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Job Title: Facilities Manager                    

Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC

Folger Shakespeare Library is the world’s largest Shakespeare collection, the ultimate resource for exploring Shakespeare and his world. The Folger welcomes millions of visitors online and in person. We provide unparalleled access to a huge array of resources, from original sources to modern interpretations. With the Folger, you can experience the power of performance, the wonder of exhibitions, and the excitement of pathbreaking research. We offer the opportunity to see and even work with early modern sources, driving discovery and transforming education for students of all ages. 

Shakespeare belongs to you. His world is vast. Come explore. Join us online, on the road, or in Washington, DC.

In addition to being the world's largest Shakespeare collection, the Folger is home to major collections of other rare Renaissance booksmanuscripts, and works of art. Located a block from the US Capitol, the Folger serves a wide audience of scholarsvisitorsteachersstudentsfamilies, and theater- and concert-goers. 

The Folger opened in 1932, as a gift to the American people from founders Henry and Emily Folger. Learn more about the history of the Folger.



  • The Folger Shakespeare Library, located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, seeks a Facilities Manager to support its Facilities and Operations teams. The Facilities Manager, reporting to the Head of Operations, will oversee and coordinate maintenance, set up, and repair work assignments for all Folger properties, which are comprised of historic buildings, office spaces, and residential properties. The Facilities Manager will also: schedule contractor work and service agreement visits; perform financial and administrative management for the Operations team; track, manage, and purchase supplies and equipment; evaluate all suppliers for price, quality, and service; oversee landscape and cleaning contractors; serve as the primary customer service contact for the department; and manage the room rental system. This is a full-time position with a generous benefits package.

     A successful candidate will have a high school diploma (bachelor’s degree preferred), a minimum of 5-8 years of experience working in a fast-paced customer service-oriented role, and prior facilities or property management experience. Experience in cultural organizations, historical properties, construction projects, and capital projects is strongly preferred. Candidates must have basic business and computer knowledge, proficiency with Microsoft Office, and effective, solution-focused communication skills (both written and verbal). Candidates should feel comfortable presenting information to internal colleagues and/or large groups of employees and be able to effectively communicate with individuals from a variety of backgrounds.

     This position works Monday-Friday, with occasional weekend duties. The Facilities Manager will work in a combination of office, residential, and shop environments, and is regularly exposed to dust, odors, oil, fumes, and noise. This position requires the following abilities: communicate effectively in person and via radio, email, or phone; lift and carry up to 25lbs unaided for short distances; use a computer; navigate through apartments and work spaces that are under construction; and climb stairs to inspect multi-level properties that do not have elevators. A valid driver’s license is also required.


Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume on our website, Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be considered. No phone calls please. The Folger Shakespeare Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.