Approximate date of posting June 30, 2018
Position: Rare Materials Residency
Eligibility new library professionals-received a master’s degree within the 18 months prior to application from a program accredited by the American Library Association.
Familiarity with key people and events from early modern British or European culture is required. Our ideal candidate will have a background (or coursework) in the field of manuscripts, rare books, visual materials or descriptive bibliography, and bibliographic knowledge of at least one European language other than English.
Location: Washington, DC
Company/Organization Folger Shakespeare Library
Schedule/Hours full time, 35 hours per week
Time Frame nine-month term-limited position. This Residency runs from October 2018 to July 2019.
Compensation: salary and benefits.
Description:. The 2018/19 Seiler Resident will work hands-on with rare printed materials, manuscripts, and objects from the early modern period while being actively trained and mentored by Folger librarians. The focus of the residency will be on rare materials cataloging, but the Seiler Resident will also have the opportunity to work directly with curators, public services, and other professionals in order to gain a thorough and practical understanding of rare materials librarianship. The Seiler Resident will be an integral part of the Folger staff, participating in cataloging department meetings, joining the Saturday Reading Room rotation (working at the Reading Room service desk on a Saturday approximately once every five or six weeks), attending talks, attending the 2019 RBMS conference, and contributing to the collegial environment on a professional level in order to gain genuine career-oriented experience. The Resident will also be expected to give a public talk on a topic relevant to their work during their residency towards the end of their time at the Folger. Additional information about the residency and potential projects is available on Folgerpedia.
How to Apply: please submit your resume and cover letter on our website at https://folgerpedia.folger.edu/Nadia_Sophie_Seiler_Rare_Materials_Residency
Deadline: Applications are due by July 15, 2018.