Join our energetic and passionate team at the National Archives Foundation.

As the independent nonprofit that serves as the National Archives’ private-sector partner in the support of exhibitions, educational initiatives and public programs, your work with the Foundation will contribute to our mission to educate, enrich, and inspire a deeper appreciation of our country’s heritage through the records held in trust by the National Archives.

The Foundation offers opportunities for employment and internships with a competitive benefits package. Job postings are updated regularly. We welcome applications and inquiries.

Open positions:

Interested in an internship? We are always looking for candidates for communications, development, and special events interns. Send your resume and a cover letter to to be considered on a rolling basis.

Grant Writer & Program Liaison

Join the National Archives Foundation team as our Grant Writer & Program Liaison! The position will support the efforts of the Manager of Institutional Giving by researching, planning approaches to, and applying for grants from corporate and foundation sources. Additionally, this position will also interact with National Archives curatorial and education staff to craft program-specific language for other fundraising efforts, and ensure implementation of program grant and sponsorship benefits. Day-to-day responsibilities include:

  • - Developing, writing, assembling, and submitting grant proposal components to foundations and other grant-making organizations, including letters of interest, a compelling and persuasive narrative, accurate budgets, and any supplemental materials;
  • - Preparing and submitting reports to grant makers and corporate sponsors;
  • - Conducting high-level research to identify prospective corporate and foundation funders;
  • - Maintaining department calendar to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposals, and reports;
  • - Prioritizing projects to keep multiple projects moving in a timely manner;
  • - Providing additional writing support of donor and member acknowledgements, and other correspondence for the development department as necessary; and,
  • - Meeting with National Archives staff to monitor and support donor recognition implementation.

Required Qualifications:

  • - Bachelor’s degree
  • - Outstanding writing skills
  • - 3+ years experience in grant writing or similar nonprofit position, with the ability to write clear, structured, and persuasive proposals
  • - Strong analytical and research skills, and attention to detail
  • - Broad awareness of traditional fundraising strategies and techniques
  • - Collegial working style and ability to work well in a team environment
  • - Comfortable with deadline-driven responsibilities and the capacity to handle multiple assignments at one time
  • - Ability to participate in evening/weekend events
  • - A strong interest in American history, civic engagement and/or museums
  • - Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge software desired

How to apply:

Resumes reviewed on a rolling basis. Salary commensurate with experience. Email resume, cover letter, salary preference, three references, and three writing samples to:

Patrick Madden, Executive Director
National Archives Foundation

References will not be contacted until candidate is a finalist. EOE. Only candidates under consideration will be contacted. No calls please.