Summer Posted January 12, 2024

BBYO Song Leader – Summer 2024



Organization Summary: BBYO is the leading pluralistic, Jewish teen movement and has been providing exceptional leadership programs and identity enrichment experiences for more than 90 years. We offer year-round activities in hundreds of local communities and inspiring world-wide travel experiences enabling teens to explore areas of leadership, service, civic engagement, Israel education and Jewish values. Learn more about BBYO’s summer and Travel programs at: http://bbyo.org/teens/experiences/summer.

BBYO Summer Experiences bring together the best of the year-round AZA and BBG experience—lessons in leadership, community service, global connections, exploration and understanding of Jewish heritage and tradition. For decades, our programs at camp and on campus have served as second homes for teens. BBYO Summer Experiences welcomes a community of teens from across North America and our international communities to ensure that teens build a diverse network of lifelong friends.

Chapter Leadership Training Conference (CLTC) is a 13-day program designed to develop and strengthen the leadership skills of BBYO chapter leaders. At CLTC, teens from across North America will form mock chapters and learn specific skills that help them lead their chapter at home. CLTC builds on a curriculum based on teens focusing on leadership development, program planning, and hands-on experience. CLTC is expected to reach 500 teens across 4 sessions throughout the summer.

Dates and Availability:

CLTC 1: Sunday, June 7 – June 23, 2024

CLTC 2: Sunday June 21 – July 7, 2024

CLTC 3: Sunday, July 12 – July 28, 2024

CLTC 4: Sunday July 26 – August 11, 2024


Compensation is on a scale and is based on previous experience and educational background: $2060-$3650 per session

Key Position Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):

Staff Community

Participating in conference call trainings ahead of summer
Working with and supporting on execution of CLTC curriculum and programming as needed
Reports to the Lead Jewish Educator as part of the Jewish Enrichment team
Using your previous Jewish experience create a meaningful Jewish experience for participants.
Participating in all professional development and team building activities
Working as part of the overall staff team to create a positive, fun, meaningful and memorable summer
Creating a community and a positive, enjoyable experience for participants
Camp Community

Translating past BBYO experiences into learning opportunities for participants if applicable
Being a role model for participants as young Jewish adults and as exemplary BBYO alumni; display how the AZA and BBG movement meaningfully expands beyond high school years
Be present at all meals to help lead Birkat HaMazon and be present for events and activities as needed
Keeping the camp community healthy, happy, focused, and enthusiastic
Executing role with the highest level of customer service and participant care
Providing comfort, support, and compassion for all participants during program duration
Follow and Enforce all health and safety guidelines.

Work with Jewish Educator, Jewish Enrichment team, leadership staff, and chapters to support and plan for Shabbat services/programming especially for the first “Staff-Modeled” Shabbat
Teaching & leading group singing and all musical activities, including daily services in partnership with the Jewish Educator
Coach and prepare teen leaders to facilitate chapter-led weekday services and prayer moments
Supporting coordinators or designated teens with teen-led programming efforts
Facilitate Jewish Enrichment curriculum as needed and in partnership with the Lead Jewish Educator
Creating, authoring, attending, implementing, and helping facilitate assigned activities as needed or as desired
Teaching sessions on Jewish songs, foundations of Jewish music, and Jewish music appreciation or other relevant topics including but not limited to sessions on Jewish songs, foundations of Jewish music, and Jewish music appreciation or other relevant topics
Helping to create a warm Judaic environment
Assist and provide musical accompaniment for evening programming and friendship circle, as needed
Teach summer core repertoire as designated by BBYO’s Director of Music
Teach, explain, and support Birkat Hamazon after all meals
Work with teens interested in developing song leading skills during chofesh (free time)
Work with teens interested in leading daily prayer moments during chofesh (free time), in partnership with Jewish Educator
Gather contact information from teen song leaders so that they can be invited to participate in ongoing BBYO Sings opportunities
Offer casual and accessible song sessions when needed as determined by the schedule




Candidates should be knowledgeable in Jewish music, Jewish content, and Jewish education; must have liturgical fluency; ability to lead and facilitate T’filah in a pluralistic setting; be proficient in their instrument; bring charisma and energy to the program; be able to teach songs in a fun and enthusiastic way; be flexible; serve as part of the larger staff team; and be a positive Jewish role model.

Position is not an agent, partner, or employee of BBYO. Position is an independent contract role.

To apply for this position, please go to www.bbyo.org/careers.

How to Apply


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