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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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Café and Snack Bar Associate Manager

Germantown Friends School seeks a full-time Café and Snack Bar Associate Manager for the Open Door, our school store, café, and event space. It features a full espresso bar, prepared food offerings, school apparel and gear, school supplies, and books by GFS alumni. The Associate will also work in the Hargroves Snack Bar, which offers hot and iced drinks, prepared foods, snacks, and bottled drinks to faculty, staff, and students 

Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Foster a warm, welcoming atmosphere in the space and with fellow team members.
  • Work to maintain a positive and cooperative workspace.
  • Provide excellent customer service in a high-paced work environment.
  • Maintain cleanliness and general upkeep to food and health safety standards.
  • Field requests, questions, compliments, and complaints.
  • Troubleshoot problems as they arise.
  • Be flexible and able to cover shifts in case of coworker sickness or conflicts.
  • Extra hours may be available periodically for special events or to cover coworker absences.
  • Assist in management of both food service space and maintenance of food-safe environments
  • Availability on weekdays and occasional weekends or evenings for special events required 

Café and Store:

  • Maintain ServSafe Certification and Philadelphia Food Safety Certification.
  • Keep display areas stocked and organized with snacks and merchandise.
  • Work barista shifts.
  • Clean and maintain café and store equipment.
  • Food Protection Manager certification required. (GFS will provide access to the classes and test, but candidate must pass.)


  • Ability to stand, walk, take stairs for an entire workday.
  • Ability to occasionally lift and/or carry up to 50 lbs from ground to waist level.
  • Ability to occasionally push and pull with arms up to a force of 20 lbs (e.g., utilizing a hand-truck).
  • Ability to occasionally climb a step-ladder to store or retrieve materials, and/or place or remove signs.

Preferred Experience:

  • 2 or more years customer service or food service experience
  • 1 or more years management or supervisory experience

Expectations for All Employees: 
Must successfully complete all state, federal, and child abuse clearances.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact info for three references to Please include “Café and Snack Bar Associate Manager” in the subject line.

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. For more information about the school, please visit our website at

Germantown Friends School is a Quaker, independent, co-educational day school, serving early childhood‐12th grade. Located in northwest Philadelphia, the school is home to a vibrant intellectual community, located in a historic neighborhood, serving a diverse school community, with a robust educational program that is grounded in Quaker principles. For more information about the school, visit