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Outreach Archivist, New England Yearly Meeting (Amherst)

New England Yearly Meeting of Friends (NEYM), the denominational organization of

Quaker congregations in the six New England states, is seeking applicants for a part-time

independent contractor role of Outreach Archivist. The NEYM Archives and Historical

Records Committee, which will work closely with and be supported by the Outreach

Archivist, is responsible for both encouraging meetings (local congregations) and other

groups within the Yearly Meeting organization to adopt good practice to preserve and

donate their records to the New England Yearly Meeting Archives held by the Special

Collections and University Archives (SCUA) at the W.E. B. Dubois Library at UMass

Amherst.

The Outreach Archivist will work with the Archives Committee and SCUA to reach out to

meetings within New England Yearly Meeting to ensure that they are creating, gathering,

and transferring permanent records to SCUA. This work will include identifying meetings

and committees whose records are not complete and, where possible, working with those

groups to find and transfer those records. The Outreach Archivist may also provide

workshops and consultation to groups within New England Yearly Meeting on both

record-keeping and helping to identify what should be transferred to the Archives at

SCUA.

The Archivist will meet regularly with the Archives Committee and will need to be able

to travel and meet with groups such as quarterly meetings (regional sub-groups of

congregations) and Yearly Meeting Sessions (annual conference), as well as local

meetings throughout New England.

Required or preferred qualifications include: knowledge of Quaker history and

organizational structure; knowledge of archival best practice; experience as both a

practicing Quaker and a practicing archivist; an interest in working closely with a wide

range of people; the ability to travel with a personal vehicle; and the ability to

occasionally work nights and weekends.

Qualifications

Required or preferred qualifications include: knowledge of Quaker history and

organizational structure; knowledge of archival best practice; experience as both a

practicing Quaker and a practicing archivist; an interest in working closely with a wide

range of people; the ability to travel with a personal vehicle; and the ability to

occasionally work nights and weekends.

Full/Part Time

Contract

Education

BA/BS

Salary

$50.00 - 65.00 per hour

Closing Date

October, 1 ,2019

How to Apply

The committee will accept resumes until October 1, 2019. Please send a letter of interest

and resume to Carol Forsythe, clerk of the NEYM Archives Committee, at email:

archives@neym.org.

Posted

2019-08-31 |  Quick link to this job