• Crossroads


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, application 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.

Current Openings

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  • Building Maintenance Engineer

    Status:  Full Time
    Division/Dept: Facilities
    Reports to:Plant Manager 
    Location: 21st Street and/or Norton

    Position Overview:

    A Building Maintenance Engineer must possess a variety of skills encompassing most of the construction trades. Maintenance workers might paint the lobby one day, fix a broken garbage disposal the next morning and replace a faucet later in the day. Building maintenance workers handle repairs that require basic skills as an electrician, carpenter, plumber, mechanic, painter, HVAC technician and roofer. However, building maintenance workers must always remain aware of their limitations and request the services of a licensed or other team members when the worker’s lack of expertise or local ordinances require it.
    Essential Job Functions:
    • Maintain a safe environment for staff, students, and visitors.
    • Conduct regular inspections to determine areas that need attention.
    • Perform tasks to make necessary repairs discovered during inspections.
    • Schedule with other departments when planned repairs are to be done.
    • Regularly check and update work order status.
    • Repair and maintain plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and general building functions.
    • Perform regularly scheduled preventative maintenance as directed from preventive maintenance work orders.
    • Perform maintenance tasks as requested by assigned work orders.
    • Maintain shop tools in good working order. If tools need to be replaced or sent out for repairs inform supervisor.
    Non-essential (Additional) Job Functions:
    • Assembly of new equipment, desks, chairs, and other miscellaneous items as needed.
    • Expected to assist custodial staff with picking up trash or cleaning areas when such a need arises.
    • Clean up after themselves with making repairs.
    Required Experience, Education, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • General knowledge and troubleshooting skills in electrical, plumbing, HVAC, carpentry, painting, and general building maintenance.
    • Must have good communication skills.
    • High school diploma or general education degree.
    • Solar experience a plus
    • HVAC experience a plus
    • Deals with others in a straightforward and honest manner.
    • Is accountable for his/her own actions.
    • Maintains confidentiality per School policy and supports School’s values.
    • Conveys accurately both good and bad news to supervisor. 
    • Meets commitments; works independently.
    • Accepts accountability, handles change, and sets personal standards.
    • Stays focused under pressure, and meets attendance/punctuality requirements.
    Physical Demands:
    • Employee is frequently required to operate machinery, repetitively grasp objects simply and firmly, and use fine manipulation dexterity.
    • Employee must occasionally sit, stand, walk, squat/kneel, crawl, bend/stoop, twist, and turn.
    • Push/pull, flex/extend/rotate neck and wrists, rotate forearms, reach vertically and horizontally.
    • Must be able to lift and carry up to 75 lbs.
    • Personal protection equipment includes but not to be limited to:  ear/eye/skin protection, protective footwear and any other specific need to a job safety requirement.
    • Must use both feet together, separately and repetitively to operate equipment.          
    • Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.
    • Must be able to listen and follow instructions.

    No phone calls or walk-ins please

    All interested applicants please send an employment and resume to Human Resources at  Resumes@xrds.org.
  • Co-Teacher


    The co-teacher in the Elementary School at Crossroads:
    • Shares all teaching responsibilities with the Lead Teacher in terms of curriculum, instruction and assessment
    • Supports differentiation in the classroom and is proficient in utilizing interventions to support multiple learning styles
    • Demonstrates mastery in effective classroom management techniques
    • Supports a philosophy of progressive, whole child education
    • Maintains regular communication with parents
    • Delivers both whole group and small group instruction
    • Shares supervision of lunch and recess with Co-Teacher
    • Shares writing of student progress reports
    • B.A. degree plus credential or M.A. and/or at least 2 years’ experience
    • Preference given to teachers with Grade 1 classroom experience and familiarity with Reading and writing workshop and conceptual math.

