Camp Counselors & Specialists - JCCSF

Type: Seasonal

County: San Francisco

Agency: Jewish Community Center of San Francisco

Agency Description:

Urban and inclusive, the JCCSF celebrates our vibrant city and its people. We explore Jewish culture and traditions as a pathway for joyful, meaningful living. We're a community for everyone, using the power of gathering together to share, inspire, support and restore. All are welcome.


Looking for a fun, action-packed summer job?

The JCCSF is hiring camp counselors for summer 2019!

Who says that work has to feel like work? As a camp counselor, every day is a fresh adventure! Join our summer camp team and help create a safe, fun, exciting environment for young campers.

At our classic day camps, you might lead kids on a field trip one day and help them create arts & crafts on another. You’ll be their trusted coach as they cook, swim and play sports. At our specialty camps, help kids explore visual arts and musical theater or discover the magic of science and nature. Lead the way as they learn carpentry or hone their culinary chops.

We believe that summer camp is the place to push your limits and learn new things, and as a camp counselor you’ll be helping children create lifelong memories. At the same time, you’ll develop your leadership skills, learn new games, boost your resume, and work on an incredibly fun team!

Summer Camp is in session June 3 through August 15, including staff week. Summer Camp at the JCCSF offers one, two and three-week sessions in both the classic day camp and specialty camp settings for our campers are in grades K through 8.

If you are looking for a fun summer job that is rewarding and fulfilling, where you can dress up in costume, play silly games, sing songs, and hang out with some of the most creative and fun people around, then we’d love to hear from you!

Various Shifts available:

  • All shifts are Monday – Friday

  • Shift 1 - Full day: 8:15am- 4:15pm, additional hours (7:45 - 8:30 am) as needed

  • Shift 2 – Half day: 11:00am – 4:15pm, additional hours (4:15 – 6:00 pm) as needed

  • Shift 3 - Extended Care: 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Perks of working at the JCCSF:

  • Receive a free fitness center membership with access to pool and sauna

  • Gain valuable classroom management and leadership skills

  • Become part of a community

  • Be connected to year-round job opportunities

Job Responsibilities

  • At summer camp, you will:

    • Be the primary role model for a group of campers, grades K through 8

    • Plan, organize and supervise fun, stimulating activities including swimming and out-of-the-building activities

    • Help lead field trips and excursions while ensuring campers' safety

    • Set clear, consistent limits and resolve behavioral challenges with help from supervisors

    • Make friends, try new things, learn new skills

    • Wear costumes (if you want)

    • Take on additional responsibilities as required


  • A high school graduate and 18 years or older (by June 3, 2019)

  • Willing to commit to at least six weeks of camp

  • Reliable, creative, and outgoing

  • A team player

  • Experienced in working with children ages 5 through 15, preferably in a camp setting

  • Excited about joining us for Staff Week (June 3 – 7) – this is a must for everyone on the camp team!

  • Warm, open and able to respond sensitively to diverse groups of children

  • Interested in creating, planning and facilitating group activities

  • Appropriately silly and imaginative at play

  • Adept at juggling attention to one camper while supervising large groups

  • Enthusiastic, flexible and able to improvise (a must)

How To Apply

Click the link below and check out all the job offerings for the Summer Camp Program. Click on the job you are interested in to read more of the descriptions and then click the blue Apply for Job button to submit your application

Deadline: 6/1/2019