying and making accommodations to activities to allow for full participation, facilitation of transitions or sensory breaks, assistance with personal care needs, appropriate management of crisis situations related to behavior or health, etc.
  • Work cooperatively with the Director and Music Director of Theatre Unlimited
  • Complete progress notes thoroughly on designated participants goals throughout the entire program(including show dates)
  • Ensure each participant signs in and out of each practice and assist with follow up with those who are absent
  • Attend all technical rehearsals and show dates, as well as trainings and meetings as required.
  • Together with the Director ensure all materials are gathered and put away after rehearsals and performances. Ensure any materials that must be returned are accounted for.
  • Maintain good attendance and have reliable transportation
  • Follow all JCC rules, regulations, and standards
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED required; Minimum of 18 years of age
  • Current college student or graduate in a related field preferred
  • Experience working closely with adults with developmental disabilities
  • Understanding of unique needs of adults with developmental disabilities
  • Must have auditory, visual, ambulatory, cognitive, communications and physical ability to complete major tasks in the program
  • Ability to relate to and communicate with one’s peer group, parents, as well as to varying skill levels
  • Ability to accept guidance and supervision
  • Ability to assist adults in emergency situations; including fire, evacuation, illness, or injury
  • Should possess good character, integrity, and adaptability.
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, and self-control in a dynamic environment
  • Current CPR and First Aid certification is required and must be maintained. Training will be provided if necessary.
  • Must be registered with and in good standing with the Family Care and Safety Registry

To apply for this position, please submit your resume, cover letter, and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please indicate the position title for which you are applying in the subject line of your email, “Production Assistant, Theatre Unlimited”. The J’s application is available for printing on the employment section of our website. Note that this is not an online form.

The JCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

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Sunday Friendship Program Assistant - Creve Coeur

The Jewish Community Center is looking for part time Program Assistants to join our Inclusion team to support our Sunday Friendship Group. These part time positions work two Sundays per month during the course of the program and occasional other times for staff meetings or trainings. Program meets at our Creve Coeur location and takes trips out into the community as well.

Sunday Friendship Group provides an opportunity for adults with developmental disabilities to come together either at the Jewish Community Center or at an off campus location to socialize and make new friends two Sundays each month.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Inclusion Specialist to plan and arrange two events each month. This should be done with enough advance notice for marketing to take place.
  • Responsible for any necessary preparations such as purchasing food, games, or activity supplies.
  • Communicate with Inclusion Specialist regarding transportation, volunteer, and reservation needs.
  • Arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of the event to set up or prepare for participant arrival.
  • Check in participants and collect payment if necessary.
  • Discuss expectations with participants prior to the start of the event.
  • Communicate expectations with volunteers prior to the start of the event.
  • Supervise participants and provide support according to their needs.
  • Oversee and coordinate volunteer staff in their responsibilities during the event.
  • Communicate regularly with parents/guardians/participants and proactively address their concerns. Keep Inclusion Specialist informed of any concerns, how the programs proceed, and about any communications which are to be sent out.
  • Know and understand all safety procedures of the J. Be able to lead the participants in the event of an emergency.
  • Attend all training and meetings as required.
  • Write and maintain progress notes pertaining to each participant’s goals
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED is required. Minimum of 18 years of age is required.
  • College degree in a related field or current college student is preferred.
  • Prior experience working with adults who have developmental disabilities is required.
  • Patience and ability to deal with multiple priorities at one time.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Current CPR/First Aid certification is a requirement of the position. Training will be provided as necessary.

Registration in good standing on the MO Family Care and Safety Registry is required for these positions.

To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please indicate the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email, “Program Assistant-Sunday Friendship”. Our application is available for printing from the employment section of our website. Please note that this is not an online form.

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

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Assistant Technical Director for New Jewish Theatre - Creve Coeur

The Jewish Community Center’s New Jewish Theatre has an opening for a part time (as needed) Assistant Technical Director to join our Cultural Arts team. We prefer for someone to be available to start in mid-August though this is negotiable. We are looking for candidates who can work days, evenings or weekends as required in support of the production schedule. The position is estimated to be approximately 20 hours per week during New Jewish Theatre’s production schedule.

Purpose: To assist NJT’s Technical Director with all of the technical aspects of NJT productions in its Black Box Theatre.  Responsibilities for this part-time, project-based position will include technical work for the New Jewish Theatre for the season of five productions between September and June with summer responsibilities as needed. As necessary, position will provide similar services to the NJT’s Youth Theatre and the JCC’s Theatre Unlimited productions.

Essential Functions:

For New Jewish Theatre

  • Assist with all set construction under the direction of the Technical Director. Provide guidance to Construction Technicians as necessary.
  • Work with scenic and lighting designers to facilitate set construction and light hang.
  • Ensure all sets are built according to design, building, and safety guidelines.
  • Together with the Technical Director, plan and execute the load in of stage sets ensuring that the set is properly secured and in place.
  • During show strike, dismantle the sets as required keeping inventory and storing those components which can be reused.
  • Provide assistance as needed with lighting hang and focus as well as with the set up of sound equipment for productions.
  • Assist with set up of light and sound boards for tech rehearsals and productions as required.
  • Ensure light and sound equipment is properly dismantled and put away in appropriate storage as necessary.
  • All other duties as assigned by supervisor

For Youth Theatre and Theatre Unlimited

  • Supervise and assist with set construction in consultation with Youth Theatre Coordinator/Inclusion Coordinator and their production team.
  • Assist with lighting and sound installation for performances.
  • Running lights and sound for productions.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED is required. College degree in related field is preferred.
  • Related professional technical theatre experience preferred.
  • Advanced carpentry skills and knowledge of construction methods are required.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated implementation of safe theatre practices and safe shop practices are required.
  • Knowledge of and capability to utilize power tools (saws, drills, compressor, etc.) is required.
  • Familiarity with current audio and lighting technology is required.
  • Able to lift, carry, push, and pull objects not to exceed 80 pounds.
  • Able to climb and work with the use of a ladder, scaffolding and or mechanical lift up to 25 ft in elevation.
  • Must be able to accommodate a flexible schedule in support of the above events which will include days, evenings and weekends. Hours fluctuate based on production schedule.

