Thank you for your interest in employment at St. Margaret’s Episcopal School. All applicants for employment at St. Margaret’s must complete a formal application in addition to providing a current résumé, curriculum vitae or other supporting documents. Should information presented in applications, résumés or other supporting documents be determined to be false, any offer of employment that may have been made based on these documents may be automatically and immediately voided.
To apply for any open position, please email a copy of your current resume with an accompanying letter of interest to:
Caryl Hostetter
Director of Human Resources
Fax: (949) 661-3617

Current Employment Opportunities

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  • Administration

    None at this time.
  • Faculty

    Upper School Science Intern: St. Margaret’s seeks to hire an engaging Science Interrn with a background in Upper School Science courses. The Science Department is part of a highly functioning and highly achieving Upper School of 475 bright, dedicated students and 60 talented faculty members.

    • Prepare solutions, equipment, and demonstrations for laboratory experiments
    • Assist with the correction and grading of tests, quizzes, and lab reports
    • Prepare and maintain an ongoing periodic inventory of all science equipment
    • Serve as teaching assistant in lab classes
    • Bachelor’s degree required; science major preferred
    • Minimum one year of college chemistry
    • Basic knowledge of all areas of high school science including biology, chemistry and physics
    • Computer competency in Word and Excel
    Interested and qualified applicants should send cover letters and resumes to hr@smes.org.
  • Staff

    Coordinator – Human Resources: St. Margaret’s is seeking a Coordinator for the Human Resources Department. As a valued member of the professional community, the Coordinator provides high-level administrative support to the Human Resources Director.
    Key responsibilities of this position include the following:
    • Coordinate posting of open positions on appropriate internal and external sites; manage communication with applicants.
    • Manage administrative tasks for school recruitment, including travel, scheduling, and communication.
    • Coordinate onboarding process for new hires including background checks, training, document completion and other tasks as assigned.
    • Maintain confidentiality with all HR responsibilities

    Key requirements of this position include the following:
    • Minimum 3 – 5 years support experience at the administrative assistant level; HR experience preferred.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
    • High School degree, some college preferred
    Qualified applicants only please send a letter of interest and a current resume to: hr@smes.org.

    Substitute Nurse
    St. Margaret’s Episcopal School is now accepting résumés and/or applications for a Substitute Nurse in the Health Center. In this position, the Substitute Nurse will cover in the absence of the School Nurse or Assistant School Nurse for the coordination of health care in the school.
    • Assist in appropriate assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation, and management and/or referral activities.
    • Serve as the direct link between physician, families and community agencies to assure access and continuity of health care for students
    • Provide relevant instruction, counseling and guidance to students, parents, staff and others concerning health-related issues
    • Valid California R.N. License
    • Current CPR and First Aid certifications
    • Minimum 2 years experience in child health, public health and/or school health
    Qualified applicants only may submit a letter of interest and current résumé to Human Resources at hr@smes.org
    Safety & Security Officer: St. Margaret’s is seeking a Safety and Security Officer. As important members of the Support team, these positions work to ensure the safety and security of all employees and students of the School.
    Qualifications for these positions include the following:
    • Minimum 10 years in security or related field; law enforcement experience preferred
    • Proficient computer skills and ability to prepare written reports
    • Must be able to meet and continue to meet any applicable state, county and municipal licensing requirements for Security Officers
    • High School diploma or equivalent
    Responsibilities for this position includes the following:
    • Responds to incidents of fire, medical emergency, bomb threat, flooding, water discharge, elevator emergency, hazardous materials, inclement weather, and other incidents
    • The physical requirements of this job include frequent standing and walking, which may be required for long periods of time, and may involve climbing stairs, walking up inclines and on uneven terrain. Additional physical requirements may include frequent lifting and/or moving up to 50 pounds and riding a bicycle.
    • Ability to work full time, Mon – Fri 2pm – 10:30pm
    • The ideal candidates must also be familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices and procedures and be able to rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
    Qualified applicants only please send a letter of interest and a current resume to hr@smes.org.
     Substitute Teachers:  St. Margaret’s is accepting applications for Substitute Teachers in all divisions.  Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s degree and some teaching experience.  Independent school teaching experience is a plus.  Early Childhood educators will have a Bachelor’s degree and 12 ECE units.  Elementary teachers will also hold a current California Teaching Credential.  Subject matter expertise is preferred for Middle and Upper School teachers.  Please send current résumé’ to P.J.Elliott@smes.org.
  • Temporary Assignments

    None at this time.
St. Margaret’s is accepting applications for SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS in all divisions.
Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s degree and some teaching experience. Independent school teaching experience is a plus.
Early Childhood educators will have a Bachelor’s degree and 12 ECE units.
Lower School teachers will hold a current California Teaching Credential.

Subject matter expertise is preferred for Middle and Upper School teachers.
Please send current resume to P.J.Elliott@smes.org
St. Margaret's Episcopal School does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, sexual orientation or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational, admission, financial aid, hiring and athletic policies or in other school-administered programs.
As of January 1, 2018, CA law AB 500 requires schools to share their student/employee interaction policy on their websites.

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  • Employee Code of Conduct

    From the SMES Employee Administrative Policies & Procedures: Student Relations Policy and Procedures
    Student Relations
    All employees should be conscious of and actively manage their relationships with students. In particular:
    • Students must never be left in a room unsupervised. This includes breaks, lunch, study halls, rehearsal periods, etc. 
    • Classrooms should always be locked when you leave.
    • Window blinds must be fully open at all times, except during a lockdown and when necessary to block the sun through an individual window.
    • Faculty and staff members should not be alone in a closed room with an individual student. If you find yourself in a room with an individual student you must ensure that the door is opened and secured in that position until the student leaves. Exceptions to this would be during a lock-down emergency, and Chaplains, Counselors, Nurses, and other Administrative Staff specifically designated by the Head of School, when necessary to undertake their work.
    • Avoid all but essential physical contact with students. 
    • Do not discuss non-school-related, personal matters regarding the student or yourself with a student.
    • Electronic communications with a student should be restricted to school-related matters and only using your school email address. Do not use a personal email address. Do not text or call a student on the phone and do not ‘friend’ a student on social media.
    • Do not go off campus with a single student, and do not transport a single student in your car except in an emergency.
    • Do not use student bathrooms.
An independent preschool through grade 12 college-preparatory day school in Orange County, California
St. Margaret’s Episcopal School
31641 La Novia Avenue
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675