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explore our CAMPUS

What's cool about our campus is that it's spread out over seven acres in Philadelphia's historic neighborhood of Germantown. The buildings are an eclectic mix of old and new, a unique look and feel more consistent with a college campus. With three gyms, three auditoriums, a student center, numerous open, green spaces and nine classroom buildings, it's a place worthy of adoration and exploration. The Meetinghouse, at the center of it all, provides a beautiful and spiritual focal point.

1. Main Building 2. Meetinghouse 3. Sharpless 4. Hargroves 5. Wade Science Center 6. Alumni Building 7. Admissions 8. Living Graveyard 9. Dead Graveyard 10. Loeb Performing Arts Center 11. Smith Gym 12. Cary Building 13. Friends Free Library 14. Field House 15. Scattergood Gym

we have deep roots in this place

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Quaker Education

At GFS, students and teachers gather in Meeting for Worship once each week. This is a time for shared, silent contemplation. Anyone who feels moved to speak may rise and do so. It is a simple formula, and can be a remarkably powerful experience.In these days of constant connectivity, the ability and opportunity to sit in silence have special value. Meeting for Worship is a cornerstone of the GFS culture that many come to cherish throughout their lives.

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speak the truth

We strive to deal fairly, equally and honestly with everyone. We aim to do as we say, reflecting our beliefs in our actions. even when it is inconvenient or challenging, we stand by our convictions, striving to lead lives of integrity.

Shine Together

We are all blessed with remarkable gifts. We are equally qualified to seek truth and to hear the voice of God. Every person deserves equal respect. For these reasons, we work against prejudice and discrimination and for equality.

stay connected

"Alone we can do little; together we can do so much."* We know there is strength in cooperation and wisdom to be found when many perspectives come together. We believe in the power of community.*
The words of Helen Keller.

keep it simple

In every way we can, we try to minimize the distractions that can draw our attention from the important things in life. This means not becoming overwhelmed by the busyness of daily routine. It means seeking balance. It means embracing simplicity.

care for all

This planet we inhabit, the talents we've been given, the community of which we are a part- all hold remarkable value. We must be responsible, imaginative and proactive in protecting these gifts and caring for the world and people around us. We must exercise good stewardship.

promote peace

We believe each life is precious and unique. We stand against war and violence and work to eliminate their root causes, including ignorance, racism, hatred and oppression. We are committed to creating peace.

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Upper School Part-Time Technical Director



Germantown Friends School is seeking a part-time Technical Director to support our Upper School theater program.  Collaborating with the Directors of Drama and Technical Theatre, this technician would function as the Technical Director for each of four (4) upper school productions. This individual must be available to work evenings, weekends, and some afternoons in a supervisory role of upper school students. Specific calls include : Saturday workdays (4-6 hours each) for the 6 weeks prior to each production, as well as night and evening rehearsals two (2) weeks prior to each show. Performance dates for the 2017-18 Season are: November 9-11, March 8-12, April 9-10 & April 19-20.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Leading work sessions with students 4-6 hours per weekend for the 6 weeks leading up to each show with an emphasis on student experience, learning, and safety
  • Attending night/evening rehearsals for the two weeks leading up to each show to work with student technicians as well as the Artistic Director to tech the show, work out scene transitions with the run crew, and troubleshoot set, lighting, sound and/or video needs
  • Communicating with both the Drama Director and Technical Theatre Director in order to advance the progress of the set construction or other technical needs of the show


  • Undergraduate Degree in Technical Theatre or related field
  • Professional theatre experience working as a stage technician
  • Set construction and basic knowledge of theatrical lighting
  • Theatre Design experience in two of the 3 major capacities: sets, costumes and/or lights
  • Ability to Communicate effectively with high school-aged students
  • Must maintain a flexible attitude and be willing to work collaboratively as part of a team of artist educators
  • Must be able to effectively and safely manage students in teaching and production spaces
  • Ability to lift 50lbs or more
  • Teaching Experience a plus

Germantown Friends School is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in its student body, faculty and staff. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status.   People demonstrating a commitment to diversity and multiculturalism in education are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to:

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