Employment Opportunities

At the Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus, we create friendships that last a lifetime. We educate and care for children, challenge and inspire adults, and provide a welcoming Jewish space for the community.

Currently, there are more than 6,500 members of the JCC representing approximately 3,800 households in Central Ohio. With locations in east, northeast and northwest Columbus, the JCC is committed to continuing to play a significant role in community life in Central Ohio. Each year, over 200,000 people come through our doors to vote, donate blood, receive health screenings and immunizations, take classes, attend camp, preschool, shows, exhibits and to play sports.

Each year, nearly 2,000 people of all ages and fitness levels use our JCC’s state-of-the-art fitness facilities weekly to maintain their health and well-being. Approximately 500 children ages 6 weeks to 5 years attend Early Childhood Programs at the JCC’s three ECE sites, where they begin to form their Jewish identity. Nearly 700 children and youth swam, played and learned at JCC summer camps this year. Children are making Jewish memories and friendships to last a lifetime.

The JCC serves 13,000 freshly prepared Kosher lunches each year to our frail elderly adults and provides intellectually stimulating programming. For many, this is their only hot meal of the day. We take pride in improving the daily lives of all the people in our community.

Employee Benefits
A full list of employee benefits will be presented during interview.
• Employees working a regular schedule & seasonal employees may be eligible for a JCC Membership;
• Employees working 20 to 29 hours per week may be eligible for the above plus paid holidays, paid time off, a 403b retirement plan, and staff discounts;
• Employees working 30 to 40 hours per week may be eligible for the above plus life, health, dental, vision, long term and short term disability insurance, and an employee assistance program.

CURRENT JOB OPPORTUNITIES

AQUATICS

» LIFEGUARDS (pdf) & SWIM INSTRUCTORS (pdf)
Positions available for Lifeguard & Swim Instructors, preferably WSIs. Daytime availability preferred. The successful candidate excels when working with both children and adults. (College Avenue, Part Time)

» AQUATIC FITNESS INSTRUCTORS (pdf)
The JCC is looking for Aquatic Fitness Instructors with experience in teaching deep or shallow water classes. Certification is preferred, but not required. (College Avenue, Part Time)

CATERING & RENTALS

» FULL TIME COOK (pdf)
Reports to the Executive Chef. Cook assists in a wide range of food preparation and presentation. Participates in all aspects of food preparation for various JCC activities; maintains Kashruth standards, and keep an orderly, clean kitchen.(College Avenue, Full Time/Part Time, Occasional Evenings and Weekend Shifts)

» J CAFÉ EXPRESS SALES (pdf) 
The J Café Attendant position staffs the JCC Lobby Snack and Beverage Cart; providing outstanding customer service to members and employees while facilitating a pleasant atmosphere for members and guests. Barista or hospitality experience is preferred but not required. Must be able to operate a computerized sales system and perform basic math skills. The successful candidate has the ability to confidently interact with a diverse population. (College Avenue, Part Time)

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

» LEAD & CO-LEAD TEACHERS (pdf) & ASSISTANT EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHERS (pdf)
The JCC is conducting a search for full time (30 to 40 hours per week) and part time Early Childhood teachers (Lead / Co-Lead teachers & Assistant teachers). JCC preschool teachers sincerely enjoy and value young children and their education.  They appreciate the importance to both child and family of providing a safe environment that promotes the emotional, social, intellectual and physical development of infants and toddlers.  JCC Preschool teachers recognize that dependability and reliability contribute to the well being of the children in their care, as well as the cohesiveness of their classroom team.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to work creatively and constructively with children and adults.  Demonstrating a deep appreciation for learning, s/he displays a professional and positive demeanor with the physical abilities to move, lift, carry, support and keep infants & toddlers safe.  S/he is articulate and able to communicate clearly and with appropriateness with both children and adults.

Required qualifications include: High school diploma or equivalent (some post high school education in early childhood development preferred). Teaching experience is preferred but not required. (College Avenue, New Albany, and North)

» SUBSTITUTE PRESCHOOL TEACHERS (pdf)
The JCC needs Substitute Preschool Teachers at all three locations.  JCC preschool teachers sincerely enjoy and value young children and their education.  They appreciate the importance to both child and family of providing a safe environment that promotes the emotional, social, intellectual and physical development of young children.  JCC Substitute Preschool teachers recognize that dependability and reliability contribute to the well being of the classroom children and thoughtfully step in to fill the full time teacher’s role when absences occur.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to work creatively and constructively with children and adults.  Demonstrating a deep appreciation for learning, s/he displays a professional and positive demeanor with the physical abilities to move, lift, carry, support and keep young children safe.  S/he is articulate and able to communicate clearly and with appropriateness with both children and adults.

