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Employment

 

Home to the world's largest Shakespeare collection, Folger Shakespeare Library is a world-class center for scholarship, learning, culture, and the arts. The Folger offers an excellent benefits package, including Teachers Insurance Annuity Association and College Retirement Equities Fund pension plan, and generous annual and sick leave. The Folger maintains a smoke-free environment and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No phone calls please.


We wish to thank you for your interest. 


Open Positions

Production Assistant, Folger Theatre

Accounting Manager

Accounting Assistant - part-time

Curator of Early Modern Books and Prints

Property Manager

Part-Time Box Office Assistant

Part-Time House Manager

Part-Time Gift Sales Assistant

Internships

 


Production Assistant, Folger Theatre

 

Posting Date: 5/14/2014
Closing Date: When Filled

 

We are no longer accepting applications for this position. All applications received before 6/13/2014 are currently under review.

 

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Accounting Manager

 

Posting Date: 7/01/2014
Closing Date: When Filled

 

The Folger Shakespeare Library is seeking a conscientious and dedicated Accounting Manager to join our Business Office team. Working under the supervision of the Controller, the Accounting Manager manages the day to day functions of the business office, including the processing of all cash receipts, payables, routine accounting transactions, and monthly, year-end, and correcting GL entries. The Accounting Manager is responsible for bank reconciliations, bank deposits, credit card accounts and the purchasing card program, as well as the preparation and filing of sales taxes returns. This position supervises two staff members who process accounts payable, maintain office supplies and petty cash, and monitor off-site storage inventories. The Accounting Manager is responsible for following established internal control procedures and integrating transactions from various software sources into the accounting system. The Accounting Manager will audit all transactions for submission to parent organization, Amherst College.

 

This position requires a B.A. in Accounting or other business discipline, and at least five years of progressive non-profit accounting experience. Candidates with a CPA, or are current CPA candidates are preferred. Previous accounting experience must include; GL reconciliation, familiarity with high level accounting software, and a minimal of two years supervising or managing staff. A high level of discretion, the ability to keep pace in an energetic environment, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to manage multiple priorities in a timely manner is required. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite with an emphasis on proficiency with Excel. Must have a proven ability to work both independently and with a team. Successful candidates must be comfortable communicating with a wide range of staff and donors and possess a polished and professional demeanor. Knowledge of Datatel software preferred.

 

To apply, please email cover letter to jobs@folger.edu or mail to Folger Shakespeare Library, Attn: HR/AM, 201 E. Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003-1004. No phone calls please. EOE.

 

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Accounting Assistant - part-time

 

Posting Date: 7/01/2014
Closing Date: When Filled

 

The Folger Shakespeare Library is seeking a conscientious and dedicated part time Accounting Assistant to join our Business Office team. Working under the supervision of the Accounting Manager, the Accounting Assistant performs the following duties: entering cash and credit receipts into GL system; assisting with accounts payable process; maintaining records on offsite storage; maintaining inventory records and orders supplies; and preparing additional accounting documents as needed. Regular hours are Monday 8:45am to 4:45pm and Tuesday-Friday, 9:00am to 3:00pm.

 

This position requires a B.A. in Accounting or other business discipline, and 1-2 years accounting experience. A high level of discretion, the ability to keep pace in an energetic environment, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to manage multiple priorities in a timely manner is required. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite with an emphasis on proficiency with Excel. Must have a proven ability to work both independently and with a team. Successful candidates must be comfortable communicating with a wide range of staff and vendors, and possess a polished and professional demeanor. Knowledge of Datatel or Quickbooks is strongly preferred.

 

To apply, please email cover letter to jobs@folger.edu or mail to Folger Shakespeare Library, Attn: HR/AA, 201 E. Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003-1004. No phone calls please. EOE.

 

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Curator of Early Modern Books and Prints

 

Posting Date: 6/26/2014
Closing Date: When Filled

 

The Folger Shakespeare Library invites experienced, innovative, and collaborative applicants for the position of Curator of Early Modern Books and Prints. The Curator has primary responsibility for our world-renowned collection of early modern books and prints. Some of the great strengths of this collection are English publications from the period 1470 to 1640 (including 82 copies of Shakespeare’s First Folio), Continental publications relating to the Reformation, and etchings by Wenceslaus Hollar. Additional information about our unique collection may be found on our website at http://www.folger.edu

 

The Curator is a participant in library planning, preservation, and access initiatives. He or she will provide specialized reference support for Folger readers and interpret the collection for diverse audiences through exhibitions, public presentations, and original scholarship. As a key member of the curatorial team, the Curator will share collection development responsibilities; interpret and set priorities within the library’s collection development policy; collaborate on major acquisitions; and represent the Folger within the broader community of scholars, collectors, dealers, librarians, students, and the public. The curator is a principal liaison with the Head of Conservation on treatment priorities, with the Head of Photography and Digital Imaging on digitization priorities, and with the Head of Reader Services on questions of circulation and access. He or she is expected to be active in scholarly and professional associations on the national and international level. Reference service, scholarly collaboration and support, and instruction are essential activities in this collaborative environment.

