Parking, Pool and Gym access at Owings Mills J:  Parking on the right side of the building (by Gordon Center) will be limited Friday, Feb. 3-Sunday, Feb. 5. ALSO this Sunday, Feb.5:  the Glazer "wood" gym and the Indoor Pool will be closed from 12:00-7:00pm.  Please plan ahead.

Shabbat candle lighting: 5:11pm

Open Positions

J Play Babysitter / Babysitter Substitutes, PH JCC

JOB TITLE: J Play Babysitter / Babysitter Substitutes, PH JCC
REPORTS TO: J Play Supervisor
STATUS: Part-time, Year Round

JPlay is a program of the JCC with a division offering babysitting services to members and guests, offering piece-of-mind while they work out or attend programming at the J, knowing their children will be safe, nurtured and entertained in our fully-equipped babysitting room. These services are offered for up to 2 hours per visit.

Inspired by the work we do every day, the JCC is an organization centered by Jewish values and focused on creating meaningful experiences and opportunities to enrich, connect, and positively impact our community.

We pride ourselves on our inclusive and welcoming workplace and celebrate the diversity of our employees. 

We value all members of our team in a supportive environment in which everyone is treated with appreciation and respect and positioned to do their best work every day.


The Babysitters are responsible for the care, supervision and feeding of children ages three months to five years of age. Engaging play supplies (including but not limited to books, “real life” toy sets, and arts & crafts) are provided by the JCC.

There will be one Babysitter on staff at some times, and multiple babysitters on staff at other times.


  • The hours are 7:45am-12:00pm, Sundays through Fridays.
  • Shifts may be split between multiple staff (i.e., 7:45-11:00am and 9:00am-12:00pm) where there is partial overlap during busier hours.
  • The substitute Babysitters will be called in on an “as needed” basis.


  • Warm and loving disposition.
  • Previous experience Ability to manage and engage a group of babies, toddlers, and children simultaneously.
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Understanding of the Orthodox Jewish community and related customs.


  • Record the babysitting passes and keeping track of who enters and leaves the room and when they do so.
  • Communicate well with the parents and children.
  • Happily sit on the floor and play with, distract, comfort and keep the children happy.
  • Keep the toys and books clean and well maintained.
  • Maintain a clean and safe environment.
  • General clean-up of the room and toys daily.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, reach with hands and arms, walk, stoop, kneel or crouch.

This employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Please note all active staff are required to show proof of full COVID vaccination status as a condition of employment as of November 15, 2021.


This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive, and incumbent will also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by supervisor or other management, as required. The JCC reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the needs arise. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. In keeping with our Jewish values, we are dedicated to a policy of nondiscrimination in employment on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, citizenship, veteran's status, physical or mental disability that does not prohibit the performance of essential job functions (with or without reasonable accommodation) or any other basis protected by federal, or applicable, state or local law. We welcome everyone interested in our mission to join us. If you require accommodations, please contact us and we will make every effort to meet your needs.

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