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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 Stage Manager, Folger Theatre

Prop Master, Folger Theatre

Accounting Assistant, Part-time

Curator of Early Modern Books and Prints

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

 


Production Stage Manager, Folger Theatre

 

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

 

Home to the world’s largest Shakespeare collection, Folger Shakespeare Library is a world-class center for scholarship, learning, culture, and the arts. Folger Theatre is a not-for-profit AEA company that produces a full season of the plays by Shakespeare and other world class playwrights, and is seeking a Production Stage Manager for its 2014/15 production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard, Directed by Aaron Posner May 12 – June 21, 2015, possible extension to July 5th.

 

This is a weekly contract position that begins one week prior to first rehearsal. Folger Theatre’s performance schedule is an 8 show week. MUST be a member in good standing of Actors’ Equity Association.

 

A successful candidate will be self-starting, detail-oriented, and have stage management and theater industry experience. This position reports to the General Manager and is an exciting opportunity for team player to invest in a dynamic company.

 

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

 

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Prop Master, Folger Theatre

 

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

 

Home to the world’s largest Shakespeare collection, Folger Shakespeare Library is a world-class center for scholarship, learning, culture, and the arts. Folger Theatre is a not-for-profit AEA company that produces a full season of the plays by Shakespeare and other world class playwrights, and is seeking a prop master for its 2014/15 season production of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, Directed by Robert Richmond October 28 – December 7, 2014; possible extension until December 14th.

 

This is a contract position

 

Duties include: assisting stage management in finding appropriate rehearsal props; conceiving and overseeing the timely execution of all properties, as well as agreed upon set pieces, stage furniture, stage dressings; making arrangements for the upkeep of all props during the run of the show, and the restocking of perishable items.

 

A successful candidate will be self-starting, detail-oriented, and have theater industry experience. This position reports to the Production Manager and is an exciting opportunity for team player to invest in a dynamic company.

 

To apply, please email cover letter 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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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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Curator of Early Modern Books and Prints

 

Posting Date: 6/26/2014
Closing Date: Applications under review

We are no longer accepting applications for this position. All applications received before September 29, 2014, are currently under review.

 

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Managing Editor, Shakespeare Quarterly

 

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

 

The Folger Shakespeare Library is seeking a Managing Editor for Shakespeare Quarterly (SQ), the foremost academic journal in Shakespeare studies, and part of the Folger’s Digital Media and Publications department. The Managing Editor works closely with the Director of Digital Access, SQ Editor, contributors, publishers, and department staff to ensure the journal’s high editorial standards are met. As part of his or her regular duties, the Managing Editor is responsible for supervising the editorial work on manuscripts, ensuring that accurate fact checking and licensing has been completed, communicating regularly with the authors and publishers, managing the journal’s budget, and serving as the primary contact for SQ. As the Folger representative for SQ, the Managing Editor participates in the development and support of the online community and serves as a liaison to the World Shakespeare Bibliography editor. For additional information about Shakespeare Quarterly please see http://www.folger.edu/shakespearequarterly

 

The position of Managing Editor requires a Master’s in English or related field, with specialized knowledge of Shakespeare and/or early modern literature. A Ph.D. in English is highly desired. At least five years of experience in scholarly editing and publications, with supervisory experience, and a proven ability to plan, coordinate, and prioritize the editorial production process is required. Applicants must be able to edit, copyedit, analyze, and proofread literary and scholarly texts, especially those related to Shakespeare and to the early modern period, and must have developed the ability to read and understand complex scholarly arguments. This position requires excellent verbal, written, research, and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of Latin and/or a modern romance language is preferred.

 

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

 

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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

 

The Folger Shakespeare Library, located in Washington, DC, seeks an enthusiastic and energetic Exhibitions Registrar and Design Associate to assist in the coordination and layout of our local and travelling exhibits. The Associate will assist the Exhibitions Manager and guest curators in all elements of exhibition development, planning, and implementation, including; managing incoming and outgoing loans of unique items, creating 3-D design and layout of permanent, temporary, and travelling exhibits, working closely with our exhibitions team on enhancing the visitor experience, and development of online and interactive content. This is a 2 year position, with full benefits, and the possibility of extension.

 

The ideal candidate will have a B.A. in a humanities field; a Master’s in Museum Studies with a concentration in exhibitions is strongly preferred. This position requires at least a year of museum exhibitions experience, an awareness of environmental monitoring guidelines and best practices related to display of books and paper, and knowledge of standard loan and registration practices. Strong knowledge of exhibition design and layout, using Google Sketch-Up or similar 3-D layout software, excellent organizational skills, and strong communication skills are required. Applicants should be familiar with best practices for museum interpretation and visitor experience. A strong eye for detail is required. Some travel may be necessary.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The Folger Shakespeare Library seeks an enthusiastic recent humanities PhD to join us for an exciting two year adventure as the Public Engagement Coordinator on our 2016 Shakespeare and his First Folio traveling exhibition. This grant funded part-time position will play an integral role in the development the public educational programming for our traveling First Folio exhibition, including accessible and inclusive humanities-based materials and programming in a range of physical and digital formats. Working within our Education Department, the Coordinator will play a significant role in the creation of adaptable programs that will engage teachers and families across the country in this unique exhibit. In coordination with other Folger departments and Folio sites, this position will help create a cohesive and engaging experience around this once in a lifetime exhibit. He/she will support and track programs at each site, and create a detailed record of the process and results.

 

Our ideal candidate will hold a recent PhD in the public humanities fields, be close to obtaining a humanities PhD, or hold an MA and have 3 years of relevant experience, with an emphasis on museum programming or educational programming for cultural institutions, and have at least one year of working on successful humanities projects. Experience working with early modern books and Shakespeare in an educational setting is preferred. This position requires excellent skills in collaboration, organization, oral and written communication, as well as knowledge and comfort with digital outreach. Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, and a great sense of humor, is required. Creative and innovative thinkers, with a deep love of Shakespeare, are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Individuals that are interested in pursuing this position should submit their cover letter and resume (no portfolios please) to jobs@folger.edu with the subject line Attention: HR/PEC. Mailed applications may be sent to The Folger Shakespeare Library, Attention: HR/PEC. 201 E. Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003-1004. No phone calls, please. Incomplete applications will not be considered. EOE .

 

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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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