About

Employment

Looking to work in a dynamic, diverse,
student-centered school environment?
Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences, a nonprofit, independent school, offers a range of professional opportunities as well as a highly competitive salary and benefits package for full-time employees. Benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance, tuition assistance, a retirement plan and generous vacation.

You will find application directions at the bottom of each job listing.

In addition to current openings, we do keep resumes on file for future openings. You can submit your cover letter and resume to resumes@xrds.org.

Crossroads School does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, gender or gender identity, age or sexual orientation.

Employment

Current Opportunities

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  • Diversity Administrative Assistant

    The Diversity Administrative Assistant serves as the support person for diversity related events and programs in all three divisions at Crossroads. The Diversity Administrative Assistant will help plan projects and events and then coordinate these events through completion. This position will work with the Upper School and Middle School Diversity Director, The Director of Equity and Justice Initiatives, and the Associate Head of School toward enacting a strategic plan for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
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  • Athletic Trainer (Part Time)

    Crossroads School is an independent, K-12, coed school of nearly 1,200 students, located in the beach city of Santa Monica, CA. Founded in 1971, Crossroads was founded on five core commitments: to academic excellence; to the arts; to the greater community; to a student body of social, racial, and economic diversity; and to the development of each student’s physical well-being and full human potential.
     
    Crossroads has been recognized for decades as an innovative force in education and for the public good. Its progressive philosophy, strong community and culture, emphasis on diversity and inclusion (50% of students and 38% of faculty identify as people of color), and a belief that all domains of school life (arts, athletics, service, etc.) are equally integral to a child’s development and well-being have made it a top choice for families in Los Angeles. It is a particularly exciting time for the School: current initiatives include the fully endowed Equity & Justice Institute, an ambitious 15-point strategic plan and a capital campaign to construct a performing arts complex on the 21st Street campus. 


    Essential Job Functions:
     
    • Previous experience as an AT at a Secondary school/Middle School a plus.
    • Is able to maintain up to date treatment/ injury logs.
    • Is comfortable administering SCAT5 and ImPact Neurocognitive tests.
    • Is proficient in prophylactic taping a bracing techniques.
    • Is proficient in initiating and modifying PT/Home EX programs for student athletes.
     
    Additional Responsibilities:
     
    • Is willing to travel (bus) with our teams off site
    •  Is able to use a personal vehicle to transport Ice/water AT Kit and   emergency supplies
    • Is confident communicating with coaches/parents/school administration/physicians re: student-athlete’s injury status
    • Has flexible hours (primarily in the afternoons 2:30p-7:30p) but is also willing to work some Saturdays and late nights. Possible starts as early as 12pm
    Required Qualifications: (Skills, experience, education/certification, etc.)
     
    • Certified Athletic Trainer
      • Has strong knowledge of current CIF Concussion Laws and RTL/RTP protocols
      • Maintains a certification in good standing with the BOC 


    Physical Demands:
    • Is able to lift up to 50lbs (injury ice and water coolers) 
    • Able to stand for long periods of time.
    Please submit your resume and cover letter for consideration to this position. Click here to apply: Apply

    One of Crossroads School’s founding commitments is to developing a socially, economically and racially diverse student body. We are equally committed to a supporting a vibrant and diverse workforce. Crossroads is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer; we do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, gender or gender identity, age or sexual orientation. People of color, women and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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  • Chief Lifeguard

    Essential Job Functions:
    Ensures the safety of the pool patrons and lifeguarding/camp staff. Performs emergency care as necessary. Performs pool maintenance duties. Assists the Aquatics in pool operation activities, as required.

