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 90 employees and hundreds of dedicated volunteers, serving 225,000 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.

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

Open Positions:


Director of the Annual Fund

The New England Historic Genealogical Society seeks candidates for its Director of Annual Fund. Reporting directly to the VP of Development, the position plays an integral role on a small yet powerful development team.

Function of the Position:

The Director of the Annual Fund will be responsible for conceptualizing, developing, implementation, management, and assessing NEHGS's Annual Fund, including: unrestricted annual income, Special Projects, Jewish Heritage Center and sponsorships.

  • Create and manage the Annual Fund business plan, including identification, solicitation and stewardship of new and increased donors, incentives, and multiple and varied solicitation vehicles tied to specific objectives and timelines.
  • Collaborate with and mentor the Coordinator of Constituent Stewardship in order to execute and oversee gift processing and acknowledgements.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Management of direct mail campaigns, website content, email solicitations, publication ads, and acknowledgment letters
  • Telemarketing management
  • Special Project and Event Sponsorship identification and reporting
  • Annual Fund collateral production
  • Donor events
  • Gift Processing, Research and Acknowledgments


  • Bachelors’ degree required; Masters’ degree preferred
  • Seven to ten years of successful fundraising experience
  • Exceptionally strong organization, communication, and writing skills
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Ability to meet deadlines and effectively manage staff
  • Thorough understanding of database management, gift processing and acknowledgment and report writing
  • High level of discretion and a knowledge of fundraising ethics

To Apply:

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

No phone calls, please.

Apply by April 27, 2018



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.

To Apply:

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

Apply by April 13th, 2018