    All interested applicants must send a completed employment application and resume to Debbie Wei, Director of Elementary at Dwei@xrds.org. Submit an electronic application here Apply (NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE)
  • Custodian

    Position: Part Time
    5:00 PM to 10:00 PM (Mon – Fri)
    Job brief
    We are looking for a responsible custodian to maintain and protect our facilities. The ideal candidate will be experienced in a custodian role focused on building upkeep. 
    • Ensure spaces are prepared for the next day by taking out trash, tidying furniture and dusting surfaces
    • Sweep and mop floors and vacuum carpets
    • Wash and sanitize toilets, sinks and showers and restock disposables (e.g. hand soap and toilet paper)
    • Wipe mirrors and windows
    • Utilize insecticides to prevent infestation by dangerous pests
    • Report major damages or repairs
    • Secure facilities after operating hours by locking doors, closing windows and setting up the alarm
    • Undertake occasional custodial and janitorial tasks (watering sidewalks and entrances, lifting heavy items, moving chairs etc.)
    • Proven experience as custodian, janitor or in a similar role
    • Knowledge of use and maintenance of industrial cleaning equipment and appliances
    • High school diploma is preferred
    • Must be able to pass pre-employment testing, which includes fingerprint, federal & state background checks, reference checks, and TB screening
    • Candidates must possess the skills to execute physical tasks assigned
    All interested applicants must fill out employment application and attach a resume. Please scan, fax, or email completed job application form to the following:

    Paul Larson
    Custodial/Facilities Manager
    Fax: (310)586-0070
    1714 21st Street
  • Director of Financial Aid and Affordability

    Crossroads School is an independent, K-12, co-ed school of nearly 1,200 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 (47% of students and 32% 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. Crossroads is a school on the move: current initiatives include the newly launched and fully endowed Equity & Justice Institute, a new strategic plan, and a capital campaign to construct a performing arts complex on the 21st Street campus.
    Crossroads has transitioned over the last four years to a strategic enrollment management model. Working closely with the Director of Enrollment Management, the director oversees the tuition reduction fund (TRF), which exceeds $9M and has a recipient pool of 300 students (25% of enrolled students). The school’s commitment (18% of operating revenue) is one of the strongest in the region, and is key to achieving the school’s founding commitment of a racially, socially, and economically diverse student body. The director counsels current and prospective families, serves as the lead for calculating tuition reduction for current and admitted students, and provides thought leadership for affordability initiatives at Crossroads.
    Crossroads School is a high-touch, high volume organization, which requires the Admissions office to maintain a visible profile on campus and a responsive, client-centered approach. The director also works closely in partnership with the business office and is a part of a team of ten professionals on two campuses.
     Major Responsibilities
    • Working with the Director of Enrollment Management, Director of Finance and Operations (CFO) and Business Office staff, facilitate the transition of the Tuition Reduction Fund (TRF) from the business office to the admission office
      • Analyze and manage distribution of TRF across grades and divisions to strengthen long-range financial planning in coordination with the CFO
    • Be the lead TRF practitioner at Crossroads in terms of calculating aid for enrolled and admitted families for an exceptionally large recipient and applicant pool
    • Serve as an integral part of the TRF committee
    • Be the lead point of contact for and manage communication with the current recipient pool as well as prospective recipients
    • Develop affordability outreach and marketing strategies to attract middle income families to the school
    • Work with the three divisions (elementary, middle, upper) to understand impediments to a full Crossroads School education for TRF students; identify additional costs of attendance or areas of need for recipient families to ensure an equitable Crossroads experience
    • Serve as a thought leader in affordability of independent schools, financial aid policies, and help the school develop strategies to continue to make Crossroads accessible to a wide variety of families
    • Conduct institutional research on efficacy of current TRF policies, best practices and how the Crossroads TRF program is competitive in the greater independent school market
    • Serve as the lead storyteller (public speaking, marketing, and strategy) about the importance of TRF at Crossroads, presenting to faculty, staff, families, advancement office, etc.
    • Assist the two admission offices with admission programs such as interviewing, etc.
    Required Experience, Education, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    • BA required, Masters preferred
    • Minimum 5+ years experience and demonstrated growth and advancement in the independent school or higher education financial aid profession
    • Strong cultural competency skills and track record of successfully working with families from diverse backgrounds
    • Exemplary skills in data analysis and financial literacy, particularly in regard to tax documents
    • Proficiency in Word, Excel, MS Office, Google Docs, and database management
    • A friendly, gracious, professional manner and outlook
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Impeccable ethics and a demonstrated commitment to confidentiality
    • Fluency in Spanish or a language other than English
    Crossroads School has retained The Baker Group, the premier independent school enrollment management consulting firm, to assist in the recruitment of the successful candidate. Interested candidates are asked to submit, in an electronic file, their resume, a one to two-page cover letter, and names and contact information of three references directed to Christine H. Baker at: cbaker@thebakergrp.com. Please submit materials by April 24, 2019.
  • Equity & Justice Institute Operations Coordinator

