The John M. Barry Boys & Girls Club of Newton has summer camp counselor positions open for Summer 2020!

We are seeking a few experienced, talented individuals to join our team.   As you may have heard, Covid-19 has fundamentally changed the summer camp experience for 2020.  The guidelines we will be following call for small groups, no mixing, no field trips, no swimming, no playgrounds, no sharing space or materials, and strict healthcare precautions.   What is left? FUN! These kids have been cooped up inside their houses with their noses in devices for too long.  They are starving for new experiences.   If you have a positive attitude, if you are capable of teaching multiple disciplines and subjects, and if you have experience creating deep relationships with the kids who you help take care of, you just might have the skills that we are looking for.

Although our groups are small, we have planned a full day of rotating, varied activity and we will have the equipment and supplies in place for our kids to be able to learn, grow, and explore in the comfort of our fully air conditioned facility.  All we need is a team to lead our children.  One that has the dedication and know-how to plan multiple activities and the willingness to bring their best ideas to the table to share with one people.

Shifts are 40 hours Monday through Friday. $12.75 to $15 per hour, more possible for management level experience.

Experienced camp counselors and youth workers are invited to apply at by clicking HERE.



The John M. Barry Boys & Girls Club of Newton seeks talented professional staff who are motivated by our mission and committed to creating a positive experience for the youth and their families whom we serve, and for all our volunteers and staff. We encourage professional development, work/life balance, and a supportive environment. We value honesty, professionalism and diversity in our workplace. We hire class instructors on a rolling basis and if you are interested in teaching our children email your resume along with a list of available subjects to Executive Director, David Sellers at

We are proud of our excellent reputation as a safe haven for youth, a reputation that has been earned through 65 years of effective service to tens of thousands of children, teens, and their families in the Newton area. 



Respect          We recognize that each person has equal, intrinsic worth and deserves to be treated with dignity.

Integrity         We operate with honesty and hold ourselves accountable for all words and actions.

Excellence      We set high expectations and work hard to achieve them by engaging in continuous learning and improvement.

Teamwork      We collaborate openly on common goals to leverage the expanded knowledge of our entire community.

Safety            We provide our members a safe physical and emotional space.

Recognition    We acknowledge and embrace the attempts at success and the successes made by our members.

Belonging       We strive to have meaningful and impactful relationships between members and the professional staff.



The John M. Barry Boys & Girls Club believes that workforce diversity is essential to growth and long-term success. By valuing and managing differences at work, our Club can maximize the skills, knowledge, and abilities of all employees while increasing employee and member satisfaction. By recognizing and celebrating each employee’s unique contribution toward the overall business objectives, we will achieve superior individual and group performance.

The John M. Barry Boys & Girls Club is committed to encouraging and welcoming diversity throughout the organization. As an equal opportunity employer, the Club does not discriminate in employment opportunities, policies or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identification, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by state and/or federal law. It is our policy to employ persons on the basis of ability, experience, education, and character.

The Club's policy regarding equal employment opportunity applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, job assignments, promotion, compensation, working conditions, scheduling, wage and salary administration, performance evaluation, benefits, professional development, disciplinary action, termination, and events.