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please indicate the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email. The J’s application is available for printing from the employment section of our website. Please note that this is not an online form.

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

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Kidzone Babysitter - Chesterfield

The Jewish Community Center has part-time openings for Babysitters to join our Kidzone staff at our Chesterfield location. Shifts are typically from 8am to 12pm (weekdays), 8-12:30pm (weekends), 4-8pm (weekdays) and occasional Saturday evenings.

Immediate openings for our Chesterfield location:

  • Part time positions available for weekday morning and weekend schedules

Responsibilities include:

  • Welcome all children and parents to KidZone babysitting.
  • Provide general care for KidZone children including feeding, changing diapers, assisting with restroom usage, and providing discipline when necessary.
  • Maintain a safe, clean, interactive environment where children can play, grow, and explore.
  • Assist in implementation of specialized child care programming for various age levels.
  • Interact with all children at various levels of understanding through games, activities, and general play.
  • Answer telephone and accept reservations from parents in a courteous manner.
  • Maintain and foster relationships with parents.
  • Maintain parental instructions for each child when appropriate.
  • Fill out and organize all necessary forms and documentation.
  • Assist in promoting agency programs and services.
  • Create a comfortable, positive, and welcoming environment.
  • Follow and enforce all JCC policies.
  • Comply with safety and emergency policies.
  • Attend all meetings as requested by supervisor.
  • Arrive promptly at scheduled work time.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED preferred.
  • Must have/maintain current American Red Cross CPR/First Aid certification.
  • Prior child care experience is required.
  • Good customer service skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills are required.
  • A professional appearance and pleasing personality.
  • Must be able to perform the physical effort required to carry out daily duties, lifting children up to 30 pounds, bending, squatting, sitting on the floor, and reaching.

To apply for this position please submit your resume, cover letter, desired shifts/days, and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please indicate the position title, “Kidzone Babysitter-Chesterfield,” in the subject line of your email. The J application is available on the Employment section of our website for printing. Note that this is not an online form.

The JCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s eVerify Program.

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Member Services Coordinator - PT Creve Coeur and Chesterfield

The Jewish Community Center has open positions for part-time Member Services Coordinators to join our team. Our Member Services Coordinators work at our various customer desks: Front, Fitness, and Pool (summers only). These positions are located at both our Creve Coeur and Chesterfield locations. Applicants must have availability to work days, nights, weekends and holidays. A typical schedule for our Member Services Coordinators is 15-20 hours per week.

We are currently hiring for weekend and evening shifts at both locations.

SUMMARY

Provide exemplary customer service for all internal and external agency constituents by assisting visitors/ members of the J as well as provide for the safety and well-being of patrons throughout the facilities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Say, “hi” to all incoming members and guests and greet them with enthusiasm. Efficiently check members in, provide them with guidance as required, and direct guests to the Sales Team.
  • Sell and process memberships when required. Proactively engage guests to convert to members. Facilitate campus tours, ensure applications are properly completed, verify status, and take pictures for membership cards. Serve as liaison between members and program areas.
  • Answer multi-line telephone system: answer a variety of questions regarding programs and classes offered, center operations, etc. Must develop in-depth knowledge of agency offerings and core activities.
  • Accept reservations/registrations for classes, services (massage), programs, and courts. Add registrants to appropriate rosters and process payments as necessary.
  • Ensure that workspace and equipment are cleaned on a regular basis. Use proper materials and safety apparatus, as needed, to successfully complete said task.
  • Report any and all deficiencies and/or issues to the appropriate supervisor utilizing prescribed communication tools and method. Learn and follow all J procedures regarding accidents, emergencies, and incidents.
  • Respond to member and guest queries about programs, services, and various pieces of equipment and their utilization and operation.
  • Return all equipment to its designed space at regular intervals during shift, including weights, balls, mats, etc.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School Diploma or GED preferred.
  • Current CPR Certification for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid and AED. Must be maintained to hold position; training will be provided if do not already hold certification.
  • Prior customer service and sales experience desired.
  • Prior experience working or as a consumer in the fitness industry and interacting with people of all physical abilities is preferred.
  • Must be able to multi task and prioritize in a busy environment.
  • Must be able to follow verbal and written directions and communicate effectively with internal and external audiences in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a strong customer orientation.
  • Ability to perform as a strong team player in a high-performance team.
  • Proficient and able to operate general office equipment, including: computer, copier, picture ID camera, fax, printer and switchboard telephone. Demonstrated skill and ability to use Microsoft Office and to learn other organizational software programs.
  • Independently apply and carry out policies and procedures within assigned area of responsibility.
  • Must have the flexibility of schedule to work mornings, nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time, be able to sit at a desk, walk throughout our facility, stoop/bend, reach, talk, hear, and lift and or move up to 50 pounds. The Pool Desk requires working outside during the summer in a shaded space with only fans for cooling.
  • Commitment to agency mission.

To apply for this position, please submit your resume, J application and cover letter (including desired shifts) to careers@jccstl.org. The J application is available for printing on the employment section of the J’s website. Note that it is not an online form. Please be sure to indicate in the subject line of your email the title of the position you are applying for, “Member Services Coordinator- PT.”

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

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Lifeguard & Swim Instructor

Hiring Bonus! Newly hired lifeguards are eligible to receive a $250 sign on bonus after working your first 100 hours.

The Jewish Community Center has open positions for Lifeguards and Swim Instructors. These part-time positions are available at our Chesterfield and Creve Coeur locations. Our Aquatics program takes place in 6 indoor and outdoor pools and includes lap swimming, water walking, aqua exercise classes, swim team, lessons, water slides, and children’s water play features.

