Facilities Coordinator, Kol Tzedek

Posted by Kol Tzedek on January 16, 2024

Kol Tzedek Synagogue seeks a Facility Coordinator (also known as a Shammes) for our religious services, events, and Torah school. We expect the Coordinator to work on average 20 hours/week primarily on Friday nights, Saturday mornings, and Sunday afternoons with some additional work hours at special events. The job takes place in multiple locations in West Philadelphia.


The routine schedule will be Friday evenings (4:30 pm – 9:00 pm) and Saturday mornings (8:00 am – 2:00 pm) year-round, and includes Sunday afternoons during the school year (1:30 pm – 7:00 pm) per year. There is typically one additional event each month for which the timing varies. Additionally, in September the position goes from 15 – 20 hours/week to 30 hours/week based on availability to account for the Jewish High Holidays. A confirmed schedule of events for the entire year is available upon hire.

Responsibilities include:

  • Unlocking the building and setting up prayer books and other items to hand out for services, Torah school, and events.
  • Service and event set up including setting out multiple folding tables and chairs, setting out food, and coordinating with caterers or food deliveries.
  • Light to moderate janitorial duties to ensure the building is well-stocked and clean on a weekly basis.
  • Greeting congregants as needed, including handing out prayer books when the usual volunteer greeters are not present.
  • Setting up and troubleshooting audio, video, and lighting issues during services.
  • Setting up ritual objects when needed for services.
  • Managing the sound system and streaming technology during services or events.
  • Being a welcome presence during Torah school dropoff and pickup.

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