Job Type:
Full Time
Apply To:
GFS Resumes
Upper School
Grade Levels:
9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade
Job Description:

Germantown Friends School is looking for an art teacher who can teach art classes to students in grades 9-12 and enjoys working with a collaborative teaching team.

We desire a teacher who is passionate about art, innovative, and enthusiastic about an opportunity to work with upper school students.  Candidates should be able to lead students in developing technical skill and in cultivating their voice and passion for art.  

Applicant Requirements:

The ideal candidate:

  • has experience with a wide range of art making media
  • possesses a working knowledge of traditional and contemporary modes of art-making
  • possesses a solid knowledge of art history
  • will be a creative, thoughtful, flexible collaborator with teaching partners and the entire art department as we continually search for innovative ways to educate the whole child
  • will utilize curricula that reflect the diverse cultural backgrounds of students with attention to the dynamics of multicultural classrooms
  • will uphold Quaker values as a guiding principle in teaching and interacting in the school community
  • will support the mission of the school
  • has a degree in art or art education (masters preferred)

All GFS teachers are expected to be active community members, sharing supervisory duties and general support and care of the school community.

All upper school teachers’ responsibilities include student advising: overseeing students' progress in all classes, being in contact with parents, and other responsibilities.

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

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, philosophy of education and three references.

Job Posting Expiration Date: 02/18/2019
Non-discriminatory Statement:
9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade
Position Level:
Upper School
School Name:  Germantown Friends School
Street Address: 31 West Coulter Street
City: Philadelphia
State: PA
Zip Code: 19144
Phone: 215-951-2300
Head Of School: Dana Weeks
Founding Date:
Day / Boarding: Day Only
Age / Grade Levels: PreK-12
Enrollment Size:
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Admissions Contact: Laura Sharpless Myran
Admissions Email:

08/27/2018 31 West Coulter Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144

31 West Coulter Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 School

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