Positions are available immediately for all shifts (days, evenings and weekends) and for summer at both of our locations. Starting pay range of $9.00 to $10.25 per hour depending on experience.

Summary:

Lifeguard is responsible for ensuring the safety of facility patrons by preventing and responding to emergencies.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide exemplary customer service to members and provide for their safety and well being of our members by professionally guarding the pool according to J and American Red Cross standards.
  • Recognize and respond quickly and effectively in emergencies complying with all safety and emergency procedures.
  • Enforce all aquatic facility policies, rules and regulations.
  • Teach swim lessons (group/individual) and aquatics exercise classes (with appropriate certifications).
  • Inspect the facility on a daily schedule and report any unsafe conditions or equipment to the supervisor.
  • Assist in maintaining a neat, organized and clean pool deck and aquatics office
  • Answer the telephone and respond to customer questions in a courteous manner taking messages when appropriate.
  • Learn, adhere to, and enforce all JCC policies and procedures.
  • Maintain a neat and clean appearance while adhering to applicable dress codes.
  • Be punctual and maintain good attendance.
  • Complete records and reports within required timeframes including but not limited to timesheets, accident reports, class rosters, daily inspection reports, etc.
  • Participate in regular in-service training sessions and attend staff meetings.
  • Maintain swimming skills, strength and endurance.
  • Foster and maintain relationships with members while creating a comfortable, positive and welcoming environment.
  • Learn and become familiar with programming and equipment offered at the JCC to be better able to address customer needs.
  • Assist in promoting aquatics and other agency programs and services
  • Develop further knowledge in aquatics, including but not limited to training provided by the JCC.
  • Other duties as requested by supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Must have current certification in either American Red Cross Lifeguarding and First Aid or American Red Cross Waterpark Lifeguarding and First Aid.
  • American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer is required.
  • Instructor certifications are desirable.
  • Prior experience as a lifeguard with demonstrated knowledge of and application of lifeguard surveillance and rescue techniques is required.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills along with the ability to provide exemplary customer service.
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communications skills and the ability to read and follow written communications.
  • Must be able to make sound decisions.
  • Position requires flexibility in schedule to open and or close the pools and to work across multiple locations.

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please indicate the position you are applying for and desired location in the subject line of your email. The J’s employment application is available for printing on the employment section of our website. Please note this is not an online form.

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

Download a PDF of this job posting.

Group Exercise Instructors

The Jewish Community Center of St. Louis has openings for Group Exercise Instructors who teach our current formats as well as we are looking for new formats to introduce at the J. These part-time positions are available at our Creve Coeur and Chesterfield locations. Both facilities feature: spring-loaded wood floors in aerobics studio, dedicated yoga studio, dedicated Pilates studio with Stott Reformers, dedicated cycling studio, and top of the line instructional equipment (bosu balls, wobble boards, elastic bands, steps, plastic coated hand weights, pilates/yoga mats, body bars, etc.).

***We are seeking instructors for both regular and substitute schedules for general group exercise including strength, cardio, circuit training, and cycle formats.***

Responsibilities:

  • Provide exemplary and professional service to our members while providing for their safety and well being.
  • Develop and administer safe, engaging, and effective group exercise programs, which have been approved by the JCC and/or the approved national fitness certification agencies. Must be capable of altering programs as needed to meet the needs and safety concerns of patrons.
  • Correct ineffective and incorrect techniques when observed or asked.
  • Promote group exercise, personal training, fitness programs, aquatics or other programs pertinent to our member’s needs. Present the benefits of group exercise to all members and demonstrate the value of the program. Be aware of and able to offer current Fitness specials/promotions and be aware of programs offered across the J.
  • Be punctual and prepared to start classes on time.
  • Serve as a role model and leader to patrons, maintaining a positive demeanor at all times and upholding the policies of the JCC.
  • Assist in maintaining a neat, organized and clean group exercise studio. Ensure all equipment is returned to its proper place after class; turn off stereo and wireless microphone. Lock all doors, closets, and equipment shelves when classes are not in session.
  • Notify Group Exercise Managers about any equipment in need of repair or in need of replacement.
  • Learn and be knowledgeable about JCC policies, procedures, programs, and equipment offered through the JCC. Follow and enforce JCC rules and policies.
  • Maintain time sheets in a neat, orderly fashion according to company protocol.
  • Attend all mandatory meetings and in house training.
  • Continue to develop further knowledge in health and fitness, including but not limited to, the training provided by the JCC.
  • Assist in Fitness Center promotions where applicable.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervision.

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED is required.
  • Current nationally recognized certification for format you are applying to teach is required.
  • Current CPR/AED/First Aid for the Professional Rescuer certification. Training will be provided if necessary.
  • Six months prior teaching experience is preferred.
  • Must be physically able to teach classes (demonstrate techniques and lead the group through the program)
  • Strong listening and oral communication skills.
  • Exhibit leadership skills in an outgoing, professional manner.
  • Must demonstrate a desire to improve the health and fitness of our patrons through safe and effective exercise leadership.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish networks and effective interpersonal relationships.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with a diversity of individuals.
  • Basic skills with Microsoft Office Suite are required (Outlook, Word, Excel) and demonstrated ability to learn new software programs are required for the position. Training on how to use CSI, software program for membership management, will be provided.

To apply for this position, please send your cover letter, resume, and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please be sure to indicate which position you are applying for, “Group Exercise Instructor,” in the subject line of your email. Our application is available for printing from the employment section of our website. Please note this is not an online application.

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

Download a PDF of this job posting here.

Substitute CDL Driver

The Jewish Community Center has an opening for a Substitute Driver to join our team. This part-time, non-exempt position is scheduled on an as-needed basis throughout the year.

