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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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Grounds Crew Member

Germantown Friends School is seeking a Grounds Crew Member to assist with the daily care of the school’s athletic fields and grounds on campus.

Responsibilities include:

●      Perform daily maintenance on athletic fields and school grounds

●      Prepare and setup fields for practices and games

●      Layout and line marking of Fields, Field hockey, Lacrosse, Baseball and Softball Fields

●      Mowing and edging

●      Grounds equipment operation

●      Weed control

●      Perform other duties and/or projects as assigned.

Characteristics include:

●      Demonstrate initiative, positive attitude, and dependability

●      Demonstrate good organization and prioritization skills: meet deadlines, detail-oriented, multi-task

●      Have strong interpersonal skills:  communication, presentation, negotiation

●      Demonstrate strong decision-making and problem-solving skills

Qualifications:

●      High School Graduate or GED preferred

●      Experience and fundamental knowledge of mechanical equipment used (Lawn mower, edger, weed trimmer, tractor mower, vehicle, post hole digger, chain saw, tractor accessories, ladders, dry line maker, paint field striper, snow plow, hand tools and power tools)

●      Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect community safety

●      Dependable and cooperative

●      Ability to work as a team player, and also be able to work independently with minimal supervision

●      Must be available to work mornings, evenings, weekends, holidays for snow removal and emergencies

●      Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and be insurable

Physical Requirements:

Groundskeepers need to be in good physical shape due to the strenuous nature of the job. 

●      Be able to stand and walk for most of the day.  

●      Requires physical exertion to manually lift, carry, pull, or push heavy objects or materials up to 100 pounds.

●      Requires stooping, kneeling, crawling, bending, turning, and reaching

●      Requires climbing and balancing

●      Must work indoors and outdoors all year-round

●      Must work in and around dust, fumes, and odors.

●      Must be able to drive a mechanical vehicle

Expectations for all Employees:

Must successfully complete all state, federal and child abuse clearances.

Application Process:

Letter of interest, salary requirements, resume, and references should be emailed to: resumes@germantownfriends.org .

Germantown Friends School is an equal opportunity employer and 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.