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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

Current open positions

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.

  • Meet-up organization (1-2 members; 3-year term)

Will schedule and plan social meet-ups for NEA members at the Spring Meeting and throughout the year, occasionally in collaboration with other allied groups (such as Digital Commonwealth), and communicate with the Membership Chair and the Treasurer for budgeting and funding.

  • Annual meeting coordination (2-3 members; 3-year term)

Will work collaboratively with the Local Arrangements Committee and other Spring Meeting organizers and Membership Committee groups to schedule and coordinate Membership Committee-sponsored events (e.g., resume review, practice interviews, NEA informational tables, etc.).

Please contact Sam Howes, Membership Committee Chair, at samuel.howes@maine.gov. Include your current contact information, which position(s) interest you, and a brief statement of interest by Friday, August 31, 2018.

Associate editors - Journal of contemporary archival studies

The Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies, sponsored by New England Archivists and Yale University Library, seeks applications for Associate Editors. Three positions are available (term starting March 2019).

The Associate Editor works in collaboration with the Managing Editor and other members of the Editorial Board to solicit, select, and develop content for the journal. Primary duties include selection of peer reviewers for assigned submissions and supervising the peer review process in consultation with the Managing Editor, evaluating peer review reports, and making recommendations to the Managing Editor on the suitability of submissions for publication.

Additional duties include participation in programming at events, soliciting submissions, assisting in the development of content, and actively participating in the management of the journal. Terms of service are three years with the opportunity for a second term for a total of six years of service.

JCAS is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that furthers awareness of issues and developments in the work of professional archivists, curators, librarians, and historians. It serves as a locus for graduate students and professionals in library science, archival science, and public history to contribute original works of research and inquiry for peer review and publication. The journal publishes on an article-by-article basis.

Applicants must submit a résumé/CV and a brief statement of interes​t​​ ​to email.jcas@gmail.com
by Tuesday, September 4.


Survey Coordinator


The New England Archivists Membership Committee is in search of a volunteer to fill the Survey Coordinator position. 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.

Survey Coordinator (3-year term)

Will manage the annual survey by collaborating with other NEA committees in order to gather information from NEA membership, creating the survey, and reporting results to the Membership Committee and NEA Board. The survey is used to evaluate how well NEA is meeting the needs of members and to inform planning in NEA.

Please contact Sam Howes, Membership Committee Chair, at samuel.howes@maine.gov. Submit your current contact information and a brief statement of interest by Friday, September 21, 2018.

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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: jsteytler@14beacon.org


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