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Nursery School Teacher
New Orleans JCC
5342 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70115

Principal Responsibilities:

The New Orleans JCC Nursery and Pre-K is a vibrant and diverse community interested in supporting educators who find joy in engaging with young children. We are looking for educators who are passionate about supportive play-based learning in constructivist classroom environments. Here at the New Orleans JCC we are committed to making a difference in the lives of young children and their families.

Our community is seeking team members who understand that the important work of early childhood education requires intentionality and flexibility. We are looking for educators who know what it means to slow down and be fully present with children through all aspects of their day. Team members should be able to provide emotionally responsive care and supervision, and engage in learning through play and inquiry. If you see yourself as a lifelong learner interested in dialogue and collaboration with children, fellow educators, and families then this may be the community for you.

Our school operates on a nine-month school calendar with the opportunity to work summer camp. The JCC offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes a family membership to the JCC and discounts on offered programs and services. In addition to personal and sick days, Teachers are entitled to the following a host of vacation days.

Regardless of your faith, the J is seeking highly committed, high-energy partners to serve our members and bring our programs to life. To apply, please email your resume to We can't wait to hear from you!

Minimum Qualifications:

Undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education or related field preferred; a minimum of three years experience teaching young children.
Must be a sensitive and mature individual who is able to relate well to both children and adults.

Essential that he/she have the personality and ability to provide warmth, leadership and stability for program continuity. Must have the ability to communicate effectively with both parents and co-workers. Knowledge of Reggio-Emilia and the constructivist approach is a plus.


$25,000 - $35,000

Agency Information:

The New Orleans JCC is a state-of-the-art fitness center and pool, a leader in New Orleans early childhood education, a fun-filled summer day camp and so much more. It is a place for adults to take an exercise class, an art class or dance class. A place for children and teens to experience learning through enrichment classes, sports leagues, family activities, and summer camps. The JCC offers quality programming in the areas of pre-school education, physical education, public affairs, political forums, lectures, and, especially, Jewish education. The JCC is built on Jewish values but is welcome to everyone.