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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

Executive Board

If you're interested in any of the below positions with the Executive Board, please contact Incoming President Jeanne Lowrey.

Listserv Coordinator

This role is responsible for maintaining and moderating the NEA listserv, NEA Discuss. The Listserv Coordinator works closely with the Chair of the Membership Committee to manage the membership of NEA Discuss. A full job description is available on the NEA website. Term: 3 years (April 2024 - April 2027), with attendance at quarterly Board meetings expected.

Records Manager

This role is responsible for maintaining the permanently valuable records of NEA, administering records management tools and resources, and ensuring compliance with the NEA Records Schedule. The Records Manager works closely with leaders across NEA on the disposition of their records. A full job description is available on the NEA website. Term: 3 years (April 2024 - April 2027), with attendance at quarterly Board meetings expected.

Vendor Coordinator

This role is responsible for maintaining NEA’s relationships with regional and national vendors and facilitating their financial support of NEA through advertising and exhibiting at NEA events. The Vendor Coordinator works closely with the NEA Newsletter editors and the chairs of NEA’s Program Committees. A full job description is available on the NEA website. Term: 3 years (April 2024 - April 2027), with attendance at quarterly Board meetings expected.

Membership Committee

If you’re interested in the below position with the Membership Committee, please contact Committee Chair Brittany Fox.

Member

Under the leadership of the Membership Committee Chair, this role contributes to membership recruitment, retention, and engagement programming. Term: 3 years (April 2024 - April 2027).

Nominating Committee

If you’re interested in the below position with the Nominating Committee, please contact Committee Chair Caitlin Birch.

Member (4)

Under the leadership of the Nominating Committee Chair, this role supports NEA’s annual election and award processes. Members of the Nominating Committee work collaboratively during the summer and fall to form a slate of candidates for NEA’s elected offices. Later in the year, the Nominating Committee selects the winners of NEA’s Distinguished Service and Archival Advocacy awards. Term: 1 year (May 2024 - April 2025).

Program Committee

If you’re interested in the below positions with the Program Committee, please contact Meeting Coordinator Karen Urbec.

Program Committee Co-chairs for Spring 2025 Meeting

The NEA Executive Board is seeking two leaders to shape our Spring 2025 meeting, which will be held March 13-15, 2025 in Springfield, MA. If you’re passionate about creating inclusive, welcoming, and informative spaces for our community and are eager to shape NEA’s future, this is a great way to get involved!

As a Program Co-Chair, you’ll collaborate with the Board, standing committee chairs, and your committee members to develop a vision for the Spring 2025 Meeting and bring that vision to life.

Expressions of interest will be gratefully accepted until the role is filled.

Member

Under the leadership of the Program Committee Co-chairs, this position will be involved in all aspects of planning and meeting development for the Spring 2025 Meeting in Springfield, Massachusetts. Members will also hold key roles during the meeting itself to ensure the smooth running of the program.

The Program committee will be formed by the Co-chairs once those positions have been filled, but we welcome any expressions of interest prior to that point.

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