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 2/28/2017.

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 (Full-time)

Due to an increasing demand for quality genealogical research, NEHGS is looking for (2) full-time researchers who will be responsible for conducting research for the NEHGS Research Services Department (completing a minimum of 25 billable hours per week). 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. This is an on-site, full-time, benefits eligible position.

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 2/28/2017.

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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Visitor Services Representative

The full-time Visitor Services Representative fills a key role on our seven person member services team, providing front-facing support to members and visitors to the New England Historic Genealogical Society. The hours of this full-time position are Tuesday through Saturday from 8:45-5:15.

Supporting our organization’s strategic vision, this position has the essential role of welcoming, actively recruiting, educating, and engaging new members. As part of the Member Services and Development team, this role focuses on building strong relationships and advancing these relationships over time, actively participating in a moves management strategy to further constituent relations at NEHGS. Additionally, the position provides oversight of our historic building’s visitor services desk and entryway and serves as a welcoming and proactive first point of contact for all members and new visitors. The Visitor Services Representative also schedules and facilitates tours of the library; collects and analyzes visitor statistics; and compiles reports for management.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Front line representative of NEHGS for in person interactions with members and visitors
  • Handles bookstore, membership, and day fee sales at the front desk
  • Signs members, visitors, and volunteers into the building
  • Answers all incoming calls to the front desk
  • Assists with registration at events
  • Prepares and gives monthly Art and Architecture tours of the library for visitors
  • Coordinates with security guard to ensure proper safety procedures are followed
  • Other duties as assigned

Desired Skills:

  • Excellent customer service skills, in person and by phone
  • Interest and/or knowledge of visitor services at non-profit organizations
  • Desire to contribute to a team with the potential to take on increased responsibilities
  • Excellent communication skills with all levels of staff in a professional environment
  • High level of organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Microsoft Office and Windows computer proficiency
  • Enthusiasm for helping people
  • Familiarity with CRM database software or Constant Contact is a plus

Customer, visitor, or member services experience is desired. Enthusiasm for, or knowledge of, NEHGS, genealogy and/or history is a plus.

Please submit cover letter and resume to Michelle Major, HR Coordinator at mmajor@nehgs.org by March 3, 2017.