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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 jobs@archivesfoundation.org to be considered on a rolling basis. No calls.


Manager of Membership and Individual Giving

The National Archives Foundation is seeking a Manager of Membership and Individual Giving. 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, DocsTeach.org 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 archivesfoundation.org.

Join the National Archives Foundation during an exciting time as we embark on a multi-year campaign and grow our national membership base. The Manager of Membership and Individual Giving will play a crucial role in developing, implementing and managing key development operations of the Foundation and will oversee the strategy and implementation of multiple membership campaigns and initiatives.

Scope and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for developing and implementing membership plan, including managing individual membership giving campaigns and retention strategies
  • Manage membership stewardship and outreach program and all member direct mail and online strategies and outreach
  • Oversee membership engagement such as regular one-on-one tours and membership events
  • Collaborate with Campaign Director to recruit and steward top membership donor group’s at the Foundation.
  • Create and manage membership department budget, provide proper oversight and ensure member-based programs are within budget
  • Develop all membership based collateral including but not limited to, member events, communications, member brochures, acknowledgement and recognition letters and regular member written correspondence
  • Participate in Foundation Staff strategy and planning as well as collaborate with our National Archives professional staff counterparts
  • Ability to participate in evening/weekend events

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred
  • 5+ years of membership/fundraising experience required
  • Knowledge of fundraising strategies for individuals, membership programs, customer-relations methods, stewardship, and direct mail and online strategies necessary
  • Demonstrate experience implementing campaigns to increase acquisition and retention of members.
  • The preferred candidate will have a vision for building a strong membership program with an understanding of how to steward donors into higher levels of support.
  • Management experience a plus
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills required
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge preferred
  • Collegial working style and ability to work well in a team environment
  • Experience planning and managing donor events
  • Demonstrate experience managing deadline-driven responsibilities and the capacity to handle multiple priorities at once
  • A strong interest in American history, civic engagement and/or museums

How to apply

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

Jim Doumas
Deputy Executive Director
National Archives Foundation
700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Room G-12 Washington, DC 20408
Email: jobs@archivesfoundation.org


Special Events Manager

The National Archives Foundation is seeking a Special Events 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. Learn more at archivesfoundation.org

The Special Events Manager will provide support to the Director of Special Events in the successful completion of all Foundation hosted and private events to include (but not limited to): coordination and execution of NAF member, ticketed, and private corporate and non-profit events; onsite logistical support for evening and weekend events; support the Director in the coordination of major Foundation events; administrative support of the Special Events Department (answering phones, fielding inquiries, RSVP tracking, invoicing, budgeting, data entry etc.); responding to event space inquiries and completing site visits for clients interested in hosting events at the National Archives; networking and promotion of the National Archives Foundation at industry events; and, participation in organization-wide initiatives.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2-4 years of event planning and administrative experience required. Meeting planning and protocol experience preferred.
  • Strong written and oral communication required
  • Collegial working style and ability to work well in a team environment
  • Ability to maintain diplomacy, while working effectively with a wide range of constituencies, both internally and externally.
  • Comfortable with deadline-driven responsibilities and the capacity to handle multiple priorities at once
  • Ability to participate in evening/weekend events
    Familiarity with computer software for word-processing, event management and database management — Raiser’s Edge, Accruent (EMS), Social Tables, & G-Suite (Google) preferred.
  • Interest in American history, civic engagement, and/or museums a plus

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

Jim Doumas
Deputy Executive Director
National Archives Foundation
700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Room G-12 Washington, DC 20408
Email: info@archivesfoundation.org

Retail Supervisor

The Retail Supervisor  is expected to successfully achieve sales goals and is responsible to assist management with the daily store operations, visual standards and effective leadership and of the retail team. A creative individual with a passion for retail and history, the Retail Supervisor will have responsibility  to assist with visual merchandising, mentoring and developing sales associates, teaching product knowledge, pos knowledge.

  • Sales goals and sales reporting as assigned
  • Assists with daily store operations
  • Assists with analysis of sales movement, identify slow sellers, product movements and assists with maintenance of  clearance program
  • Assists with create and exceptional visual standards
  •  Maintain I-Pad Planogram program
  • Effectively lead, train and manage sales associates
  • Listener
  • Solution-Oriented
  • Provides direction and appropriate feedback to foster collaboration and productivity, embraces situational leadership
  • Maintains ample floor staffing
  • POS knowledge, management and training
  • Follow and enforce  cash handling policies and procedures. 
  • Enforce policy and procedure compliance
  • Manage progressive staff discipline needs as directed
  • Work with other departments as needed
  • Additional tasks as assigned

Position Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Equivalent combination of education & retail experience
  • 3+ years of demonstrated leadership and managerial skills
  • Creative visual experience and knowledge
  • Extensive experience with a business environment; including daily financial reconciliations
  • Leading successful teams
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Knowledge of P.O.S. system
  • Ability to prioritize and effectively manage time
  • A sales and service driven can do attitude
  • Flexible. There when needed; weekends and some holidays
  • Perform other duties as assigned

How to Apply

James O’Connor
Retail Manager
james.oconnor@archivesfoundation.org
202.357.6826