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Careers and volunteering

The Folger Shakespeare Library knows that an exceptional staff is the backbone of any great organization. We hire exceptionally qualified individuals who are committed to the mission, vision, and values of our organization. Our recruitment process strives to be interactive, accessible, and responsive. Once employed, the Folger provides a generous compensation, leave, and benefits package, as well as many opportunities for personal and professional growth.

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Jobs and internships listings

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Employee benefits

The Folger Shakespeare Library wants to attract and retain the highest quality staff. Accordingly, we are committed to providing a competitive benefits package, including: an extensive range of health, dental, life and disability insurance benefits; considerable retirement contributions through TIAA-CREF; educational assistance programs for staff members and their dependents; generous sick and annual leave; and other programs and services. You can find an overview of these benefits below, and more detailed information will be provided during the recruitment process.

Get involved as an intern or volunteer

There are many ways to get involved with the Folger Shakespeare Library beyond normal employment. Learn more about our various internship and volunteer opportunities and their application processes below!