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


Retail Manager (Full-Time)

The Archives Foundation is currently seeking to fill a full-time, permanent, salaried Retail Manager position. The retail store is approximately 4,000 square feet with $2.7 million in sales. Qualified candidates must be flexible to work weekdays, weekends, holidays, some evenings and/or special events.

Qualified candidates must have a strong retail sales background, proven merchandising skills, senior management and leadership abilities with experience recruiting, developing, motivating and retaining talent. The Retail Manager is fully accountable for the success of the store through achieving sales goals, providing a seamless shopping experience, sustaining exceptional visual presentation standards and effective payroll management. 3+ years of retail management experience required.

Key Responsibilities:

  • – Provides day to day leadership and management to achieve strategic and operational objectives that drive the business in partnership with Retail Director
  • – Visual presentations that create compelling merchandise stories to maximize sales and profitability
  • – Actively conduct and lead daily store walk-throughs with team to ensure the consistency and quality of merchandising and visual execution
  • – Analyze merchandise related reports, proper placement of merchandise, executes price reduction program for slow selling products
  • – Hire exceptional talent and maintain required staffing levels
  • – Provide training, coaching, motivating and staff development
  • – Communicates clear expectations and holds team and self accountable to all policies, procedures and standards of performance and behavior
  • – Development plans and annual performance reviews for associates
  • – Effective scheduling to meet payroll budget, efficiency and productivity goals
  • – Oversee cash handling, register functions and day-end reconciliation
  • – Maintain repairs and maintenance programs of all gift shop equipment
  • – Partners with Retail Director to identify product performance trends, new revenue opportunities and operational excellence
  • – Ensure availability and proper organization, maintenance and storage of visual elements, tools and equipment

Qualifications:

  • – College degree preferred
  • – Three – five years retail management experience
  • – Visual merchandising experience of soft and hard goods
  • – Strong leadership and supervisory experience
  • – Time management , organizational skills, conflict management, priority setting
  • – Embrace and lead change
  • – Excellent verbal and written communication
  • – Computer proficiency

How to apply:

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

Angela Catigano, Director of Retail & eCommerce
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.


Full-Time Store Supervisor

The National Archives Store seeks a full-time store supervisor. This position assists the Store Manager (SM) and Supervisor(s) in motivating and inspiring the team to achieve store productivity goals. They help manage the payroll budget to ensure the store’s contribution is on target. The Key Holder also provides a strong leadership presence and control in the store while ensuring that all customers receive excellent service and quality merchandise.

Essential Job Functions:

  • – Assists SM and Supervisors in overall day to day responsibility for the store.
  • – Consistently creates a welcoming environment for the customer by greeting and assisting as well as quickly responding to customer inquiries and needs.
  • – Demonstrates desired behaviors for staff including driving sales, handling difficult and/or complicated sales, cash management, inventory control and maintaining excellent merchandising standards.
  • – Ensures staff is trained and knowledgeable in customer service, merchandising and operations.
  • – Assists SM and Supervisor(s) in assessing staff performance through consistent feedback, coaching, developmental plans, and performance appraisals.
  • – Enforces all company policies and procedures, including health, safety, and security.
  • – Ensures all pricing, signage, and displays are correct at all times.
  • – Performs duties as directed by supervisor.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • – Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • – Two years of retail management experience.
  • – Excellent customer service, communication, and organization skills.
  • – Possess strong interpersonal skills to communicate with confidence to both internal and external customers.
  • – Associates Degree or equivalent experience.
  • – Ability to work independently, including in a single coverage environment.
  • – Flexible schedule required, including the ability to work weekends and holidays.
  • – Excellent time management and organizational skills.

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 3 previous work or academic references with hourly rate requirements to:

jobs@archivesfoundation.org

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


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:

jobs@archivesfoundation.org

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