Urban Adamah All Year EducatorAt Camp Urban Adamah

Posted Oct 3, 2023 Job Length Year Round


At Urban Adamah All Year young people in Grades K-4 (Ages 5-10) will meet twice a month to build their understanding of the ways in which sustainable agriculture and connection to the earth intersect with Jewish tradition and ritual in deeply experiential and meaningful ways.

We rely on an experienced and talented group of Urban Adamah All Year (UAAY) educators to create loving, inspiring, memorable, and transformative experiences for children. Our educators ensure that children of different ages can have wonderful experiences both as part of a large group, and in smaller age-based groups. A Jewish background and/or prior Jewish knowledge is not necessary for this role.

About The Role

GROUP LEADER: Counselors are responsible for leading a chavura, or group, of up to 12 children every other Sunday (10:00 – 3:00pm). Counselors set the tone of the group through team-building games, fun beginning-of-day and end-of-day rituals, listening circles and more. Depending on the size and needs of the group, counselors have the support of their co-counselors and the Youth Educational Programs Manager. Counselors are responsible for setting and upholding standards of safety and respect within the group.

PROGRAM / ACTIVITY LEADER: Educators facilitate activities throughout the day including chavura time which involves direct teaching on the themes of each session. Each day’s curriculum will be provided to the educator in advance, but the educator is responsible for delivering the content. Educators will also be responsible for running a chug, club, each session based on the overall goals of the day in alignment with your specific interests, talents, or hobbies. More information on program leading, as well as planning chugim, will be shared and taught during UAAY Staff Training. We aim for sensory-rich, experiential learning that is developmentally appropriate such as planting, mud-building, and creative projects involving the arts, music, and drama.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES: UAAY has a small staff. Educators will be asked to support the program in a variety of ways as needed. This may include song-leading, facilitation of UAAY-wide opening and closing circle, routine clean-up after specific activities, and any other as-needed support.

SAFETY: All staff ensure that UAAY is a safe environment for children, including optional mask-wearing, social-distancing, and regular hand washing and sanitizing. Staff make sure that all children are accounted for and within the delineated program areas from drop-off to pick-up time. Staff keep a birds-eye-view of potential hazards around the farm, help children use tools safely, and are available to administer basic first aid.

Staff Training: October 16th 9:30 – 3:30 pm and October 20th 1:00 – 6:00 pm

Program Dates: The UAAY day is every other Sunday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, which includes the participant hours (10:00 am – 3:00 pm) and set-up, clean-up, daily debrief, and prep time. Staff time includes a 30-minute mid-day break.

The program dates are:

November 12, November 26, December 10, January 14, January 28, February 11, February 25, March 10, March 24, April 14, April 28, May 12


$25 per hour


We are open to applicants with varying levels and types of experience, provided that the applicant displays the skills required to successfully execute the job described above. You might be a good fit if you: CHILDREN-ORIENTED and PLAYFUL Enjoy spending time with children aged 5-10 Are enthusiastic and creative Engage children with respect and model awe, compassion, and curiosity Believe that all children have a right to be in relationship to nature and other human beings ADAPTABLE PROBLEM-SOLVER Are a creative problem solver and are adaptable in the presence of strong emotions and/or needs Can navigate urgent situations, identifying and tending to physical and emotional safety priorities STRONG COMMUNICATOR Demonstrate patience, compassion and understanding while maintaining strong boundaries and communicating clear expectations Enjoy listening to, and offering, feedback Are flexible and are generally willing to try new things CURIOSITY AND TEAMWORK You have a special skill or knowledge set you are excited to share with colleagues and young children You have a desire to explore and share Jewish environmental wisdom and spirituality. That said, a Jewish background/prior Jewish knowledge is not necessary You are excited about collaborating with colleagues to maintain a positive work environment PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands listed below are representative of those that must be met by an employee in this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities. Reading, hearing, and speaking in English Use of hands, fingers, and feet to operate program materials, activities, and after school program set up Standing and walking for several hours, as well as sitting, squatting, and lifting up to 25lbs

How to Apply

We deeply value the diversity of insight, perspective, and experience brought by people from diverse backgrounds. This includes Black, Indigenous, Latino, and Asian people, LGBTQ, and gender non-conforming people, and people with disabilities, Black Jews, Jews of Color, Sephardi and Mizrachi Jews. We also welcome applications from people of diverse religious, spiritual, and cultural backgrounds. We affirmatively seek to advance the principles of equal employment opportunity. APPLICATION SUBMISSION INCLUDES: Resume, two professional references, and answers to two questions. Bullet pointed lists are welcome as responses to the short questions, if preferred by the applicant (max 200 words for each). Please share how you personally relate to Urban Adamah’s mission and why you want to work at Urban Adamah All Year Please describe your experience in working with children aged 5-10. All applications are due by October 10th, 2023 and will be considered on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. If you have any questions about applying please contact the Youth Educational Programs Manager, Hannah Halpern at hannah@urbanadamah.org.

Contact Information

Camp Name

Camp Urban Adamah

Job Title

Urban Adamah All Year Educator

Camp Address

1151 Sixth St, Berkeley, California, 94710, United States