Summary:

Provide transportation for seniors and home-delivered meals for our Adult Day Center and Nutrition programs as well as transportation services to other departments within the J as necessary. Other activities could include NORC activity transportation, providing shuttle service from our parking lots to buildings during special events, delivery runs between our locations, activity transportation for Inclusion programs, etc.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist all passengers door-to-door between their home and the bus, as well as between the JCC and the bus.
  • Make sure all passengers are properly seated and belted at all times while on the vehicle.
  • Check bus for lost articles after dropping off passengers and prior to locking bus at the end of the day.
  • Responsible for a clean bus, bus is to be swept out daily.
  • Attend required training sessions and meetings.
  • Maintain CDL license.
  • Follow departmental instructions and procedures for transportation route assigned (Adult Day Center, Nutrition, NORC, etc.). This could include calling families prior to arriving to pick up a passenger, loading meals for home delivery, following pre-determined routes, etc.
  • All other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED is required.
  • Must have and maintain valid C.D.L. (Certified Drivers License) A, B, or C with passenger endorsement.
  • Must be able to read and follow instructions.
  • Good customer service skills and demonstrate a positive demeanor.
  • Ability to have the patience when assisting frail older adults.
  • Ability to physically assist frail elderly adults, up to 250 pounds, in and out of the bus for transfer and with mobility. Includes assisting those with canes, walkers, and in manual and electric wheelchairs.
  • Able to walk, bend, push, lift, sweep the bus, see, hear and have the physical capacity to drive the bus.
  • Must have physical ability to lift up to 50 pounds, transfer participants (up to 250 pounds), push and maneuver a wheelchair up to 250 pounds, and assist participants with mobility.
  • Able to load and unload goods from a delivery van and take into the building (meals, mail, towels, etc.), up to 50lbs.
  • Ability to interact personally with participants and their families.
  • Current American Red Cross CPR/First Aid certification is required (training is provided).
  • Position requires registration on the MO Family Care Safety Registry as well as the registration must be maintained for continued employment.

An offer of employment for this position is contingent on passing of pre-employment physical, drug test, background and motor vehicle records checks. Position is part of our ongoing random drug testing pool.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to careers@jccstl.org. Please include the position title for which you are applying in the subject line of your email, “Substitute Driver”.

The JCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-verify Program.

Download a PDF of this job posting here.

PRN Program Assistant - Creve Coeur

The Jewish Community Center has an opening for a part-time Program Assistant to join our Adult Day Center team. This PRN position will have variable hours and will be expected to work across both program tracks run by the Adult Day Center. Our licensed Adult Day Center is located at our Creve Coeur facility and is open Monday-Friday, 7am to 6pm. Applicants are expected to be available to work during our hours of operation.

Summary:

The Program Assistant position is responsible for providing personalized services for individuals who have intellectual or developmental disabilities, as well as older adults with Alzheimer’s/Dementia and other cognitive impairments.

The Adult Day Center at the J offers two specialized program tracks, Creative Minds and IN. Both programs are geared to help our participants build upon and maintain their current knowledge, discover new abilities and cultivate socialization skills all while working to achieve their own personal goals. The Program Assistant position will be given opportunities to support both our younger adult and older adult populations as the need arises for either program. Activities vary from day-to-day and take place both on and offsite in the community.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Support individuals with developmental disabilities and cognitive impairments as they participate in group activities which includes swimming, exercise, volunteering, interaction with animals, art, music, gardening, cooking, etc. Note, will be expected to get into the pool or participate in fitness classes to directly assist participants during the activity.
  • Assist in researching, developing and implementing activities focused to benefit participants cognitively, socially, recreationally, physically, and will assist with independent skills development, both for large and small groups of participants
  • Complete all daily documentation and data collection to record observations on assigned participants to maintain compliance with licensure and contracts: i.e. Department of Mental Health and Department of Health and Senior Services
  • Facilitate individual accommodations necessary to assist individuals to fully participate in activities.
  • Facilitate physical location transitions or sensory breaks between activities (on and offsite) as needed
  • Appropriately intervene in all crisis situations related to behavior or health as needed
  • Work cooperatively with the Adult Day Center multi-disciplinary team to enhance offered programs
  • Observe participant behavior, assess its appropriateness, and apply appropriate behavior management techniques
  • Monitor accuracy of participant name tags daily and weekly maintenance of the Wander Guards
  • Assist participants in mobility, personal care and with serving and cleaning up food during meal times
  • Assist participants with activities of daily living including toileting
  • Care for the physical and emotional well being of every Adult Day Center participant at all times
  • Recognize and respond to opportunities for problem-solving.
  • Enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures.
  • Greet family members as they arrive to drop off/pick up participants
  • Provide quality customer service at all times, and represent the JCC and Adult Day Center in a positive and professional manner
  • Attend staff meetings, training sessions and assist with agency events and programs as requested
  • Provide backup coverage to Adult Day Center programs as needed
  • Adhere to Social Work Code of Ethics, HIPAA and confidentiality guidelines at all times.
  • Other duties as assigned. These are not the only duties to be performed. Some duties may be reassigned and other duties may be assigned as required

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED is required; related Associates or Bachelor’s degree is preferred
  • 1+ year(s) of experience working with relative population individuals with developmental/intellectual disabilities required
  • Working knowledge of medical conditions and diagnoses common among elderly and disabled populations is a plus
  • Prior experience working with the elderly, medically frail and/or people with various cognitive impairments such as dementia is strongly preferred
  • Prior experience with providing personal care assistance (i.e. toileting, physical transfers, etc.) is strongly preferred
  • Experience with development and implementation of individualized and person-centered goals preferred
  • Must have prior experience with planning and leading activities to the population served.
  • Must have excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Visual and auditory acuity with excellent communication skills to understand and interpret written and oral materials and instructions is required
  • Must have advanced computer skills (Database systems and Microsoft Office Suite: Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint). Demonstrated ability to learn new computer applications is a must
  • Must have a teamwork mentality and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to assist with the restroom needs of participants
  • Physical ability to lift 40 pounds, transfer participants (on occasion up to 250 pounds) and assist participants with mobility
  • Must have the visual acuity to monitor participants and focus near and far

Per our licensure, Adult Day Center employees are required to become registered with the MO Family Care Safety Registry. Active registration must be maintained for continued employment at our center. American Red Cross CPR/First Aid certification, TB testing, and Hepatitis A vaccine are required in this role per licensure. The J provides training/re-certification, testing, and vaccine if employee does not already have.

