• Crossroads


Drone footage taken by Harry Rabin, Class of 2019
Looking for a dynamic, diverse, student-centered school environment in which to work? Perhaps a career in progressive education is for you! Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences, a non-profit, 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.

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.

If you are interested in working at Crossroads, please check the job listings below.

Current Openings

List of 5 items.

  • 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.

    All interested applicants please send an employment and resume to Human Resources at  Resumes@xrds.org.
  • Business Office Assistant

    Status: Part Time (M-F 10-2, hours negot. w/ some flexibility)
    Business Office

    Position Overview
    The primary responsibilities of this position include providing relief for our receptionist during breaks/lunch, distributing incoming mail & processing outgoing mail, and ordering supplies and coffee. It is a floater position, which will require mobility throughout the shift and handling of light packages.
    Essential Job Functions
    Reception relief.
    Order supplies, as needed, and keep supply closets stocked for faculty/staff.
    Sort & distribute incoming mail, process outgoing mail.
    Update names on mailboxes annually (usually before the start of the new school year).
    Maintain records of all supplies and coffee ordered.
    Order kitchen supplies (plates, napkins, knives, forks, spoons) for lounge
    Order coffee, tea, and hot chocolate for lounge.
    Update all school forms and restock as necessary.
    Make yourself available to faculty/staff who may have questions re: where to find people/things/places, copier issues, etc.
    Occasionally meet with our vendors about new products, prices, or procedures.
    Light housekeeping/daily clean-up in lounge kitchen.
    Non-essential (Additional) Job Functions
    May be needed to assist with projects from time to time (following up with parents re: re-enrollment forms, mass mailings for other departments, etc.).
    Required Experience, Education, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    A good sense of organization with skills to match
    Ability to operate mail meter
    Basic Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) & google (google docs) skills
    Ability to get along with others
    Ability to communicate clearly, well, and cheerfully with all different types of people
    Ability to shift gears easily and does not get flustered when interrupted on one job and asked to help out with another
    Excellent phone skills, voice & tone
    Eager to learn
    Physical Demands
    Movement throughout the shift (unpacking supplies, stocking shelves with supplies, lifting light packages, delivering coffee/tea orders to various departments with use of a small cart, etc.)

    All interested applicants please send an employment application and resume to Yvonne Hale at Resumes@xrds.org. 
  • 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
    Santa Monica CA 90404 
  • Interim Librarian

    Reports to: Director of Learning Resources
    Status: Full Time M-F 7:30-4:00pm, although later hours, closing shifts, and some weekends may be required. Position runs through June 22, 2018.
    Position Overview: The Paul F. Cummins Library supports the needs of over 800 Middle and Upper School students, faculty, and staff on the 21st Street Crossroads campus. The Librarian is a staff position primarily responsible for information instruction and traditional library duties for both the Middle School and Upper School, under the direction of the Director of Learning Resources. Grading days, other pupil-free days, and in-service days are required.
    Essential Job Functions:
    • Teach classes on information and digital literacy skills for both Middle and Upper School students, which includes academic research instruction, plagiarism topics, and ethical use;
    • work in concert with other library staff to provide general library supervision, including Roving Reference and Circulation Desk duties;
    • select and process new materials to main a balanced, current collection of print and digital materials;
    • recommend and supply faculty with LibGuides, library materials, and resources that can be used in classes across the curriculum;
    • create displays, bulletin boards, etc. with other library staff to support school themes, extend classroom learning, and promote interest in reading;
    • advise a student-run club and/or intern in an MS or US class for a semester;
    • collaborate with other library staff, faculty, and students to select an Upper School Summer Reading book; organize and produce a companion assembly during the following school year;
    • pursue professional development by setting yearly goals with the aid of the Director of Learning Resources, seeking out new opportunities for professional and personal growth;
    • help students develop attitudes, habits, and skills needed for academic and personal growth;
    • attend either MS or US faculty division meetings, and participate in either MS Core meetings or an Upper School committee;
    • promote and market the library to the Crossroads community, as well as engage in outreach to nearby schools and public libraries;
    • ensure a safe and accessible library environment by promoting free inquiry and exposing students to a broad range of ideas.
    Non-essential (Additional) Job Functions:
    • Create yearly goals for professional development;
    • Provide lunch coverage for other library staff members;
    • Manage parent volunteers in conjunction with the Parents Association;
    • Participate in Admissions file reading as requested;
    • Provide support to the Director of Learning Resources with organizational projects;
    • Participate in weekly check-in meetings with the Director of Learning Resources;
    • Attend quarterly staff meetings;
    • Take an active part in the school community by attending curricular and extra-curricular events such as sports, plays, concerts, and field trips; and
    • Perform other duties as required of library staff.
    Required Experience, Education, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    • Masters in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited school;
    • 2+ years of library experience (public, academic, special, etc.);
    • proficiency in basic technology such as GAFE, Microsoft Suite, and Apple OS;
    • demonstrated competence in teaching digital literacy and library skills to students of any age;
    • growth mindset with a positive attitude, sense of humor, curiosity, and desire for collaboration and life-long learning; and
    • knowledge of current library trends.
    Physical Demands
    • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time (upwards of an hour)
    • Ability to push/pull 40 pounds
    • Ability to use a laptop
    • Move/carry boxes
    • Climb stairs
    Please submit employment application, cover letter, and resume to Director of Learning Resources, Kayti Mathewson at kmathewson@xrds.org. No phone calls please.
  • Part Time Security Officer

    Position Type:
    Part time Hourly position 
    Various hours and days during the week.  
    Job Description:
    Observe and report activities and incidents, serve as a security presence and visible deterrent to crime, and responsible for the overall safety and security of the Crossroads campus.  Provide for safe and courteous street crossing of Crossroads students, parents and faculty. 

    Job Requirements:
    -High School diploma or equivalent required.
    -Must possess a valid Guard license and as a condition of employment maintain a current active status with BSIS Guard License at all times.
    -Must display excellent customer service and communication skills.
    -Stand or walk constantly (for up to an entire shift).
    -Climb stairs and ramps occasionally during shift.
    -Occasionally lift or carry up to 50 pounds.
    -Run as needed
    -Constant use of both hands and arms in reaching/handling/grasping while using phone, notepad, writing reports, or using a handheld stop sign.
    -Work in various environments including adverse outdoor conditions such as cold, rain, or heat
    -Must be able to read, write, and speak the English language.
    -Must be able to handle pressure of working with high volume of people
    -Must wear uniform (provided by Crossroads) at all times and maintain a professional appearance at all times.

    No phone calls or walk-ins please

    All interested applicants must
    send a employment application, resume, and fill out, fax, or scan and email the job application form to the following:

    Juan Molina
    Security Manager, Crossroads School
    310-586-0070 Fax

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: 

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

Victoria Sztankovits
Human Resources Manager
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.