Open Positions

Thank you for your interest in joining the Camp Sabra team! Camp Sabra is currently accepting applications for the positions listed below. If you wish to be considered for one of our openings, please apply here.

Seasonal Groundsperson - Camp Sabra

We have an opening at the Jewish Community Center’s Camp Sabra for a Seasonal Groundsperson. This position is 40 hours per week for the summer season which extends from June- August. Position is located at our resident camp in Rocky Mount, MO (local residents, please, as housing is not available).

Purpose of the Job:

Under the supervision of the Camp Director and Caretaker, this seasonal position is primarily responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the grounds at camp: lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers, secondary roads, parking areas, athletic and recreation fields, and other facilities and areas. As necessary, may also be asked to help the team with the maintenance and repair of our buildings. At times, will be required to work with and provide direction to vendors performing tasks for the JCC.

Essential Tasks:

  • Provide quality customer service always; maintain professional and courteous manner.
  • Responsible for road grading and repair, sprinkling, and drainage.
  • Attend to and/or supervise vendors in the care and maintenance of the buildings and grounds.
  • Attend to weed eradication.
  • Maintain and take care of shrubs and hedges, tree removal, planting, and spraying.
  • Maintain playing fields, picnic areas, and other outdoor venues throughout the summer season.
  • Check time and inventory materials to be used for each job.
  • Complete assigned maintenance work orders, logging work performed as required.
  • Assist in the maintenance and repair of the interiors and exteriors of the buildings as requested.
  • Perform related duties as assigned by a designated supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Valid MO driver’s license is required.
  • One to three years of experience in grounds maintenance or comparable experience.
  • Ability to read and understand written material and instructions.
  • Demonstrated skill in the use of lawn and garden equipment and tools.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of materials, methods, and equipment used in the construction and maintenance of buildings and grounds, shrubs, hedges, and trees.
  • Ability to lift objects not to exceed 80 pounds.
  • Ability to climb and work with the use of a ladder.
  • Ability to operate a tractor and lawn equipment.
  • Ability to hear motor and engine noises.

Position requires clearance of pre-employment criminal and motor vehicle records screenings, pre-employment physical and drug screen. Position is part of our random drug testing pool.

To apply for this position, please submit your resume, cover letter and completed J application to [email protected]. Please indicate the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email, “Seasonal Groundsperson”. Our employment application is available for printing from the employment section of our website. Please note that this is not an online form.

The JCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s eVerify Program.

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Area Director

The Jewish Community Center’s Camp Sabra has an open position for Area Directors.  Camp Sabra is our residential summer camp located on 3.5 miles of beautiful shoreline at Lake of the Ozarks. Our resident camp operates from May 26 to August 3  (including staff orientation). Our campers are entering third through tenth grades and come to enjoy our beautiful peninsula to enjoy music, drama, Israeli culture, Judaics, swimming, sailing, water skiing, arts and crafts, land sports, ropes course, hiking and the making of lifelong friendships.

Summary:

Area Director is responsible for the training, supporting and evaluating area staff, facilitating daily programming and creating skill-based curriculum.

Responsibilities:

  • Care for the welfare of everyone in the unit and serve as a problem-solving resource for campers and staff
  • Recognize and be proactive in solving problems within the unit
  • Inform Supervisor of any equipment, camper or staff issues
  • Communicate daily with staff regarding camper issues, scheduling and general camp issues
  • Relay important camp information from administration to staff and vice versa
  • Monitor camper and counselor assignments for the day
  • Provide support for Unit Heads in facilitating evening programs
  • Correct inappropriate staff behavior as quickly and discreetly as possible
  • Be willing to fill-in for a staff member who needs time off or is ill, etc.
  • Help ensure staff morale by encouraging staff to get enough rest, take time and days off as allotted and engage in recreational opportunities available to them
  • Formally evaluate staff twice a season, conducting other evaluations as necessary
  • Evaluate current season and make suggests for following season
  • Create an area-binder with a summary, program calendar, program description and any other pertinent content for future Area Directors
  • Assist with the dining hall supervision. This entails organization during meals, cleaning after meals, as well as announcements and cheering
  • Attend weekly staff meetings and daily Area Director meetings
  • Work on various unit/all camp programming as assigned
  • Participate in evening “On-Duty” rotation
  • These are not the only duties to be performed. Some duties may be reassigned and other duties may be assigned as required.

Qualifications:

  • Must have high school diploma or GED. Current college students or graduates are preferred.
  • Previous camp staff experience
  • Desire and ability to work with children
  • Must be able to work outdoors in summertime heat, humidity and sun
  • Ability to supervise staff, make scheduling assignments and teach skills to campers and staff
  • Ability to supervise one’s peer group and work as part of a group
  • Ability to follow a schedule and manage one’s own and other’s time
  • Ability to accept guidance and supervision

To apply, please go to www.campsabra.com/staff/ to complete the online staff application.

The Jewish Community Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

Download a PDF of this job posting.

Cabin Staff: Counselors

The Jewish Community Center’s Camp Sabra has openings for Cabin Staff: Counselors to join our team for a summer at the Lake of the Ozarks. Our resident camp operates from June 3 to August 3 (June 1 to August 3 for new staff), including staff orientation. Our campers are entering third through tenth grades and come to enjoy our beautiful peninsula to enjoy music, drama, Israeli culture, swimming, sailing, water skiing, arts and crafts, land sports, ropes course, hiking and the making of lifelong friendships.

Summary:

The counselor is the primary live-in caretaker of the campers. Your responsibility is your bunk of campers. You are responsible for facilitating the daily routine, planning activities, and implementing programs for your campers. Counselors will also work one period a day at a program area where they contribute to facilitating learning-based curriculum. You are supervised by a unit supervisor and an area supervisor.

