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

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

 Current Job Openings


Olney Friends School seeks to fill multiple positions of Cook for the 2020-2021 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.



  • 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.



  • 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



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

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.