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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

Accounting Assistant, Part-time

Managing Editor, Shakespeare Quarterly

Curatorial Assistant

Exhibitions Registrar and Design Associate

Public Engagements Coordinator - 2-year position, part-time

Part-Time/Casual Unarmed Security Officer - Museum Environment

Part-Time Box Office Assistant

Part-Time House Manager

Internships

 


Accounting Assistant, Part-time

 

Posting Date: 10/01/2014
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.

 

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume by email to jobs@folger.edu with the subject line Attention: HR/AA. Mailed applications may be sent to The Folger Shakespeare Library, Attention: HR/AA. 201 E. Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003-1004. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone calls, please. EOE

 

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Managing Editor, Shakespeare Quarterly

 

Posting Date: 09/29/2014
Closing Date: When Filled

 

We are no longer accepting applications for this position. All applications received before October 24, 2014, are currently under review.

 

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Curatorial Assistant

 

Posting Date: 8/11/2014
Closing Date: When Filled

 

We are no longer accepting applications for this position. All applications received before September 18, 2014, are currently under review.

 

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Exhibitions Registrar and Design Associate

 

Posting Date: 8/15/2014
Closing Date: When Filled

 

We are no longer accepting applications for this position. All applications received before October 15, 2014, are currently under review.

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Public Engagements Coordinator - 2-year position, part-time

 

Posting Date: 9/15/2014
Closing Date: When Filled

 

We are no longer accepting applications for this position. All applications received before October 15, 2014, are currently under review.

 

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Part-Time / Casual Unarmed Security Officer - Museum Environment

 

Posting Date: 9/26/2014
Closing Date: When Filled

 

The Folger Shakespeare Library is seeking a part-time Security Officers to join our dedicated Security staff. Applicants must have at least a high school diploma or equivalent, possess or be able to obtain Security Officer Licensure with the District of Columbia, and be able to pass a thorough background check and drug screening prior to start of employment. Applicants are required to have at least two years of verifiable employment in security or safety position, preferably in a library or museum environment, including experience with surveillance and alarm systems. Excellent interpersonal communication skills and ability to write detailed reports are required. This position is highly mobile -- candidates are required to have the ability to be on feet for extended periods, regularly use stairs, and lift items up to 20 lbs. $14-15/hour

 

Duties include, but are not limited to: enforcing security regulations for building entry; monitoring building security panel system; responding to internal security check-ins; patrolling the Folger for security compliance; issuing and collecting keys and monitoring departing staff and visitors; inspecting bags of staff and visitors to ensure security of Folger property; monitoring vendors, contractors, and caterers for daytime and evening events; ensuring vendors and visitors are properly signed in and out of building; escorting vendors and contractors to restricted areas; enforcing parking regulations for staff and visitors; and answering and transferring incoming calls as needed.

 

To apply, please email a detailed cover letter and resume to jobs@folger.edu with subject Attn:HR/SO or by mail at Attn:HR/SO, 201 E Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 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/PTBOA, 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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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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