Work with Us

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.

The Folger maintains a smoke-free environment and is an equal opportunity employer.

Open Employment Opportunities

Please check out our employment opportunities for current openings. You can also find out more about the benefits the Folger offers to employees.

Senior-level Open Employment Opportunities

Director of Communications and Marketing

The Folger Shakespeare Library is seeking a Director of Communications and Marketing (DCM) to join our Senior Leadership team. In advancing its mission, the Folger connects with 21stcentury audiences through programming and research inspired by a renowned collection of rare books, manuscripts, and other materials. The historic landmark building, designed in 1932 by Paul Cret, is undergoing a multiyear, $80-million-dollar renovation expanding public space, improving accessibility, and enhancing engagement for all visitors including a 12,000 square-foot New Pavilion that will feature new exhibition space and visitor amenities. The expanded Folger building promises a dramatically different relationship with new and existing audiences: teachers/educators, families, daytime visitors, members, academics researchers and scholars, general enthusiasts, and local/national/global institutional partners and funders.

The Director of Marketing and Communications will be responsible for unifying and leading the strategy, implementation, and evaluation of all direct sales, brand promotion, and institutional communications for the Folger. This individual will be a collaborative senior leader who will shape this new role and form a single, internal “agency” charged with serving all communications and marketing needs of the Folger, ranging from institutional communications and campaigns to specific programs across all operating units. A member of the senior leadership team and reporting to the Director, the DCM will build and lead a team that includes the Head of External Relations, the Digital Managing Editor, the Communications and Social Media Manager, and the Events Publicity and Marketing Manager.

            To learn more about the role and apply please click here or visit

Volunteer & Internship Opportunities

The Folger also has volunteer opportunities for library docents. Find out more about docent training and benefits.

Undergraduate and graduate students may also want information about available internships and how to apply.