Working at Kidstitute

Do you love spending time with kids? Are you a community builder? Do you dream up fun activities for groups? Do you have experience teaching, camp-counseling, or working with kids in some other capacity? Do you want to contribute to the intergenerational nature of Institute? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, you may be a good fit for Kidstitute! Click the button below to apply!

Work at Kidstitute!

Kidstitute is hiring teachers, assistants, and specialists–supported by a grant from longtime Havurahnik Fran Zeitler. If you have any questions, feel free to email the Kidstitute Director, Tiferet Nashman at kidstitute@havurah.org.

Kidstitute is currently hiring for the following staff positions! 

Assistant Director

Compensation: $500 + full registration (the Kidstitute Assistant Director will attend the Institute at no cost). The Assistant Director is responsible for their own travel costs.

We are seeking someone who is excited to collaborate with and able to support the Director. Do you demonstrate…

● A commitment to honoring the experiences of young people?

● A willingness to jump in wherever you’re needed?

● Clear and kind communication with coworkers, young people, and their parents?

Specific Responsibilities include:

Prior to Institute

● Coordinating volunteers for family and children options for Shabbat morning with support from the Director

● Creating camp activities connected to NHC theme

At Institute

● Unpacking and packing the materials along with the Director and with the assistance of camp staff

● Conducting staff and parent orientations along with the Director

● Attend daily staff meetings and check-ins with Interim Director

● Serve as on-site director during working shift of Kidstitute and on Shabbat

Schedule

The Kidstitute Assistant Director must plan to be on-site the morning of Monday July 27 through to the afternoon of Sunday August 2. They will be working at Kidstitute daytime hours, Tuesday-Friday. They will also be supporting children’s activities on Shabbat where needed.

Please send your resume and a brief cover letter to kidstitute@havurah.org. We are accepting applications on a rolling basis and will be in touch with you shortly.

Counselor

Counselors are responsible for leading a group of campers with a work-study assistant. With support from the Kidstitute Director, they create fun, engaging, age-appropriate programming for their group. They are responsible for doing this prep-work prior to attending Institute. At Institute, counselors work a daily 3 hour shift (Tuesday-Friday), attend lunchtime staff meetings, attend Monday staff orientation, and help to set-up and clean-up their camp rooms. Afternoon counselors are expected to help pack-up Kidstitute supplies for their final shift on Friday. Counselors are compensated with a full stipend to Institute.

Assistant Counselor 

Assistants support a counselor in leading a group of campers. Assistants work with a lead teacher to create fun, engaging, age-appropriate programming for their group while at Institute. There is no required prep-work for assistants prior to arrival at Institute. At Institute, assistants work a daily 3 hour shift (Tuesday-Friday), attend Monday staff orientation, and help to set-up and clean-up their camp rooms. Assistants are compensated with a 40% stipend to Institute. If you are applying to be an assistant and need financial support beyond the half stipend, there is generous financial support available through the grants process. If you have questions email grants@main.havurah.org.

Specialist 

Specialists provide a particular type of programming to all age groups at Kidstitute. We are open to the various specialties you may have–including music, art, movement, theme-related course, or whatever else you might propose. At Institute, all specialists work a daily 3 hour shift (Tuesday-Friday). Some of this time is spent delivering programming and some is spent supporting various age groups. Specialists also attend Monday staff orientation, and help to set-up and clean-up camp rooms. Specialists are compensated with a 40% stipend to Institute. If you are applying to be an assistant and need financial support beyond the half stipend, there is generous financial support available through the grants process. If you have questions email grants@main.havurah.org.

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