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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

Education |  Non-Voting Executive Board | Meetings



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


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 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.



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 by March 6th. On behalf of committee members Myles Crowley, Chris Tanguay, Emily Gonzalez, and Nora Murphy.


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 (, Co-Chair, by March 6th.


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