Employment Opportunities

Senior Development Officer for Annual Giving

Development Associate for Corporate Relations

Part-time Box Office Assistants

Administrative Assistant for Education Programs

Digital Managing Editor

Part-time House Manager

Part-time Gift Shop Sales Assistant 

Master Electrician, Folger Theatre

Current Openings

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 for this new position in a growing department. Working closely with the Director of Development and the Membership and Annual Fund Manager, the Senior Development Officer for Annual Giving will provide strategic and creative direction for the Folger’s growing annual giving programs. The position will oversee fundraising strategies for all annual giving from individuals, including membership, sponsorship, annual events, and annual fund; build and employ advanced analytics and projections to support evidence-based fundraising; direct a national membership program; manage a portfolio of 50-75 major gift prospects; provide administration of the Folger’s current and future major and mid-level annual giving programs; identify prospects and solicit gifts; oversee development communications, reporting, recognition, and stewardship for annual giving. The Senior Development Officer for Annual Giving will work in close collaboration with Folger leadership and the development team, and will supervise the Membership and Annual Fund Manager.

Our ideal candidate has significant expertise in annual giving programs, including direct response and digital fundraising, is an excellent communicator, an accomplished supervisor, strategically minded and detail oriented, and ready to embrace the Folger’s mission.  Needed: B.A. in an applicable field and five years of progressively responsible development experience, preferably in a cultural institution such as a library, theater, or museum. Must be skilled in facilitating face-to-face solicitation as well as writing persuasive appeals, and in effectively working with volunteer leadership and senior staff. Should have experience in 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.
 

Development Associate for Corporate Relations

Posting Date: 5/29/2015

Closing Date: 6/25/2015

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.  Applications received before 6/25/2015 are currently under review. 

 

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.

 

Digital Managing Editor

Posting Date: 5/4/2015

Closing Date: 6/10/2015

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.  Applications submitted and received before 6/10/2015 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: 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.