The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0331 Tuesday, 15 May 2007
Date: Monday, 14 May 2007 12:29:42 -0400
Subject: Director of Education, Folger Shakespeare Library
Director of Education, Folger Shakespeare Library.
The Folger Shakespeare Library is looking for a dynamic person to head a
newly reorganized Division of Education, with a staff of 5. The successful
candidate will demonstrate creative and strategic vision to grow a
well-regarded current set of Shakespeare and related programs for K-12;
expand Folger teacher training nationally; help to build a new seminar
program in the History of the Book for university undergraduates; and
develop new ways of using the unique Folger collection and performing arts
resources. He or she will represent the Folger nationally to a diverse
community of educational partners--foundations, government funding
agencies such as the NEH, educational institutions and organizations,
teachers, and library visitors. Working collaboratively with Folger
Development, the Director of Education will seek out funding opportunities
and participate in grant-writing. Duties include Folger docent recruitment
and training; oversight of Folger educational publications, online and
print; improvement of visitor services.
The Director of Education reports to the Director and works collegially
with 5 other division heads.
Salary: low $100s; excellent benefits.
Desired qualifications: Ph.D. in English, Theater Arts, or D. Ed. strongly
preferred, minimum of seven years experience in successful program
leadership, development, management, and assessment--preferably for a
national educational or cultural organization. Teaching experience at
elementary or secondary level required. Broad knowledge of national
educational trends and of Shakespeare pedagogy essential. Some experience
in the role and use of technology in teaching Shakespeare useful.
Gail Kern Paster
Director, Folger Shakespeare Library
201 East Capitol St., SE
Washington, DC. 20003
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