Career Opportunities at the JCC

Thank you for your interest in working for the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS. The Lawrence Family JCC is an equal opportunity employer.

Current Openings

Director, JSTIC
Technical Director
Theatre Production Coordinator
Teen Director
North County Coordinator
Part Time Receptionist/Customer Service Desk Representative
Various Pool Positions

Position Title: Barista

We are looking for two part time baristas to help with our busy summer. One of the positions will continue long term. The person should, ideally, have experience in a café as a barista, a food handling certificate, be good with people, be able to work under pressure and share a love of the LJFCC and our community.

Pay: $10 to $10.50/hour DOE



Position Title: Director, JSTIC

Resumes must be received by FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2015.

The Director is responsible for the launch and management of a major new initiative, the Jewish Service Teen Institute & Corps (JSTIC) designed to engage teens across all of San Diego County in service and Jewish service learning activities, and ultimately, to connect Jewish teens to Jewish communal institutions and build a stronger sense of Jewish identity among those who are currently less engaged. The Jewish Service Institute & Corps is, administratively, a department of the Lawrence Family JCC but is designed to operate with geographic and programmatic independence.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities Short term:
Undertake key steps to implement plans for the JSTIC beginning with the development of a detailed timeline with milestones calibrated to the budget and the plan’s key objectives.

Set clear parameters for the development of programs to fulfill JSTIC goals and identify partner organizations for their delivery; solicit the participation of organizational partners and develop any necessary agreements. Form and facilitate the work of a Community-Wide Advisory Board and a Teen Advisory Board drawn from populations across San Diego County. Put in place and execute a far-reaching marketing & communications plan including but not limited to a website or portal, electronic and social media communications, advertisements, collateral print materials, talking points and grass-roots outreach. Identify and oversee the selection, installation, customization, management and use of a database to capture names and contact information for Jewish teens in San Diego County.

Identify and contract with a partner organization for the development and provision of service learning training for Jewish educators and other program staff; help design and oversee the implementation of the program. Hire initial personnel including a Program Manager, Communications Associate and Database & Administrative Assistant.

Serve as chief spokesperson for JSTIC. Develop a strong working relationship with key colleagues and departments at the Lawrence Family JCC, Federation and supporting Committees. Provide regular reports to all interested parties and participate in meetings with funders. Imagine and execute the initiative to put in place a referral system that guides teens to, and enrolls them in, local Jewish programs. Develop and execute a fundraising strategy to ensure the sustainability of the entire initiative over time. Engage a professional evaluator or evaluation firm to develop and implement a long-term evaluation protocol to measure the success of this initiative and its impact on Jewish teens in San Diego over time. Serve as coach and consultant to partners to help their programs evolve appropriately and ensure their quality and success. Devise a long-term staffing strategy and hire additional personnel as the initiative evolves over time. Represent San Diego in national discussions, and represent the project in regional discussions on Jewish teen engagement. Prepare and maintain a multi-year budget. Write and produce reports, as well as other publications and presentation materials.

- Demonstrated strong organizational skills, attention to detail and proven ability to work on multiple high priority tasks.
-Outstanding interpersonal and public communication skills, both written and oral. Evidence of strong budgeting skills, as well as financial analysis and resource management. Skill in board management, working with multiple committees and interested community members.
- Fundraising with a track-record particularly in foundation and major gifts. - Experience and education required: At least seven years of progressive, responsible leadership experience in Jewish education, youth development and project or program management. Master’s degree in nonprofit management, education, Jewish studies or a related field required.

This is an exempt position.

Reports to: CFO

Compensation: DOE

Excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, 403 (b) plan with matching upon eligibility and life insurance, Flexible Spending Account for Healthcare and/or Dependent care), a respectful work environment and a sense of accomplishment, as well as a sense of belonging to a community-based institution. Excellent holiday schedule and vacation. We also offer the benefits of Membership to the J to all full time employees. This includes a state of the art gym and use of the Olympic swimming pool, as well as discounts at JCC-produced programs.

We encourage applicants of all ages, races and ethnic backgrounds. LFJCC will consider all qualified applicants for employment.