 

The successful applicant for this must have an M.L.S. or equivalent library experience. A Ph.D.in a relevant subject matter is strongly preferred. A minimum of three years’ scholarly/professional experience with early modern collections, with demonstrated accomplishments that involve some combination of art history, bibliography, bibliographic control, collection development, digital humanities, exhibitions, research services, and/or teaching, preferably in an academic or research environment, is essential. Subject expertise in art, literature, or history in the early modern period; a strong record of publication or other relevant professional accomplishment; and a scholarly understanding of bibliography and the history of the book and printing are required. Proficiency in caring for rare and fragile primary research material and an understanding of the appropriate roles of digital surrogates in a research environment are necessary for this position. Additional requirements include: bibliographical knowledge of those languages most relevant to early printing history (Latin, French, German, and Italian) and a reading competence in at least one; excellent writing, communication, and interpersonal skills; knowledge of basic cataloging principles; familiarity with MARC 21 and DCRM(B) or DCRM(G); an ability to work independently and collaboratively with peers and colleagues within and beyond the institution; profi¬cient computer skills in word processing, database, and webpage management, and the uses of technology in a research environment; and a thorough understanding of principles for arranging and managing special collections. The ability to handle multiple priorities with patience and accuracy is necessary.

 

Please send cover letter, resume, and three references to Folger Shakespeare Library, ATTN: HR/CBP, 201 E. Capitol Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003-1004 or email to jobs@folger.edu. No phone calls please. EOE.

 

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Property Manager

 

Posting Date: 6/26/2014
Closing Date: When Filled

 

The Folger Shakespeare Library is seeking a part time Property Manager to oversee the administration and maintenance of our rental properties. Under the direction of the Head of Facilities, the Property Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operation of our rental properties, which are primarily rented to scholars, researchers, and seminar attendees completing research in our facility. This position: manages the online reservations system and takes telephone queries about properties; inspects and requests necessary repairs to rental properties through our work order system; maintains properties inventory of cleaning and household supplies; processes invoices for payment and filing; prepares rental usage reports; monitors related budgets; and keeps all records current. This position is responsible for general cleanliness and appearance of properties as well as tenant relations. The Property Manager interacts with staff in multiple departments to ensure a high standard of customer service and awareness of upcoming needs.

 

This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent at a minimal, a BA degree is preferred. A minimum of 2-3 years working in the property management or hotel field in a similar position is required. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and the ability to pass a background check. The Property Manager must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with a diverse staff and housing population. The ideal candidate will be able to work independently, as well as part of a team, and have the ability to accurately prioritize many different tasks while maintaining close attention to detail.

 

This is a part-time, partially benefitted position, for an average of 22 hours per week, Monday through Friday with occasional weekend duties.

 

Please send cover letter and resume by email to jobs@folger.edu or mail to Folger Shakespeare Library, Attn: HR/PM, 201 E. Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003-1004. No phone calls, please. EOE.

 

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Part-Time Box Office Assistant

 

Posting Date: ongoing
Closing Date: ongoing

 

The Folger Shakespeare Library Theatre, located on Capitol Hill, seeks friendly and motivated individuals to join our box office team! Part-time Box Office Assistants answer calls regarding a variety of unique programs hosted in our unique and historic location, process mailings as needed, and assist with subscription sales. They are responsible for maintaining the highest standard of customer experience while using a computerized ticket system to sell tickets by phone, mail, and in person. Perks include free tickets to our theatrical performances, the opportunity to visit some truly exceptional exhibits, and an excellent team environment in a historic building.

 

The successful candidate will have at least one year of administrative experience, preferably in box office or theater, with experience in Excel and Word. Strong interpersonal, organizational and communications skills are required of this position, as is the ability to work with accuracy, attention to detail, and as part of a team. Preference will be given to candidates with Pro Venue, Tessitura, or similar ticketing software experience.

 

Box Office Assistants work up to 20 hours a week and must have flexible daytime hours. Some evening and weekend hours may be available. Competitive hourly rate in a pleasant environment.

 

For more information about our programs please visit us at http://www.folger.edu/whatson.cfm.  Interested parties should submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@folger.edu with subject Attn:HR/PTBOA or by mail at Attn:HR/PTCP, 201 E Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003. No phone calls please. EOE.

 

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Part-Time House Manager

 

Posting Date: ongoing
Closing Date: ongoing

 

Folger Theatre and Folger Shakespeare Library seek friendly and enthusiastic individuals to join our House Management team for the current season. House Managers work with our audience services staff to ensure the highest level of customer service for our patrons through every stage of their visit for performances. Duties include; welcoming and cultivating patrons, managing the front of house for various performances, assisting and training volunteer ushers, managing concessions, and aiding audience members to make their visit rewarding. Evening and weekend hours are required.

