Jewish Community Center Jewish Song Leader and Music Teacher in Newton, Massachusetts

Principal Responsibilities:

Warm, knowledgeable, fun music teacher needed to lead music activities with campers entering grades K-8. Teach classes for 12-15 campers in grades K-3 which may include singing games, rhythm games, writing songs, and/or moving to music. MC daily camper performances and lead all-camp singalongs, including Jewish and secular songs and games. Choose, rehearse and accompany songs for Arts Night performances. Lead short weekly Shabbat celebrations.

Full-time staff send their children to camp for free.

Camp Kaleidoscope is a coed Jewish day camp open to all. We specialize in theater, music, art, and science, with a healthy dose of outdoor activities and swimming. The Song Leader is the HEART of camp!

Minimum Qualifications:

Must have a degree in music or education, knowledge of Jewish music, and at least 3 years experience teaching young children. Must know how to have FUN with children as well as have excellent classroom management skills. Must be comfortable leading the whole camp in songs and large-group activities. Candidate must be available for the full 8-week session, June 25-August 17, with orientation the previous week. Hours are 8:45am-4:10pm, Monday through Friday, weekly Monday staff meetings until 5:15pm, and Arts Nights on July 18 and August 15.

Applicant must have local housing and transportation in the Newton area.

Please go to JOIN THE TEAMto download an application form, and send it in with a resume and three references to: Betty Lehrman, Director, Camp Kaleidoscope, 333 Nahanton St., Newton, MA 02459 or email

Agency Information:

The JCC is proud to serve more than 50,000 people? representing 98 communities and every age and ability, including men, women and children with special needs-at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC in Newton; through a wide range of programs and services in Metrowest, the South Area, and Metro North (Arlington/Cambridge/Somerville and beyond); at JCC day and overnight camps in Greater Boston and Bridgton, Maine; at Early Learning Centers in Acton, Brookline, Hingham, Newton, Sharon, and Wayland; and online.

The JCC is deeply committed to serving a community that is increasingly diverse, and to valuing and celebrating the uniqueness of every constituent. While being proudly Jewish, we recognize the changes in Jewish life in our times, and strive in every way to provide an open and welcoming setting for all, irrespective of personal practices, beliefs, or background. We invite the community to use the JCC as a partner in connecting interests and aspirations to enriching Jewish resources: values, traditions, customs and other tools for living ?and, of course, to old and new friends.

Date Posted: 01/22/2018

Title: Jewish Song Leader and Music Teacher

JCC: JCC Greater Boston

Location: Newton, MA