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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

EMMO Paleographer

Captain of Security

Accounting Assistant, Part-time

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

Part-Time Events Services Assistant

Internships

 


EMMO Paleographer

 

Posting Date: 11/13/2014
Closing Date: When Filled

 

The Folger Shakespeare Library seeks an experienced Paleographer for a full time and benefitted 2-year position on the IMLS grant-funded project, Early Modern Manuscripts Online (EMMO). The EMMO project has two main goals: creating a searchable online database of encoded, semi-diplomatic transcriptions (with accompanying digital images) for scholars, and promoting the art of early modern paleography.

 

The Paleographer’s primary focus will be transcribing and encoding sixteenth and seventeenth century English-language manuscripts. This position is an integral part of the EMMO team, and the person selected will work both independently and as a part of various learning collaborations, including transcribathons, virtual transcription days, and workshops. In addition to transcribing and encoding manuscripts, the Paleographer will review and edit transcriptions completed by others, assist in training new transcribers, participate in the ongoing evaluation and planning of the project, engage in social media outreach, and interact regularly with our online and in-person transcription communities.

 

The ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree in early modern English literature or history, or equivalent professional experience in a related field. Training in early modern English paleography and a demonstrated ability to read and transcribe English secretary hand at a high level is required. Ability to work well in a team environment is essential, as is the ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks. Must have outstanding communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in scholarly textual editing, experience teaching paleography, and/or experience with XML and the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI).

 

This position is full time with a generous benefits package. Thorough background checks are required. Some travel may be necessary. Interested individuals should email cover letter and resume to: jobs@folger.edu, or mail to Folger Shakespeare Library, Attn: HR/EMMO Pal, 201 E. Capitol Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003-1004. No phone calls please. EOE.

 

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Captain of Security

 

Posting Date: 12/1/2014
Closing Date: When Filled

 

The Folger Shakespeare Library, located in Washington, D.C., is seeking an experienced security professional to join our large and dedicated team in a full time supervisory role. The Captain will work directly under the Chief of Safety and Security to insure effective security operations by; conducting regular training sessions, supervising evening and weekend staff, overseeing the surveillance and control systems, and maintaining the manuals and documentation for all necessary systems. The Captain is responsible for the smooth running of all security systems and personnel during events and shows, as well as overseeing life and building safety issues during assigned shifts. This position is a manager role and has input into staffing decisions. Usual working hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 4pm to midnight, with the potential for shifts in schedule based on business needs. Full time salaried position with a generous benefits package.

 

Applicants should posses a bachelor’s degree or equivalent certification, and either possess or be able to obtain a D.C. Special Police Officer license within 90 days. A minimum of 5 years progressively responsible experience in security and safety including a minimum of 2-3 years supervisory experience is required, with a strong preference for experience in a museum or secured building environment. Applicants must possess proficiency in managing property access control and video surveillance systems, have excellent computer and communication skills, and be able to work collaboratively with others. This position is highly mobile and requires the ability to stand for extended periods, climb stairs regularly, and react quickly as needed. Fluency in Spanish is preferred. An extensive background check is required for this position.

 

Interested candidates should submit their resume and a cover letter to jobs@folger.edu, with the subject line Attn:HR/Captain. Mailed applications may be sent to Folger Shakespeare Library, Attn HR/Captain, 201 E. Capitol Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003-1004. Applications not containing both a resume and cover letter will not be considered. No phone calls please. EOE.

 

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Accounting Assistant, Part-time

 

Posting Date: 10/01/2014
Closing Date: When Filled

 

We are no longer accepting applications for this position. All applications received before November 5, 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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Part-Time Event Services Assistant

 

Posting Date: 11/13/2014
Closing Date: When filled

 

The Folger Shakespeare Library, located on Capitol Hill, seeks friendly and motivated individuals to join our evening part-time Events Services Assistants team (ESA). The ESA’s provide support and customer service to clients renting the historic Folger spaces, on an as needed basis. They assist with client relations during assigned events, serve as a liaison for the special events department, and maintain detailed reports of the each event. The ESA’s are also responsible for oversight of event breakdown, including; overseeing the breakdown, removal, or storage of rental and Folger equipment, monitoring the cleanliness of spaces used, and ensuring, with security, that vendors have departed the building at the end of each evening.

 

The ideal candidates will have at least two years of comparable experience at an event site, hotel or in a catering environment, including experience with setup and breakdown. Excellent interpersonal, communication and creative skills are required. Candidates must be able to write summary event reports, supervise vendors working in an historic building, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Professional dress and demeanor are required, as is the ability to lift 25 lbs unaided, stand for at least two consecutive hours, ascend/descend stairs regularly, and be highly mobile in a busy and noisy environment. Events Services Assistant will generally work during the evening and weeknights, from 7 p.m. to midnight, and up to 4-5 hours per week. Weekend work and hours before 5 p.m. is infrequent, but possible.

 

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, including availability, and resume by email to jobs@folger.edu with the subject line Attention: HR/ESA. Mailed applications may be sent to the Folger Shakespeare Library, Attention: HR/ESA. 201 East Capitol Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003-1004. 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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