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:


Genealogist of the Newbury Street Press

The New England Historic Genealogical Society is seeking a Genealogist of the Newbury Street Press to provide genealogical expertise to various projects published by the Newbury Street Press. Newbury Street Press, NEHGS’s book publishing imprint, is America’s premier publisher of privately sponsored family histories. Established in 1996, Newbury Street Press produces high-quality volumes that support the Society’s purpose: to educate, inspire, and connect people to advance the study of family history.

Duties will include:

  • Do original research or verify patron or others’ research as a starting point.
  • Determine optimal organization of material for printed book format.
  • Delegate research tasks as needed to designated staff members or freelancers.
  • Working as author or coauthor, write books in standard genealogical format, delivering final draft manuscript according to established schedule and guidelines.
  • Contribute ideas for illustrations for the book.
  • Address copyeditor’s queries on the manuscript.
  • Meet regularly with Newbury Street Press team to review status of projects and contribute to improving Newbury Street Press processes.
  • Meet quarterly with patron and Development representative.
  • Conduct occasional scheduled consultations with members on their own research.
  • Help write Newbury Street Press proposals by doing preliminary research on the patron’s family.
  • Assist with other NEHGS publications as needed, including writing for the Register, American Ancestors magazine, and our Vita Brevis blog.
  • Provide occasional lectures at events at NEHGS and at genealogical conferences.


Education level for the position:

Minimum bachelor’s degree; graduate degree a plus.

Skill level for the position:

  • Intermediate to advanced genealogical research experience
  • Strong writing and editorial skills
  • Strong time and project management skills
  • Expertise with Microsoft Word; familiarity with Family Tree Maker, Roots Magic, and other genealogical software
  • Customer service experience

How to Apply:

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

Apply by February 09, 2018