Employment Opportunities

Help us educate, inspire, and connect people through family history

To advance the study of family history in America and beyond, American Ancestors and the New England Historic Genealogical Society educates, inspires, and connects people through our scholarship, collections, and expertise. We are supported by 100 employees and hundreds of dedicated volunteers, serving more than 250,000 members. 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, Director of Human Resources mmajor@nehgs.org.

Please check out our Volunteer page for other opportunities to help advance the study of family history.

Open Positions:


Development and Stewardship Coordinator

Under direction of the Director of Annual Fund, the Development and Stewardship Coordinator will be responsible for managing three key operational elements: gift processing, prospect research, and stewardship events.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Gift Processing - timely processing and acknowledgement of all gifts, pledges, pledge payments, and other contributions. The Coordinator will work directly with donors by creating acknowledgment letters, pledge billings, and responding to donor calls and emails. They will be sufficiently knowledgeable about our donor database, Tessitura, as well as credit card processing.
  • Organize the project plan for the annual report and work closely with Publications, Administration, and Advancement leadership for content and design. Work with Tessitura database management for donor lists, giving societies and circles.
  • Prospect Research – the Coordinator will manage our prospect research systems including Blackbaud Target Analytics and WealthEngine. They will also undertake independent research to create research profiles for advancement staff.
  • Stewardship Events – the Coordinator will manage logistics for occasional, stewardship events including reservations, processing of tickets, and other event-related work.

Education Level

Bachelor's degree

Skill and Qualifications

  • Two+ years of development experience
  • Experience with Tessitura required
  • Strong communication skills, spoken/phone and written
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously

This is an entry level, non-exempt, on site position located in Boston, MA.

How To Apply:

Please send resume and compelling cover letter to:
Michelle Major, Director of Human Resources

Please enter Development and Stewardship Coordinator in the subject line.

No phone calls, please.



Due to an increasing demand for quality genealogical research, NEHGS is looking for a full-time researcher 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.


  • ­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 depends on experience.

How To Apply:

Please send resume, compelling cover letter, and a written sample of genealogical research to:
Michelle Major, Director of Human Resources