 

The ideal candidate will have experience with retail, guest or patron services, strong organizational skills, a friendly and outgoing personality, and the ability to work efficiently in a fast paced environment. Preference for candidates with at least one year general arts experience and direct house management experience preferred. This position requires solid computer skills and the ability to work well with the public.

 

For more information about our programs please visit us at http://www.folger.edu/whatson.cfm.  Interested parties should submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@folger.edu with subject Attn:HR/HM or by mail at Attn:HR/HM, 201 E Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003. No phone calls please. EOE.

 

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Part-Time Gift Sales Assistant

 

Posting Date: 7/9/2014
Closing Date: When Filled

 

The Folger Shakespeare Library, located on Capitol Hill, seeks friendly and motivated individuals to join our gift shop team! Part-time Gift Shop Sales Assistants promote and sell gift shop merchandise to a variety of patrons and visitors. Sales Associates are responsible for providing product information on our wide range of merchandise, processing in person and phone orders, restocking merchandise, and maintaining the appearance of the store. Perks include free tickets to our theatrical performances, the opportunity to visit some truly exceptional exhibits, and an excellent team environment in a historic building.

 

The successful candidate will retail sales and customer service experiences, preferable in a museum setting, and an interest in the exhibits and public events we host. Strong interpersonal, organizational and communications skills are required of this position, as is the ability to work with accuracy, attention to detail, and as part of a team. Sales Associates may work up to 20 hours a week during peak periods and must have flexible evening and weekend hours. Some daytime hours may be available. Competitive hourly rate in a pleasant environment.

 

Interested parties should submit a cover letter which includes their availability and a resume with the subject Attn:HR/GSA to jobs@folger.edu or by mail at Attn:HR/GSA, 201 E Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone calls please. EOE.

 

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Internship Opportunities

 

Many divisions of the Folger have opportunities for internships, both paid and unpaid, for undergraduate and graduate students to learn about the daily operations of an independent research library with a vigorous set of cultural and educational programs.

 

Internships are available with the following divisions: Central Library, Development, Education, Public Programs, Digital Media and Publications and Folger Institute. Preference for Central Library internships is given to graduate students pursuing a master’s degree in Library Science or Museum Studies. For all other internships, preference is given to students pursuing academic and professional goals in the arts and/or humanities. While the majority of these internships are unpaid, this decision is left to each division’s discretion.

 

Central Library internship projects are available in the following areas: Acquisitions, Cataloging, Curatorial support, Digital initiatives, Exhibitions, and Reader Services. Applicants should specify their areas of interest so that applications can be forwarded to the appropriate members of staff. Please indicate whether you are interested in an unpaid internship or if you are applying for an internship / field study for course credit. Indicate a preferred start date in your application, and please submit at least 90 days in advance of that date. Note that while we accept applications on an ongoing basis, we meet on a quarterly basis to consider internships for the academic fall semester (ca. Sept. - Dec.); spring semester (ca. Jan. - May); or for full or part-time summer internships. Preference for Central Library internships is given to graduate students pursuing a master’s degree in Library Science or Museum Studies.

 

The Development Office is responsible for raising unrestricted and restricted gift income in support of organizational needs from individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies. The Development Office is not accepting applications for internships at this time.

 

The Folger Education Division from time to time offers full-time or part-time internships that are unpaid, or for which students will receive field study/course credit. We seek undergraduate and graduate students with interests in Shakespeare education at all levels or in museum education. The Education Office is not accepting applications for internships at this time.

 

The Division of Public Programs produces events for the general public, including theatre productions, literary readings, concerts, and tours. Public Programs is currently accepting applications for internships at this time. Internship Deadlines:Summer - March 15; Fall - June 15; Winter - September 15.

 

The Digital Media and Publications Division produces Folger Digital Texts and Shakespeare QuarterlyShakespeare Quarterly is not accepting applications for internships at this time.

 

The Folger Institute sponsors seminars, conferences, and workshops involving the Early Modern period for undergraduate, doctoral and postdoctoral level scholars. The Folger Institute is not accepting applications for internships at this time.

 

Potential interns, screened on an individual basis, should send a résumé, cover letter indicating which Division they are interested in, and a letter from their institution's internship office stating the requirements for academic credit (if it is to be requested). Letters of recommendation may be solicited after a preliminary screening. Mail or fax internship inquiries to Folger Shakespeare Library Attn: HR/Interns; or e-mail to internapplications@folger.edu.

 

Folger Shakespeare Library

Attn: HR/Interns

201 East Capitol Street, SE

Washington, DC 20003

 

Fax Number: (202) 675-0315

Or e-mail to internapplications@folger.edu.

 

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Docents

Docents are a group of trained Folger volunteers who interpret Folger Shakespeare Library for the public through tours and a variety of outreach programs. Learn more at www.folger.edu/docents.

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