Employment Opportunities

Help us educate, inspire and connect family historians

To advance the study of family history in America and beyond, the New England Historic Genealogical Society educates, inspires, and connects people through our scholarship, collections, and expertise. We are supported by more than 80 employees and hundreds of dedicated volunteers, serving 25,000 members and 160,000 total constituents. Our jobs span a broad range of careers, from entry-level to professional, including genealogical research, publishing, library science, curatorial, internet technology, finance, information systems, development, sales, education, and member services.

For immediate consideration to any of our open staff positions, please e-mail your resume and cover letter to: Michelle Major, Human Resources Coordinator, New England Historic Genealogical Society, mmajor@nehgs.org.

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Researcher (Part-time)

Due to an increasing demand for quality genealogical research, NEHGS is looking for a part-time researcher who will be responsible for conducting research for the NEHGS Research Services Department. The ideal candidate should have a thorough knowledge of genealogical skills, techniques, and sources; and be able to efficiently conduct research in the time allotted by clients.

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a history-related field
  • Genealogical training
  • General computer skills including internet, e-mail, and word processing
  • 3-4 years of professional genealogical experience
  • Ability to analyze documents and compile detailed narrative research reports

Salary will depend on experience. Please apply by 11/20/2016.

Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to: Michelle Major, Human Resources Coordinator, New England Historic Genealogical Society, mmajor@nehgs.org.

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Web Content Assistant

The New England Historic Genealogical Society is seeking a part-time Web Content Assistant to assist in online content creation and maintenance. The Web Content Assistant will be responsible for creating, editing and publishing original content on the AmericanAncestors.org website in a time-sensitive manner, with attention to SEO best practices. This position will work with multiple departments in addition to the Web Team, including Marketing, Research Services and Membership, to understand their needs and incorporate their feedback.

The right candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills, pay close attention to detail, be able to juggle multiple tasks, understand the basics of search engine optimization and be deadline-oriented. This position provides a great opportunity to learn valuable web skills and technologies at a cultural/historical institution.

Details: Position is for 20-24 hours a week. Schedule is flexible, and it is possible that some work may be performed from home after an initial trial period.

Responsibilities:

  • Post website copy in a timely fashion using the Ektron and Drupal content management systems
  • Write, revise, edit, and proofread content as needed
  • Work with Marketing and Website Directors to conceptualize and develop results-driven targeted messages and stories to engage current and prospective customers
  • Utilize SEO strategies and implement best practices to enhance the distribution of created content
  • Research, analyze and test the best ways for consumers to find and consume content.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree/or work toward a degree in Creative Writing, English, Communication, Journalism, Marketing or related fields
  • Solid knowledge of HTML 5 (Bootstrap a plus)
  • Experience using a content management system such as WordPress, Ektron or Drupal
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills
  • Creative flair and an eye for visual design
  • Writing sample/portfolio
  • Basic understanding of SEO
  • Ability to repurpose content created for various different formats
  • Ability to manage and meet multiple deadlines
  • Basic experience with Photoshop (able to edit and resize images)

Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to: Michelle Major, Human Resources Coordinator, New England Historic Genealogical Society, mmajor@nehgs.org.

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Digital Marketing/Public Relations Intern

The New England Historic Genealogical Society is seeking a Digital Marketing/Public Relations Intern to play a supporting role in executing NEHGS’s strategic plan to engage current and prospective customers. This position will assist the Marketing and Web teams by conducting email, phone and social media outreach to identify and increase distribution for NEHGS announcements and events, and to encourage cross-collaboration between NEHGS and similar institutions. The Digital Marketing/Public Relations Intern will be involved in marketing campaign planning and execution, and may also be tasked with writing press releases and other marketing copy for electronic and print materials.

This person must have excellent oral and written communication skills, pay close attention to detail, juggle multiple tasks and be deadline-oriented. This unpaid internship provides a great opportunity to learn valuable skills and technologies.

Details: Position is an unpaid internship with a minimum of 14 hours a week. Schedule is flexible.

Responsibilities:

  • Help build relationships with peer institutions, members and prospective partners through phone, email and social media outreach
  • Revise, edit, and proofread marketing copy as needed
  • Work with Marketing and Website Directors to conceptualize and develop results-driven targeted messages and stories to engage current and prospective customers
  • Utilize SEO strategies and implement best practices to enhance the distribution of created content
  • Assist in building and managing social media profiles and presence, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and any other relevant channels as needed
  • Research, analyze and test the best ways for consumers to find and consume content.
  • Assist in maintaining an editorial content calendar
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree/or work toward a degree in Creative Writing, English, Communication, Journalism, Marketing or related fields
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills (writing samples required)
  • High comfort level making cold calls; persistent and polite manner
  • Basic understanding of SEO and social media
  • Ability to repurpose content created for various different formats
  • Ability to manage and meet multiple deadlines
  • Experience with Photoshop (able to edit and resize images)
  • Some experience using a content management system such as WordPress or Drupal

Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to: Michelle Major, Human Resources Coordinator, New England Historic Genealogical Society, mmajor@nehgs.org.