    About Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences:
    Crossroads School provides a unique K-12 program built on a progressive, developmental model of education. Crossroads was founded in 1971 by Paul Cummins, along with a small group of teachers and parents, who wanted to provide a new approach to learning in a non-profit, co-educational college preparatory day school.
    The School was built upon five basic commitments, to which it has adhered for nearly fifty years:
    • to academic excellence
    • to the arts
    • to the greater community
    • to the development of a student population of social, economic, and racial diversity, and
    • to the development of each students’ physical well-being and full human potential
    Crossroads serves roughly 1200 students K-12 on two campuses in Santa Monica.  25% of its student body receives financial aid (representing more than $9 million in our operating budget), 47% identify as students of color, and students come from more than 75 zip codes throughout Los Angeles County.  32% of its faculty identify as persons of color.

    About Our Position
    Are you interested in working on initiatives to help support equity and justice initiatives? Do you enjoy working with stakeholders to increase their capacity to move a social justice agenda forward? If so, we invite you to apply for our part-time (25 hours per week) Equity & Justice - Operations Coordinator position at Crossroads School for Arts & Science within its Equity and Justice Institute. This position is designed for a creative, energetic individual who is interested in serving in a support role to the Founding Director of the Equity & Justice Institute.
    The Crossroads School Equity and Justice Institute (E&JI) was established in September 2018, with three core commitments: deepening our teaching and learning in the area of social justice through a comprehensive K-12 curriculum and reimagined vision of service learning, leadership and activism; providing resources for the public good by allowing faculty, students and community partners to expand the scope of their equity and justice work while also incubating new initiatives; and supporting community action, both within the school community and with the greater community. The ultimate goal of the institute is to help address the real challenges our students will inherit, including racism, poverty, war, environmental degradation, educational inequities, religious persecution, genocide and other forms of injustice.
    This position will be responsible for:
    • Providing assistance to the Director, including fielding phone calls, creating appointments, working with School staff to calendar and organize events, coordinating travel plans for Director and E&JI speakers, assist with tracking budgets, managing paperwork, creating agendas for meetings, communicating with School constituents and community partners, and other clerical duties as needed;
    • Working with the Director to help identifying and evaluate key performance indicators to measure and track success and progress to promote E&JI objectives;
    • Performing research and analysis to support E&JI objectives;
    • Working with the Director to create and support an equity and justice strategic plan;
    • Arranging and coordinating requests from partnering individuals and agencies seeking support to provide service learning and other opportunities;
    • Supporting the curriculum development work in conjunction with the Director and the division faculty and administrators;
    • Preparing materials for internal and public briefings and meetings;
    • Performing other related duties of a comparable level/type as assigned;
    About You
    Our ideal candidate will:
    • Utilize effective organizing strategies;
    • Demonstrate the ability to develop collaborative, productive and respectful relationships with key stakeholders, institutions and groups, including those in communities of color, immigrant and refugee communities, business, philanthropy, education, law enforcement, and historically marginalized groups;
    • Demonstrate background and experience in understanding structural and institutional racism;
    • Understand equity issues unique to Los Angeles County;
    • Demonstrate experience incorporating equity and inclusion initiatives in any sector, which may include but are not limited to independent and/or public schools, foundations, non-profits, and businesses;
    • Be motivated and willing to do what it takes to see projects and ideas through;
    • Be thoughtful about communicating with varied stakeholders who may need individualized approaches related to their cultural, religious, social characteristics and values;
    • Be collaborative, diplomatic, and patient, and be able to maintain respectful environments during difficult conversations;
    • Possess a strong ability to set and manage project goals and timelines to ensure successful completion of work
    Minimum qualifications:
    • Four years or more of direct service experience working with marginalized populations and/or social justice and equity organizations
    • Three years or more of paraprofessional experience coordinating programs and/or assisting professional/management staff with administrative or operational functions.
    • Bachelor's Degree strongly preferred but not required
    To be considered for this position, you must answer the 4 question provided in the application as well attach your resume.

