Part Time

Outdoor Supplemental School Teacher

Ma'yan Tikvah - AWellspsring of Hope 237 Old Connecticut Path, Wayland MA

Help grow and lead an innovative outdoor Jewish children's learning program!

Do you love being outdoors and connecting your experiences in nature to Judaism?
Do you delight in engaging with children and their families?
Are you excited by the possibility of helping an innovative outdoor Jewish children's program grow and thrive?
Are you seeking a position where you will be a valued part of a cooperative team working together on programming?

Ma'yan Tikvah – A Wellspring of Hope, a small alternative Jewish congregation that holds services outdoors all year, is seeking several part-time teachers for its outdoor Jewish education program for children in grades K-8, Y'ladim BaTeva, located in the Metrowest Boston area. The program runs from September through the beginning of June.

Responsibilities*:
Teach a mixed-grade class of up to ten children outdoors one Sunday a month;
Teach two 30-minute online classes per month with the same group;
Co-lead 4-7 Sunday family programs per year;
Co-lead 2-5 Shabbat programs per year (Friday evening or Saturday morning; afternoon, or evening)**;
Meet about every six weeks with other staff for planning;
Maintain records of student and family attendance;
Maintain communication with parents;
Meet with parents on Zoom once or twice per year.
* There are flexible options for the number of hours per month.
** If you are Shomer Shabbat, you can do more Sunday programs in place of Shabbat.

Additional potential responsibilities:
Lead singing at tefillah and family programs;
Teach one or more optional Hebrew classes for 30 minutes per week, three times a month;
Lead walks on the High Holidays;*
Tutor b'nai mitzvah students;*
Help with additional teaching of b'nai mitzvah students;
Provide social media outreach for the program;
Assist with administrative tasks;
Liaison to parent committee;
Assist with coordinating volunteers.
*These opportunities have higher compensation levels.

Education, Skills and Experience Needed:
B.A. or advanced degree;
Advanced Jewish education;
Jewish outdoor environmental education background;
Love of the outdoors and experience with hiking and other outdoor activities;
Experience with children in either formal or informal education setting;
Learning and experience with neurodiverse groups;
Creativity, warmth, and an interest in exploring new experiences;
Ability to work with a team;
Desire for helping to grow a unique community;
Openness to interfaith families and alternate ways of expressing Judaism.

Salary: $35-$45 hour for teaching, $25-$35/hour for meetings and administrative tasks
Classes generally meet at Nobscot Scout Reservation, 1 Nobscot Road, Sudbury.

Please submit a letter or video explaining why you think you are the right person for this job along with a resume, preferred grade levels, contact information, and references to Rabbi Katy Allen at rabbi@mayantikvah.org.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree Required and 0-2 years of experience.