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please indicate the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email. Our application is available for printing from the employment section of our website. Please note this is not an online form.

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

Download a PDF of this job posting here.

Early Childhood Teacher - Chesterfield

The Jewish Community Center has part-time openings for Teachers (Part Time- Fox) to join our Early Childhood Center team at our Chesterfield location.

Current Part-Time Openings:

Chesterfield:
11am to 4pm; Monday- Friday
1 to 6pm; Monday- Friday

Overview:

The J’s Early Childhood Program is accredited by the State of Missouri and licensed by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. We use the Project Construct and Conscious Discipline curriculum frameworks. We provide care for children ages 6 weeks – 5 years of age in a safe, warm, nurturing environment that helps children feel good about themselves and the world around them. Our program operates from 7am to 6pm, Monday – Friday. Applicants should have flexibility to work within our operating schedule.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and deliver curriculum for assigned class
  • Schedule, prepare and conduct parent-teacher conferences for your class.
  • Set up, take down and clean classroom as necessary.
  • Follow all Missouri licensure and J guidelines in the course of your work.
  • Perform anecdotal record keeping, for example, daily observations, injury reports, parent inquiries, etc.
  • Communicate professionally with parents and coworkers. Maintain a professional attitude at all times.
  • Communicate and interact appropriately with children
  • Attend in-service workshops, conferences, staff meetings, and special events as required.
  • Earn 18 continuing education credits per year.
  • Incumbent in the position is required to become First Aid and CPR certified upon hire (training provided) and certification must be kept current.
  • Maintain a neat and clean appearance
  • Be punctual and maintain good attendance
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Preferred Qualifications:

  • College degree in Education or related field
  • Prior experience working with children
  • Prior education experience
  • Training and experience using the Project Construct Curriculum Framework

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum age of 18
  • High School Diploma (or GED) required.
  • A minimum of nine (9) college credit hours in early childhood, child development, youth development or child/family related courses.
  • Must be proficient with computers, including Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Demonstrated customer service skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team environment
  • Must possess strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task in a dynamic environment.
  • Able to physically stand, walk, bend, stoop, kneel and lift children up to 50lbs.
  • Able to accompany children outside to playground, to gym class, and to swim class (teachers are in the water)

Teachers are required to become registered with the MO Family Care Registry. Active registration in good standing must be maintained for employment at our center. Yearly negative TB test results and current Hepatitis A vaccinations are required.

To apply for this position please submit your resume, cover letter, transcripts, and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please indicate which opening (Teacher, Part-Time Fox) you are applying for in the subject line of your email and please indicate which shift you are applying for—morning or afternoon. The J’s application is available for printing from the employment section of our website. Please note that this is not an online form.

The JCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

Download a PDF of this job posting here.

Substitute Teachers, Early Childhood Center

The Jewish Community Center has openings for Substitute Teachers at our Chesterfield and Creve Coeur locations. Hours are on an as-needed basis.

Current Openings:

Immediate as well as summer-only positions available

Overview:

The J’s Early Childhood Program is accredited by the State of Missouri and licensed by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. We use the Project Construct Curriculum Framework and focus on character-development, value-driven programming for our students.  We provide care for children ages 6 weeks – 5 years of age in a safe, warm, nurturing environment that helps children feel good about themselves and the world around them. Our program operates from 7am to 6pm, Monday – Friday. Applicants should have flexibility to work within our operating schedule.

Responsibilities:

  • Set up, take down, and clean classroom as necessary.
  • Maintain a safe environment for the children at all times.
  • Assist and or lead activities for the children following the lesson plans for the week.
  • Follow all Missouri licensure and JCC guidelines in the course of your work.
  • Perform anecdotal record keeping, for example, daily observations, injury reports, parent inquiries, etc.
  • Communicate professionally with parents and coworkers. Maintain a professional attitude at all times.
  • Communicate and interact appropriately with children
  • Attend in-service workshops, conferences, staff meetings, and special events as required.
  • Earn 18 continuing education credits per year.
  • Incumbent in the position is required to become First Aid and CPR certified upon hire (training provided) and certification must be kept current.
  • Maintain a neat and clean appearance
  • Be punctual and maintain good attendance
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Preferred Qualifications:

  • College degree in Education or related field
  • Prior experience working with children
  • Prior education experience
  • Training and experience using the Project Construct Curriculum Framework

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum age of 18
  • High School Diploma (or GED) required.
  • A minimum of nine (9) college credit hours in early childhood, child development, youth development or child/family related courses.
  • Must be proficient with computers, including Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Demonstrated customer service skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team environment
  • Must possess strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task in a dynamic environment.
  • Able to physically stand, walk, bend, stoop, kneel and lift children up to 50lbs.
  • Able to accompany children outside to playground, to gym class, and to swim class (teachers are in the water)

Teachers are required to become registered with the MO Family Care Registry. Active registration must be maintained for employment at our center. Annual TB testing and current Hepatitis A vaccinations are required per state regulations.

To apply for this position, please submit your resume, transcript, cover letter, and salary requirements to careers@jccstl.org. Please identify which position (substitute teacher) you are applying for in the subject line of your email. Our application is available for printing from the employment section of our website, please note this is not an online form.

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

Download a PDF of this job posting here.