    Submit an electronic application here Apply (NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE)


  • Event Support Staff PT

    Rate: $15/hr
    Part-Time; Flexible based on experience
    Weekdays 7:00/7:30am to 12:30/1:00pm - Part Time (25-29 hours per week)
    Weekdays2:30/3:00pm to 9:00/9:30pm - Part Time (25-29 hours per week)
    (Weekendsoccasional and varied times as part of the above availability)
    Duties Include but are not limited to the following:
    -          Set up and break down of tables and chairs for various events
    -          Brew coffee and deliver beverage setups to various campus locations
    -          Setup of chairs and staging for large assemblies
    -          Relocation of classroom and office furniture within the room, a building or warehouse
    -          Wash and fold table cloths from events
    -          Load and off load truck with event gear
    -          Set up nets, water coolers, score console and basic audio systems for sports events (prior knowledge not essential, candidate can be instructed)
    -          General labor for a variety school related tasks around campus such as facility cleanup, delivering packages, paper, water etc.
    -          Must be able to comfortably lift 50 lbs.
    -          Must be comfortable speaking to new people and positively accepting instruction
    -          Must be able to pass pre-employment testing, which includes fingerprint, federal & state background checks, reference checks, and TB screening.
    -          Valid driver’s license with a clean record is a plus but not essential. Some driving jobs do arise.
    -          Candidates must possess the skills to execute physical tasks assigned.
    -          If hired staff will be required to wear uniform shirt and presentable attire
    All interested applicants must send a completed employment application  and resume to Kevin O’Donovan at KODonovan@xrds.org

  • Lab Technician for Middle and Upper School Science Departments (Part-Time)

    The Crossroads School Middle and Upper School Science Departments is looking for a part-time lab technician for the second semester of the school year. The technician will be responsible for the following:
    • Taking an inventory of all chemicals and lab kits, re-ordering when necessary as well as preventing over ordering.
    • Keeping track of chemical waste and organizing disposal
    • Handling all equipment repair and maintenance
    • Preparing labs for teachers
    • Being present during labs that require additional personnel to be present
    • Post-lab reorganization: placing chemicals and kits back in their proper locations, cleaning glassware etc.
    The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry or a related field of science required
    • Experience working in a laboratory setting
    • Experience working with High School/Middle School-aged children
    The technician will work 25-29 hours per week, with flexible hours from 7:45 am-3:15 pm. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter , application and resume to upperschoolapplicant@xrds.org. Position should be noted in subject line with letter and email addressed to Roxanne  Zazzaro, US Director.
  • Middle School Operations Assistant

    Department: Middle School Administration
    Immediate Supervisor: Director of Middle School
    Full Time, 10 Month Staff Position
    Begin: August 2019