Please apply with a cover letter and resume, to

Position Title:Technical Director

Reports to:  Theatre Manager 
The Technical Director (TD) manages the coordination of all technical elements for The Garfield Theatre 500-seat performing arts complex and special event facility.  The TD supervises technical theatre staff, maintains the department equipment and manages the physical spaces of the theatre including necessary maintenance or renovations. The TD is responsible for supporting the artistic vision of directors, designers, program managers and external rental clients as it relates to the execution of their events.
Supervise, train, schedule and hire Theatre Technical crew.  Maintain a list of available crew in the San Diego area. 
Maintain the department equipment and manage the physical maintenance of the theatre including any renovations.  
Work directly with The J* Company Artistic Director, Managing Director, and design teams on the production and build of each J* Company production within budgetary constraints
In coordination with the J*Company Artistic Director, design scenery and/or lighting for select J*Company productions throughout the season.  Assist guest designers as needed.  
Consult with JCC/CJC Program Managers regarding technical requirements for their events (including off-site events)
Consult with external rental clients regarding technical requirements for their events.  Assist Theatre Manager with drafting cost estimates
Attend production and committee meetings and fill in for Theatre Manager during vacations or time away from the facility
Serve as “Staff In Charge” in rotation with Theatre Manager and Production Coordinator for all rental events and select internal events
Ensure the safety and efficiency of all stage and shop operations for both internal programs and rental clients
Other duties as assigned by the Theatre Manager or Executive Management
Expert proficiency in theatrical carpentry and theatrical rigging, including the ability to safely use power tools
Proficient knowledge of all technical aspects of running a performing arts theater including: lighting, sound, video 
Experience working with ETC Ion;  conventional, LED, and automated fixtures, dimmer racks, Yamaha M7CL- ES, iRFR
Proficient knowledge of PC and Macintosh computers, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint, AutoCAD and/or Vectorworks
Proficiency working with schematics, CAD drawings, diagrams, light plots and stage plots  
Experience and proficiency on Genie and Scissor Lifts
Knowledge in budgetary management as well as financial organization
Must possess a valid CA driver’s license with a clean driving record
Ability and willingness to pick up and deliver event materials and lift/carry up to 50 lbs 
4-5 years minimum experience working in technical theatre as a Technical Director or similar supervisory position 
Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Theatre and/or Theatre Design preferred 
Or equivalent combination of experience/education
Excellent customer-service skills
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills
Positive attitude, ability to remain calm and respond confidently and promptly to stressful situations, ability to adapt in a rapidly changing environment, capacity to solve problems with diplomacy and tact;  ability to think creatively about challenges, have sound judgment, tact and diplomacy in dealing with a variety of personality types and situations
Ability to work with and instruct volunteers and children
Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to prioritize and handle multiple, simultaneous tasks;  finish projects on time; while maintaining budget parameters
Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team
HOURS: Full time, salaried, EXEMPT position, requiring flexible hours, some weekend and night work.
BENEFITS: This is a full time position eligible for health, vision and dental benefits as well as retirement and short term disability. Full Family membership to the LFJCC including fitness center and discounts on LFJCC programs as provided for in the LFJCC handbook.
Please send cover letter and resume to Gayle Herrick, Theatre Manager, . NO CALLS. 

Position Title:Theatre Production Coordinator

Reports to: Theatre Manager & Technical Director


The Production Coordinator’s primary duty shall be to oversee the implementation of event logistics and technical requirements for all events held in the Garfield Theatre, which includes internal programs both on and offsite, as well as rental client events. The Production Coordinator will assist the Technical Director and the Theatre Manager in the execution of their duties in the operation of The Garfield Theatre, a 500-seat performing arts complex and special event facility. This position will serve as the lead theatre technician for a variety of events, as well as serving as the sound designer, audio engineer and sound technician for select J*Company Youth Theatre productions.


Specific duties include but are not limited to:
•Communicate with internal program managers and external rental clients, Theatre Manager and technical staff to ensure seamless execution of technical event logistics, scheduling and production aspects for each event
•Be responsible for resolving technical issues and/or emergencies that arise in the Theatre during a production or rental event •Other A/V duties as assigned by Theatre Manager, Technical Director and/or Executive Management
•Serve as the Lead Crew Technician for a variety of theatrical performances and special events
•Supervise and work alongside technical crew in the implementation of all aspects of designs, including lights, scenery, properties, and audio-visual
•Act as Sound Designer for all J*Company shows, Lead A/V Coordinator for the Jewish Book Fair, and as Lead A/V •Technician/Projectionist for Jewish Film Festival
•Maintain the crew schedule, calculating timesheets and preparing all technical equipment and requirements for all upcoming events
•Train over hire staff and others as needed and deemed appropriate in use of all theatrical technical equipment
•Operate all audio-visual equipment, and other theatre-related equipment, at the Garfield Theatre (and offsite events as needed) for a variety of JCC/CJC Programs, as well as external rental client events
•Operate light board and other theatrical equipment when necessary
•Order any additional technical equipment and coordinate pick-up and delivery; follow up with accounting procedures
•Have up-to-date knowledge of all technical equipment utilized in the Garfield Theatre and throughout the JCC facilities
•Assist Technical Director with preventative maintenance and upkeep of the facility, all tools and technical equipment in the Garfield Theatre as well as storage and build areas
•Maintenance and Inventory of all audio and video equipment in The Garfield Theatre
•Maintain cleanliness of the theatre and other physical spaces, including sweeping and trash removal
•Assist with troubleshooting issues related to audio-visual presentational equipment in ancillary spaces throughout the JCC as needed (The Bean, Rehearsal Room, Board Room, Fitness areas, etc)
•Travel to offsite locations (storage units) and stores to purchase or rent equipment and materials required for all productions

