Youth Song Leader

May 21, 2024
$40 - $100 / year
Job inquiry ends: August 31, 2024

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Job Description

We are seeking an experienced and spirited Song Leader for our Youth Education programs, which run from September-May. We hold sessions on 22 Sundays for grades K-7 and 9 sessions for PreK from 9:30-11:30 am. We also have monthly holiday and Shabbat celebrations. A full calendar will be provided at the beginning of each school year.

Key Responsibilities:
*Co-plan and co-lead Youth T’filah for ages PreK-7th grade with our Clergy and Director of Education
*Music specialist for PreK-3rd grade enrichment time – visit classrooms to teach songs and prayer to students, and play musical games
*Plan and co-lead High Holy Day Services for youth and teens, as well as family worship services as needed.
*Shabbat and Holiday song leading (Chanukah, Tu B’Shevat Seder, Purim Shpiel, Passover Seder for families, Passover activity day)
*Participate in periodic professional development opportunities along with our faculty
*Song leader for annual congregational retreat, as needed

Essential skills:
*Plays guitar and/or piano
*Knowledge of Jewish children’s music
*Knowledge of Jewish holidays, customs and prayers
*Ability to lead youth in music with energy and creativity
*Experience working with children ages 4-13
*Songleading experience with small and large groups
*Organized and prompt
*Experience with Google docs and sheets

Reports to the Director of Education, works closely with our clergy and youth education faculty.

Please send resume, cover letter, and links to video samples of your work.