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 of San Diego Film Festival
Managing Director, J*Company Youth Theatre
Technical Director, Garfield Theatre
Teen Director
Part Time Receptionist/Customer Service Desk Representative
Various Pool Positions Including Camp Lifeguard and Camp Swim Instructor

Position Title: San Diego Jewish Film Festival Director

Reports To:
Director, San Diego Center for Jewish Culture

Summary of Duties:
The Film Festival Director is responsible for the development, budgeting, programming, organization and implementation of year-round SDJFF programs, including annual Festival Kick off (August), Main Festival (10 day festival in February) and varied programs/screenings throughout the year, including North County Leichtag funded film programs. Overall responsibility to supervise daily operations of Film department and its administrative staff, oversee and maintain timeline, coordinate the film selection process, negotiate contracts, direct the work of Festival staff, committee and other volunteers. Assist in marketing initiatives and fund-raising activities for sponsors & community partnerships, and develop initiatives to reach new audiences.

Essential Duties:
• Responsible for the development, programming, organization and implementation of the year-round San Diego Jewish Film Festival activities
• Coordinate with appropriate staff all elements of the Jewish Film Festival, including creation and management of festival production timeline, negotiation of venue rentals, film fees, casual labor, and other contracts.
• Direct work activities of staff, vendors, and contractors and coordinating the activities of Film Festival committees and volunteers
• Supervise Film Festival Department staff of two; Film Program/ Print Traffic Manager and Admin Assistant, as well as seasonal event Festival staff
• Work with the committee chairs to determine film venues and work in consensus with Steering and Film Selection Committees to create film program
• Responsible for annual budget preparation, implementation and monitoring
• Develop an evaluation process and documentation for Film Festival activities
• Coordinate film activities in conjunction with other SDCJC and JCC programs
• represent the SDCJC and Jewish Film Festival at community and media events
Other Duties:
• Report regularly to the CJC Director on department activities and progress
• Oversee the film selection process with curatorial staff, Selection Committee and Steering committee to determine films, guest artists, and other special events
• Work closely with Marketing Department on initiatives and collateral, including annual Festival brochure, advertising, public relations, and social media
• Ensure that collateral is produced and disseminated on time and within budget.
• Work closely with Development Department, overseeing and participating in fundraising and underwriting; investigate new sponsorship opportunities
• Initiate ideas for community outreach, work with North County Coordinator on audience development.
• Be present at all Film Festival events, seek and participate in collaborations with external organizations as appropriate
• Participate in CJC/JCC events as needed as an integral part of the CJC/JCC staff
• All other duties as assigned

• B.A. or B.S. College Degree or higher. Consideration of candidates with proven professional track record in lieu of higher education
• Have a history of successful, professional experience as a director or hold another high level position at a non-profit arts or film concern
• Ideal candidate will Be knowledgeable about national/international film festivals, and have an appreciation of Jewish themed films, culture and values
• Have a working knowledge of technical aspects of film presentation
• Possess strong leadership and organizational skills, be detail oriented, and exhibit good judgment and resourcefulness; be able to meet deadlines, and deal effectively with simultaneous tasks under pressure
• Have strong managerial skills with a track record of effective program and budgetary oversight
• Have strong, demonstrated interpersonal, verbal/written communication skills
• Work well with committees and community lay leaders, and have the ability to respond confidently and promptly to donors and volunteers
• Be proficient in Word, Excel, some database software

Working Conditions:
Schedule varies as necessary to fulfill job requirements. Numerous evenings and weekends required.

Physical Requirements:
• Be able to stand on your feet for extended periods of times
• Be able to lift 25 pounds

Direct Reports: Film Program/ Trafficking Manager and Office Administrator
Salary: DOE

Position Title: Managing Director, J*Company Youth Theatre

Reports To:
Artistic Director, J*Company Youth Theatre

Summary of Duties:
The position of Managing Director, is responsible for the overall budget, marketing and funding for the company working closely with and directly reporting to the JCompany Artistic Director, under the Director for the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture.

Responsibilities include:
• Development, implementation and monthly monitoring of the JCompany budget/ programs in coordination with JCompany Artistic Dir. and CJC Director
• Working collaboratively with Development Department and Artistic Director to implement fundraising initiatives, successfully complete campaigns, and follow-up to foster donor support. Specifically developing alumni campaign and recruiting & cultivating corporate sponsors and donors for Random Acts of Culture and other cultivation projects
• Overseeing development, implementation and execution of JCompany master classes, core classes, workshops, summer programming, junior programming, and off-site company travel
• Overseeing development, implementation and execution of JCompany Random Acts of Culture community outreach performance nights– including cultivation of audiences, event publicity, etc
• Supporting the work of an active volunteer leadership team: Executive Producer (Chair), Steering Committee, Full Committees and Subcommittees, including attendance, support, and overseeing the creation and distribution of timely reminders, agendas, notes and reports
• Creating and maintaining all JCompany contracts and time sheets to ensure prompt payments of guest directors, designers, choreographers, musical directors, musicians, and teachers
• Tracking fees and payments for auditions, classes and workshops
• Preparing and monitoring JCompany deposits, invoices and check requests
• Working with the Marketing Department, social media and PR personnel, on printed materials and other marketing efforts for JCompany
• Directing and supervising archival and record keeping operations for all aspects of JCompany
• Directing and supervising all JCompany administrative staff, university and high school interns and administrative operations
• Attending all J*Company, SDCJC and JCC staff meetings, and meetings with the CJC Director, as needed
• Supporting & facilitating all outreach efforts for the company's greater visibility
• Supporting & promoting the Artistic Director, always furthering the company’s positive reputation