•2-3 years minimum experience working in technical theatre as an Audio Technician, Stage Technician, Shop Head or Crew Lead in a performing arts theatre, event concert venue, production company or related business
•Thorough knowledge of the technical aspects and operational details of running a theater, including light, sound, video, and rigging systems, with an emphasis in: sound equipment and audio design, set construction, supervising and scheduling crew
•The ability to mix live sound for music concerts, musical theatre, lectures, films, and other productions
•Basic knowledge of film projection and sound (35mm and DigiBeta formats)
•Competent working knowledge of PC and Macintosh computers, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint, and QLab
•Experience working with ETC Ion Lighting Console, ETC LED and conventional fixtures, automated fixtures, dimmer racks, Yamaha M7CL- ES, iRFR

•Ability to use power tools, such as table saw and drill
•A basic understanding of theatrical carpentry
•A basic understanding of theatrical rigging
•Experience and proficiency on Genie and Scissor Lifts
•Must possess a valid CA driver’s license with a clean driving record
•Ability and willingness to pick up and deliver A/V materials and lift and carry up to 50 lbs

HOURS: Full time, hourly, NON-EXEMPT position, requiring flexible hours, some weekend and night


BENEFITS: This is a full time position eligible for health, vision and dental benefits as well as retirement and short term disability. Full Family membership to the LFJCC including fitness center and discounts on LFJCC programs as provided for in the LFJCC handbook.

Please send cover letter and resume to Gayle Herrick, Theatre Manager, . NO CALLS.

To APPLY: All applications should be sent to with a current resume and cover letter.

Position Title:Teen Director

Reports to: Camp Director

Basic Responsibility:  The Teen Director carries the overall responsibility of developing, planning, implementing, supervising, marketing and evaluating programming and services for the JCC’s thriving Teen Department.  The position requires direct hands-on operation of the Teen Department, which includes a wide array of programs and activities for teens.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  1. Oversee all aspects related to the Teen Leadership Council including but not limited to: recruitment, supporting the Executive Council, designing meaningful leadership programming, managing the planning and execution of weekly meetings, running the TLC retreat, managing the participation in Senior Buddies and other community service projects, consistent communication with TLC participants and their parents, and supporting the Council developing new and innovative teen programs..
  2. Head the JCC Maccabi Games San Diego Delegation and oversee all related administrative and programmatic needs, including; recruitment of athletes, JCCA required registrations and confirmations, supervision, hiring and evaluation of coaches, scheduling practices and social events, consistent communication with parents, participants, and coaches.
  3. Oversee community wide teen professional coalition and take the lead in 5 community-wide teen events.  These may include but are not limited to J- Serve community day of service Like Israel and Shabbat 360 amongst others. The Teen Director will act as a “champion” in the planning of Shabbat San Diego. Teen Coalition will be managed by the Teen Director with meetings held several times a year. A database of all teen programmers in San Diego will be maintained and communication with the coalition will remain regular.
  4. Oversee and coordinate Partners in Prevention and Girls Life programs within the community.
  5. Participate/represent the LFJCC in the new Community –Wide Teen Initiative.
  6. Continue to outreach, build and grow the existing LFJCC Teen Department.
  7. Research and develop new programs, activities and trips.
  8. Develop and present Departmental budget, and monitor all income and expenses.
  9. Evaluate program effectiveness and consumer satisfaction and report results.
  10. Develop and implement marketing strategies for teen programs in conjunction with the Marketing Department, including the Teen Program Guide.
  11. Oversee all aspects of teen special event including teen dances, dodgeball tournaments, College Tours (West Coast, Boston, etc.), Ski Trips, etc.
  12. Pricing and purchase of equipment and supplies as needed for teen programs.
  13. Oversee all Middle School programming including but not limited to; Teen Connect Advisory Council, Community Service Caravan programs, social events, etc.
  14. Direct supervision of teen personnel as needed.  Meet regularly to discuss all program plans, publicity materials and arrangements.  Hire, supervise and evaluate teen personnel as needed.
  15. Advise and work with Teen Committee Chair to develop and coordinate a planning and advisory committee.  - - Work with lay teen committee in planning and evaluating programs and recommending department policies.  - - Advise selection for sub-committees and to work on special events and facilitate the work of all volunteers involved.
  16. Work with JCC support and maintenance staff to implement programs.
  17. Any other tasks as assigned by the Youth & Camp Director.
  18. Ensure the Teen department complies with LFJCC policies & procedures.