    Major Duties:
    Oversees swim lessons and assists when necessary.  
    Helps ensure swim instructors are prepared and effective in their duties
    Helps ensure all necessary equipment is maintained and present for each shift.
    Teaches swimming lessons to children and adults. Teaches special aquatic classes.
    Assists with coordinating various aquatic activities.
    Enforces swimming pool rules and regulations. Maintains order in and around the pool.
    Recognizes and performs aquatic emergency rescues, administers artificial respiration, CPR, and first aid, when necessary.
    Keeps pool, decks, and dressing rooms safe, clean and orderly.
    Completes various forms and paperwork pertinent to the day-to-day running of an aquatic facility.
    Completes chemical checks of the pool water.
    Follows and enforces all applicable safety rules and regulations.
    Performs other duties, as assigned.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
    Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:
    Knowledge of:
    Water safety practices.
    Effective customer service techniques.
    Ability to:
    Teach proper swimming techniques and water safety
    Perform lifesaving techniques.
    Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with Crossroads employees and the patrons.
    Swim with proficiency and endurance.
    Provide effective customer service.
    Assist instructors in providing excellent lessons to the patrons.
    Communicate effectively and respectfully to parents, students, staff and managers.
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  • Coach

    Crossroads School is an independent, K-12, coed school of nearly 1,200 students, located in the beach city of Santa Monica, CA. Founded in 1971, Crossroads was founded on five core commitments: to academic excellence; to the arts; to the greater community; to a student body of social, racial, and economic diversity; and to the development of each student’s physical well-being and full human potential.
     
    Crossroads has been recognized for decades as an innovative force in education and for the public good. Its progressive philosophy, strong community and culture, emphasis on diversity and inclusion (50% of students and 38% of faculty identify as people of color), and a belief that all domains of school life (arts, athletics, service, etc.) are equally integral to a child’s development and well-being have made it a top choice for families in Los Angeles. It is a particularly exciting time for the School: current initiatives include the fully endowed Equity & Justice Institute, an ambitious 15-point strategic plan and a capital campaign to construct a performing arts complex on the 21st Street campus. 


    Application for Seasonal Coaches, Please submit your application, and resume for consideration to this position. Click here to apply: Apply 
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  • Director of Major and Planned Giving

    Crossroads School is an independent, K-12, coed school of nearly 1,200 students, located in the beach city of Santa Monica, CA. Founded in 1971, Crossroads was founded on five core commitments: to academic excellence; to the arts; to the greater community; to a student body of social, racial, and economic diversity; and to the development of each student’s physical well-being and full human potential.

    Position Overview:
    The Director of Major and Planned Giving will lead and implement a major gifts program to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward prospects with the ability to make $100,000+ gifts to Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences in support of its current campaign and beyond. The individual will personally manage a portfolio of up to 150 prospects and partner with all program areas of Advancement (alumni relations, annual giving, constituent relations, advancement services and communications), the Head of School and Trustees. The Director will help to develop, and lead and execute, the School’s planned giving strategy.
    This position will report directly to the Director of Advancement and will supervise an associate who will support the Major and Planned Giving program and stewardship.
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  • Elementary School ( Grade 2-5) Drama Specialist Teacher

    Crossroads School is an independent, K-12, coed school of nearly 1, 200 students, located in the beach city of Santa Monica, CA. Founded in 1971, Crossroads was founded on five core commitments: to academic excellence; to the arts; to the greater community; to a student body of social, racial, and economic diversity; and to the development of each student’s physical well-being and full human potential.
     
    Crossroads has been recognized for decades as an innovative force in education and for the public good. Its progressive philosophy, strong community and culture, emphasis on diversity and inclusion (50% of students and 38% of faculty identify as people of color), and a belief that all domains of school life (arts, athletics, service, etc.) are equally integral to a child’s development and well-being have made it a top choice for families in Los Angeles. It is a particularly exciting time for the School: current initiatives include the fully endowed Equity & Justice Institute, an ambitious 15-point strategic plan and a capital campaign to construct a performing arts complex on the 21st Street campus. 
     
    Status: Full Time, Basic Contract
    Location: Norton Campus
    Reports to:  Head of ES

    Position Overview
    Teach four grade levels (second - fifth) of Elementary School Drama classes.
    Beginning August 16, 2021 through June 17, 2022.   Direct two Shakespeare 5th grade productions (One play per class). Evening Performances March 17 and March 24, 2022.
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  • Elementary School Substitute Teachers

    Crossroads School is an independent, K-12, coed school of nearly 1,200 students, located in the beach city of Santa Monica, CA. Founded in 1971, Crossroads was founded on five core commitments: to academic excellence; to the arts; to the greater community; to a student body of social, racial, and economic diversity; and to the development of each student’s physical well-being and full human potential.
     
