• 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

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  • Security Guard

    Status: Full time   Hourly (Non-exempt)  
    Swing Shift (2:30pm to 10:30pm) Thursday through Monday

    Ordinarily 40 hours/week with overtime as needed to fulfill job requirements. This post is required to work weekends and will be required to work during school holidays, including the Winter and Spring Breaks.
    Report to:Security Manager or his/her designee.


    To provide safe movement to and from school when crossing public roadways and intersections by observing gaps in the traffic and leading pedestrians across the roadway or intersection. To proactively protect all school assets, to identify and report suspicious activity or potential threats, serve as a visible deterrent to crime, and be responsible for the overall safety and security of the School.

    Job Requirements:
    1. Must have High School diploma or equivalent.
    2. Must possess and maintain a current California Guard License with the California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services as a condition of employment.
    3. Must possess a valid CA Driver’s License and be insurable by school’s insurance.
    4. Must display excellent customer service and communication skills.
    5. Must be able to stand and walk constantly (for up to an entire shift).
    6. Must be able to climb stairs and ramps occasionally during the shift.
    7. Must be able to occasionally lift or carry up to 50 pounds.
    8. Must be able to run from one campus to the other to respond to any emergency as needed.
    9. Must be able to work in various environments including adverse outdoor conditions such as cold, rain, or heat.
    10. Must be able to read, write, and speak the English language.
    11. Must be able to handle pressure of working with a high volume of people.
    12. Must wear uniform (provided by Crossroads) at all times and maintain a professional appearance at all times.
    13. Must have and maintain a reliable method of communication
    14. Must have reliable means of transportation to and from job site
    Term: At will employment

    No phone calls or walk-ins please
    All interested parties must send a resume to the following:
    Juan Molina
    Security Manager, Crossroads School
    Fax: 310-586-0070
  • Assistant to Technical Director (PT)

    Crossroads School Theatre Department seeks an assistant to the Technical Director for a part-time hourly position. A working knowledge of both technical and production aspects of theatre is necessary, with a skill set that includes scenery and structural design, rigging, engineering, stage carpentry, basic lighting, and modern construction practices and materials.  Assistant will aid in for scenery production across divisions (Lower, Middle and Upper School) for both Dance and Drama Departments, assist in daily shop duties, maintenance, load-in, strike, turnover, and clean up, and assume responsibility for continuing production while Tech Theater classes are being taught. Applicant must possess sufficient strength and stamina to lift and carry up to 50 pounds and perform physical activities such as, but not limited to, lifting, bending, standing, climbing, and/or walking. 
    Required: Two to five years professional experience in similar position required. Bachelor’s or professional degree preferred
    Letters of interest, employment application and a resume should be sent to upperschoolapplicant@xrds.org   Please put “Assistant to TD” in the subject line.
  • Box Office Coordinator

    Position Overview
    Sets up and monitors online ticket sales through web-based application and on site in box office with cash, performs general front of house management functions in coordination with theater manager for each performance, supervises seating assignments for each production, communicates with patrons and resolves complaints.
    Primary Job Functions
    • Oversees and operates online ticket request application, entering data to set up tickets, monitoring ticket sales and, producing reports as needed, and creating wait lists as needed
    • Announces ticket reservations for faculty and staff
    • Performs a range of house management jobs for each performance, such as:
    • Ensures that the house (seat numbers, cleanliness) is ready for each show
    • Organizes ushers, ensures programs are ready
    • Opens the box office 30-45 minutes before each performance
    • Checks in patrons
    • Manages on-site wait list
    • Seats latecomers appropriately (without interrupting the performance).
    • Complies with all safety regulations regarding overflow of patrons and seating capacity
    • Fills main customer service role for each performance:
    • Communicates with patrons via email or phone when they have concerns
    • Handles seating "complaints" or concerns on site as needed
    • Communicates with Dept. Chair or appropriate Division Director as needed
    • Keeps box office space neat and orderly, including cash handling
    • After the run of each production, generates reports on ticket sales and any outstanding transactions
    Required Experience, Education, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    BA degree preferred. In addition, customer service and strong communication skills, ability to learn and master the web-based ticket request application, basic spreadsheet (Excel) and Word skills, mastery of cash handling, and ability to supervise students are important. Flexibility and problem solving in the context of theater productions are also preferable.
    Physical Demands
    Ability to sit and stand in the box office and theater environment.
    This is a part time job, primarily focused on weekends, averaging 10-20 hours per week. A 2018-2019 production schedule will be provided. Work hours typically include two hours before and one hour after each performance, plus one to two additional hours in the week leading up to the opening performance of each production.

