Zoom Moderator

Temple Isaiah | Remote, United States

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Posted Date 3/10/2023

Remote Zoom Program Moderator for Synagogue Services (Contractor position) 

Temple Isaiah, a thriving Reform congregation in Lexington, Massachusetts, seeks a Zoom Moderator for religious services and other events.  

With more than 800 households from Lexington and more than 60 nearby communities, Temple Isaiah is an innovative, relationship-centered congregation. We offer a broad range of spiritual, educational, social, and social justice experiences to engage people of every age, stage, and background. We are a community of intellectually curious, justice-driven, and open-hearted seekers, coming together to grow, learn, connect, and make our world a better place.  


Serving as a member of a “pool” of Zoom Moderators, the selected candidate will provide occasional coverage for Friday evening and Saturday morning Shabbat services, other programmed events, and religious holidays. 

Zoom Moderators are responsible for: 

  • Hosting the Zoom meeting, including opening the Zoom meeting prior to the arrival of other staff; recording to the cloud and livestreaming to Facebook and the Temple website. 
  • Leading a sound-check and tech-check for all service leaders prior to each service. 
  • Using Zoom’s spotlight feature to ensure the correct people are always spot lit. 
  • Adjusting Zoom settings as called for in the moment, especially around allowing attendees to mute/unmute and to use the Zoom chat. 
  • Posting pre-written messages to the Zoom chat as indicated by the cue list. 
  • Managing the Zoom waiting room and maintaining Temple Isaiah security protocols on Zoom and Facebook. 
  • Using Zoom’s screenshare feature to share provided music, Kindle pages, Google slides, PDFs, and occasionally videos. 
  • Initiating and administering breakout rooms. 
  • Monitoring a designated congregant support email address during services and responding to congregants who have difficulty with registration forms or with accessing Zoom. 
  • Balancing multiple priorities: doing many of these tasks concurrently or in quick succession. 
  • Providing feedback after services to the staff about online needs. 
  • Coordinating with other individuals providing technological support (e.g. sound design) 


The ideal candidate has: 

  • Some familiarity with Hebrew and Jewish liturgy, sufficient to follow along in the service in Hebrew or transliteration (required) 
  • Strong attention to detail, and to delivering a highly professional online experience 
  • A sense of professionalism including timeliness, preparedness, and sensitivity to organizational relationships and dynamics 
  • Facility with Zoom and its full variety of features, and experience moderating events and/or meetings held on Zoom 
  • Awareness of the moderator’s role with an eye towards supporting the service leaders by being consistent and self-sufficient 
  • An intuitive sense of the flow of services and of what the onscreen picture should look like at any given time, and the confidence to make these decisions in the moment 
  • Ability to work remotely without supervision, with highly reliable internet service 


Working as a member of a pool of Zoom Moderators, hours will be highly variable, depending on coverage needs. During any given month, hours may range from a low of 0 (no needs) to a high of approximately 20-40 hours, to be arranged/agreed upon with other Zoom Moderators 

Hours may be comprised of (all times are Eastern/Boston area): 

  • Up to 4 Saturdays per month from 8:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. 
  • Opportunities for additional evening hours and Thursday afternoons on occasion for synagogue programs and holiday services throughout the year. 
  • Some Friday evening Service from 5:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. and/ or 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. as back up for other Zoom staff. 
  • Up to 5 hours per month of meetings, trainings, etc. 


Starting at $21 per hour, depending on experience. 
To Apply  

Email resume and cover letter to:  [email protected] 

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