Counselor, The Club - Fox Chesterfield

Starting in August, The Jewish Community Center has part-time openings for Counselors at The Club, our before and after school care children’s programming. This position will also work the occasional full day (9:00 am- 3:00 pm) on an as-needed basis for our Vacation Day, Spring and Winter Break, and Snow Day programs. Our caring and enthusiastic counselors participate and lead kindergarten through fifth-grade children in a variety of activities such as swimming, crafts, sports, cooking and provide homework help.

Openings available for:

  • Chesterfield location: Monday-Friday, 2:15pm to 6:00pm (starting August 15th)
  • Substitute Counselors

Duties include:

  • Provide quality customer service at all times
  • Recognize and respond to opportunities for problem-solving
  • Guide group/individual children to participate successfully in all aspects of offered activities
  • Assist in teaching or leading activities as needed or as assigned
  • Observe children’s behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures; apply appropriate behavior management techniques
  • Attend all staff meetings as required
  • Assist in enriching programming during snow days and when school is out
  • Maintain good attendance and have reliable transportation
  • Follow all JCC rules, regulations, and standards
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED preferred; Current college student or graduate in related field desired
  • Previous camp or childcare experience essential
  • Must have auditory, visual, ambulatory, cognitive, communications and physical ability to complete major tasks in program
  • Ability to relate to and communicate with one’s peer group, parents, as well as to child’s’ age and skill levels
  • Ability to accept guidance and supervision
  • Ability to assist in teaching an activity
  • Ability to assist children in emergency situations; including fire, evacuation, illness or injury
  • Should possess good character, integrity and adaptability
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and self-control in a dynamic environment
  • Commitment to both morning and afternoon hours is preferred
  • Past Judaic experiences are a plus

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. The J application is available on the employment section of our website for printing. Note that it is not an online form. Please indicate in the subject line of your email which position (Counselor, The Club-Fox or Substitute Counselor, The Club-Fox) and the location and shift you are applying for.

Download a PDF of this job posting here.

Lifeguard and Swim Instructor

The Jewish Community Center has open positions for Lifeguards and Swim Instructors. These part time positions are available at our Chesterfield and Creve Coeur locations. Our Aquatics program takes place in 6 indoor and outdoor pools and includes lap swimming, water walking, aqua exercise classes, swim team, lessons, water slides, and children’s water play features.

Positions are available immediately for all shifts (days, evenings and weekends) and at both of our locations.

Hiring Bonus! Newly hired lifeguards are eligible to receive a $250 sign on bonus after working your first 100 hours.

Summary:

Lifeguard is responsible for ensuring the safety of facility patrons by preventing and responding to emergencies.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide exemplary customer service to members and provide for their safety and well being of our members by professionally guarding the pool according to J and American Red Cross standards.
  • Recognize and respond quickly and effectively in emergencies complying with all safety and emergency procedures.
  • Enforce all aquatic facility policies, rules and regulations.
  • Teach swim lessons (group/individual) and aquatics exercise classes (with appropriate certifications).
  • Inspect the facility on a daily schedule and report any unsafe conditions or equipment to the supervisor.
  • Assist in maintaining a neat, organized and clean pool deck and aquatics office
  • Answer the telephone and respond to customer questions in a courteous manner taking messages when appropriate.
  • Learn, adhere to, and enforce all J policies and procedures.
  • Maintain a neat and clean appearance while adhering to applicable dress codes.
  • Be punctual and maintain good attendance.
  • Complete records and reports within required timeframes including but not limited to timesheets, accident reports, class rosters, daily inspection reports, etc.
  • Participate in regular in-service training sessions and attend staff meetings.
  • Maintain swimming skills, strength and endurance.
  • Foster and maintain relationships with members while creating a comfortable, positive and welcoming environment.
  • Learn and become familiar with programming and equipment offered at the J to be better able to address customer needs.
  • Assist in promoting aquatics and other agency programs and services
  • Develop further knowledge in aquatics, including but not limited to training provided by the J.
  • Other duties as requested by supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Must have current certification in either American Red Cross Lifeguarding and First Aid or American Red Cross Waterpark Lifeguarding and First Aid.
  • American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer is required.
  • Instructor certifications are desirable.
  • Prior experience as a lifeguard with demonstrated knowledge of and application of lifeguard surveillance and rescue techniques is required.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills along with the ability to provide exemplary customer service.
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communications skills and the ability to read and follow written communications.
  • Must be able to make sound decisions.
  • Position requires flexibility in schedule to open and or close the pools and to work across multiple locations.

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please indicate the position you are applying for and desired location in the subject line of your email. The J’s employment application is available for printing on the employment section of our website. Please note this is not an online form.

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

Download a PDF of this job posting here.

Personal Trainers

The Jewish Community Center has open part-time positions for Personal Trainers. Positions are located at both our Creve Coeur and Chesterfield facilities. We are looking for nationally certified trainers who are available to work a flexible schedule to meet our clients’ needs. Our facilities offer private personal training studios with cutting-edge equipment, as well as a comprehensive fitness and sports operation including indoor and outdoor spaces for training, aquatics programming, recreational sports leagues, and an extensive group exercise program which include Pilates reformer studios.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and administer safe and effective goal oriented fitness programs, which have been approved by the J and/or the approved national fitness certification agencies.
  • Promote personal training, fitness programs, group exercise, aquatics or other programs pertinent to our member’s needs. Present the benefits of personal training to all members and demonstrate the value of the program. Be aware of and able to offer current Fitness specials/promotions and be aware of programs offered across the J.
  • Perform fitness evaluations and personal training appointments as scheduled or assigned by supervisor. Confirm appointments with customers; be prompt and prepared.
  • Call clients and potential clients to schedule and or confirm appointments. Actively seek to build client book to meet your revenue goals. Establish personal networks and effective interpersonal relationships.
  • Follow all agency record keeping procedures: collecting and processing payments for sessions rendered, timesheets, session tracking sheets, patron information sheets (assessment, release, history), WellStart information, master appointment book, etc.
  • Provide exercise correction to ineffective or unsafe techniques when observed or asked for assistance.
  • Generate member “Success Stories” to share and market the results we help our clients to achieve.
  • When not training a client, trainers are alert and on the floor at all times. Answer questions, answer phones, take messages, assist with emergencies and give any and all information our members may need.
  • Be a continuous learner. Seek out and attend continuing education opportunities offered by the J and the approved national certification agencies.
  • Follow and enforce all club rules and company policies and procedures.
  • Comply with safety, courtesy, and dress code policies.
  • Re-rack all weights and assist in maintaining a neat, organized and clean workout area in the Fitness Center.
  • Adjust and operate all fitness equipment, audio-visual equipment and perform other fitness operations that contribute to our customers’ experience.
  • Attend all meetings and assist in Fitness Center promotion where applicable.
  • All other duties as requested by supervisor.

