Facilities Coordinators, Kol Tzedek

Posted by Kol Tzedek on January 24, 2023

Kol Tzedek (KT) seeks two Facilities Coordinators (also known as a shammes or “holy helper”) for our religious services, events, and Torah School. This position is responsible for supporting the on-site clergy leadership team as they guide the ritual and educational experiences of our sacred community. The job takes place in multiple indoor and outdoor locations around West Philadelphia, though primarily at our office, at the Calvary Center, and at the Sadie Alexander School.

About Kol Tzedek:
Kol Tzedek, a Voice for Justice, is a Reconstructionist synagogue in West Philadelphia. We are a multiracial, intergenerational Jewish community where people are invited to study Torah, ask unanswerable questions, sing on and off key, teach our children, pursue justice, engage actively with our neighborhood, and care for one another.

Together, we are building a spiritually rigorous, joyful refuge deeply grounded in Jewish tradition and practice. We welcome the questioning, the seeking, and the devoted. We dance together in celebration, pray with our whole selves, and support each other in grief. Our spiritual practices nourish and inspire us to make the world more whole.

Responsibilities of this role include:

  • Unlocking the building and setting up signage and supplies.
  • Service and event set up, including setting out folding tables and chairs, setting out food, and coordinating with caterers or food deliveries as needed.
  • Service and event clean up, including breaking down and storing folding tables and chairs, cleaning up food, taking out trash, and sweeping and vacuuming as needed.
  • Setting up ritual objects when needed for services.
  • Greeting congregants as needed and being available to answer questions and assist with congregant facilities, accessibility, and tech needs.
  • Supporting Torah School set up and clean up and being a welcoming presence during Torah School dropoff and pickup.
  • Setting up, managing, and troubleshooting audio, video, streaming technology, and lighting issues during services or events.
  • Communicating with the Operations Manager or other KT staff during the week to share any needs that arose during the prior week’s events and to plan for upcoming events.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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