    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, employment application and resume to Roxanne Zazzaro at upperschoolapplicant@xrds.org and click here to appy: Apply
  • 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.
  • Computer/Field Technician

    Position Overview
    This is a part-time temporary position, which could become a full-time position in 3-4 months for the right candidate.
    This person will assist with the service and maintenance of computers and printers on campus. This includes servicing Apple devices (MacBook Pros, iMacs, MacBook Airs, iPads), Windows computers (Dell desktops and laptops), and Chromebooks. Must also be able to troubleshoot printers and photocopiers (replacing toner and fixing paper jams)
    Essential Job Skills
    • Tier 1 or Tier 2 customer support
    • Overall general knowledge of OSX, IOS & Windows 10
    • Computer troubleshooting
    • Some network connection troubleshooting
    • Software troubleshooting (Office 365)
    • Printer troubleshooting
    • Audio Visual equipment troubleshooting
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
    • Ability to work on a team
    Experience, Education, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    • At least 2 years working in tech support
    • Experience working in a school
    • Mac certifications or Apple repair experience
    • Knowledge of mobile device management is a plus (JAMF)
    Desired Personal Qualities
    • Patience
    • Self-starting
    • Effective time management
    • Personable with good speaking skills
    • Flexible
    Physical Demands
    • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds
    • Walking three blocks between campuses perhaps multiple times a day
    • Climbing stairs multiple times a day

    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, employment application and resume to Mark Govatos, Director of Information Technology at resumes@xrds.org or click here to appy: Apply
  • Crossing Guard


    Part-Time Hourly Position               

    Classification:                 Hourly (Non-exempt)
    Hours:                           Monday through Friday ordinarily 25 hours/week between 7am to 6pm
    Report to:                       Security Manager or his/her designee.
    To provide safe movement to and from school when crossing public roadways and intersections by observing gaps in the traffic and leading pedestrians across the roadway or intersection while holding a “STOP” sign in such a manner as to be visible to approaching vehicles.  To proactively protect all school assets, to identify and report suspicious activity or potential threats, and serve as a visible deterrent to crime.  Stay alert at all times.
    Job Requirements:
     1.             Must have High School diploma or equivalent.
     2.             Must display excellent customer service and communication skills.
     3.             Must be able to stand and walk constantly (for up to an entire shift).
     4.             Must be able to climb stairs and ramps occasionally during the shift.
     5.             Must be able to occasionally lift or carry up to 50 pounds.
     6.             Must be able to run from one campus to the other to respond to any emergency as needed.
     7.             Must be able to work in various environments including adverse outdoor conditions such as cold, rain, or heat.
     8.             Must be able to read, write, and speak the English language.
     9.             Must be able to handle pressure of working with a high volume of people.
     10.           Must wear uniform (provided by Crossroads) at all times and maintain a professional appearance at all times.
     11.           Must have and maintain a reliable method of communication
     12.           Must have reliable means of transportation to and from job site
    Term:  At will employment
    No phone calls or walk-ins please
    All interested parties must send a resume and  employment application to the following:
    Juan Molina
    Security Manager, Crossroads School
    Fax: 310-586-0070
    E-mail: jmolina@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 

  • Director of Advancement

    Reporting to the Head of School, the Director of Advancement works closely with the Head and the Board of Trustees.  The Director of Advancement is responsible for the Advancement Office operation which includes development, community relations, alumni relations and communications.  The Director of Advancement oversees 15 staff members, providing leadership and direction, and works closely with other senior members of the Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences management team, Board of Trustee members, parents, volunteers and donors.
    The Director of Advancement will provide senior level leadership to the school’s $70 million capital campaign (more than $34 million in hand). The first phase of the campaign—a $20 million state-of-the-art science facility, was completed in summer 2015.  The next phases include a $40 million performing arts complex, which will include a 600-seat theatre and classroom building; the creation of a fully-endowed Equity & Justice Institute, to support the School’s many social justice initiatives, and increasing the School’s overall endowment to further support financial aid.
    The Director of Advancement will attend all Board Development and Campaign Committee meetings, and will serve as liaison to the campaign consultant. As well, the successful candidate will work to maintain and enhance Crossroads’ robust Annual Fund, which raised $5.4 million in 2016-17. Additionally, the new Director serves as a member of the Head of School’s leadership team - the Administrative Planning Committee - which includes the Assistant Head of School, the Director of Finance and Operations, the Director of Enrollment Management, and the Elementary, Middle and Upper School Division Directors.
    The Director of Advancement helps provide support to the School’s public purpose initiatives through the Crossroads Community Outreach Foundation (CCOF). Created more than 20 years ago, CCOF launched PS Arts, now an independent nonprofit organization that provides fully-funded arts instruction to nearly 25,000 students in California’s most underserved public schools. The CCOF initiative PS Science provides weekly in-school science programs to approximately 1,600 students at eight Title I elementary schools. PS Science is expected to launch as its own separate nonprofit by 2020.