Essential Duties:
• Submitting budgets to the agency’s CFO and Finance Committee, and presenting budget updates to JCompany and CJC management and Executive Committees
• Timely acquisition of rights and royalties, and perusal scripts, necessary to accurately determine production budgets
• Responsibility for season & production planning/management needs including: stage management support, production & season paperwork, company contact sheets, etc.
• Working closely with:
• JCompany Artistic Director and specific show Musical Director for the hire packets of musicians, designers and teachers
• Technical Director on production needs and monitor and oversee the production budget
• JCC Accounting to ensure prompt payment of artistic, design and technical and teaching personnel
• JCompany Show Producer and Committee Chairs on all non-artistic aspects of the productions
• Box Office to track and promote ticket sales to schools and public
• JCompany Program Assistant, LFJCC Theatre Manager and LFJCC Facilities Coordinator on the scheduling of the theatre and rooms for all classes, rehearsals and productions
• Show Producer to help coordinate volunteer work schedules
• Parents, students & staff during classes, rehearsals & performances
• CJC/JCC staff on departmental / agency-wide collaborations
• CJC Director/Accounting Staff to review financial performance

The successful candidate will have a strong interest in theatre and a passion for the promotion of Youth and Educational theatre programming. Candidate must be well-organized, attentive to detail, and possess the ability to multi-task. Strong interpersonal skills while maintaining a positive demeanor when working with children and volunteers is a must. Applicant should have knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, with skill in Excel, and the ability to maintain and manipulate databases. General Knowledge of marketing with proven written and verbal communication skills is essential. Successful prior experience in professional performing arts, customer service, or donor relations is desired. Knowledge of basic Jewish culture is also desirable, but not required.

Working Conditions:
Hours: Full time, 40 hrs/week, flexible hours including evenings and weekends during production periods
Generous fringe benefits including: healthcare, vision, dental & 403B retirement plan, JCC membership including pool and fitness, generous discounts to JCC programs, paid sick & vacation time, etc. 15 days vacation time accrued and 12 days sick leave, Holiday schedule includes High Jewish Holidays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Physical Requirements:

• A valid driver’s license and the ability to do light lifting (maximum 50 lbs) as needed.

Direct Reports:
• J*Company Program Assistant

Position Title: Barista

The Café Barista is a core staff member of the LFJCC café, responsible for embodying Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center Vision, Mission, and Values. The Barista works with the café team and is integral part of the café as a community gathering place. S/he is responsible delivering excellent service and product to the Café customers. S/he expands and deepens passion for the café and the community by ensuring unequaled quality and customer service. Providing the café with a reliable support base. The Barista drives for results as s/he provides great food, coffee, smoothies with great customer care. This position reports to the Café Manager.

Essential Duties
• Lead excellent customer service through in-the-moment coaching, role modeling.
• Calibrate and supervise staff to ensure product freshness and uncompromising quality standards.
• Reliably reporting for scheduled shifts and being available periodically for extra hours for events in the evening or weekend.
• Ensures that customer feedback and concerns are relayed to the Café Manager within a timely manner, handling them with initiative where possible.

Other Duties:
Manage cash according to LJFCC cash handling policy.

• A minimum of one year of experience in a high quality food service or retail provider with high customer service standards and/or related experience and training.
Skilled coffee making experience preferred.
• Consistent demonstration of ability to provide excellent customer service and passion for quality.
• Consistent demonstration of ability to successfully nurture a community feel and allegiance to the café and the J. • Consistent demonstration of performance that embodies LFJCC Mission, and Values.

Working conditions and characteristics:
This is a social café setting with constant interaction with the public and on-going interruptions.

Physical Requirements:
Standing for up to 5 hours at a time. Ability to lift 25lbs to 30lbs. In return for all of this, you will receive a respectful work environment and a sense of accomplishment, as well as a sense of belonging to a community based institution. Paid time off for sick leave in accordance with California labor law. We also offer the benefits of Membership to the J to all part time employees. This includes a state of the art gym and an use of the Olympic swimming pool. As well as discounts up to 25% for programs.
We encourage applicants of all ages, races and ethnic backgrounds. LFJCC will consider for employment all qualified applicants.

Apply to:
Please – no phone calls and only principals need apply.


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: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.

Salary: DOE

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: 

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
• Strong Customer Service Skills
• 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: $10.75/hour – Evening and weekend shifts available
Free gym membership
Email resume and cover letter 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.

Ongoing Positions

We are always accepting resumes for the following positions:

Lifeguard I

Camp Jaycee Staff

Fitness Center Attendant


Swim Instructor

Camp Swim Instructor

Camp Lead Lifeguard

Camp Lifeguard

Theatre Technician

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.