    Crossroads has been recognized for decades as an innovative force in education and for the public good. Its progressive philosophy, strong community and culture, emphasis on diversity and inclusion (50% of students and 38% of faculty identify as people of color), and a belief that all domains of school life (arts, athletics, service, etc.) are equally integral to a child’s development and well-being have made it a top choice for families in Los Angeles. It is a particularly exciting time for the School: current initiatives include the fully endowed Equity & Justice Institute, an ambitious 15-point strategic plan and a capital campaign to construct a performing arts complex on the 21st Street campus. 
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  • Facilities Crew Afternoon/Evenings Lead

    Crossroads School is an independent, K-12, coed school of nearly 1,200 students, located in the beach city of Santa Monica, CA. Founded in 1971, Crossroads was founded on five core commitments: to academic excellence; to the arts; to the greater community; to a student body of social, racial, and economic diversity; and to the development of each student’s physical well-being and full human potential.

    The Position:
     
    • Operates mostly (but is not limited to) the hours of 11:00am and 11:00pm. A typical shift might be from 1:00pm to 9:00pm.
    • Works mostly (but is not limited to) the Sports Center and Norton Campus
     
    This job is both a general laborer position and crew leader, the tasks of which will change daily to meet the needs of the Crossroads School Facilities Department.
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  • Facility Helper/ General Labor

    The Facilities Crew is a new group of positions that supports all aspects of the Facilities Department at Crossroads.  Not to be confused with the former “events staff” positions, these jobs are general laborers, working in support of custodial, building maintenance, technology, transportation and a wide range of campus projects.  The tasks assigned to Facilities Crew members will change daily to meet the needs of the Facilities Department as the School readies for in person, hybrid, or changing forms of remote learning and adapts to changing circumstances.
     
    Duties include (but are not limited to) the following:
    • Always working cohesively and positively within a flexible, customer-service-oriented team
    • Loading and unloading trucks, and receiving and making deliveries on both campuses
    • Monitoring, cleaning and maintaining gym, fitness equipment and facilities gear
    • Assisting with general housekeeping and custodial tasks such as sweeping, mopping, disinfecting surfaces, cleaning spills, power washing, etc.
    • Installing and rearranging safety signage and instructions throughout campus as needed
    • Working with both manual and power tools to dismantle, assemble and make repairs to school equipment
    • Moving classroom and other furniture and gear as needed throughout the year and as cohorts and safety regulations change
    • Setting up and striking small events as needed, arranging chairs, tables, AV gear, etc.
     
    Physical Demands
    • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate miscellaneous equipment.
    • Excellent eyesight to support attention to detail
    • Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching.
    • Walking or standing for extended periods.
    • Reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally.
    • Lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling heavy objects as assigned per work request forms.
    • Ability to lift 50lbs for various miscellaneous tasks.
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  • Lifeguard/Swim Instructor

    Crossroads School is an independent, K-12, coed school of nearly 1,200 students, located in the beach city of Santa Monica, CA. Founded in 1971, Crossroads was founded on five core commitments: to academic excellence; to the arts; to the greater community; to a student body of social, racial, and economic diversity; and to the development of each student’s physical well-being and full human potential.
     
    Crossroads has been recognized for decades as an innovative force in education and for the public good. Its progressive philosophy, strong community and culture, emphasis on diversity and inclusion (50% of students and 38% of faculty identify as people of color), and a belief that all domains of school life (arts, athletics, service, etc.) are equally integral to a child’s development and well-being have made it a top choice for families in Los Angeles. It is a particularly exciting time for the School: current initiatives include the fully endowed Equity & Justice Institute, an ambitious 15-point strategic plan and a capital campaign to construct a performing arts complex on the 21st Street campus. 
     
