Carlthorp School is a fun and fulfilling environment — not just for our students! Join our kind, diverse, and dedicated team of faculty and staff.

We are currently accepting applications from qualified prospective faculty and staff for the 2023-2024 school year.

In creating our community of dedicated and highly qualified faculty and staff, we carefully review prospective employees’ applications. Carlthorp seeks candidates who are experts in their fields; who are passionate about education and working with children; who have superb communication and technology skills; and who have a demonstrated commitment to the Code of Conduct values that we model for our students.

Carlthorp School offers competitive salaries, a generous benefits package, and numerous opportunities for professional growth.

Please see our current openings below. In addition, Carlthorp is always looking for dedicated and experienced professionals to join our team; prospective employees are welcome to submit application materials to

Our Location

  • Santa Monica, California
  • Four blocks from the beach
  • Situated in a residential neighborhood with convenient access to the Montana Avenue business district
  • Accessible from throughout Greater Los Angeles
  • Beautiful weather year-round


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  • Health Care Coverage

    Carlthorp School covers 100% of health care premiums for employees and also offers vision, dental, and life insurance coverage.
  • Retirement Matching Contributions

    Carlthorp School supports employees' retirement savings through a generous matching program.
  • Vacation Time

    Carlthorp School employees receive ample vacation time as well as allotments for sick time, bereavement, and personal days.
  • Discounted Tuition

    Children of Carlthorp School employees are eligible to receive discounted tuition.
  • Professional Development

    Professional development at Carlthorp includes on-campus workshops throughout the year, a coaching and mentoring program, access to virtual and in-person workshops and conferences, and generous support for the pursuit of advanced degrees and licensing.

  • Employee Appreciation

    We show our gratitude for our amazing faculty and staff in myriad ways, including school apparel and accessories, free lunch on Fridays, and raffle giveaways as well as Sunshine Committee events such as holiday gatherings, happy hours, an annual chili cook-off, and more!
  • Community Grants

    Carlthorp School supports employees' professional and personal growth through the CS Community Grants program, which provides funding for writing projects, passion projects, humanitarian projects, and travel.

"After working as a public school teacher for many years, transitioning to Carlthorp School was a pleasant experience. From expert colleagues who enjoy collaboration to a supportive administration that allows autonomy in creative lesson planning, Carlthorp School is a very special place to work. It is the place where I found my voice as a teacher, and I’m so thankful to have a career within this uniquely loving community."
—Ron Burwick, 4th Grade Homeroom Teacher

Employment Opportunities

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  • Yard Supervisor

    Carlthorp School seeks a responsible and dedicated individual to join our team as a part-time Yard Supervisor. The Yard Supervisor will play a crucial role in ensuring the safety and well-being of our students during outdoor playtime. This part-time position involves supervising students on the schoolyard, promoting positive play experiences, supporting conflict resolution, and maintaining effective communication with homeroom teachers and the Physical Education (PE) staff.

    • Supervise students during outdoor playtime, maintaining a safe and secure environment.
    • Promote positive and inclusive play experiences, encouraging cooperation and respectful behavior among students.
    • Monitor students' activities and intervene when necessary to address any conflicts or safety concerns.
    • Support students in conflict resolution using the Carlthorp School “Take 5” model, guiding them to find peaceful resolutions independently or with assistance.
    • Maintain effective communication with homeroom teachers and PE staff, reporting any incidents, concerns, or noteworthy observations promptly.
    • Collaborate with teachers and staff to reinforce school rules and expectations for behavior during outdoor playtime.
    • Provide assistance and first aid when needed, following established protocols and ensuring the well-being of students.
    • Act as a positive role model for students, demonstrating respect, kindness, and fairness in all interactions in alignment with our school’s Code of Conduct.
    • Attend required training sessions and meetings to stay updated on school policies, emergency procedures, and best practices for yard supervision.
    • Team player that works collaboratively with others and is flexible to assist with other tasks as needed.
    • High School Diploma or equivalent
    • Previous experience working with children, preferably in a school or youth program setting.
    • Familiarity with elementary-aged students' needs, behaviors, and developmental stages.
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to effectively interact with students, staff, and parents/guardians.
    • Ability to facilitate conflict resolution and promote a positive and inclusive play environment.
    • Reliable, punctual, and able to fulfill the scheduled hours consistently.
    • Demonstrated ability to maintain composure and make sound judgments in fast-paced situations.
    • First Aid and CPR certification preferred (willingness to obtain upon hiring acceptable).
    Schedule: Part-time, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (daily) 
    Compensation: $25-30 per hour, commensurate with experience

    If you are interested in joining our team as a part-time Yard Supervisor, please submit your resume along with a brief cover letter outlining your relevant experience and why you believe you would be a great fit for this position. Applications can be sent to
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Submitting an Application

Alongside a resume, candidates should submit a cover letter that answers the following question:

“What makes you uniquely qualified for a position at Carlthorp School?”

Please keep your response limited to one page and submit your application (PDF) to
Carlthorp School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.