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.
The NEA Executive Board is seeking a leader or two to take the helm and chair the Spring 2024 Meeting in Providence, RI. Could that be you? The qualities we seek in our leaders are:
As Program Committee Chair or Co-Chair, you’ll collaborate with the Board, standing committee chairs, and your committee members to develop a vision for the Spring 2024 Meeting and bring that vision to life. The meeting theme, program, and logistics will take shape with your leadership, while Board members and volunteers across NEA contribute ideas and support.
We know that it’s a tough time for service and that taking on a new volunteer role is a big step. But if this message has sparked your interest even a bit, we hope you’ll reach out. We’d love to chat with you about the role of Spring 2024 Program Committee Chair and help you determine if it’s an opportunity you’d like to pursue. Please email NEA Meeting Coordinator Karen Urbec at firstname.lastname@example.org to start a conversation. Expressions of interest will be gratefully accepted until the role is filled.
The New England Archivists (NEA) is dedicated to cultivating membership, participation, and leadership that reflect the broad diversity of our region and our profession. Inclusion and diversity are core organizational values at the heart of the NEA’s mission.
The Inclusion and Diversity Committee (IDC) offers many ways for volunteers to get involved, including coordinating our newsletter column, chairing the Inclusion and Diversity Scholarship Committee, and supporting the meeting program committees with accessibility planning. In the coming year, we will continue to operate the Racial Justice Honoraria Fund,find new ways to implement the recommendations of the Contingent Employment Report, and engage in other projects that promote diversity, equity, and accessibility within NEA.
The IDC is currently seeking to fill several roles to continue our work:
Joining the IDC is a great way to get involved with NEA. Students and new professionals are highly encouraged to apply. We look forward to working with you!
Brief statements of interest (1-2 paragraphs) are due to email@example.com by the end of the day on August 31, 2023. Please see below for position descriptions and complete application instructions
Questions? Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
IDC Vice Chair/Chair-Elect (one open role)
Vice Chair/Chair-Elect → One 2-year position (November 2022-November 2024)
The IDC Vice Chair/Chair-Elect serves for two years: a one-year term as Vice Chair/Chair-Elect, immediately followed by a one-year term as Chair. The purpose of this structure is to distribute leadership responsibilities and workload evenly within the committee, to give the vice chair a year to become familiar with the IDC and NEA before stepping into the chair role, and to create a mentoring component for both positions. The duties of Vice Chair/Chair-Elect include:
IDC Members (three to four open roles)
Committee Member: 2-year term → two open roles (November 2022-October 2024
DC members will serve two-year terms. This structure allows for continuity from year to year while also opening opportunities for involvement to those who may not be able to commit to longer terms. The IDC Chair and Vice Chair strive to connect committee members to the broader activities of NEA and to support their engagement with the NEA leadership and community.
All applicants must be NEA members in good standing. Please indicate in your statement and in your email subject line the position(s) you are interested in. Applicants are encouraged to submit a statement that describes:
All applications will be reviewed by the NEA Executive Board, as well as the Chair, Vice Chair, and current members of the IDC.
Please submit your application to: email@example.com