    Opportunities and Challenges
    The Director of Advancement will articulate to Crossroads’ external communities the dynamic challenges facing the school in a manner that elicits support that will enhance its unique progressive, developmental model of education. 
    1.      To fine tune an existing comprehensive advancement program so that it successfully serves the strategic funding needs of the school in a consistent and effective manner.

    2.   To further strengthen the School’s involvement and positive ties to the community.
    3.  To continue to work with the senior administrative team and the Board of Trustees to complete the comprehensive capital campaign in a timely and successful manner and dynamically execute the program to meet challenging goals.
    4. To assume responsibility for supervising and continuously improving the branding of Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences and effectively marketing the school to its internal and external communities
    5. To identify new sources of private and public funding in order to advance the institution.
    6.  To strengthen the School’s growing alumni program, while increasing alumni support for the Annual Fund and the capital campaign.
    Key Responsibilities of the next Director of Advancement
    The next Director of Advancement will report directly to the Head of School and assume the following key responsibilities:
    • Oversee all development, communications, and constituent relations activities at the school.
    • Hire, train, manage, and evaluate all advancement staff (currently 15.0 FTE).
    • Provide strategic direction for all development and communications initiatives; serve as a “thought partner” and sounding board to the Head of School.
    • Integrate all advancement activities at the school into a coordinated initiative, including those conducted by parent organizations.
    • Represent the Advancement Office and Crossroads both within and outside of the school community.
    • Furnish support and direction to the Head of School, Board members, Campaign Committee members and volunteers for all outreach activities.
    • Personally cultivate and solicit major gifts.
    • Enhance efforts in prospect research, major gifts, planned giving, alumni relations, and stewardship.
    • Collect, analyze, and manage development data systems.
    • Meaningfully engage current parents and alumni with today’s school; strengthen and renew relationships with past parents.
    • Manage and direct the completion of the current capital campaign.
    • Form deep working relationships with the Director of Enrollment Management, the CFO and other senior leadership administrators.
    • Undertake additional responsibilities as assigned by the Head of School.
    Desired Experience & Qualities of the Director of Advancement
    The successful candidate will be an experienced fundraising professional who has served an educational institution or nonprofit with a broad scope. Ideally, s/he will have:
    • B.A. degree, with a master’s degree highly desirable.
    • 10 or more years of development experience, including managing the full scope of development functions, including information services, annual giving, major gifts, campaigns, planned giving, constituent relations and stewardship.
    • Demonstrated evidence of his or her ability to raise six and seven-figure gifts.
    • Experience at an institution known for best practices and its track record for attracting voluntary support.
    • Familiarity and comfort managing the communications function, both internally and externally.
    • Experience and comfort working with governance Boards and standing committees.
    • Experience leveraging technology and embracing a metrics-based approach

     The Director of Advancement will also:
    • Be decisive and articulate; a strong leader and team-builder.
    • Be capable of engaging parents, alumni and volunteers in stimulating dialogue about the School.
    • Possess personal and professional gravitas.
    • Have great enthusiasm for the work and high energy for an extremely fast-paced environment.
    • Fully support the School’s vision and mission, and the notion of care.
    • Have an external focus; be a visible part of School life.
    • Have comfort dealing with people from all backgrounds and positions ranging from corporate executives to support staff members.
    • Be an effective storyteller who can articulate the case for support of Crossroads.
    • Possess excellent analytic skills.
    • Possess authenticity, humility and a sense of humor.
    • Be an outstanding communicator orally and in writing.
    • Believe in the value of strong collaboration and teamwork.
    To Apply:
    Interested candidates should submit the following materials confidentially as separate PDF attachments in one e-mail to
    Gary Dicovitsky and John Clark of Carney, Sandoe & Associates:

    Gary Dicovitsky:gary.dicovitsky@carneysandoe.com
    John Clark, Senior Serach Consultants :john.clark@carneysandoe.com  

    Cover letter addressed to the Search Consultants expressing interest that details reasons for perceived fit; Current résumé with Education, Experience, and Related Professional Experience including dates;List of five references with names, phone numbers, and email  addresses for each -- references will be contacted only with the candidate’s permission. 
  • Director of Annual Giving

    Reports to: Director of Advancement

    Position Description: Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences is seeking a full-time Director of Annual Giving to strengthen and further expand a highly successful annual giving program. The Director applies professional knowledge to develop, direct and implement programs designed to attract the maximum annual gift support possible to the School in support of Crossroads’ ambitious aspirations. He/She collaborates closely with colleagues from advancement, communications and enrollment, as well as volunteer leadership, to deliver an integrated and innovative approach to school advancement. In addition to growing and cultivating a culture of philanthropy within the Crossroads parent and alumni communities, the Director embraces Crossroads’ mission and core values in all facets of the relationship building process.
    • Supervises Annual Fund Manager
    • Develops a detailed operational plan for the annual giving program (goals, strategies and tactics) for inclusion in the overall Advancement operations plan.
    • Establishes complex calendar of annual fund solicitations by targeted constituency and fundraising approach.
    • Implements innovative tactics to improve annual giving among parents, alumni and other supporters including planning annual appeals for various segments of Crossroads constituent base
    • Increases contributions and gifts by directly and personally engaging in active stewardship, cultivation and direct solicitation of annual fund donors.
    • Actively manages volunteers and associated committees/activities that serve the goal of increasing contributions to Crossroads Annual Giving (e.g., phone-a-thons, Leadership Gifts, direct mail, development committee, etc.).
    • Educates and excites current students, parents and alumni about the benefits of annual giving in partnership with advancement colleagues.
    • Monitors program results and provides ongoing analysis and evaluation of solicitation, cultivation and stewardship associated with annual giving.
    • Composes annual fund documents, brochures and other communications in partnership with Crossroads communications.
    • Coordinates gift acknowledgement and pledge fulfillment in collaboration with advancement services. Researches annual fund best practices, and applies where possible, to increase Crossroads participation and revenue.
    • Assesses the quality and efficiency of the development process by keeping relevant reports and statistics on all aspects of the function.
    • Displays the highest ethical and professional behavior as a representative of Crossroads and its advancement office
    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Strong candidates will have 3-5 years of annual giving experience; background in independent schools preferred
    • Ability to meet deadlines within the context of a complex office/school calendar
    • High degree of organization and effectiveness at multi-tasking
    • Previous experience with volunteer recruitment, engagement and management
    • Fluency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
    • Working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge database (preferred)
    • Competencies Required:
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Able to work independently and effectively with other team members
    • Passionate about actively supporting the School’s mission
    • Demonstrates a growth-mindset
    All interested applicants must send a completed cover letter, employment application  and resume to Director of Advancement at resumes@xrds.org or also Apply here. 

  • EMMI Chamber Orchestra Assistant Conductor

    The Elizabeth Mandel Music Institute (EMMI) is a competitive audition-based music program, which focuses on the further development of string musicians and classical pianists. Students in this major are required to fulfill all course work towards graduation requirements, as well as coursework in music theory, orchestra, chamber ensemble and/or keyboarding. In turn, the expectation is that EMMI students will take private music lessons. More so, the students perform and participate in various youth orchestras and professional performances.
    The program has an Assistant Conductor Internship that lasts for three school years is looking for an Assistant Conductor who will work directly with EMMI Chamber Orchestra Conductor, Alexander Treger. The Assistant Conductor is a member of the Elizabeth Mandell Music Institute at Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences. He/She is expected to work closely and effectively with the Orchestra Conductor, EMMI Director, and Arts Administrator to ensure clear communication regarding artistic needs for orchestral performances.
    Duties and Responsibilities:
    The primary roles of the Assistant Conductor are as follows:
    • Conduct up to three concerts: a holiday concert and two chamber orchestra concerts.
    • Assist in programming for the concerts.
    • Serve as cover conductor for all concerts.
    • Be present at all rehearsals and assist with balances and other matters that may arise.
    • Check attendance and grade students.
    • Assist with outreach events.
    Additionally, the Assistant Conductor is required to attend department meetings, assist in communication of the Orchestra Conductor’s needs, and work with the Arts Administrator on fulfilling the artistic requirements for any concert. Other tasks may include reviewing orchestra seating and personnel needs with the Orchestra Conductor and working with the Arts Administrator and Facilities to review stage set-up preferences.
    • Bachelor in Music required. Master in Music or Doctorate in Musical Arts preferred.
    • Conducting experience and preferably is a strings musician (Violin, Viola, Cello or Bass).
    • Must be able to handle organizational and communication aspects of the position in a professional and timely manner.
    • Works well under pressure.
    • Must be flexible and willing to be available to help, maintaining patience and a positive attitude.
    September, 2018 to May, 2021
    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, employment application  and resume to Roxanne Zazzaro, Upper School Director at UpperSchoolApplicant@xrds.org.  Position should be noted in subject line with letter and email addressed to Roxanne Zazzaro, US Director. 
  • Event Support Staff

