Employment Opportunities

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

Administrative Assistant

Olney Friends School has an immediate opening for a full-time administrative assistant. The position will support three key work areas: administration, development, and admissions. Duties include the use of word processing software and printing equipment to create, copy, edit, store, retrieve, and print a variety of standardized documents using form letters, standard paragraphs, and mailing lists. Duties also include using database or spreadsheet software to enter, revise, sort, and retrieve data. Because the work requires dealing with sensitive and confidential information in a high school setting, the successful candidate must pass a background check before hiring is complete. Olney Friends School is a progressive, independent boarding and day school affiliated with the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Barnesville, Ohio, Olney challenges students to grow, celebrates intellectual vigor, provokes questions of conscience, and nurtures skills for living in community.

Required education and attributes: High school diploma; college degree OR recent administrative office experience; excellent interpersonal and organization skills; strong communication skills; service orientation; attention to detail; and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel and Word.

Preferred: Experience with databases and data entry, Google Apps, high schools, and Quakers.


Seeking someone who can work independently and carefully to provide housekeeping services for our boarding school and guest house.  This includes cleaning rest rooms, floors, windows, woodwork, etc. as well as laundering guest house linens and making beds. Hours are flexible but may require some weekend duty depending upon guest house use.  

$9/hour, approximately 32 hours per week.

Farm Assistant

Job Description:

Olney Friends School is hiring a Farm Assistant to work with our two farmers for the 2018 growing season on our 350-acre USDA-certified organic operation.

About Olney Friends School Farming

We have been growing produce throughout our 180th year of operation and have recently become USDA Certified Organic.  Season extension is important here in our Zone 6a growing area, and we supplement our crops with a greenhouse and a hoophouse.  We grow a wide variety of vegetables and livestock to supply our kitchen with delicious, nourishing food for our school. We respectfully and efficiently assign duties to a crew of interns, potential WWOOFERS, students, and other volunteers. 

Who are we looking for? Applicants should have a minimum of one year experience working on a farm or similar situation. A knowledge of small farming skills is necessary, and experience with small tractors and equipment is preferable. The farm assistant needs to develop a good understanding of the rhythm of farm work. This includes knowing the appropriate time to do certain tasks both on a daily and weekly schedule, knowing how long to allow for task completion, and maintaining a schedule. A good candidate will be able to have initiative but also to take direction from the lead farmers. The position requires physical stamina. The farm assistant will be expected to work long hours outside, lift heavy objects and use hand tools regularly. We are looking for someone to assist our crew who is dedicated, dependable, flexible, good-humored, and genuinely interested in growing wholesome, chemical-free food on a small sustainable farm. Organization and self-motivation are imperative. We pride ourselves on having a crew that works well together and enjoys the work we do. Being able to support fellow workers and get along well with a variety of personality types is as important as being able to maintain speed with repetitive physical tasks.

Submit a resume with three references to:

Cynthia Walker cynthia@olneyfriends.org 740-425-3655 EXT 216, Sandy Ridge Rd. 61830 Barnesville, OH 43713

Pay and Compensation

Job Type: Seasonal 

Salary: $9.00 /hour 40 hours a week with housing and food provided.

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.

Olney Friends School is an independent, co-educational, college preparatory boarding and day school offering individualized instruction in small class settings for grades 9-12.

Phone: 740-425-3655

Fax: 740-425-3202

The Main Office is staffed seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. till about 10:00 p.m. when school is in session. The administrator on call is available for emergencies 24 hours a day during the school year at 740-359-4015.