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.

Science Teacher (July 27-August 21 Only)

Work with lower and middle campers entering grades K-3, leading hands-on science experiences in a wide variety of subjects, including chemistry, biology, nature studies, and cooking. Must know how to have fun with young children as well as have excellent classroom management skills. Specialists teach five classes daily.

Technical Theater Director

Work with theater directors to design, build and paint sets and props, and teach or co-teach classes to campers in grades 4-10. Must know how to have fun with campers as well as excellent technical theater skills. Successful candidates may be college students or theater professionals.

Sports and Outdoor Activities Teacher

Seasoned teacher needed to teach and support joyful, active games at our acclaimed arts and science summer day camp. Teach creative outdoor classes with campers grades K-3.  Campers enjoy outdoor games typically taught in elementary school gym classes. Must be available for all 8 weeks plus orientation and planning. Must have a degree in education and at least 3 years’ experience teaching children.

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