The ideal candidate will have a B.A. or B.S. College Degree.  Master's Degree in Jewish Communal Service, Social Work, Education or related field preferred.

1. Demonstrated minimum 2 years of increasing experience in like environment working with teens.

2. Strong program administration, management and budgetary experience.

3. Demonstrated commitment to good customer service.

4. Ability to deal effectively with a wide variety of people, staff and community.

5. Strong verbal and written communication skills.

6. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.

7. Strong knowledge of program service and delivery.

8. Current CA class B valid driver’s license or qualified to obtain.

9. Familiar with Jewish culture and traditions a plus.

HOURS: Full time, EXEMPT position, requiring flexible hours, some weekend and evenings as events and community activities require.


BENEFITS: This is a full time position eligible for health, vision and dental benefits as well as retirement and short term disability. Full Family membership to the LFJCC including fitness center and discounts on LFJCC programs as provided for in the LFJCC employee handbook.

Position Title:North County Coordinator

Position Title: North County Coordinator
Reports to: Director, San Diego Center for Jewish Culture (CJC)


Under the supervision of the Director, San Diego Center for Jewish Culture, the North County Coordinator will act as an ambassador for the CJC’s North County programming, building collaborative relationships between the CJC’s program directors and the community, and serving on the Arts and Ideas Task Force for innovative Jewish cultural programming. The Coordinator will work to implement programs that engage the Jewish community and advance Jewish arts, culture and educational activities in the region. Along with CJC Program Directors, the Coordinator will work to attract the area’s residents, volunteers and donors to CJC/Leichtag cultural events. The Coordinator will be based in the North County Hub, a collaborative co-working space, sponsored by Leichtag Foundation in Encinitas. This is a unique opportunity for an innovator with strong programming experience, demonstrated success in building community, and a passion to nurture exceptional Jewish arts, culture and creativity.


Specific duties include but are not limited to:

1. Build productive working relationships with CJC North County programmers, including; CJC Director, San Diego Jewish Film Festival Director, San Diego Jewish Book Fair Director, Director of Jewish Education, and Shalom Baby Coordinator.
2. Work collaboratively with CJC Programmers, North County Hub members, and Leichtag Foundation to successfully implement CJC cultural programs in North County.
3. Participate in monthly group meetings, professional development opportunities, and large scale agricultural programs at the North County Hub, and be an active contributor to the collaborative culture at the Ranch owned by the Leichtag Foundation.
4. Attend CJC/JCC weekly supervision and staff meetings, and select events as appropriate to build collegiality agency-wide, and to achieve a full understanding of CJC/JCC’s mission and goals.
5. Actively participate in the Arts & Ideas Initiative Taskforce to create innovative arts experiences in North County.
6. Build a continuum of Jewish engagement and exposure through development of audiences, volunteers and donors for CJC events in North County.
7. Develop and enhance North County lay committees to create a strong and engaged volunteer base for CJC programming and to strengthen North County Jewish community life.
8. Work with the LFJCC Marketing Department to create successful audience outreach and marketing initiatives in North County.
9. Build new donor relationships and implement the JCC's strong stewardship model in North County in collaboration with LFJCC Development Department, CJC Director and program directors.
10. Enhance and grow CJC’s relationships in North County, emphasizing collaborations with local agencies and businesses in order to maximize our efforts in the area.
11. Facilitate evaluation process for all North County programs.
12. As the CJC/JCC ambassador in North County, provide a positive role model to others for communication and relationship building, and strive to achieve the highest quality customer service for all.
13. Ensure that all activities are in conformity to grant requirements, and participate in measuring and reporting the results of grant related-work.
14. Perform all other duties as assigned.


The ideal candidate will have a minimum of B.A. or B.S. College Degree, ideal or other certification in an area of Non-Profit Arts Administration, or Community Development or related demonstrated experience.
1. Minimum 3-years' experience in arts or cultural programming, or in events planning or community development.
2. Experience or strong desire to work in Jewish Communal agency field and/or knowledge of Jewish culture and traditions helpful.
3. Demonstrated excellence in customer service, communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
4. Knowledge of program service and delivery.