    Primary Purpose
    : To organize and implement systems for the operations of the Middle School: scheduling, grade reporting, standardized testing, and co-producing school-wide assemblies and events.
    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • Prior work within an educational setting preferred
    Personal Skills:
    • Self-motivated with solid time management, prioritizing, organization
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Must have a positive attitude towards adolescent students, a sense of humor, and an ability to establish and maintain effective relationships
    • Strong managerial skills with the ability to collaborate and partner with a number of individuals
    • Ability to meet deadlines and work efficiently and effectively within a team-oriented, fast-paced work environment
    Essential Job Responsibilities:
    General Administration
    • Produce student, teacher, and room schedules via cloud-based Blackbaud tools
    • Facilitate and Monitor trimester grades production
    • Produce & distribute biweekly, internal student attendance reports
    • Produce student planner in partnership with the Assistant Director
    • Assist deans with the input of student requests during add/drop periods
    • Organizes and schedules MS Parent day in collaboration with MS Administration
    • Weekly participation in MS Administration meeting
    • Weekly campus walk with MS Director to note issues of safety and maintenance.
    • Weekly multimedia communication of MS work, key events and/or compelling topics for publication on the XRDS website
    • Assist administration in daily supervision of students during snack and lunch
    • Supervise after-hour Study Hall during Winter term for athletes with late practices.
    Application Procedure:
    • Please submit resume, application and cover letter to: Michelle Merson, Director of MS: msapplicant@xrds.org
  • Middle School Theater Teacher

     The primary purpose of this position is to:
    Teach 8th grade Drama courses, including Acting Technique, Music Theater, Shakepeare and Improvisation.  This is a part-time, four hour a week position, with potential for expanded teaching hours in the future.
     Essential job functions include:

    1. Teach 8th grade Acting, Improvisation, Musical Theater and Shakespeare classes.  Acting classes to include fundamentals and vocabulary (i.e, objective, action, previous circumsances, memorization techniques, etc.)  
    2. Planning, preparing and delivering instructional materials that facilitate an effective and inspiring learning experience.
    3. Adapting teaching methods and materials to meet varying student needs and interests.
    4.  Writing thoughtful narrative assessments on a trimester basis. 
    5.   Stay in close communication with administration regarding students emotional and physical well being.

    Minimum Requirements:
    • Bachelor's or graduate degree in Theatre Arts or related fields
    • Min. 3 years exp. teaching Acting, Improvisation, Shakespeare and Music Theater at the Middle School level (ages 11 – 14)
    • Strong collaborative, organizational and communication skills
    • Ability to create a nurturing, appropriately challenging learning environment.
    • Patience, flexibility and a good sense of humor
    • An interest in teaching social responsibility
    • Background in Shakespeare
    • Experience directing drama productions at the Middle School level (or older) 
    Basic Faculty Expectations:
     These requirements apply to all Middle School faculty members: 
    • Embody school’s mission and its five basic commitments:
    1. to academic excellence,
    2. to the arts,
    3. to the greater community,
    4. to the development of a student population of social, economic, and racial diversity,
    5. to the development of each student’s physical well being and full human potential.
    • Model lifelong learning & engage in professional development.
    • Collaborate and engage with all constituents in middle school community.
    • Educate all constituents of developmental needs of adolescents and their families.
    • Demonstrate that work in the middle school is centered around advocacy for students and the creation of their identity and independence.

    Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work in an energetic environment, positive disposition

    This job description is simply intended to identify some of the duties and responsibilities of the position.  Duties other than those expressly specified, may be assigned from time to time.  The School reserves the right to modify, supplement, delete or augment the duties and responsibilities specified in the job description at the School’s sole and absolute discretion.

    Please submit resume, application and cover letter to: Michelle Merson, Director of MS: msapplicant@xrds.org

  • Payroll Assistant

    Temporary Hourly Position

    Report to:Primary reporting to Payroll Administrator
    General Responsibility: Assists the Payroll Administrator with a full range of payroll related duties.
    Duties consist of but are not limited to the following:
    • Assist employees with daily questions about their payroll, password and user name etc.
    • Assist Payroll Admin. with the processing of payroll of 400+ employees live checks and direct deposits for every bi-weekly payroll.
    • Assist managers and directors with hourly employee’s time cards, missed punches & days off request.
    • Responsible for adding new hourly employees.
    • Assist all US, MS and ES Directors for substitutes hours and worksheet.
    • Assist with Verification of Employment forms, Workers Comp employees’ Wages Statement and EDD Employee Medical Disability Insurance claim forms.
    • Assist with EDD audit forms.
    • Assist & enter new hires, employee changes and deductions and any adjustment in the payroll system
    • Organize over 500+ payroll & personal employees’ files.
    • Responsible for filling all Personnal Actions forms.
    • Assist with monthly payroll related invoices and statements.
    • Organize and maintain personal files.
    • Other duties as requested.
    • Must be good with numbers and very detailed oriented.
    • Some work in previous jobs of accounting, administrative or general office assistant is a plus
    • Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality.
    • Must be customer service oriented and have the ability to interface with a variety of people in all levels.
    • Must be have good communication skills both written and verbal.
    • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.
    • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.  
    • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects and tasks.
    • Must be computer literate with knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook). Knowledge of Paycom a plus.
    • Must be flexible, adaptable to change and willing to learn
    • Ok with overtime when needed.
    AA degree preferred. High school diploma or GED equivalent.

