Germantown Friends School is seeking part-time Assistant Teachers to work with students and teachers at various grade levels, kindergarten through fifth grade, for the 18-19 school year.  We expect teachers to support the mission of our school, including its commitment to diversity, multiculturalism and our Quaker identity. Candidates should enjoy engaging with curious, thoughtful children and collaborating with creative and intellectual colleagues.  At GFS, to help guide us, students and faculty use the acronym “SPICES” to remember the individual testimonies of Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality and Stewardship. 

Assistant teachers work with students in small groups, teach lessons with the support of the lead teacher, supervise recess and lunch, prepare classroom materials, and fully participate in the school community. We seek individuals who share our enthusiasm for teaching and learning within a collaborative environment that is inspired by our commitment to diversity and multiculturalism. 

Experience with children in a learning environment, a demonstrated desire to grow as an educator, and a completed undergraduate degree are required.

Benefits include: working with progressive and collaborative colleagues, daily breakfast, lunch allowance, opportunities to substitute (with additional pay), and financial support for professional development.

Germantown Friends School is a Quaker, independent, co-educational day school serving 900 students in grades K-12. Located in an historic neighborhood in northwest Philadelphia, the school takes its identity from a constellation of four distinct elements:  a vibrant intellectual community, an historic urban setting, a diverse school community and a grounding in Quaker principles.

Interested applicants should send the following to [email protected]: letter of interest, resume, and (3) current references including a contact phone number for each person.

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