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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

Curator of Early Modern Books and Prints

Curatorial Assistant

Exhibitions Registrar and Design Associate

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

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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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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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 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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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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