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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 RepAtLarge@newenglandarchivists.org to get involved.


Current open positions

Communications |  Education |  Non-Voting Executive Board | Meetings

Communications Committee

WEB CONTENT MANAGER 

Job Duties: The newly created position of Web Content Manager will be in charge of keeping information on the NEA website up-to-date. This person will work directly with the Web Administrator* to develop a schedule for online postings and content changes. This includes adding open positions on the Volunteer page, updating new members on the Committees and Task Forces page, switching information from recently past meetings and workshops over to the Past Meetings and Past Workshop pages. The Web Content Manager will coordinate with NEA content providers, the Copy Editor, the Web Administrator, and the Chair of Communications Committee in these duties.

* Please note that the Web Administrator is in charge of the website as a whole. They work with the backend platform and developing new pages (including all current meeting pages) when appropriate. See the Communications Committee description (pdf) for further information.

Term of Service: 3 years

Application Instructions: Contact Jessica Tanny, Communications Committee Chair, at jtanny@gmail.com with a resume and a letter of interest. Please note that preference will be given to candidates with some HTML experience, project management experience, and familiarity with NEA.


Education Committee

CHAIR

Job Duties: In conjunction with Committee members (workshop planners), coordinates annual Spring Meeting workshops and standalone workshops to provide professional development opportunities for members of the archival community. Evaluates and approves workshop proposals and contracts. Liaises with institutions, NEA program chairs, NEA registrar, NEA Board, and NEA committees. Processes honorarium and reimbursements for instructors in conjunction with the NEA Treasurer. Submits quarterly reports to and attends quarterly Board meetings. Provides feedback on education endeavors for the Board. Submits annual budget request to Treasurer. Transfers all records of long-term value to the archivist at the end of term per the records schedule.

This position provides an opportunity for someone with an interest in professional development to get involved with NEA and further develop NEAís educational opportunities.

Term of Service: 3 years, beginning April 1, 2017.

Application Instructions: Contact Jennifer King, President of NEA, at jking@hampshire.edu with a resume and statement of interest.

Application Deadline: March 15, 2017.

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NON-VOTING EXEUTIVE BOARD

INCLUSION & DIVERSITY COORDINATOR

Job Duties: As inclusion and diversity are core values in achieving the New England Archivist mission, NEA seeks candidates for the Inclusion and Diversity Coordinator position to help build and maintain an inclusive environment where differences of opinion, beliefs, and values are sought, listened to, respected, and valued.

Some of the IDC's duties include:

  • Working with NEA committees toward building and maintaining an inclusive, welcoming organization
  • Providing resources, consultation, and feedback to NEA volunteers and members
  • Serving as the primary contact for all questions and concerns related to accessibility and inclusion at NEA events
  • Updating NEA on IDC activities through announcements, the NEA website, and the NEA Newsletter column,“Who’s Missing From This Table?”

For more details about the terms of office and duties, see see our leadership page.

Term of Service: 3 years

Application Instructions: Applicants are encouraged to submit a statement that details their strong commitment to inclusion and diversity; knowledge of the issues and personal and professional experience with advocacy around diversity and inclusion; and understanding of collaboration and public outreach. Successful candidates will also be well-organized and demonstrate strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

All applications will be reviewed by the NEA Executive Board. Please submit your application to NEA President Jennifer Gunter King at jking@hampshire.edu.


REGISTRAR

Job Duties: The Registrar is responsible for managing New England Archivists’ online, in-person, and manual registration for meetings, workshops, and other events that require attendee registration. In conjunction with the Treasurer, the Registrar manages cash, checks, and online payment systems for all onsite registrations. Additionally, the Registrar works closely with the Communications Committee, Education Committee, Program Committee, Vendor Coordinator, and Treasurer to ensure that all registration and payment (online, in person, and mailed) activities and transactions are working efficiently and are properly recorded. The Registrar is expected to attend all Fall and Spring Meetings (all days) and to be responsive to questions by the membership and leadership during set up and open registration period for all events including meetings and workshops.
For full job description see our leadership page

Term of Service: 2 years

Application Instructions: Contact Jennifer Gunter King, NEA President, at jking@hampshire.edu with a resume and a letter of interest. The successful candidate must be willing to travel to all Fall and Spring meetings during his/her tenure; the registrar is eligible for reimbursement of up to $175 to defray the expenses incurred by attendance at these events. Please note that preference will be given to candidates with excellent communication skills.




MEETINGS

FALL 2017 MEETING, CAMBRIDGE, MA

NEA seeks two volunteers for the Fall 2017 Meeting Program Committee. The half-day symposium will take place at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the fall of 2017. If you are interested in serving on this committee, please send a brief statement of interest to Elizabeth Andrews, Co-Chair, at landrews@mit.edu by March 6th. On behalf of committee members Myles Crowley, Chris Tanguay, Emily Gonzalez, and Nora Murphy.



SPRING 2018 MEETING, NEW HAVEN, CT

NEA is looking for five volunteers to help plan our upcoming meeting in New Haven, CT, which will be co-sponsored by the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. In partnership with our NYC colleagues, there will be opportunities to plan sessions, select plenary speakers, and assist with local arrangements and associated events. The joint Program Committee will kick off its work with an in-person planning meeting on April 7th in New Haven. If you are interested in serving on this Committee, please send a brief statement of interest to Rachel Chatalbash (rachel.chatalbash@yale.edu), Co-Chair, by March 6th.


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