Employment Opportunities

Digital Anthology Encoding Specialist

Controller

Senior Development Officer for Annual Giving

Part-time Box Office Assistants

Part-time House Manager

Part-time Gift Shop Sales Assistant 

Master Electrician, Folger Theatre

Production Assistant, Folger Theatre

Prop Master, Folger Theatre

Wardrobe, Folger Theatre 

Current Openings

Digital Anthology Encoding Specialist 

Posting Date: 7/6/2015

The Folger Shakespeare Library, located on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., is seeking an encoding specialist for a 2 year NEH grant funded position working on our Digital Anthology of non-Shakespearean drama (or early modern English drama). The Folger is a world-class research and cultural center on Shakespeare and the early modern age. Home to the world’s largest and finest collection of Shakespeare materials, the Folger offers activities that range from scholarly seminars to theatrical performances, from K-12 outreach to exhibitions and lectures. 

The Digital Anthology Encoding Specialist (DAES) will work closely with our CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation on a new project to establish clear and consistent encoding of 36 carefully selected plays from the early modern period using Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) markup. The DAES will be responsible for helping develop the XML schema, correcting current markup, and enhancing existing encoding work to correctly identify and verify such elements as act and scene divisions, speakers and speech prefixes, cast lists, stage directions, or other information. They will help establish standards and workflows for coding correction, participate in project documentation, and identify areas for further improvement as the project develops. This is an exciting opportunity to be in on the start of a project that will open the study of these, and other, plays to a wider audience on open and free platforms. This is a grant funded position at no more than 50K a year plus full benefits.

The ideal candidate for this position will have a working knowledge of early modern drama, including the works of Christopher Marlowe,  John Marston, and others, as well as significant training or experience in TEI markup language. Requirements: B.A. in relevant field with a preference for M.A. in early modern English drama, history of early modern theatre, or literature, or equivalent professional experience, strong knowledge of Early Modern Drama, experience with TEI markup, and familiarity with the concepts behind Early English Books Online-Text Creation Partnership (EEBO-TCP). Preference will be given to candidates familiar with early modern descriptive bibliography, text mining, topic modeling, digital indexing, and/or digital publication.

Interested applicants should submit their resume and a cover letter, with the subject line ‘DAES’ to jobs@folger.edu or by mail at Attn:HR/DAES, Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 E Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone calls please. EOE.
 

 

Controller

Posting Date: 6/30/2015

The Folger Shakespeare Library, located on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., is seeking an experienced Controller to oversee an active accounting office. The Folger is a world-class research and cultural center on Shakespeare and the early modern age. Home to the world’s largest and finest collection of Shakespeare materials, the Folger offers activities that range from scholarly seminars to theatrical performances, from K-12 outreach to exhibitions and lectures. 

The Controller administers the Folger’s 20 million dollar budget and manages the Business Office. With the support of 3 staff members, they are responsible for: generating timely and accurate monthly financial reports; and managing the day to day financial operations. This position is also responsible for: communicating and enforcing effective internal financial controls; ensuring that entries are entered accurately and promptly; researching and resolving issues relating to cash receipts, vendor payments, taxation, licensing, purchase cards, grant administration, and all regulatory compliance. This position reports to the Director of Finance and Administration and works in close partnership with Amherst College, using their Datatel/Colleague software.

Our ideal candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, thrive in a team environment, and have relevant work experience in either a non-profit or an academic setting. A current CPA certification is strongly preferred for this position. Required: B.A. in Accounting or other business discipline; at least 7 years of accounting experience, including at least 2 years of supervisory experience; strong knowledge of Excel; knowledge of federal grant requirements; experience working with high level accounting software; and an understanding of internal control procedures including experience in maintaining and documenting accounting procedures.  This position pays in the mid 80’s and has a very generous benefits package. Thorough background checks are required.

Interested applicants should submit their resume and a cover letter, with the subject line ‘Controller’ to jobs@folger.edu or by mail at Attn:HR/Cont, Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 E Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone calls please. EOE.

 

Senior Development Officer for Annual Giving

Posting Date: 6/11/2015

Folger Shakespeare Library seeks a Senior Development Officer for Annual Giving to join its dynamic fundraising team. The Folger is a world-class research and cultural center on Shakespeare and the early modern age. Home to the world’s largest and finest collection of Shakespeare materials, the Folger offers activities that range from scholarly seminars to theatrical performances, from K-12 outreach to exhibitions and lectures.

