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Director, Arts + Ideas
Marilyn and Marvin Simon Family Jewish Community Center
5000 Corporate Woods Dr.
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Principal Responsibilities:

The Director of Arts + Ideas is responsible for the vision, development, implementation, and evaluation of Jewish and Israeli cultural arts programs, events, exhibits and celebrations of the Simon Family Jewish Community Center/United Jewish Federation of Tidewater including the Lee & Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival, Virginia Festival of Jewish Film, Leon Family Art Gallery, Israel Today (Arts), and annual Yom HaAtzmaut Celebration/Israel Fest (Arts), music, theater, dance, comedy, etc.

Minimum Qualifications:

Key Responsibilities


Management, Supervision, and Program Implementation


Minimum Education/Experience

Required Skills, Competencies, and Attributes

The duties outlined in this job description are to be representative, but not all-inclusive, assigned to this job. These duties may be amended at the discretion of the Chief Program Officer or Executive Vice President/CEO.

Salary commensurate with the level of experience.



45,000 - 55,000

Agency Information:

About Us

The Simon Family JCC is dedicated to encouraging tolerance and inclusivity in the community by providing facilities and programs that are open to all. The standards for excellence and inclusivity for its social, recreational, health and educational programs remain rooted in its Jewish values and which remain a guide for all future actions. It stands as a common meeting ground promoting enrichment and unity for the Jewish and general community.

Our History

The Simon Family JCC started life as the Tidewater Jewish Community Center in 1952. It was located on Spotswood Avenue in Norfolk from 1952  1966. It then moved to Newport Avenue in Norfolk, where it remained until 2004. In 2004, the current campus in Virginia Beach opened its doors. Throughout its history, the JCC has been a center for the entire community, providing a family-friendly environment where we can all stay healthy, body and mind. We have always been and continue to be an organization guided by our Jewish values and welcoming to all members of the community, regardless of age, faith or background.

Our Specialties

From the moment you enter our soaring limestone entry, youll know the Simon Family JCC is more than just a great gym. Members at the JCC have access to:

Comprehensive fitness center

Cybex strength training equipment and free weights

50+ free group fitness classes per week, including Spinning, Zumba, and more

Group and private Pilates sessions

Complimentary lockers, towel service, and amenities

3 heated indoor pools

Steam rooms & saunas for men & women

Indoor gymnasium with basketball courts

Outdoor water park

Outdoor tennis courts and tennis lessons

Free babysitting while you work out

Kid Fit childrens exercise and nutrition classes

Swimming lessons for kids

Five-day-a-week infant and toddler daycare

Enriching before- and after-school care

Summer day camps for toddlers through teens

Cultural & educational programs for children, teens & adults