    Rate: $15/hr
    Position: Event Support Staff
    Part-Time; Flexible based on experience
    Weekdays 7:00am to 12:30pm - Part Time (29 hours per week)
    Weekends 8:00am to 4:30pm - Part Time (16 to 29 hours per week)
    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 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
    Or you can apply online here: Apply
  • Founding Director of the Equity and Justice Institute

    Reporting to the Head of School, the Founding Director of the Equity and Justice Institute (“Director”) serves as an important leader in formalizing and elevating the School’s ongoing work in equity and justice programs and partnerships. The Director serves on the senior administrative team and is a highly visible presence within the school community, engaging individually and collectively with students, faculty, staff, and the greater community. The Director will be a significant external presence, building and strengthening the School’s role in neighborhood, regional, and global partnerships.
    A strategic thought leader with strong implementation skills, the Director is an experienced community organizer who understands how to leverage institutional resources to successfully achieve mission related goals with respect to issues of equity and justice. The Institute will re imagine equity and justice education throughout the curriculum and will be the primary catalyst for Crossroads students, staff, families, alumni, nonprofits and the community to work together in order to have a more significant impact on issues facing our global community.
    For a detailed job description click link below:

    • A Bachelor’s degree is required for the position and a graduate degree is preferred.
    • The ideal candidate will have least 5-10 years of experience in K-12, higher education, or nonprofits with progressive growth and advancement of responsibilities and oversight.
    • This individual will have cultural competency skills and the ability to work with families from diverse backgrounds.
    • Fluency in a language other than English preferred.
    • The Director must be a strategic leader and visionary thinker who will have the drive and passion to develop new and unique opportunities to serve the mission of Crossroads School’s new Equity & Justice Institute.
    • Will have substantial experience in community organizing and/or social justice advocacy.
    • Will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and the capacity to authentically articulate complex issues with purpose to a variety of audiences.
    • Have a fundamental belief in the importance of equity and justice education and an unwavering commitment to effecting social change.
    Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences has engaged Koya Leadership Partners to help in this hire. This search is being led by Michelle Bonoan and Stephen Milbauer. Please submit a compelling cover letter and resume here, or email Michelle and Stephen at the following:
    Michelle R.S. Bonoan
    Managing Director

    Stephen Milbauer
    Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, or status as a veteran. Employment decisions are based on merit, qualifications, abilities and business needs. Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences commits to being a community where individuals of differing cultural backgrounds, identities, abilities and life experiences bring their whole selves; where we value and honor the contributions and talents that each person brings; and where everyone realizes a fulfilled life – a life of well-being that is filled with purpose, financial security, civic identity, strong relationships, and health. These commitments are at the heart of our decisions.

    Koya Leadership is a national retained executive search and human capital-consulting firm that works exclusively with nonprofits and social enterprises. We deliver measurable results, finding exceptionally talented people who truly fit the unique culture of our client organizations and ensuring that organizations have the resources and strategies to support them. For more information about Koya Leadership Partners, visit www.koyapartners.com.
  • Kindergarten 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

    All interested applicants must send a completed employment application  and resume to Debbie Wei, Director of Elementary at dwei@xrds.org 
  • Receptionist