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  • Middle and Upper School Substitute Teachers

    Crossroads School is an independent, K-12, coed school of nearly 1,200 students, located in the beach city of Santa Monica, CA. Founded in 1971, Crossroads was founded on five core commitments: to academic excellence; to the arts; to the greater community; to a student body of social, racial, and economic diversity; and to the development of each student’s physical well-being and full human potential.
     
    Crossroads has been recognized for decades as an innovative force in education and for the public good. Its progressive philosophy, strong community and culture, emphasis on diversity and inclusion (50% of students and 38% of faculty identify as people of color), and a belief that all domains of school life (arts, athletics, service, etc.) are equally integral to a child’s development and well-being have made it a top choice for families in Los Angeles. It is a particularly exciting time for the School: current initiatives include the fully endowed Equity & Justice Institute, an ambitious 15-point strategic plan and a capital campaign to construct a performing arts complex on the 21st Street campus. 
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  • Middle School Science Teacher ( Half Year Sabbatical Cover)

    Crossroads School is an independent, K-12, coed school of nearly 1,200 students, located in the beach city of Santa Monica, CA. Founded in 1971, Crossroads was founded on five core commitments: to academic excellence; to the arts; to the greater community; to a student body of social, racial, and economic diversity; and to the development of each student’s physical well-being and full human potential.
     
    Crossroads has been recognized for decades as an innovative force in education and for the public good. Its progressive philosophy, strong community and culture, emphasis on diversity and inclusion (50% of students and 38% of faculty identify as people of color), and a belief that all domains of school life (arts, athletics, service, etc.) are equally integral to a child’s development and well-being have made it a top choice for families in Los Angeles. It is a particularly exciting time for the School: current initiatives include the fully endowed Equity & Justice Institute, an ambitious 15-point strategic plan and a capital campaign to construct a performing arts complex on the 21st Street campus. 

    Crossroads School seeks an innovative and dynamic Middle School Science Teacher for the school year.  Crossroads offers a variety of opportunities and enriching activities for students from diverse backgrounds to engage in.  At Crossroads, we strive to develop and nurture each child’s potential, while challenging them to inquire, observe, and think critically about the world around them.  The Middle School Science program works on a spiraling curriculum and applicants must be comfortable with Earth, Life, and Physical sciences.
     
    The eighth grade science curriculum includes the following units of study: Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry, and Biology.  Textbooks are not used; instead, articles, excerpts from texts, and various lab investigations have been constructed to supplement the material taught throughout the year.  Science teachers utilize the principles of project-based learning, inquiry-based learning, and experiential education to communicate the subject matter at this progressive institution.
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  • Senior Maintenance Engineer

    Crossroads School is an independent, K-12, coed school of nearly 1,200 students, located in the beach city of Santa Monica, CA. Founded in 1971, Crossroads was founded on five core commitments: to academic excellence; to the arts; to the greater community; to a student body of social, racial, and economic diversity; and to the development of each student’s physical well-being and full human potential.
     
    Crossroads has been recognized for decades as an innovative force in education and for the public good. Its progressive philosophy, strong community and culture, emphasis on diversity and inclusion (50% of students and 38% of faculty identify as people of color), and a belief that all domains of school life (arts, athletics, service, etc.) are equally integral to a child’s development and well-being have made it a top choice for families in Los Angeles. It is a particularly exciting time for the School: current initiatives include the fully endowed Equity & Justice Institute, an ambitious 15-point strategic plan and a capital campaign to construct a performing arts complex on the 21st Street campus. 

    Position Overview:
    Crossroads’ campus buildings are in a state of transition.  Ranging from 1950’s-60’s-70’ era light industrial buildings repurposed as classrooms to state-of-the-art science and art buildings with sophisticated control systems, the campuses require that facilities staff be both flexible and well-rounded.  The Senior Maintenance Engineer must possess journeyman-level skill in at least one construction trade (such as plumbing, electrical or HVAC work) and substantial experience in the other trades necessary to maintain properly a wide variety of campus buildings.  Able to carry out work themselves, as well as provide leadership and train more junior staff members in multiple trades, this Sr Engineer must have experience with such computer-based building management systems as are found in our newer buildings, but also the practical experience needed for older building repairs.  Since maintenance workers may paint the lobby one day, replace a faucet or adjust building systems settings the next morning, and then analyze a mysterious leak the next, they are required to have such basic skills as electrician, carpenter, plumber, mechanic, painter, HVAC technician or roofer. For this Senior Engineer position, Crossroads is looking for journeyman-level skills in one or more of electrical, plumbing, HVAC or building management systems, as well as proven leadership and planning skills in a team setting.
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  • Upper School Computer Science / Design & Engineering Teacher

