Employment Opportunities


Employment Opportunities

JCC Cherrie Smith Jewish Book Festival Director

Position Summary: The JCC Jewish Book Festival Director organizes, curates and executes an
annual six day literary Festival and year-round literary programs at the JCC, the purpose of which is
to enhance the role of arts and culture in the community, to nurture a positive identification with
Jewish life and Israel, and to encourage leadership and community engagement in cultural,
educational and social activities.

Hours: Part- Time

Key Areas of Responsibility:
• Plan, organize, promote, implement and evaluate the Jewish Book Festival and literary reading
programs during the year.
• Liaise with writers, publishers to curate Festival and year round events.
• Create a realistic budget for literary readings and Jewish Book Festival and maintain this
• Apply for appropriate grants, explore funding possibilities, lead private and corporate sector
fundraising initiatives.
• Outreach to Jewish and secular organizations to increase audiences and support of programs.
• Work with a lay leader committee and volunteers.
• Recruit and supervise contract staff.
• Attend JCC staff meetings and program coordinator meetings.
• Produce the Festival program guide and related content for the JCC Program Guide.
• Create and operate viral promo campaigns using social media and web-based newsletter tools.
Skills and Abilities:
• Superior communication - written and verbal.
• Promotion and marketing - online and traditional media.
• Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail.
• Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
• Passion for literature, arts and culture.
• Strong supervision skills with volunteers and contract staff.
• Leadership, self-motivated, able to work independently, seeking help when necessary.
• Team player within the JCC to see the JCC as a whole, conscious of its mission statement.
• Exceptional knowledge of Jewish culture and literature.
• Ability to work with a wide range of people, artists, musicians, community leaders, board
members, staff of JCC, other organizations and with members of the community.
• Strong computer skill – Microsoft, Excel etc.

Education and/or work experience in a field related to event management, arts and culture

Position Start Date: June 15, 2105

Send resumes to:
Deborah Setton Tabenkin, Program Director
Email: debbie@jccgv.bc.ca

Application Deadline:
Thursday, June 10, 2015, 4pm
Only successful applicants will be notified

Lesson Instructor / Lifeguard
Regular— Part Time

The Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver is currently recruiting enthusiastic Lesson Instructors and Lifeguards to join our professional Aquatics team.

Minimum Qualifications:
National Lifeguard Service (Pool Option)
Water Safety Instructor
Standard First Aid (within 2 year)
CPR C / AED (within 1 year)
17 years old

Preferred Qualifications:
Previous experience as a lifeguard / instructor
LSI and or additional advanced certifications
BCRPA or CALA Aquafit certifiction

All candidates that meet the above criteria will be invited to attend a skills screening session:

Sunday June 7, 2014—2pm

Lifeguard Candidates will be asked to complete a variety of tasks, in and out of the water which will assess their suitability to join out Aquatics team. We will be looking for well rounded candidates who display strong skills in the areas of teamwork, communication, maturity, creativity, enthusiasm, instruction and swimming ability.

Submit a Resume to the Pool Office today!
Or email sarahc@jccgv.bc.ca