The Folger is seeking a creative, energetic, and experienced development professional with annual fund program management experience for this new position in a growing department. The Senior Development Officer for Annual Giving will provide strategic and creative direction for the Folger’s growing annual individual giving programs. The position will oversee fundraising strategies for all annual giving from individuals, from $1 to $10,000; build and employ advanced analytics and projections to support evidence-based, direct mail and digital fundraising; direct a national membership program; manage a portfolio of 50-75 prospects at the $1,500 to $5,000 giving range; provide administration of the Folger’s current and future major and mid-level annual giving programs; oversee annual giving communications, reporting, recognition, and stewardship. The Senior Development Officer for Annual Giving will work in close collaboration with the Director of Development, Folger leadership, and the development team, and will supervise and partner with the Membership and Annual Fund Manager to achieve success.

Our ideal candidate has significant expertise in individual giving, including direct response and digital fundraising, is an excellent communicator, an experienced supervisor, strategically minded and detail oriented, creative and enthusiastic about growing annual giving, and ready to embrace the Folger’s mission.  Needed: B.A. in an applicable field and five years of progressively responsible development experience, including supervisory experience, preferably in a cultural institution such as a library, theater, or museum. Must be skilled in face-to-face solicitation, writing persuasive appeals, effectively working with volunteer leadership and senior staff, analytics and projections, researching and tracking donor prospects and relationships, and developing strategies to increase funding. Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook is required; experience with fundraising databases and email marketing programs also required; knowledge of Tessitura is especially sought; knowledge of WealthEngine, Mail2, Magnet Mail, and HTML is highly desirable.

This position is a terrific opportunity to work with a successful team of development professionals, and for an established yet growing institution. To apply, please email cover letter, noting salary expectations, and resume to jobs@folger.edu or mail to Folger Shakespeare Library, Attn: HR/SDOAG, 201 East Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003-1004. No phone calls, please. EOE.
 

Part-time Box Office Assistants

Posting Date: 5/13/2015

The Folger Shakespeare Library Theatre, located on Capitol Hill, seeks friendly and motivated individuals to join our box office team on all shifts! 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, during normal business hours.  They are responsible for maintaining the highest standard of customer service 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 historical 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, organization, and communication skills are required of this position.  Preference will be given to candidates with Pro Venue, Tessitura, or similar ticketing software experience. Box Office Assistants work up to 20 hours per week; hours available in day shifts, evening shifts, and weekend shifts.  Competitive hourly rate in a pleasant environment. Hourly rate commensurate on experience. 

Interested parties should submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@folger.edu with subject  ATTN: HR/BOA or by mail at ATTN: HR/BOA, 201 E Capitol Street, SE. Washington, DC 20003. No phone calls, please. EOE.

For more information about our programs please visit us on our performances and events page.

 

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 2015-2016 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.  At the moment, we are especially seeking candidates who are available on Saturdays and Sundays, both matinee and evening hours. 

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: 6/18/2015

The Folger Shakespeare Library, located on Capitol Hill, seeks friendly and motivated individuals to join our gift shop team! Part-time Gift Shop Sales Assistants promote and sell gift shop merchandise to a variety of patrons and visitors. Sales Associates are responsible for providing product information on our wide range of merchandise, processing in person and phone orders, restocking merchandise, and maintaining the appearance of the store. 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 retail sales and customer service experiences, preferable in a museum setting, and an interest in the exhibits and public events we host. 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.  Sales Associates may work up to 20 hours a week during peak periods and must have flexible evening and weekend hours. Some daytime hours may be available. Competitive hourly rate in a pleasant environment.

Interested parties should submit a cover letter which includes their availability and a resume with the subject Attn:HR/GSA to jobs@folger.edu or by mail at Attn:HR/GSA 201 E Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone calls please. EOE.

 

Master Electrician, Folger Theatre

Posting Date: 6/19/2015

MASTER ELECTRICIAN, FOLGER THEATRE– 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 Master Electrician for its 2015/16 season: Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Pericles by William Shakespeare (performances November 13-December 20, 2015); A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare, Directed by Aaron Posner (performances January 26 – March 6, 2016; possible extension until March 13th); The Reduced Shakespeare Company (performances April 21 – May 8, 2016); District Merchants by Aaron Posner, Directed by Michael John Garcés (performances May 31 – July 3, 2016, possible extension to July 10th or 17th).  

