Employment Opportunities


Friends schools take on a surprising number of forms, from small rural communities where school is centered around the practical work of the farm to a city school like Germantown Friends where a rich intellectual community draws energy and inspiration from its urban community. In spite of these many forms, Friends schools share a common grounding: a vision of school as spiritual community that reflects, develops, and relies on the full gifts of each person and a belief that the school should live in dynamic relationship with its surrounding community. Germantown Friends takes its strong identity from a constellation of four distinct elements:

  • a vibrant intellectual community of teachers and students who share a profound belief in the power of education;
  • an historic urban setting in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia where we are richly connected to a complex human story and fabric of neighbors and neighboring institutions;
  • a diverse and multicultural faculty and student body in a community where difference is valued as indispensable;
  • a Quaker vision of what is possible for both individuals and communities, and a belief in fulfilling this vision through reflection, collaboration, and action.

2014-15 Openings

  • Head of Middle School

    Germantown Friends School is seeking an experienced professional to be responsible for all activities involving students and faculty in the division, grades 6-8.

  • Elementary Science Teacher

    Germantown Friends School is seeking an elementary school science teacher to teach a full range of science classes from Kindergarten through fifth grade.

  • Physical Education Teacher and Coach

    Germantown Friends School is seeking a full time Physical Education teacher who supports the mission of our school, including its commitment to diversity and multiculturalism.

  • Open Door Manager

    GFS is hiring a part-time manager for the GFS bookstore and café. We are looking for an individual with retail experience to run a multi-faceted shop serving the school population.

  • Spanish Teacher (long-term Substitute)

    Germantown Friends School is seeking a substitute teacher to teach Spanish in grades 7-12.

  • Track & Field: Throws Coach

    Germantown Friends School is seeking an Assistant Coach for winter and spring Track & Field, girls and boys Varsity teams.

  • Varsity Girls Lacrosse Assistant Coach

    Germantown Friends School is seeking a Varsity Assistant Girls Lacrosse Coach.