Responsibilities:

  • To know every camper by name, and their social, physical and emotional status
  • To always know where your campers are and need to be
  • To be at the appropriate place at all appropriate times
  • To be the timekeeper of the cabin – this includes waking the campers, making sure they are at all scheduled activities on time, and putting them to bed
  • To make your cabin group feel unique through attention, care, and special programs
  • To work as a team with your co-counselor and/or specialists, sharing responsibility
  • Training the S.C.T.’s in your cabin/area and modeling positive staff behaviors
  • To create cabin programming and share in the responsibilities of unit programming
  • Other duties as assigned by your supervisor

The duties of a Camp Sabra counselor encompass the campers’ safety and well-being, both emotionally and physically. The true description of a camp counselor’s job is without limits and is forever encouraging imagination and creativity.

Qualifications:

  • Must have high school diploma or GED
  • Desire and ability to work with children
  • Must be able to work outdoors in summertime heat, humidity and sun
  • Ability to safely supervise children
  • Must be able to follow a schedule and manage one’s own and other’s time
  • Must be able to accept coaching and supervision

To apply, please go to www.campsabra.com/staff/ to complete the online staff application.

The Jewish Community Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

Download a PDF of this job posting.

Cabin Staff: Specialists

The Jewish Community Center’s Camp Sabra is seeking Cabin Staff: Specialists to join our team for a summer at the Lake of the Ozarks. Our resident camp operates from  June 3 to August 3 (June 1 to August 3 for new staff), including staff orientation. Our campers are entering third through tenth grades and come to enjoy our beautiful peninsula to enjoy music, drama, Israeli culture, Judaics, swimming, sailing, water skiing, arts and crafts, land sports, ropes course, hiking and the making of lifelong friendships.

Summary:

A specialist’s primary role in camp is to run their program area, but they also have responsibilities to their cabin and village. You have two supervisors – one for your program area, and the other for your cabin duties. Areas of specialty are: Judaics, Arts and Crafts, Drama, Swim, Sail, Nature/Outdoor Campcraft, Music, Water Skiing, Ropes, and Israeli Culture.

Responsibilities:

  • Preparing your area with all necessary supplies and equipment
  • Ensuring the safety of all campers at your activity
  • Training the S.C.T’s at your program area and modeling positive staff behaviors
  • Planning skill-based, creative, and challenging activities that meet the level of the campers
  • Creating back-up programs for rainy days
  • Identifying and building connections with campers who show interest in your program area
  • Engaging campers at all times while at your activity
  • Other duties as assigned by your supervisor

During all other times of the day, your responsibility is your cabin group, and your role is that of a counselor. This includes involvement in evening programs, wake up and bed time, meals, and night patrol rotations.

Qualifications:

  • Must have high school diploma or GED
  • Desire and ability to work with children
  • Must be able to work outdoors in summertime heat, humidity and sun
  • Ability to safely supervise children
  • Must be able to follow a schedule and manage one’s own and other’s time
  • Must be able to accept coaching and supervision

To apply, please go to www.campsabra.com/staff/ to complete the online staff application.

The Jewish Community Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

Download a PDF of this job posting.

Unit Heads

The Jewish Community Center’s Camp Sabra has an open position for Unit Heads.   Camp Sabra is our residential summer camp located on 3.5 miles of beautiful shoreline at Lake of the Ozarks. Our resident camp operates from May 26 to August 3 (including staff orientation). Our campers are entering third through tenth grades and come to enjoy our beautiful peninsula to enjoy music, drama, Israeli culture, Judaics, swimming, sailing, water skiing, arts and crafts, land sports, ropes course, hiking and the making of lifelong friendships.

Summary:

Unit Head is responsible for the training, supporting and evaluating area staff, facilitating daily programming and managing cabin group schedules.

Responsibilities:

  • Care for the welfare of everyone in the unit and serve as a problem-solving resource for campers and staff
  • Recognize and be proactive in solving problems within the unit
  • Inform Supervisor of any equipment, camper or staff issues
  • Communicate daily with staff regarding camper issues, scheduling and general camp issues
  • Relay important camp information from administration to staff and vice versa
  • Monitor camper and counselor assignments for the day
  • Facilitating evening programs
  • Correct inappropriate staff behavior as quickly and discreetly as possible
  • Be willing to fill-in for a staff member who needs time off or is ill, etc.
  • Help ensure staff morale by encouraging staff to get enough rest, take time and days off as allotted and engage in recreational opportunities available to them
  • Formally evaluate staff twice a season, conducting other evaluations as necessary
  • Evaluate current season and make suggests for following season
  • Create an unit binder with a summary, program calendar, program description and any other pertinent content for future Unit Heads
  • Assist with the dining hall supervision. This entails organization during meals, cleaning after meals, as well as announcements and cheering
  • Attend weekly staff meetings and daily Unit Head meetings
  • Work on various unit/all camp programming as assigned
  • Participate in evening “On-Duty” rotation
  • These are not the only duties to be performed. Some duties may be reassigned and other duties may be assigned as required.

Qualifications:

  • Must have high school diploma or GED. Current college students or graduates are preferred.
  • Previous camp staff experience
  • Desire and ability to work with children
  • Must be able to work outdoors in summertime heat, humidity and sun
  • Ability to supervise staff, make scheduling assignments and teach skills to campers and staff
  • Ability to supervise one’s peer group and work as part of a group
  • Ability to follow a schedule and manage one’s own and other’s time
  • Ability to accept guidance and supervision

To apply, please go to www.campsabra.com/staff/ to complete the online staff application.

The Jewish Community Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

Download a PDF of this job posting.

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