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Job Type:
Part Time
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Helen Dooley
Lower School
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Job Description:

Germantown Friends School is seeking part-time assistant teachers for the 19-20 school year, starting in August 2019.  We expect assistant teachers to support the mission of our school, including its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, 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. 

In this role, the assistant teacher will support students one-on-one in the classroom during learning, supervise recess and lunch, prepare classroom materials, and fully participate in the school community. Hours are usually 8:00am-12:30pm, with opportunities to substitute in the afternoon when coverage is needed. We seek individuals who share our enthusiasm for teaching and learning within a collaborative environment that is inspired by our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

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 and lunch allowance, opportunities to substitute (with additional pay), all school vacation days, and professional development funding of up to $1000 each year.

Interested applicants should send the following to letter of interest, resume, and (3) current references including a contact phone number for each person. Please reference 19-20 Assistant Teacher Search 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, equity and inclusion in education are encouraged to apply. For more information about the school, please visit our website at

Job Posting Expiration Date: 04/26/2019
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Position Level:
Lower 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
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Day / Boarding: Day Only
Age / Grade Levels: PreK-12
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Admissions Contact: Laura Sharpless Myran
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08/27/2018 31 West Coulter Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144

31 West Coulter Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 School

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