    Interested candidates please submit resume, cover letter and an application by email to: resumes@xrds.org. Also Upload your resume and fill out an application here: Apply (NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE)

     OR fax to (310) 392-5678 attention Payroll Administrator.

    - Cover Letter expressing interest in the Crossroads School position
    - Current resume
  • School Nurse PT

    Crossroads School for the Arts & Sciences, a progressive, independent, co-educational k-12 day school is looking for a part time school nurse to work 2 days per week and occasionally during special events that occur nights and weekends.
    Essential Job Functions include:
    Provide nursing care to students in the Health Center according to standing orders and utilize the nursing process for both acute and chronic conditions. 
    Proficient computer and word processing/Excel skills
    Communicate with parents regarding injuries, illnesses, other visits to the nurse as needed
    Administer daily and as needed and prescribed medications (inhalers, antibiotics, etc…)
    Communicate with administrators regarding student health/emotional concerns

    Current CA RN or LVN license
    Experience as a school nurse, or pediatrics in a physician or hospital setting.
    Please Submit Cover Letter, Resume and  employment application to Paula Rickey, Head Nurse at: resumes@xrds.org.
  • Upper School Biology Teacher (Part- Time)

    Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences seeks a dynamic science educator to join its innovative upper school Science Department beginning in the 2019-20 school year. The Science Department offers a variety of science courses that reflect the varied interests of the students and the ever-advancing topics in the field of science. Science faculty work collaboratively to develop curriculum, drawing on various resources and deliver lessons that are relevant and focus on practical experiences that students can apply. Students participate in project-based learning and non-traditional, alternative assessment strategies are used.
    Crossroads Science Department is looking part-time biology teacher with the following skills and qualifications:
    • Minimum BA or BS in Biology with a strong knowledge and focus on chemistry required (graduate degree preferred).
    • Experience teaching biology and environmental sciences with associated ecological field experiences.
    • Deep knowledge of current teaching trends and technology in the fields of science.
    • Be able to convey the joy of learning science.
    • Experience planning student-centered, innovative lessons in course-aligned teams and leading students in inquiry-based experimentations in a cutting-edge research, student-centered laboratory facility.
    • Value interdisciplinary thinking and can expertly guide students as they develop a deeper understanding of our interconnected world through the study of science. 
    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, application and resume to upperschoolapplicant@xrds.org.  Position should be noted in subject line with letter and email addressed to Roxanne Zazzaro, US Director
  • Upper School Journalism Teacher (Part-Time)

    Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences seeks a dynamic educator to join its innovative upper school Publications department beginning in the 2019-20 school year in the role of Design, Multimedia & Journalism teacher for the school news magazine - Crossfire. Crossroads seeks to instill in students an ability and willingness to reason thoughtfully and question soundly, engage creatively, embrace growth and challenge, and practice ethical citizenship. The Publications department seeks to empower students with the ability to investigate and represent their experience as a member of the Crossroads community through print and online media.
    About Crossfire:
    Crossfire is an award-winning publication that has been in print since 1981. Three to four issues with page counts ranging from 50-60 pages are produced annually. As a bedrock of the school community, the publication is entirely student run, with an unwavering commitment to the highest standards of journalism. Crossfire won a Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Crown Award as one of the top 50 magazines in the country, for high school and college publications. Additionally, Crossfire’s online presence, “OnFire,” seeks to become a more robust “daily newspaper” incorporating multimedia storytelling on a daily basis. Crossfire students have published Op/Eds for USA Today, CNN.com and the Santa Monica Daily Press, in addition to our publication.  
    The Crossfire Design, Multimedia & Journalism Teacher will collaborate with our current Journalism Teacher to develop curriculum and lead concurrent sections of our Journalism class. In addition, the position will require working closely with the Crossfire student staff Editorial Staff and Art Directors to create and activate the look and feel of the publication, both in print and online. An ideal candidate possesses skills in both journalistic writing/AP style and print publication design, and multi-media production/web design.
    Production is a fundamental component of the teacher’s job, and will require after school commitment, usually five days a week, four times per year to complete each print issue.
    The publication is entirely student-run with a staff of 30 and the teacher’s role requires strong interpersonal skills and ability to connect with members of the Crossroads community with a keen understanding of the students’ voice.  
    The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and qualifications:
    • Minimum B.A. in English, Journalism, creative writing, or related field; graduate degree preferred; relevant professional experience a plus.
    • Experience in a high school teaching in the realm of publications, design and journalistic writing across various grade levels.
    • Experience planning student-centered, innovative lessons and collaborating with colleagues across grade levels.
    • Knowledge of trends in magazine design and online news presence, including reading and writing, and in the teaching of the discipline.
    • Knowledge / fluency in InDesign, Photoshop, Wordpress & other Multimedia applications.
    • Excellent communication skills that allow various stakeholders (from students to advisers and administrators) to work together to create student-centered curricula.
    • The ability to question thoughtfully and problem-solve effectively.
    • Value interdisciplinary thinking.
    • Expertly guide students as they develop a deeper understanding of the role of informed readers and writers in society today.
    • Supervising and monitoring the performance of students both in and out of the classroom.

    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, application and resume to upperschoolapplicant@xrds.org. Position should be noted in subject line with letter and email addressed to Roxanne Zazzaro, US Director.
  • Upper School Spanish Teacher (Part-Time)

    Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences, a progressive, College-Preparatory, K-12 school in Santa Monica, CA, is looking for a part-time Spanish teacher for the 2019-2020 school year.
    Applicants should meet or exceed these requirements:
    • Minimum  B.A in Spanish (an M.A. is preferable)
    • Native speaker or near native proficiencies
    • Minimum of two years of teaching at the high school level
    • Capable of teaching all levels of Spanish (Introductory level through Spanish Literature and Culture)
    • Familiarity with teaching using the immersion approach in the target language
    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, application and resume to upperschoolapplicant@xrds.org Position should be noted in the subject line and email addressed to Roxanne Zazzaro, Upper School Director.
  • Water Safety Instructor

    Status:  Seasonal Part-Time (non-exempt) 
    Division/Dept.: Aquatics
    Reports to: Aquatics Manager

    Position Overview
    The Water Safety Instructor is responsible for enforcing swim lesson and pool rules fairly and politely, being responsive to program participants, ensuring participant safety, being patient and enthusiastic while teaching and holding productive lessons, setting up and cleaning up after aquatics activities, maintaining communication and relationships with program participants, and other tasks assigned by Crossroads Aquatics Manager, Head Lifeguard, and administrators.