    Crossroads School is an independent, K-12, coed school of nearly 1,200 students, located in the beach city of Santa Monica, CA. Founded in 1971, Crossroads was founded on five core commitments: to academic excellence; to the arts; to the greater community; to a student body of social, racial, and economic diversity; and to the development of each student’s physical well-being and full human potential.
     
    Crossroads has been recognized for decades as an innovative force in education and for the public good. Its progressive philosophy, strong community and culture, emphasis on diversity and inclusion (50% of students and 38% of faculty identify as people of color), and a belief that all domains of school life (arts, athletics, service, etc.) are equally integral to a child’s development and well-being have made it a top choice for families in Los Angeles. It is a particularly exciting time for the School: current initiatives include the fully endowed Equity & Justice Institute, an ambitious 15-point strategic plan and a capital campaign to construct a performing arts complex on the 21st Street campus. 
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Employment

Benefits

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  • Medical Insurance

    Full-time employees are given the option to choose between an Aetna PPO, an Aetna health savings account (HSA), an Aetna HMO or a Kaiser HMO medical plan. Crossroads currently pays 100% for the premium of the HSA and both HMO plans. There is a monthly cost to the employee for the Aetna PPO plan. Crossroads also contributes to the cost of premiums for spouse/partner and dependent coverage.
  • Dental Insurance

    Crossroads offers a PPO plan through Sunlife at no cost to the employee. Crossroads contributes toward the premium for plans that have spouse/partner and dependent coverage.
  • Vision Insurance

    Crossroads pays 100% for an employee vision care plan through VSP. Crossroads contributes toward the premium for plans that have spouse/partner and dependent coverage.
  • Retirement Savings Plan

    Crossroads offers pre-tax and Roth retirement plans through TIAA. Employees can participate in a traditional or a ROTH IRA retirement savings plan.

    Crossroads will make contributions to the plan for new employees based upon the number of years of full-time employment at a nonprofit accredited educational institution to the Group Retirement Annuity. With no previous work experience at an educational institution, the contribution will match up to 1% of salary in years one and two, and then contribute 1% of salary without a match for the third year of service. For every year after three years of full-time service, the Crossroads contribution will increase by 1% per year, until it reaches a maximum of 8% in year 10.
  • Life Insurance

    Through Aetna, Crossroads pays the full premium for a Basic Life & AD&D life insurance policy, equal to the employee’s salary for up to a maximum of $50,000. Supplemental Life insurance is also available for purchase at a reduced group rate.
  • Disability Income Protection

    Short-term: At no cost to the employee Crossroads offers FT employees short-term disability for one week of supplemental pay for each year of full-time employment, up to a maximum of eight weeks. This is offered only once per disabling condition and once per fiscal year and requires an application to state disability insurance.

    Long-term: After 90 days of disability or exhaustion of sick leave/short-term disability, the employee is offered 60% of their income up to a maximum of $10,000 per month, as long as they remain disabled, up to age 65.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

    UNUM offers MA-level counselors 24/7 to provide confidential assistance with personal or work related concerns. This is offered to all employees and their family members, regardless of enrollment status at no cost.
  • Vacation

    Non-teaching full-time employees are eligible for vacation accrual and benefits. Accrual rates are explained in the employee handbook.
  • Other Benefits

    • Tax Saving Program: Flexible Spending Account
    • Computer & bike purchase loan program
    • Commuting incentives
    • Tuition remission
    • Scholar Share 529 plan payroll deductions
    • Staff and faculty sabbaticals
    • Professional development