    Position Overview
    The primary responsibility of this position is to manage the main reception area in the administrative offices at the School, including but not limited to greeting and attending visitors, operating the School-wide switchboard, and providing excellent customer service to all callers, visitors, and staff.
    Essential Job Functions
    Manage the switchboard in a courteous and timely manner. 
    Forward calls to the appropriate extension.
    Greet all visitors who walk into the reception area and communicate their arrival to the person they are visiting.
    Keep informed of all school events, at both the Upper/Middle School and Elementary campuses.
    Check the master calendar daily and make note of meetings, evening event times and field trip departures and returns.
    Distribute incoming faxes to appropriate individuals/departments.
    Working in correlation with the Administrative Assitant to the Director of Finance and Operations, the receptionist will input data regarding boxes sent to off-site storage; communicate with employees regarding same and arrange pickup/delivery with the off-site storage company.
    Keep log of School stationery inventory (monthly) and replenish (order new supply), as needed.
    Be mindful of what is being communicated on the radio and can handle any requests when prompted.
    Maintain coffee/tea supplies and order as necessary.
    Non-essential (Additional) Job Functions
    Assist with enrollment mailings and parent follow up as needed.
    Occasionally assist other departments with large mailing projects (stuffing envelopes, labels, etc.).
    Distribute interoffice and USPS mail (when office floater is absent or unavailable).
    Required Experience, Education, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    Education: High School Diploma 
    Friendly phone demeanor at all times.
    Clear speaking voice.
    Legible handwriting.
    Basic computer skills.
    Ability to operate mail meter.
    Ability to juggle multiple calls and demands calmly.
    Ability to learn and adapt quickly and efficiently.
    Willingness to dress in casual business attire and maintain professional appearance at all times.
    Punctuality is a must.
    Ability to treat all visitors with high level of respect and confidentiality, regardless of who they are.
    1-2 years receptionist, call center or other customer service experience required.
    Administrative office experience desired.
    Previous school experience not required, but would be a plus.
    Physical Demands
    Ability to sit for long periods of time.

    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, employment application and resume to Yvonne Hale. click here to appy: Apply
  • Upper School Acting Teacher (PT)

    Crossroads School Department of Theatre seeks a dynamic part time Acting Teacher for the 2018-19 school year. Fall semester courses are Theatre 2 (10th grade) and Acting for Film (11th and 12th grades), with spring semester courses to be decided. Theatre 2 provides students with specific tools for the development of character, creation of subtext and the preparation and performance of monologues and scenes. Work on basic audition skills, proper use of voice and physicality, text analysis, and improvisational work is included. Drama Conservatory students in Acting for Film focus on the challenges of the actor’s job on camera, clarifying similarities and differences to acting on stage. Students develop technique and explore the emotional vulnerability needed for effective work on camera through exercises and weekly on-camera work. Ongoing critique from peers and instructor, and guided self-evaluation help the actor accurately self-assess.
    Required: BA or BFA is Theatre or related field; experience working with high school actors; attendance at monthly departmental meetings, good communication skills and an open, collaborative nature.
    Letters of interest, employment application and a resume should be sent to upperschoolapplicant@xrds.org   Please put “Acting Teacher” in the subject line.
  • Upper School Computer Science / Design & Engineering Teacher (Part-time)

    Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences seeks a part time dynamic computer science educator to join its innovative upper school Science Department. 

    The Science Department offers a variety of science courses that reflect the varied interests of the students and the ever-changing 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. This part-time position will require two or three sections of either Computer Science and/or Design & Engineering to be taught. 
    Skills and Qualifications:
    • Minimum BA or BS in computer science or relevant work experience.
    • Experience teaching Computer Science, Design, Engineering, Robotics, or a related field.
    • Knowledge of current teaching trends and technology.
    • Share a love of coding, tinkering and making.
    • Knowledge of JavaScript, p5.js, Arduino, Processing, or other modern programming language.
    • 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 technology and how things work. 

    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, employment application and resume to Roxanne Zazzaro, Upper School Director at UpperSchoolApplicant@xrds.org.  Position should be noted in subject line with letter and email addressed to Roxanne Zazzaro, US Director. 
  • Upper School ESL/TEFL Teacher (PT)

    Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences is looking for an experienced ESL/TEFL educator to teach one section of TEFL for the 2018-2019 school year. Working with an innovative English department, this teacher will be responsible for setting the curriculum, assessing the students’ needs and offering a course that allows for fluency of reading comprehension, oral and written expression.
    • Must have a knowledge of varied teaching modalities and experience in curriculum development and TEFL assessments.
    • Must have a BA in TEFL (graduate degree preferred) and three to five years of experience
    Letters of interest, resume and employment application should be emailed to Roxanne Zazzaro, Upper School Director at Upperschoolapplicant@xrds.org with TEFL Teacher in the subject line.

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.