Employment at Friends School

At Friends School of Wilmington, life at school includes many opportunities to bring your passions to the table. FSW offers faculty and staff a chance to work in a highly energized and collaborative environment.  We seek to hire qualified individuals with school experience, training, and skills that will enhance student and community life at FSW.

Open Positions


Middle School Language Arts Teacher

This full-time position includes responsibilities for academic, social, emotional, and physical development of each student. The successful candidate will demonstrate the capacity to teach using hands-on, inquiry-based pedagogy and to understand the developmental needs of a 6th-8th grade community of learners.

Friends School is interested in candidates who are passionate about life-long learning, who embrace the Quaker mission of our school, and who will contribute productively to collaboration with colleagues. Previous classroom experience and excellent communication skills are essential. This position is full-time and effective for the 2018-2019 school year, beginning August, 2018. Friends School is an equal opportunity employer and seeks diverse candidates.

Please send your resume, a statement of educational philosophy, and three references to Head of School Brenda Esch at brenda@fsow.org. Complete applications received by April 30 will receive priority consideration.

Lead Kindergarten Teacher 

Friends School of Wilmington seeks a Lead Kindergarten Teacher who will be responsible for planning and implementing a curriculum based on Montessori and inquiry-based practice with the help of a full-time assistant. Duties include creating and overseeing a nurturing, individualized, child-centered, “prepared environment” that enables each child to develop according to his/her needs, interests, and abilities. Competitive salary and benefit package.  Potential start date August, 2018. Full job description here

Please send your resume, a statement of educational philosophy, and three references to Head of School Brenda Esch at brenda@fsow.org. Complete applications received by March 15 will receive priority consideration.

Substitute Teaching

If you would like to be included in the list of substitutes for Friends School, please complete the FSW application and forward it to cameronf@fsow.org.  Please indicate the grades for which you feel qualified to substitute.

Friends School of Wilmington Employment Information 

Friends School of Wilmington is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering a generous benefit package to full-time faculty and staff.

Friends School of Wilmington seeks employees who are:

  • Passionate about life-long learning, who embrace the Quaker mission of the school, and who can contribute productively to collaboration with colleagues;

  • Demonstrate an understanding of, and commitment to, Friends School’s Quaker philosophy and mission, and familiarity with Quaker worship, decision-making, and other Quaker processes;

  • Are dedicated, conscientious and well matched to the professional demands of the school due to their education, diverse background and experiences, and special qualities of character and personality;
  • Will maintain the highest personal and professional standards;
  • Have relevant training and experience compatible with developmental theory and encompassing intellectual, physical, emotional, and spiritual growth;
  • Are keen observers of children who can interpret academic and social/emotional observations based on current research of child development;
  • Are well versed in age/grade level-appropriate academic content;
  • Are excellent communicators, both verbally and in writing;
  • Will maintain and communicate high expectations and firm boundaries with both children and adults in a consistently kind, clear and respectful manner;
  • Can effectively coordinate the daily activities of students and respond to varied demands with integrity, energy, creativity, flexibility, and a sense of humor;
  • Are team players with a demonstrated ability to work well with students, parents, and co-workers;
  • Are open to learn from supervisors and colleagues and have the flexibility to blend into current classroom methodologies, routines and school traditions.


Friends School of Wilmington Wilmington, NC 28409 910.791.8221 (PreK-2nd Grade) 910.792.1811 (3rd - 8th Grade) Contact Us info@fsow.org (FSOW)
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