American Ancestors and the New England Historic Genealogical Society seeks a full-time Researcher. Under the direction of Vice President of Research & Library Services and the Manager of Research & Library Services, a Researcher will conduct genealogical and historical research, in written and verbal form. This exciting opportunity is available as a full time, non-exempt, hourly position located at our beautiful headquarters on Newbury Street in Boston.
Some of the outstanding benefits for the full-time position include medical, dental, vision, AFLAC, life insurance, generous paid time off, paid holidays, Employee Assistance Program, tuition reimbursement, FSA, 403(b) retirement plan, and so much more!
Responsibilities of Researcher Position:
· Provide accurate genealogical and historical research, using knowledge of genealogical skills, techniques, and sources.
· Efficiently conduct research in an allotted hourly time frame
· As full-time, assist with in-person reference desk visitation at our Library in Boston. Must be able to work on-site in Boston at least one day per week.
· Contribute to the New England Historic Genealogical Society publications including American Ancestors magazine and our online blog, Vita Brevis.
· Attend virtual and in-person genealogical conferences (as needed)
3-4 years of genealogical or historical research experience
Ability to analyze documents and compile detailed narrative research reports.
Knowledge of Microsoft and Adobe
Customer services experience
Knowledge of the NEHGS collection
Education level for the
Bachelor’s degree in a history
related field or related experience.
How To Apply:
Please send resume, genealogical sample, and a
compelling cover letter, to Michelle Major, Director of
Human Resources email@example.com
No phone calls please.
About this Organization:
American Ancestors / New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is America’s founding genealogical organization and the most respected name in family history. Established in 1845, American Ancestors / NEHGS is the nation’s leading resource for family history research. American Ancestors / NEHGS provides comprehensive family history services through an expert staff, original scholarship, educational opportunities, world-class research center, and award-winning website, AmericanAncestors.org, to help family historians of all levels explore their past and understand their families’ unique place in history.
American Ancestors / NEHGS is a member-based nonprofit corporation dedicated to advancing the study of family history in America and beyond, by educating, inspiring, and connecting people through our scholarship, collections, and expertise.
As the flagship genealogical society in the nation, American Ancestors / NEHGS serves more than 260,000 members and millions of online users with more than a billion searchable records on AmericanAncestors.org, and through the assistance of a full-time staff of more than 100 genealogical experts and nonprofit professionals.