Children’s Religious Education Teachers

Love Children? Love Harry Potter? Love exploring Big Questions?

The mission of the Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara’s Children’s Programming is that “Together we create a fun and supportive multigenerational community that fosters curious minds, generous hearts, and a passion for justice.”

We are looking for two dynamic, outgoing, compassionate, creative, justice-oriented individuals to provide leadership in our Children’s Religious Education classrooms. You will be working with kids aged five to twelve, grouped into different focus areas. For most of the year we will be focused on the world of Harry Potter – these year round positions begin in July, with the Harry Potter curriculum beginning in September and extending through mid-June.

Job Summary: The Children’s Religious Education (CRE) Teachers are responsible for reviewing and preparing to teach lessons, setting up classroom space and materials, leading and cleaning up after CRE sessions on Sunday mornings. The CRE Teachers are also responsible for supporting the function of several special events throughout the year (i.e. hosting a craft table, providing supervision for children’s activities, organization of materials, set up, and clean up). The CRE Teachers work independently under the general supervision of the Director of Children’s Religious Education and are part of a multi-staff team.

Email your application and cover letter to Jena Foster at, or hand-deliver them to our reception office at 1535 Santa Barbara Street. Our office hours are Monday-Thursday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

CRE Paid Teacher Position Description

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