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

    Computer Science Teacher: St. Margaret’s is seeking a Computer Science teacher for grades 7-12 to begin in August 2019. We are seeking a teacher who is a collaborative educator, excellent communicator, and has the ability to utilize strategies to develop students' computational thinking. 
    Primary teaching responsibilities include:

    • Introduction to Programming with topics in robotics, virtual reality, and game design
    • AP Computer Science A (Java), 
    • AP Computer Science Principles
    • Post-AP Computer Science: Software Engineering and Informatics, and Artificial Intelligence

    Ideal candidates will have the following background:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, or related field 
    • Prior teaching experience in programming, ideally grades 7-12
    • Expertise in Java and other programming languages, such as Python, Unity, or Processing, along with some familiarity with Virtual Reality, Arduino, Lego Mindstorms, or other robotics platforms. 
    • Independent school experience is a plus.
    Qualified applicants only please send a letter of interest and a current resume to: hr@smes.org.
    Atelierista (Art Studio Teacher): St. Margaret’s Episcopal School’s Early Childhood Development Center seeks a full time Atelierista (art studio teacher). Prime responsibilities include the following:
    • The Atelierista assumes the responsibility of teacher and promotes the role of fine arts as an integral part of a Reggio-inspired program. 
    • The Atelierista works directly with students and will also support and guide classroom teachers in the use of rich materials such as clay, wire, and other media. 
    • The Atelierista works alongside children in the classrooms and in the Atelier, providing rich experiences through provocations and experiences. 
    • The Atelierista provides documentation to make learning visible.

    Ideal candidates will have the following background:
    • Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in Early Childhood Education or a Bachelor’s Degree plus an ECE Certificate. A background in fine arts is preferred. 
    • State of California Child Development Permit, Teacher or Master Teacher Level is recommended. 
    • Knowledge and experience in the Reggio Emilia Approach, developmentally appropriate practices, and a demonstrated potential for teaching excellence.
    Qualified applicants only please send a letter of interest and a current resume to: hr@smes.org.
  • Staff

    Safety & Security Officer: St. Margaret’s is seeking a Safety and Security Officer. As an important member of the Support team, this position works 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
    • High School diploma or equivalent
    • Proficient computer skills and ability to prepare written reports
    • 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 Episcopal School is currently seeking Substitute Teachers for all divisions. Qualified applicants should have the following background:
    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Classroom teaching experience
    • Credentials recommended
    Qualified applicants please submit a current resume and letter of interest to P.J.Elliott@smes.org. Only qualified applicants will be considered.
  • Temporary Assignments

    None at this time.
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.
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