Working from the absent teacher’s lesson plans, the Substitute Teacher works toward the Lead Teacher’s goal of providing a program of developmentally appropriate early childhood educational experiences that include art, music, movement, math, science and language with an emphasis on implementing the JCC Jewish Curriculum, Creative Curriculum, and Step Up to Quality Standards.  

Required qualifications include:  High school diploma or equivalent (some post high school education in early childhood development preferred).  Teaching experience is preferred but not required. (College Avenue, New Albany, and North, Full Year)

» BABYSITTING (pdf)
Fitness Center Babysitting Staff work with work with infants to school age children. (College Avenue, Part Time)

FACILITIES

» BUILDING MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR (pdf)
This is a working supervisor position; supervise maintenance staff; perform general maintenance, both preventive and as needed, buildings and grounds. (College Avenue, 40 Hours per week, able to work evenings, weekends and overtime required)

» BUILDING MAINTENANCE (pdf)
Perform general maintenance, both preventive and as needed, buildings and grounds.

» JANITORIAL / HOUSEKEEPING (pdf)
Join Our Team! Do you have commercial building maintenance or janitorial experience in the hospitality industry and/or in a preschool or elementary school? Are you a team player? Do you like to work with people who work hard, take pride in their work, arrive at work on time, and care about their customers and co-workers?      

If you answered YES, you might want to join our team! Several maintenance technician positions are available in the building operations department for day, evening & weekend shifts. (College Avenue, Full Time/Part Time, Days, Evenings and Weekend Shifts)

FITNESS

» PILATES REFORMER INSTRUCTORS (pdf)
The JCC is looking for enthusiastic and motivating individuals to teach Pilates Reformer group classes. Certified Pilates Reformer instructor. Comfortable teaching classes of up to 5 participants (private sessions optional) Specifically looking for someone for Tuesday mornings, but the more availability the better!

» FITNESS & SPINNING INSTRUCTORS (pdf) 
The JCC is looking for energetic, enthusiastic and creative Fitness and Spinning Instructors. Successful candidates have nationally recognized Group Exercise and CPR/AED certification; experience instructing a plus. Early morning, mid-morning and evening time slots available.

» PERSONAL TRAINER (pdf)

» FITNESS FLOOR SUPERVISOR (pdf) 

» BABYSITTING (pdf)
Fitness Center Babysitting staff work with work with infants to school age children.

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

» COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR (pdf)
Communications Coordinator writes, edits and distributes copy for brand messaging, social media, website content, email marketing, press releases, articles, and stories. Assists in graphic design and web design/development.

Please include link to portfolio in your JCC application.

YOUTH & CAMPING

» DIRECTOR OF JCC CAMPS (pdf)
Director of JCC Camps oversees the creation, promotion, staffing, curriculum, and administrative functioning of the Jewish Summer Camp Programs, and maintains compliance with state licensing.  Each year, the Director leads all efforts to develop and deliver an annual array of camp programs and opportunities that are Jewish, fresh, current and keep pace with current trends.  The Director is a leader expected to grow camp by 20% over 3 years and to meet budgeted expectations – and works with stakeholders to develop/deliver a vision for camp that is compelling, creative, Jewish and profitable.

» SUMMER CAMP JOBS (pdf)
The JCC is looking for energetic people who love working with kids, to be role models, motivate campers and do everything in their power to make each camper’s summer experience the most memorable.  Must be fun loving, patient and genuinely concerned for the welfare and development of young people. Work as camp counselors, special needs camp counselors, lifeguards, specialists and unit heads.

» J CLUB & SCHOOLS OUT DAY STAFF (pdf)
Kaleidoscope staff implements innovative and exciting programming which connects kindergarten to 6th grade children to the JCC and other Jewish children.  Programming is focused on after-school social and cultural activities, as well as School’s Out Days and Vacation Camp Programs. (College Avenue, School Year/Part Time) 

You must save/download your application to your computer in order to complete and submit it digitally.
You can email it directly to your resume and cover letter to the Human Resources Department at careers@columbusjcc.org or scan/fax it along to (614) 559-6298.

The JCC is an EEO, At-Will Employer.

Apply in person at: JCC of Greater Columbus | 1125 College Ave. Columbus, OH 43209.

Click the link below to view/download an Employment Application:

» JCC Employment Application (pdf)