Note: Special assignments may be determined based upon mutual interests: conducting monthly seminars for our members, assist in development of new programming with niche interest, assist in community outreach projects, work in collaboration as a fitness expert for inter-departmental events and joint programs, etc.

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED is required.
  • Must hold a current, nationally recognized Personal Training certification (NASM, NSCA, ACE, etc.) and/or a degree in a related field (i.e. Sports Medicine, Exercise Physiology, and Biomechanics).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of a variety of personal training techniques, programs, and principles of physical fitness and exercise technique.
  • Six months prior experience in a related field is preferred.
  • Trainers must have active listening skills.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated sales experience and knowledge of the principles of salesmanship.
  • Must be able to deal effectively with a diversity of individuals.
  • Trainers should have flexibility of schedule to meet our patrons’ needs: day, evening, and weekend hours. While no one trainer must work all schedules, our most successful trainers are able to offer hours in all time slots.
  • Must be able to perform the physical requirements of the position: bending, lifting weights of at least 50 pounds, squatting, spotting, reaching, standing, walking, and able to demonstrate exercises/techniques to patrons.

All Trainers are required to hold current CPR/AED/First Aid for the Professional Rescuer certifications. If there is no expiration date on the certification, it will be considered expired one year from the date of issuance.

To apply for this position, please submit your resume, cover letter and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org .

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Pilates Reformer Instructor

The Jewish Community Center has openings for certified Pilates Reformer Instructors. These part-time positions are available at our Creve Coeur and Chesterfield locations to teach private and small group sessions. Both facilities feature dedicated Mind/Body studios for Yoga and Pilates, Stott reformers, and top-of-the-line instructional equipment (cardio-tramp rebounders, stability chair, barrel, tower trainers, elastic bands, plastic coated hand weights, Pilates/Yoga mats, rings, etc.).

Candidates must have the flexibility of schedule to meet our patrons’ needs, particularly evenings and weekends.

Duties include:

  • Teach a fun, informative and safe class for your participants adhering to standards set by the J as well as those set by the national certifying organizations which we adhere to.
  • Provide outstanding customer service to members.
  • Provide for member safety and well-being.
  • Develop further knowledge in health and fitness, including, but not limited to, the training provided by the J.
  • Learn, follow and utilize policies, procedures, programs and equipment offered through the J.
  • Utilize our scheduling software system to manage group and private sessions.
  • Maintain time sheets in a neat orderly fashion according to company protocol.
  • Attend mandatory meetings and in-house training.
  • Assist in maintaining a neat, organized and clean group exercise room.
  • All other duties as assigned by manager.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • You must hold a nationally recognized Pilates certification to instruct classes at the J
  • You must be currently certified in CPR/AED/First Aid for the Professional Rescuer (training provided if necessary)
  • Prior instructional experience preferred.
  • Must have flexibility of schedule to meet customer needs (days, evenings, and weekends).

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter and completed J application in response to this posting.

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Early Childhood Teacher - Creve Coeur

The Jewish Community Center has a part-time opening for a Teacher (Part Time- SFC) to join our Early Childhood Center team at our Creve Coeur location.

Current Part Time Openings:
Creve Coeur location: 3pm to 6pm, Monday- Friday (15 hours per week)

Overview:

The J’s Early Childhood Program is accredited by the State of Missouri and licensed by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. We use the Project Construct and Conscious Discipline curriculum frameworks. We provide care for children ages 6 weeks – 5 years of age in a safe, warm, nurturing environment that helps children feel good about themselves and the world around them. Our program operates from 7am to 6pm, Monday – Friday. Applicants should have flexibility to work within our operating schedule.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and deliver curriculum for assigned class
  • Schedule, prepare and conduct parent-teacher conferences for your class.
  • Set up, take down and clean classroom as necessary.
  • Follow all Missouri licensure and J guidelines in the course of your work.
  • Perform anecdotal record keeping, for example, daily observations, injury reports, parent inquiries, etc.
  • Communicate professionally with parents and coworkers. Maintain a professional attitude at all times.
  • Communicate and interact appropriately with children.
  • Attend in-service workshops, conferences, staff meetings, and special events as required.
  • Earn 18 continuing education credits per year.
  • Incumbent in the position is required to become First Aid and CPR certified upon hire (training provided) and certification must be kept current.
  • Maintain a neat and clean appearance.
  • Be punctual and maintain good attendance.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • College degree in Education or related field.
  • Prior experience working with children.
  • Prior education experience.
  • Training and experience using the Project Construct Curriculum Framework.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum age of 18.
  • High School Diploma (or GED) required.
  • A minimum of nine (9) college credit hours in early childhood, child development, youth development or child/family related courses.
  • Must be proficient with computers, including Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access).
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Demonstrated customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team environment.
  • Must possess strong organizational skills and ability to multi task in a dynamic environment.
  • Able to physically stand, walk, bend, stoop, kneel and lift children up to 50lbs.
  • Able to accompany children outside to playground, to gym class, and to swim class (teachers are in the water).

Teachers are required to become registered with the MO Family Care Registry. Active registration in good standing must be maintained for employment at our center. Yearly negative TB test results and current Hepatitis A vaccinations are required.

