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Get involved with New England Archivists

As an all volunteer-run organization, member involvement is essential to NEA’s success, and opportunities for participation abound. There are many committees, offices, and projects that need assistance from members. Whether you’re interested in light involvement or a longer term commitment, there are many ways you can contribute to this vibrant community.

Here are just a few ways you can get involved:

NEA thrives because our volunteers offer their time, perspective, experience, and energy to serve the needs of our community. Serving with NEA is also a fantastic way to expand your professional network, strengthen your resume, and build new skills such as program planning, marketing, and managing finances.

Interested in learning more? See our open positions below or contact the NEA Representatives-at-large at to get involved.

Current open positions

Current open positions

Fall 2019 program committee

The Fall 2019 Meeting Program Committee is currently seeking members - experience with maps is a plus, but not required. The workload will be consistent but not too heavy - we will check-in monthly via email and/or Zoom to discuss content and logistics.
The meeting, which will focus on maps - demystifying them, digitizing them, unlocking their potential - will be held on Friday, November 1, 2019 at the Glickman Library, University of Southern Maine, in Portland.

Please contact Patrick Ford, PC chair, by Friday, April 19, if you are interested in serving:

Membership committee

The New England Archivists Membership Committee is in search of new volunteers to fill a variety of new and exciting positions. This is a great opportunity for archivists across the region, including students and new professionals, to get involved in their professional organization, network, and build that resume! No prior experience or volunteer experience is required. Committee meetings are generally held virtually (NEA provides Zoom for web conferencing), and most business is done by email, phone, or web conferencing.  

We're looking for members who can start ASAP to focus on:

  • Development (2-4 members; 3-year term)

Aided by membership survey data and the Development Task Force final report (2013), will define development plans for NEA, identify priorities for funding opportunities, identify new and existing sources of funding, and work with the NEA Treasurer on sustainable and responsible financial planning.

Education Committee Student Member

NEA’s Education Committee is looking for a student member to serve a one-year term from Fall 2018 to Fall 2019 (The one-year term begins after the Fall 2018 meeting).

Responsibilities include planning workshops (which can be done from the comfort of your home through e-mail), acting as a liaison to other students to determine their education needs, and serving as a day-of workshop representative for biannual meetings. It is a fun, easy way to build your resume.

If you are interested, please contact Jessica Steytler:


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