Employment Opportunities

Box Office Manager

Sound Board Operator

Accounting Manager

Development Services Coordinator

Part-time Circulation Page

Part-time House Manager

Part-time Gift Shop Sales Assistant

Current openings

Box Office Manager

Posting Date: 4/23/2015

Folger Theatre at the Folger Shakespeare Library, located on Capitol Hill, is seeking an experienced Box Office Manager.  Working closely with the Ticketing Services Manager, the Box Office Manager (BOM) oversees the day-to-day services, including phone, window, and online sales.  Duties include staff training, scheduling, and supervision to affect successful subscription programs, ticket sales, and reservations for theater performances, concerts, readings, lectures, and other special events, numbering approximately 300 annually. With a keen eye to customer service, the BOM communicates regularly with subscribers and other patrons, uses the patron database, Tessitura, and works smoothly with other Folger staff to ensure our high standards of patron care are met. This position works 35-40 hours a week, with regular evening and weekend hours, and comes with a generous benefits package.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of four years of box office experience, including practical experience with using Tessitura, and a B.A. degree or equivalent experience. Candidates should have excellent communication, interpersonal, and organization skills, with proven ability to market and work in a busy box office environment.  Must be able to work calmly and professionally in a fast paced team oriented environment. Previous supervisory experience strongly preferred.

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

 

Sound Board Operator

Posting Date: 4/22/15

Home to the world’s largest Shakespeare collection, the 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 sound board operator for the second half of its 2014/15 season production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, by Tom Stoppard, directed by Aaron Posner. Position would start after the production opens and take over from the departing sound board operator on May 27, 2015. Position would end with the closing of the show on Sunday June 21, however there is a possible extension until June 28th and a second possible extension to July 5th.

Duties include, but are not limited to: daily checks and maintenance of the sound system; running sound for all performances; and other duties as assigned.  The performance schedule is an 8 show week.

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

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

Accounting Manager

Posting Date: 4/17/15

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 and resume jobs@folger.edu or mail to Folger Shakespeare Library, Attn: HR/AM, 201 East Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003-1004. No phone calls, please. EOE.

Development Services Coordinator

Posting Date: 3/9/2015
Closing Date: 4/17/15

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.  Applications submitted and received before 4/17/2015 are currently under review.

Part-time Circulation Page

Posting Date: 3/6/2015
Closing Date: 4/20/15

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.  Applications received before 4/20/2015 are currently under review.

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 the Performance & Events section of our website. 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.

Part-time Gift Shop Sales Assistant

Posting Date: 1/2/2015
Closing Date: 1/30/2015

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.  Applications submitted and received before 1/30/2015 are currently under review.