Jobs

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.

For twenty-three years, the Foundation’s support has made possible the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC and national efforts, which include: the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom, the David M. Rubenstein Gallery and its “Records of Rights” exhibition, the “Public Vaults” exhibition, the Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery, the William G. McGowan, Boeing Learning Center, the DocsTeach website, as well as regional and national advertising and marketing campaigns.

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 jobs@archivesfoundation.org to be considered on a rolling basis.


Development Director

Join the National Archives Foundation as our next Development Director!

The Development Director will work closely with the Executive Director to lead the fundraising strategy and implementation. The incumbent will lead the fundraising team, retain a portfolio of leading funders, and be expected to solicit and close gifts. The Development Director is a senior member of the Foundation’s executive leadership and will interact with National Archives staff to ensure collaboration and coordination between the Foundation and the agency, as well as represent the Executive Director at events and meetings as needed.

Qualifications:

  • - 7+ years progressive experience in fundraising and development with experience managing fundraising professionals.
  • - Collegial working style and ability to work well in a team environment. Calm approach in pressure situations.
  • - Experience with prospect research, pipeline tracking, and organizing donor events.
  • - Broad awareness of traditional and contemporary fundraising strategies and techniques
  • - Outstanding writing and oral skills. Comfortable with deadline-driven responsibilities and the capacity to handle multiple priorities 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 preferred
  • - Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred.

Position open immediately. Resumes reviewed on a rolling basis. Competitive salary and benefits package. Salary commensurate with experience. Email resume, cover letter, salary preference, and three references to:

Patrick Madden, Executive Director
National Archives Foundation
jobs@archivesfoundation.org

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


Corporate & Foundation Relations Associate

Join the National Archives Foundation team as our Corporate & Foundation Relations Associate! 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
jobs@archivesfoundation.org

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


Accounting Assistant

Join the National Archives Foundation team as our Accounting Assistant! This full time position includes the following responsibilities:

  • - Invoice and accounts payable processing
  • - Accounts Receivable processing and assists in collection of payments.
  • - Credit card statement reconciliation.
  • - Daily deposit and entry into general ledger.
  • - Processing of retail shop inventory invoices
  • - Cost of goods sold reconciliation with shop inventory management computer system.
  • - Helps maintain required records, reports, and files in an organized manner.
  • - Assists in the preparation for annual financial audit & tax return 990.
  • - Assists in resolving accounting and financial problems and/or issues.
  • - Support Foundation special events in the evening
  • - Perform additional duties as requested by the Director of Finance & Accounting Manager.

Required Qualifications:

  • - Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business related field.
  • - 1-2 years related accounting or business office experience preferred. Proficient with the Microsoft Suite software, specifically Excel; and Sage 50 accounting software.

The successful candidate will excel and thrive as a team player in a collaborative, energetic and program-focused non-profit environment. S/he will have excellent verbal and written communication skills and an unwavering attention to detail. The incumbent a willingness to engage in job-related networking, professional development, and community activities that enhance the identity of the National Archives.

How to apply:

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

Abby Pontius, Director of Finance & Administration
National Archives Foundation
jobs@archivesfoundation.org

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


Seasonal Sales Associate

The myArchives Store seeks Seasonal Sales Associates for our busy Spring and Summer season. Job duties will include assisting visitors in the store, answering questions about our exhibits and the National Archives, processing cash and credit card transactions at the registers, restocking merchandise, and assisting shop management with various projects and evening events.

We are looking for individuals who are able to work 16-24 hours a week. Working weekends and holidays is a requirement. Ideal candidates should have exceptional customer service skills, be familiar with the Washington, DC area and its tourist attractions, and possess an attention to detail.

A year of retail and/or cash handling experience is required. Experience with a non-profit organization and an interest in American History or genealogy is helpful, but not a requirement.

The National Archives receives nearly one million visitors a year to view the foundations of our nation’s history-the original Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights-on permanent display year round. The myArchives Store is located in the National Archives building on Pennsylvania Avenue and is convenient to several Metro stations and multiple bus routes.

How to apply:

Email resume, cover letter, and past work or academic references to:

jobs@archivesfoundation.org

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