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 25 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 Theater, 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 to be considered on a rolling basis. No calls.

Part-Time Sales Associate

The National Archives Store seeks part-time 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 24-30 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.

The National Archives receives more than 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 National Archives 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:

Angela Catigano, Director of Retail and eCommerce
National Archives Foundation

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

Development Operations Coordinator/Manager

The National Archives Foundation is seeking a Development Operations Coordinator or Manager. As the National Archives’ nonprofit partner, the Foundation generates financial and creative support and public awareness for exhibitions, public programs, capital projects, strategic partnerships and educational initiatives. The Foundation advances its mission by inspiring a deeper appreciation of our country’s heritage and encouraging citizen engagement in our democracy by introducing America’s records to people around the U.S. and the world. The Foundation is headquartered at the historic National Archives building on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC.

The Foundation’s partnership with the National Archives has produced numerous achievements over the years including renovating the Rotunda where the Charters of Freedom are on view, the creation of the Public Vaults permanent exhibition space, education resource, and the David M. Rubenstein Gallery with the “Records of Rights” permanent exhibition. The Foundation has supported many notable special exhibitions and public programs. For more information on the Foundation, visit

Join the National Archives Foundation during an exciting time as we embark on a multi-year campaign and grow our national membership base. This position will play a crucial role in supporting development operations of the Foundation and be integral in the strategy and implementation of multiple membership campaigns and initiatives.

Scope and Responsibilities

Based on experience, the position will report to either the Membership and Individual Giving Manager or the Deputy Director of Capital Campaigns but will support the entire development team on a wide variety of tasks to help facilitate the Foundation’s fundraising strategies. These tasks include:

  • Data management using the Raiser’s Edge database to ensure accurate, consistent and useful data and reports (prior experience with Raiser’s Edge and/or Raiser’s Edge NXT highly preferred)
  • Coordinate all aspects of the database including entering gifts/event registrations, updating records, generating reports, analyzing data, implementing import/export projects, and creating/updating standard operating procedures.
  • Oversee the daily integration of the database with other data systems including the Foundation’s website and email marketing system.
  • Financial tracking and reconciliation, serving as a key liaison between the development and finance department
  • Work with the finance team to coordinate non-profit state filing requirements
  • Conducting research on current and prospective supporters and assisting with preparation of briefing books
  • Assisting with tours and special events (ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours preferred)
  • Customer service to current and prospective members ensuring a high level of satisfaction, including answering questions via phone, email, and in-person
  • Drafting content for membership communications
  • Compiling materials and benefit fulfillment packages including gift acknowledgments and renewals
  • Deep research of potential donors, sponsors and corporation with interests that align to the Foundation.
  • Assisting with membership campaigns including acquisition and renewal strategies
  • Other duties as assigned

The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented and able to demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills. An interest in non-profit fundraising and a passion for American history, civic engagement, and/or museums is highly desirable.

Interested candidates should please submit a resume and cover letter to

Development Intern

The Development Intern assists with all aspects of fundraising and special events to facilitate the Foundation’s fundraising strategies. The Intern will provide administrative support to the Development sponsorship team and assist with special events including major donors events and the July 4th Celebration. The intern will gain an overview of nonprofit management, corporate and foundation fundraising, and events. This position will report to the Director of Corporate and Institutional Giving.

Key Duties:

  • Conducting corporate and foundation prospect research
  • Event support, including pulling lists of out Raiser’s Edge, processing registrations, creating briefing books, and attending Foundation-led events
  • Drafting and preparing sponsor communications including acknowledgements, sponsor reports, and other mailings
  • Providing support to the Corporate and Foundation Relations Associate with database maintenance and clean-up
  • Providing tours of the National Archives museum to Corporate Council members and other sponsors
  • Research and draft grant proposals and reports
  • Other duties as assigned

We are looking for organized individuals who have a proven ability to multitask and meet deadlines. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication, writing, and research skills with a strong interest in American history, civic engagement and/or museums. Previous experience using relationship-based databases is preferred but not required.

The position will be full-time during regular business hours at an hourly rate of $13.25 per hour, up to 30 hours per week including some night and weekend commitments. The intern term will last for one semester with the option to extend for an additional semester. This position is non-exempt and will be paid in direct proportion to the number of hours worked (hourly) and subject to the full scope of the FLSA including the minimum-wage and overtime requirements.

About the National Archives Foundation:
The National Archives Foundation is an independent nonprofit that increases public awareness of the National Archives, inspires a deeper appreciation of our country’s heritage, and encourages citizen engagement in our democracy. As the National Archives’ nonprofit partner, the Foundation generates financial and creative support for National Archives exhibitions, public programs, and educational initiatives, introducing America’s records to people around the U.S. and the world. The Foundation is headquartered at the historic National Archives building on Constitution Avenue in Washington, DC. Learn more at

How to Apply:
Position open immediately. Resumes reviewed on a rolling basis. Email resume, cover letter, and three references to:

Rachel Colombana, Director of Corporate and Institutional Giving at

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