The Shames JCC on the Hudson is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian community center serving the river town communities in Westchester County, NY. For more than 86 years the JCC has provided diverse programming and services for all ages guided by Jewish values. The JCC is at the beginning of a major expansion that will result in 75,000 sq. ft. of facilities on a 6.6 acre campus, transforming the agency into a leading community resource for social, recreational, cultural and educational programming.
Throughout the year there are opportunities to work part and full time, explore interests through volunteer work and internships, seasonal and year round professional positions, with ongoing professional development and the possibility for advancement. The JCC is an equal opportunity employer.
Browse our Employment Opportunities below and submit your resume or download and submit an employment application as indicated.
Professional Seasonal Child Care, Youth & Continuing Education
None at this time.
Seasonal Child Care, Youth & Continuing Education Positions Back to Top
Early Childhood Substitute Teacher
The Early Childhood Program serves children from 1 to 5 years of age, and their families. Substitute teachers are needed from time to time for an hour or a day, depending on the situation. All substitute staff must undergo the same background checks as regular staff.
Responsibilities include working with existing faculty to ensure continuity of routine, encourage exploration and learning, and provide a safe atmosphere for young children. The possibility of transitioning to a more permanent position exists but is not guaranteed.
Prerequisites: Must have had some experience working with children formally or informally. Professional experience a plus.
To apply, submit cover letter and resume to the Early Childhood Director.
After School Program Counselor
The JCC's after school program, Almost Home, provides care to children in grades K-6 from school dismissal until 6pm. Counselors are employed two to five days a week and are offered additional hours during early dismissal days and vacation mini-camps. All staff are subject to a thorough background check.
Responsibilities include working with the staff team to create entertaining activities that engage children creatively, physically, socially, and educationally in a safe atmosphere.
Prerequisites: Must be at least 16 years of age. Experience with children a plus.
Summer Camp Counselor (Early Childhood and Grade School Programs, including Special Needs)
The JCC provides summer experiences for campers ages 2 to 16 and beyond, both typically developing and those with developmental differences. Camp begins the last Friday of June and ends in mid-August. Training hours take place at short intervals several weeks before camp begins.
Responsibilities include keeping children safe and healthy, engaged and challenged, excited and happy. Counselors must be able to participate in camp activities with enthusiasm an good humor.
Prerequisites: Must be at least 16 years of age. Experience with children and/or in a camp setting as a counselor or camper a plus.
Enrichment Program Instructor
The JCC runs a number of afterschool enrichment activities for children of all ages, from creative arts and movement, to science, technology, cooking and sports. If you have expertise you would like to share with a group send your resume and cover letter to our program director.
Continuing Education Presenter/Instructor
The JCC offers a variety of morning and evening programs for adults of all ages. We are always looking for engaging speakers, entertainers,and educators to work with us in providing these social, recreational, and educational programs. If you have expertise you would like to share with a group, send your resume and cover letter to our program director.
Custodial, Maintenance & Bus Driver Back to Top
No jobs currently available.
High school, college and graduate student interns seeking credit for unpaid community service or on-the-job training experiences are welcome to contact any of our program directors to design an internship in which you can gain work experience, have an opportunity to apply what you are learning in a high-school or college level class in a hands-on setting, and test your assumptions about working in a field that interests you.
Call 914.366.7898 or email firstname.lastname@example.org regarding your desire to design an internship at the JCC. I If you have an interest in early childhood, grade school, or special needs education/recreation, adult and senior adult programming, fitness training, or not-for-profit management, please indicate it in your letter. Include your name, contact information, and a good time to reach you.
Volunteer Experiences Back to Top
The JCC has volunteer opportunities for all ages.
B'nai Mitzvah students can assist after school enrichment instructors, program directors and administrative staff in a variety of ways throughout the year; from classes and special events to office work.
Teens can get high school community service hours in our afterschool program, special events, office work, program prep and other areas. Through specific programs we offer training in working with special populations and opportunities to receive stipends as well as community service hours.
Our adult volunteer corps, Engage, connects individuals with organizations who can use their expertise, skills, talents and time. Learn about Engage, here.
To find a volunteer experience to fit your interests and talents, call 914.366.7898 or email email@example.com.