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Career Oppurtunity- Director of Education at Folger Shakespeare Library in DC

Career Oppurtunity- Director of Education at Folger Shakespeare Library in DC

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The Folger Shakespeare Library seeks a dynamic individual to direct a nationally recognized Education Department. The successful candidate will demonstrate creative and strategic vision to grow a well-regarded current set of Shakespeare and related programs for teacher training and K-12 education; expand Folger teacher training initiatives nationally; and develop innovative ways of connecting the local and national public to Folger resources and projects.

The Director of Education 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 visitors. Duties include creating and implementing multimedia approaches to education, developing original programming to support the Folger mission, and overseeing local and national training and teaching programs to advance the national reputation of the Folger. The Director of Education reports to the Director of the Library, works collegially with 5 other division heads, and directly supervises 4 employees in charge of various programs.

Desired qualifications: Graduate degree in English or education, Ph.D. or Ed.D. or equivalent experience preferred. Minimum of seven years experience in successful program leadership, development, management, and assessment for a national educational or cultural organization. Teaching experience at elementary or secondary level and experience providing professional development training required. . Broad knowledge of national educational trends and a thorough understanding of Shakespeare are essential Experience with curriculum development required, along with an understanding of when and how digital media may be productively introduced into teaching. Competitive salary and excellent benefits. For additional details on the position and application instructions please visit our website athttp://www.folger.edu/Content/About-Us/Employment-and-Internships/
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No phone calls please. EOE

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