Duties include relaying information about Folger inventory and hanging locations to the Lighting Designer(LD); Working with the LD and Production Manager (PM) to realize the vision of the Design while staying within the prescribed budget; Studying the plot, arranging for any necessary rentals/ loaner equipment, and coordinating with the PM the scheduling of hang; Working with the PM to implement safe hanging and installation practices; Hire, schedule and supervise sufficient crew for the hang, focus, notes, and strike of the lighting elements and yearly maintenance;  Coordinate personnel information for said crew with the PM to ensure proper documentation and payment; Be available and on call to troubleshoot lighting issues during the run of the production 

ME will: communicate with the LD and PM during tech and previews to schedule implementation of all work notes and adds around the tech schedule; Attend post tech/preview Production meetings as needed; maintain necessary paperwork for the LD and provide current copies to the PM; Work with the PM for any special lighting needs (i.e. houselights, sign interpretation light, backstage lights); Work with the SM and PM to establish a working checklist/run list for the light board operator to follow when the show is up and running in order to maintain the integrity of the design.

ME will: manage the upkeep of current inventory, including lamps, gels, gobos, dimmers, and instruments; inform the PM of any problems or issues and update the inventory prior to the end of each production.

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

Interested parties should submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@folger.edu with subject  ATTN: HR/ME or by mail at ATTN: HR/ME, 201 E Capitol Street, SE. Washington, DC 20003. No phone calls, please. EOE.

 

Production Assistant, Folger Theatre

Posting Date: 6/30/2015

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 Assistant for its 2015/16 season: Compagnia de’Colombari’s texts&beheadings/ElizabethR (performances September 19-October 4, 2015); Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Pericles by William Shakespeare (performances November 13-December 20, 2015); A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare, Directed by Aaron Posner (performances January 26 – March 6, 2016; possible extension until March 13th); The Reduced Shakespeare Company (performances April 21 – May 8, 2016); District Merchants by Aaron Posner, Directed by Michael John Garcés (performances May 31 – July 3, 2016, possible extension to July 10th or 17th).  

This is an hourly staff position that begins with tech week for each production.

Folger Theatre’s performance schedule is typically an 8 show week. Position is the third member of our stage management team.  Duties include but are not limited to work as Deck Crew, Dresser, setting and cleaning the stage, preparing props, and other duties as assigned.

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

Interested parties should submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@folger.edu with subject  ATTN: HR/PA or by mail at ATTN: HR/PA, 201 E Capitol Street, SE. Washington, DC 20003. No phone calls, please. EOE.

 

Prop Master, Folger Theatre

Posting Date: 6/30/2015

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 2015/16 season: Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Pericles by William Shakespeare (performances November 13-December 20, 2015); A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare, Directed by Aaron Posner (performances January 26 – March 6, 2016; possible extension until March 13th); District Merchants by Aaron Posner, Directed by Michael John Garcés (performances May 31 – July 3, 2016, possible extension to July 10th or 17th).  

Applicants can apply for specific productions. 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 Production Manager and is an exciting opportunity for team player to invest in a dynamic company. 

Interested parties should submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@folger.edu with subject  ATTN: HR/PM or by mail at ATTN: HR/PM, 201 E Capitol Street, SE. Washington, DC 20003. No phone calls, please. EOE.

 

Wardrobe, Folger Theatre

Posting Date: 7/7/2015

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 Wardrobe staff for its 2015/16 season: Compagnia de’Colombari’s texts&beheadings/ElizabethR (performances September 19-October 4, 2015); Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Pericles by William Shakespeare (performances November 13-December 20, 2015); A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare, Directed by Aaron Posner (performances January 26 – March 6, 2016; possible extension until March 13th); The Reduced Shakespeare Company (performances April 21 – May 8, 2016); District Merchants by Aaron Posner, Directed by Michael John Garcés (performances May 31 – July 3, 2016, possible extensions to July 10th or 17th).  

Duties include acting as liaison between Folger and out of town designers with transportation for shopping and errands as required; running shows (including stitching, maintenance of costumes, upkeep of wardrobe areas, facilitation of quick changes, and other duties as assigned); managing Folger stock at warehouse in Temple Hills, MD. Familiarity with hair and makeup a plus. Run Crew portion begins with tech week, and 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 General Manager and is an exciting opportunity for team player to invest in a dynamic company. 

Interested parties should submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@folger.edu with subject  ATTN: HR/Wardrobe or by mail at ATTN: HR/Wardrobe, 201 E Capitol Street, SE. Washington, DC 20003. No phone calls, please. EOE.