Working at Olney Friends School

Thank you for your interest in employment at Olney Friends School. We welcome letters of interest and resumes year-round, and we keep applications on file for consideration in filling current and future job openings. Please send your credentials to mainoffice@olneyfriends.org.

Employment at Olney most often consists of a primary job and a variable selection of other jobs that round out full employment at the school, on the basis of interest, skills, and needs of the school. These ancillary jobs may include:

– Teaching some classes

– Being a rotating dorm sponsor

– Leading a sport or art class

– Assisting in the kitchen, farm, and/or building and grounds

– Being a student advisor

– Being a class sponsor

– Covering periodic evening and weekend duty

– Participating in weekly faculty meeting, community meeting, and meeting for worship

– Participating in weekday morning Collection, family-style lunch, and special events

– Helping out with special school events such as Homecoming, open houses, and Commencement

All employees at Olney Friends School must pass a back-ground check and complete an application form as conditions of employment. Additionally, all faculty members must become certified in first aid and CPR and become mandatory abuser reporters. If eligible, all faculty are asked to become certified to drive school vehicles with students.

Olney Friends School is a highly collaborative work environment that relies heavily on group process and the inclusion of students as much in possible in decision-making and the accomplishment of tasks. Great emphasis is placed on the Quaker values of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship.

If you are interested in applying for any position, please send a cover letter and resume to mainoffice@olneyfriends.org.


 Current Job Openings

Assistant Farmer

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:

Olney Friends School seeks to fill an Assistant Farmer position for the 2019-2020 school year and beyond. Olney is an ISACS accredited, progressive, co-educational boarding and day school for grades 9 – 12, located in Barnesville, Ohio. We are also members of the Friends Council on Education (FCE) and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). Attached to the campus are 350-acres of U.S.D.A certified organic farmland.

 

The assistant farmer reports to the farm manager, and in coordination with him, carries out the farm management plan. They must be prepared to work irregular hours as necessary, but usually will be scheduled to work 40 hours a week.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Preparation for food crops for school kitchen use
  • Planting, care and harvesting crops for school use
  • Livestock care (goats and chickens)
  • Oversight of student farm crews
  • Coordination with faculty for farm projects connected to academic classes
  • Maintain fencing for 100 acres of pasture
  • Provide farm-related building and equipment repair and maintenance
  • Other duties as assigned

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA/BS degree
  • Specialty in any of the following fields: agricultural science and/or outdoor education
  • Experience in maintaining agricultural land
  • Knowledge and/or experience in USDA organic certification
  • Ability to performa variable selection of other duties such as being a dorm parent, being a student advisor, acting as a class or outdoor education sponsor, covering periodic evening and weekend duty, and participating in various meetings and special events

 

SALARY:

Negotiable

 

HOW TO APPLY

All employees at Olney Friends School must pass a background check and complete an application form as conditions of employment. Additionally, all faculty members must become certified in first aid and CPR and become mandatory abuser reporters. If eligible, all faculty are asked to become certified to drive school vehicles with students.

We are eager to discuss these exciting positions with anyone who is interested in exploring this opportunity. Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to mainoffice@olneyfriends.org.


Cook

Olney Friends School seeks to fill multiple positions of Cook for the 2019-2020 school year and beyond. The Cook is responsible for preparing food to be served, complying with all applicable sanitation, health and personal hygiene standards, and following established food production programs and procedures. The Cook is responsible for appropriate use of facility supplies and equipment to minimize loss and waste.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Preparing food to be served according to prescribed menus, recipes, and standards. Preparing appropriate food for special diets. Preparing dining room and cafeteria lines for service. Serving meals on time.
  • Complying with established sanitation standards, personal hygiene and health standards. Observing proper food preparation and handling techniques.
  • Keeping work area and equipment neat and clean throughout working hours, and closing the kitchen ready for immediate use the following day.
  • Storing food properly and safely, marking the date and item.
  • Educating and directing students, as necessary, in matters of food preparation, sanitation, and kitchen operations.
  • Cleaning, preparing, processing, packaging, and storing farm produce as directed.
  • Occasionally retrieving food items from other areas of campus, including herb garden, coolers, and greenhouse.
  • Assisting with special events on and off campus. Collaborating with community members, under the supervision of the kitchen manager, in parties, picnics, and other events.
  • Reporting necessary equipment repair and maintenance to supervisor.
  • Attending community events and supporting the school community outside of the kitchen.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Ability to ready and apply weights and measurements to recipes
  • Previous experience as a cook or kitchen worker
  • Knowledge of batch cooking, preferably in a cafeteria setting
  • Willing to obtain food handlers permit per state requirements

 

HOW TO APPLY

We are eager to discuss these exciting positions with anyone who is interested in exploring this opportunity. Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to mainoffice@olneyfriends.org.


Olney Friends School is a 501(c)(3) and an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.