    Essential Job Functions
    - Create and execute a plan for fun swim lessons that engage and adequately address appropriate new swimming skills and review of previously taught swimming skills.
    - Create and provide a plan for your assistant.
    - Arrive at swim lesson station prior to students and be prepared to begin class upon student arrival at station.
    - Assess student swim skills and determine placement for instruction.
    - Teach instructional swim to groups and/or individuals as assigned.
    - Monitor student’s progress and help make instructional adjustments during swim classes.
    - Evaluate students and complete progress reports and skill level achievement reports.
    - Provide quality customer service to students, their parents, and/or families participating in the aquatics program.
    - Follow all general pool rules and staff rules as outlined in the Aquatics Staff Manual
    - Other duties as needed.
    Additional Job Functions
    - Coach/Train competitive swim to participants on swim teams as assigned by Head Lifeguard and/or Aquatics Manager.
    - Assist with clean-up/maintenance of swim areas, including locker rooms.
    - Help with removal and insertion of lane-lines and pool covers.
    - Help keep track of pool toys, kickboards, fins, and other aquatics equipment. Make sure they are neatly put out for use and put away when necessary.
    - Assist aquatics staff with the coordination of program participants at the opening and closing of aquatics programs.
    - Make sure pool gates are locked when no activities are taking place.
    - Other duties as needed.
    Required Experience, Education, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    - American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification
    - Minimum Age-17 ( under 18 requires work permtit)
    - American Red Cross Lifeguard/CPR/First-Aid/AED Certification (preferred, not required)
    - Flexibility in work hours on weekdays and weekends during Summer Aquatics Program.
    - Ability to swim and teach various stroke techniques.
    - Fluency in English
    - Must exhibit good verbal and written communication skills.
    - Must exhibit positive demeanor with students and parents/families
    - Ability to work well with others and exhibit professionally appropriate behavior.

    Physical Demands
    -Ability to stand, tread, or float in water for long periods of time in outside air temperatures and conditions.
    -Ability to hold, carry, guide, and swim with children aged 3 to 17.
    -While performing duties of this job, employee is frequently required to swim, stand, walk, float, glide in water; while using arms, hands, legs and feet to handle, feel and reach.
    -Employee must be able to talk, taste, smell and see (both near and far). Occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch.
    -Ability to lift 40lbs.

     Upload your resume and fill out an application here: Apply (NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE)
  • Elementary School Spanish Teacher

    The Elementary School has a Spanish exposure program in which the Spanish teacher sees every child in the school once or twice weekly. Homeroom teachers support the Spanish language program as much as they can in the classroom.   

    The goal of the Spanish program is to introduce children to the Spanish language and to the cultures of Spanish-speaking people. In the early elementary grades, children hear the sounds of the language through songs and stories. Students become familiar with daily greetings, classroom directions, identify and ask for classroom objects by name, and learn to tell time in Spanish. Through role-playing exercises students practice greetings, the date, and basic interrogatives such as “my name is_____, what is your name?” Students employ their growing language skills to verbalize daily routines in Spanish, including common expressions used during the school day, their emotions, as well as common aches and pains.  
    START DATE: 8/28/2015
    • Native Spanish speaker
    • B.A. plus Elementary Teaching Credential and/or M.Ed.
    • Two years experience teaching elementary school-aged children
    Please submit cover letter, application and resume to Debbie Wei, the Director of ES at: Dwei@xrds.org 
  • Elementary School Substitute Teachers (2019-20 Academic Year)

    We are currently accepting applications for K-5 substitute teachers in general education and in specialty subjects (art, music, dance, drama, science, physical education, Spanish, and technology) for the 2018-19 academic year.
    Applicants must have a B.A. degree and experience teaching elementary school aged children.  
    Applicants should be responsible, well organized, flexible and able to substitute as NEEDED on the day of or night before the assignment. Additionally, applicants should have a mobile device and be confident in the use of the device for email and text communications. Applicants should be comfortable in all aspects of classroom management, be able to follow and implement lesson plans, and write a brief report to the teacher at the end of the day’s assignment.
    All interested applicants must apply online through this link: Apply and submit their resume/application.

    No phone calls or walk-ins please

How to Connect to Crossroads

In addition to current openings, we do keep resumes on file for future openings.
All inquiries should be submitted in writing (no phone calls, please) to the following, unless otherwise noted: 

Doug Thompson
Assistant Head of School & Dean of Faculty
1714 21st Street 
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Fax: (310)-828-5636

Victoria Sztankovits
Director of Human Resources
1714 21st Street 
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Fax: (310)-828-5636
Middle and Upper School: 21st Street Campus | 1714 21st St., Santa Monica, CA 90404 | Phone: (310) 829-7391
Elementary School: Norton Campus | 1715 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404 | Phone: (310) 828-1196
Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences provides a unique K-12 program built on a progressive, developmental model of education.