Employment Opportunities at Stephen Wise Temple and Wise School

About Stephen Wise Temple

Founded in 1964, Stephen Wise Temple is one of the largest Reform Jewish synagogues and schools in the world. The Wise community consists of a thriving congregation; Wise School (a top-tier K-6 elementary school and Early Childhood Center); Center for Youth Engagement (including Religious School, teen programming and Camp Wise); weekly worship services; and over 100 opportunities for deep learning, tikkun olam (helping those in need), and Jewish engagement throughout the year. With 1,800 member families and more than 170 employees, Wise is known for its extensive educational, spiritual, and musical programs designed for individuals, couples, and families at all stages of life.

The Wise campus is located on 19 beautiful acres atop the Mulholland Corridor of the Santa Monica Mountains and includes the new, state-of-the-art Katz Family Pavilion for daily athletic activities and diverse major events. The community founded by Rabbi Isaiah Zeldin is now led by Rabbi Yoshi Zweiback and a committed team of educators, administrators, and lay volunteers.

Wise makes meaning and changes the world.

Due to the retirement of two long term maintenance employees, Stephen Wise Temple is looking to replace these positions as soon as possible:

Location: Stephen Wise Temple
Industry Category: Religious Organization / Education / Non-Profit
Department: Facilities
Reports to: Facilities Manager
Status: Full-Time, Non-Exempt, Hourly, Benefits Eligible
Salary: Depends On Experience
Schedule: Flexible; hours and days off may vary according to the needs of the Organization.


Responsible for the maintenance, repair, upkeep, and cleaning of the Temple, Schools and Grounds; the Facilities Department includes Transportation as well; this position may occasionally work in a transportation related capacity. Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Perform routine inspection of Facility as assigned; note and address deficiencies as required.
  • Check emails daily.
  • Execute work orders, repairs, event setup/breakdown, floor maintenance (hard, soft, exterior), and respond to other requests as directed.
  • Perform routine cleaning tasks.
  • Maintain maintenance shop and storage areas to standard.
  • Maintain awareness of safety and security issues at all times. Report all breaches and safety issues to supervisor.
  • Responsible for the good maintenance and order of tools and equipment supplied.
  • Perform Traffic Control duties; drive shuttle when needed and if qualified.
  • Assist with Emergency Drills.
  • Attend meetings, drills, and training as required.
  • Must wear the prescribed attire and always present a neat, professional appearance.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • High School Graduate or Equivalent.
  • Dependable, punctual, good attendance.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in English.
  • Must have basic skills in carpentry, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, painting, and floor maintenance.
  • Must have knowledge in all related safety procedures, use of equipment and power tools, PPE, and OSHA regulations.
  • Must be in good physical and mental health, able to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Must be able to take direction and work at times with little supervision and complete assigned tasks
  • Must be capable of becoming and remaining certified in first aid, CPR, and AED
  • Must have valid driver’s license and three (3) years of driving experience with a good record.

To apply for this position, please send your resume and short email to: jdefede@wisela.org