This position requires significant presence in the community. Person must own or have reliable access to transportation at all times. Employee must be able to lift 20 lbs.

HOURS: Full time, EXEMPT position, requiring flexible hours, some weekend and night work as events and community activities require.


BENEFITS: This is a full time position eligible for health, vision and dental benefits as well as retirement and short term disability. Full Family membership to the LFJCC including fitness center and discounts on LFJCC programs as provided for in the LFJCC handbook.

Position Title:Part-Time Receptionist/Customer Service Desk Representative

Job Description: The JCC is a busy community center in La Jolla that provides quality fitness, childcare, cultural and artistic events. The Customer Service Representative will be providing courteous and prompt service to members and guests of the facility.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Excellent customer service
  • Assist all JCC departments
  • Strong organizational & administrative skills
  • Able to multi-task with a high volume of phone calls
  • Fun & friendly

Job Requirements: Must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Professional & friendly
  • Customer Service
  • Must be able to answer multi-line phone
  • Creative thinker
  • Demonstrate ability to trouble shoot & solve problems
  • Excellent writing, grammar, and punctuation skills
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • Basic computer skills, working knowledge of (Word, Excel, Showare)
  • Excellent time management, organizational & communication skills
  • Strong ability to work well with co-workers, supervisors & members of the community in a team environment
  • Able to work flexible hours, which may include weekends, evenings & must be punctual
Salary: $9.50/hr
Free gym membership
Email resume to:

Position Title:Assistant Swim Coach

Reports to: Head Swim Coach
Pay Rate: $11-12/ hour M-F 15+++ hours

Position Summary:
Under the direction of the Head Swim Coach, the Asst. Swim Coach assists in developing, organizing and implementing the JCC Barracuda Swim Team. Provides direct leadership, instruction and motivation for swim team participants in accordance with JCC policies and procedures and creates a safe and positive atmosphere that promotes member safety and engagement.

Essential Functions:
Provides pre-competitive swimming instruction to swim team members in Novice to Age group swimming groups. Organizes and conducts team workouts. Works effectively with other coaches as assigned.

Entry Requirements:
1. 18 years of age or older.
2. Current American Red Cross First Aid certification.
3 Current American Red Cross community CPR certification, or equivalent.
4. American Red Cross Coaches Safety Training or equivalent Preferred.
5. One year or more of swim team experience preferred.
6. Ability to teach proper competitive swimming techniques.
7. Demonstrate knowledge of sound competitive swimming skills, and the ability to implement and teach these skills in a positive, healthy manner.
8. Knowledge of basic exercise.
9. Prefer knowledge of, and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc).

Specific Duties:
1. Assists in organizing and administering all assigned coaching responsibilities, including daily practices, recruiting, record keeping and scheduling.
2. Develops positive relationships with team members, and coaches. Provides motivational support and guidance.
3. Increases team member awareness of all healthy lifestyle factors and LFJCC values.
4. Works hand in hand with the Head Coach.
5. Conducts evaluations and recruits prospective members and provides information about LFJCC membership and swim team fee structure.
6. Attends staff meetings and trainings as required.
7. Follows all LFJCC policies, rules, regulations, and procedures, including emergency procedures.
8. Completes incident and accident reports if necessary.
9. Attends swim meets and swim team functions as agreed upon with supervisor.
10. Accountable for discipline and conduct of team members at these events.
11. Encourages member and parent involvement and identifies potential volunteers.
12. Refrain from using personal phone during workouts. Refrain from personal conversation with other staff during workouts.
13. Assists in creating the swim team monthly newsletter.
14. Submits all private lesson schedules and payments to the Asst. Aquatics Director. Coach must keep lesson log. The Asst. Aquatics Director must approve the lessons before-hand.

Physical Demands:
1. Sufficient strength, agility and mobility to perform essential functions of position and to supervise program activities.
2. Ability to see and hear individuals and alarms in pool/pool area.
3. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
4. Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time.
5. Ability to perform activities which require sustained concentration and attention.


To APPLY: All applications should be sent to with a current resume and cover letter.

Summer Positions

Lifeguard I

Camp Swim Instructor

Summer Camp Lifeguard

Camp Jaycee Seasonal Waterfront Lifeguard

Ongoing Positions

We are always accepting resumes for the following positions:

Camp Jaycee Staff

Fitness Center Attendant


Swim Instructors

Camp Lifeguards and Swim Instructors

Theatre Technicians

Volunteer Opportunities

We are always looking for volunteers for various programs at the Lawrence Family JCC and San Diego Center for Jewish Culture. If you are interested in volunteering, please FILL OUT THIS FORM.