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Are you passionate about a building community in which people feel connected to one another? Join our team!

Mishkan Chicago seeks diversity in its staff and educators. That means we invite applications from different denominations, religious and cultural backgrounds. We are searching for candidates of color, candidates who are Jews by choice, candidates in the LGBTQ community, and candidates who identify personally at any part of the incredibly rich gender spectrum. Systemic inequities in hiring have caused women, people of color, LBTQIA+ folks, and others to apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. Mishkan encourages you to break that statistic and apply, as no one ever meets 100% of the qualifications. We look forward to your application.

Mishkan is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against qualified applicants or employees with respect to any terms or conditions of employment on account of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related condition, citizenship, military service status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law or local ordinance. When necessary, Mishkan will reasonably accommodate employees and applicants with known physical or mental disabilities or medical conditions if the person is otherwise qualified to safely perform all of the essential functions of the position.

 

Shabbat Coordinator (Contract Role, Fridays and Saturdays)

At Mishkan, we reinvent and breathe new life into Judaism. We create radically inclusive spaces for Jewish spiritual practice and community, engaging, educating, and empowering people across the spectrum of identity, background, age, and belief. Our aim is to lead people in Chicago and beyond toward more purposeful, more connected, and more inspired lives.

Shabbat Coordinators are an essential part of our Shabbat team, providing the logistical support and hospitality that makes our services possible. Mishkan rotates our shabbat venues and Shabbat Coordinators work alongside the Shabbat Producer to execute the day of logistics. The current schedule for this programming is as follows: 

  • Friday Night Shabbat
    • 2nd & 4th Fridays of the month – In person services
    • 3rd Friday of the month – Virtual/digital services 
  • Saturday Morning Shabbat
    • 1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month – In person services (Including BMitzvah celebrations)


What You’ll Do:

  • Greeting congregants and welcoming newcomers at each service
  • Loading in materials and transporting them to/from the Shabbat venue via a Mishkan vehicle
  • Setting up and breaking down all materials used during Shabbat
  • Setting and cleaning up catered meals as needed.
  • Helping us to maintain an inventory of Shabbat supplies

Shabbat coordinators work 1-3 events per month with an average of 5-10 hours for each event. There is an opportunity to work extra hours around Jewish holiday events (Purim, Passover, High Holidays, etc). This person will work closely with a rotating group of other Shabbat coordinators and Mishkan full-time staff and clergy, and will report primarily to our Shabbat Producer.  

Who We’re Looking For:

  • This position is ideal for someone who excels at multitasking and providing logistical support while regularly interacting with congregants. 
  • Background in food service, catering or retail preferred. 
  • A valid driver’s license is required. 
  • Ability to lift 30 or more pounds.
  • Ability to work well with others.
  • Ability to take direction and feedback.
  • Ability to follow specific and time based tasks. 
  • Great customer service skills.
  • Knowledge of Jewish holiday and Shabbat rituals a plus.

To Apply
Please send resume and cover letter to [email protected] by March 1, 2022.

This position pays $20/hour.

Systemic inequities in hiring have caused women, people of color, LBTQIA+ folks, and others to apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. Mishkan encourages you to break that statistic and apply, as no one ever meets 100% of the qualifications. We look forward to your application.

Mishkan is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against qualified applicants or employees with respect to any terms or conditions of employment on account of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related condition, citizenship, military service status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law or local ordinance. When necessary, Mishkan will reasonably accommodate employees and applicants with known physical or mental disabilities or medical conditions if the person is otherwise qualified to safely perform all of the essential functions of the position.

Mishkan Chicago is a Jewish Spiritual Community located in Chicago, Illinois. We reinvent and breathe new life into Judaism. We create radically inclusive spaces for Jewish spiritual practice and community, engaging, educating, and empowering people across the spectrum of identity, background, age, and belief. Our aim is to lead people in Chicago and beyond toward more purposeful, more connected, and more inspired lives.