Job Opening: New England's Hidden Histories Project Director

Thursday, August 4, 2022

The Congregational Library & Archives seeks an energetic Project Director for its signature New England’s Hidden Histories (NEHH) program. NEHH digitizes, transcribes, and makes freely available in CLA’s digital archive extant seventeenth- and eighteenth-century church records from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine as well as supporting ecclesiastical documents—diaries, synod records, sermons, and the papers of everyday adherents.

CLA has been working with churches, museums, libraries, and local cultural institutions since 2005 to make endangered and previously unavailable Congregational church records accessible through preservation, digitization, and transcription. NEHH has brought to light the stories of individuals and communities, including the underrepresented voices of African Americans, Native Americans, and women in early New England congregations. In March 2022, CLA launched a new digital archive containing NEHH records. The archive currently has 182 collections containing nearly 4,400 digital objects and more than 104,000 digital images.

For more information about the job and how to apply, please view the full job description.