Love kids? Want to work in a creative, supportive environment? Camp Kaleidoscope, an arts and science day camp in Newton, MA, is looking for staff for Summer 2020.

Staff must be available for full camp season including orientation dates unless otherwise agreed on.

Camp dates: June 29-August 21.

Staff Hours: 8:40am-4:10pm, Monday through Friday. unless otherwise arranged.

Orientation Days: June 23, 25, 26 and 28 as scheduled.

Staff meetings Mondays after camp. Although camp is not easily accessible by public transportation, buses are available from Brookline, Cambridge, Framingham, Jamaica Plain, Roslindale and Wayland. Camp Kaleidoscope is a pluralistic Jewish camp welcoming the entire community. Full-time staff may send their children to camp for free.

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Staff Positions

Camp Kaleidoscope, JCC Greater Boston’s premier arts and science day camp in Newton, MA, is looking for wonderful staff who know how to make a camper’s day extraordinary. Each 4-week session culminates in Arts Night, where campers perform for parents and exhibit their projects. Parents who work send their children to camp for free! All full-time staff receive complimentary JCC summer membership. Staff must be available for the full season, June 29-August 21, unless otherwise arranged. (Four-week minimum.) Camp day is 8:40am-4:10pm, Monday through Friday, with orientation the week of June 22 and staff meetings every Monday afternoon.

Administrative Assistant

The Camp Admin is a smart, savvy, highly organized person who answers parent phone calls and emails; works with attendance, classes, camp classes, publications, registration and transportation. Hours are 8:30am-4:15pm during the camp season, as well as part time in the 2-3 weeks before camp. Desktop publishing, photography, and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) experience a plus. Parents who work full-time send their children to camp for free!

Camp Nurse

Camp Kaleidoscope and Camp Thrive are looking for a warm, wonderful individual to serve as the day camp nurse. The nurse is responsible for administering medications, support and first aid as needed throughout the camp day, and for maintaining a medical log book. Position reports to the camp directors. Hours are 8:45am-4:10pm, June 29-August 28, with set-up the week before as scheduled. Please note this position is for 9 weeks. The last week includes just Camp Thrive and extends beyond the Camp Kaleidoscope dates. Competitive salary. All staff receive a free summer fitness membership, and parents on staff send their children to camp for free!

Drama Teacher

Work with lower and middle campers entering grades K-3, teaching creative drama, adapting stories for performance, and directing short plays. Must have a degree in theater or education and experience teaching creative drama and directing young children. Must know how to have fun with young children as well as have excellent classroom management skills. Specialists teach five classes daily, culminating in original performances at the end of each four-week session. Performance pieces are based on picture books or folk tales.


Counselors are mature, reliable, patient people who understand what it takes to make a camper's day a wonderful experience. Counselors must be at least 16 years old, with demonstrated leadership skills and experience working with children.

Lower and Middle Camp Counselors work in pairs or groups of three and are responsible for a group of 10-15 campers entering grades K-3. They support and nurture campers throughout the day as campers attend activities in the arts, science, sports and swimming. Middle camp counselors may also assist in other areas throughout camp.

Upper Camp Counselors work with campers entering grades 4-8. They teach or assist in classes, activities and productions. Open positions may include teaching guitar or ukulele, theater, dance, magic, video production, canoeing, knitting, sports and games, acrobatics, and technical theater (lights, sound, sets, etc.).


To apply, send cover letter, application and letters of reference to:

Camp Kaleidoscope

333 Nahanton St., Newton, MA 02459 617.558.6523