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 a 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 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.

Olney Friends School is a highly collaborative work environment that relies heavily on group process and the inclusion of students as much as 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

Kitchen Manager


Olney Friends School seeks to fill the Kitchen Manager position for the 2021-2022 school year and beyond. Olney is an ISACS accredited, progressive, co-educational boarding and day school for grades 9 – 12, located in Barnesville, Ohio. It is also a member of the Friends Council on Education (FCE), the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the Ohio Association of Independent Schools (OAIS), and The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS).



The Kitchen Manager at Olney Friends School is a vital link between our 350-acre certified organic farm and school nestled in the Appalachian foothills of southeastern Ohio. It is a senior-level faculty and administrative position, encompassing full responsibility for providing 21 meals per week, overseeing the kitchen budget, and managing kitchen faculty and student helpers (hiring, training, and supervising). The Kitchen Manager also works closely and strategically with the farm management to coordinate production, consumption, and preservation of locally produced food that is nutritionally balanced and delicious. The Kitchen Manager will report directly to the Head of School.


The candidate will have a passion for preparing nutritious organic food and knowledge of teenagers’ and adults’ dietary needs, with a demonstrated ability to successfully cater to vegetarian, vegan, other nutritional needs, and thoughtful menu planning. This candidate will also have a strong desire to work as part of a team in a close-knit, primarily residential community and be a hands-on leader who loves to cook, organize, and maintain a clean, happy kitchen. The candidate should also be willing to teach and learn about the role of food in a thriving, conscientious community, modeling for students and faculty alike what it means to engage in a farm-to-table lifestyle fully. This leader should be willing to teach an elective class during the academic year. A member of the school’s Administrative Team, the Kitchen Manager should have a strategic and visionary approach to developing and maintaining robust food preservation and preparation protocols at Olney while supporting the school’s strategy (2019- 2024). The ideal candidate will possess a teaching and leadership style that engenders trust, respect, a collaborative work environment, and a sense of community. This candidate must be willing to live on the Olney Friends School campus or near the school in Barnesville, Ohio, during the summer of 2021.



The ideal candidate will have the following mix of academic qualifications and work experience:

  •  A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in any field
  • An advanced degree from an accredited university in any field.
  •  Certified either as a dietician, public health professional with a specialty in human nutrition, or a similar qualification from a recognized accrediting entity
  •   Possess a canning license or be willing to get one soon after arriving at Olney
  •  At least five years of experience as a cook, sous-chef, chef, school dietician, or in a role similar to that of a kitchen manager in a fast-paced work environment
  •  Fewer years of work experience can be considered if the candidate has at least two years of management experience.SALARYNegotiable


    We are eager to discuss these exciting positions with anyone 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 based on race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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, become mandatory abuser reporters, and become authorized to drive students in school vehicles for school-sanctioned activities.

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