Curator of Books and Prints – Folger Shakespeare Library – Washington, DC

Curator of Early Modern Books and Prints

The Folger Shakespeare Library invites experienced, innovative, and collaborative applicants for the position of Curator of Early Modern Books and Prints.  The Curator has primary responsibility for our world-renowned collection of early modern books and prints.  Some of the great strengths of this collection are English publications from the period 1470 to 1640 (including 82 copies of Shakespeare’s First Folio), Continental publications relating to the Reformation, and etchings by Wenceslaus Hollar. This is a rare opportunity to join the staff of an internationally recognized cultural institution during an exciting period of growth. As a key member of the curatorial team, the Curator of Early Modern Books and Prints will share collection development and conservation-related responsibilities; and be part of creating new avenues of access to the Folger collections through exhibitions and web-based initiatives. The Curator will represent the Folger within the broader community of scholars, collectors, dealers, librarians, students, and the public, nationally and internationally. We invite you to learn more about this unique opportunity at:

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