To apply for this position please submit your resume, cover letter, transcripts, and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please indicate which opening (Teacher, Part Time SFC) you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

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Family Center Instructor

We have openings for part-time Family Center Instructors to work with children up to five years of age and their parent(s). Our instructors lead a variety of classes and programs, such as Camp Potpourri, Messy Mornings, Cooking with Kids, etc. These positions are available at both J locations, Creve Coeur and Chesterfield.

Most classes run for one, 6-week session, with a few exceptions. Classes are generally scheduled during morning hours one day per week for one to two hours. Instructors will need to arrive early for set-up and stay after for clean-up as well as allot time for meeting and planning with supervisor as necessary.

Duties include:

  • Meet with Family Center Coordinator prior to the start of class to plan and discuss activities for each week.
  • Determine what supplies are required for each week’s activities, review with supervisor for approval and purchase if necessary.
  • Clean-up between activities and after each day of class.
  • Lead children through planned activities each day, ensuring all are able to participate.
  • Communicate with parents prior to the start of class to introduce yourself and the program.
  • Provide quality customer service at all times.
  • Recognize and respond to opportunities for problem-solving.
  • Help each participant meet class goals established for child development.
  • Guide each individual child to participate successfully in all aspects of class activities.
  • Observe child’s behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures; apply appropriate behavior management techniques.
  • Maintain good attendance.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED is required.
  • Related college degree is preferred.
  • Previous teaching or preschool childcare experience essential.
  • Must have previous experiences instructing or leading groups of children ages 5 and under in one or more of our areas of class interest. Areas include arts and crafts, cooking, music, nature, science, etc.
  • Auditory, visual, ambulatory, cognitive, communications and physical ability to complete major tasks for class.
  • Ability to relate to and communicate with parents, as well as to children’s age and skill levels.
  • Ability to accept guidance and supervision.
  • Ability to assist in teaching themed activities for circle time (if applicable) and age-appropriate class activities.
  • Ability to assist children in emergency situations; including fire, evacuation, illness or injury.
  • Good character, integrity and adaptability.
  • Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and self-control.

To apply for this position please send your resume, cover letter and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org . In the subject line of your email, please indicate the title of the position for which you are applying.

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New Jewish Theatre AV Technician

The Jewish Community Center has part-time (as needed) openings for A/V Technicians to join our Cultural Arts department in support of the New Jewish Theatre, the New Jewish Theatre’s Youth Theatre, as well as in support of facility rentals and events at the J. We are looking for candidates who are able to work days, evenings or weekends as required in support of the production schedule. The New Jewish Theatre produces five shows per year in our 125-seat black box theatre, and our Youth Theatre produces three shows per year in our Performing Arts Center. Performance dates for both New Jewish Theatre and the Youth Theatre are available on our website. Rentals and special events take place throughout the year at the J.

Purpose:
To assist NJT’s Technical Director with any of the audio and lighting requirements of NJT productions and with requirements for J events and rentals.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide assistance with lighting hang and focus.
  • Help with set up of sound equipment for productions.
  • Assist with running of light and sound boards during rehearsals and productions as required.
  • Assist with A/V needs for J events and rentals which can include light/sound design, set up of speakers, microphones, lights, light and sound boards, and running of light and sound boards during events.
  • Assist with the dismantling of light and sound equipment and putting away in appropriate storage.
  • All other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED is required. College degree in related field is preferred.
  • Related professional technical theatre experience preferred. Experience with theatre sound engineering and design, as well as in practices of stage lighting are desired.
  • Familiarity with current audio and lighting technology is required.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated implementation of safe theatre and safe shop practices are required.
  • Knowledge of and capability to utilize tools necessary for lighting hang and focus is required.
  • Able to lift, carry, push, and pull objects not to exceed 80 pounds.
  • Able to climb and work with the use of a ladder, scaffolding, and or mechanical lift up to 25 ft in elevation.
  • Must be able to accommodate a flexible schedule in support of the above events which will include days, evenings and weekends. Hours fluctuate based on production schedule.

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please indicate the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

Download a PDF of this job posting here.

New Jewish Theatre Construction Technician

The Jewish Community Center has part-time (as needed), openings for Construction Technicians to join our Cultural Arts department in support of the New Jewish Theatre and the New Jewish Theatre’s Youth Theatre. We are looking for candidates who are able to work days, evenings or weekends as required in support of the production schedule. The New Jewish Theatre produces five shows per year in our 125-seat black box theatre, and our Youth Theatre produces three shows per year in our Performing Arts Center. Performance dates for both New Jewish Theatre and the Youth Theatre are available on our website. Set construction begins approximately 4-5 weeks prior to performances.

Purpose:
To assist NJT’s Technical Director with the construction and management of sets for NJT in our Black Box Theatre and Performing Arts Center.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist with all set construction under the direction of the Technical Director.
  • Together with the Technical Director, ensure all sets are built according to design, building, and safety guidelines.
  • Assist with the load in of stage sets ensuring that the set is properly secured and in place.
  • Assist with the dismantling of sets as required and storing those components which can be reused.
  • Maintain a clean and organized shop space.
  • May be asked to work as stage crew during performances if necessary.
  • All other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED is required. College degree in related field is preferred.
  • Related professional technical theatre experience preferred.
  • Advanced carpentry skills and knowledge of construction methods are required.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated implementation of safe theatre practices and safe shop practices are required.
  • Knowledge of and capability to utilize power tools (saws, drills, compressor, etc.) is required.
  • Able to lift, carry, push, and pull objects not to exceed 80 pounds.
  • Able to climb and work with the use of a ladder, scaffolding and or mechanical lift up to 25 ft in elevation.
  • Must be able to accommodate a flexible schedule in support of the above events which will include days, evenings and weekends. Hours fluctuate based on production schedule.

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please indicate the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

Download a PDF of this job posting here.

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