New England Archivists Contingent Employment Survey

  • 1.  New England Archivists Contingent Employment Survey

    Posted 27 days ago

    The New England Archivists Inclusion and Diversity Committee is pleased to announce the second iteration of our contingent employment survey.  Building on the work of the first NEA contingent employment survey in 2016, we want to further understand contingent employment in the archival field.  What has changed in the past five years? What has stayed the same? How can professional organizations like NEA support contingently employed archival workers? 


    The survey is available here. It will remain open through June 30, 2021.  You do not need to be a member of New England Archivists to participate in the survey.


    You are eligible to participate in this survey if you are an archival worker or former archival worker and:


    ·         you have been contingently employed in New England in the past ten years (2011-2021)



    ·         you have been contingently employed anywhere in the United States in the last ten years (2011-2021) AND you are currently living or working in New England. 


    For the purposes of this study, contingent employment includes temporary and term positions, grant-funded positions, part-time positions, positions without timely or reliable renewal of contract, and any employment without benefits colleagues at the same institution enjoy (e.g. vacation time, health insurance, retirement contributions). 


    Please share widely, especially with colleagues who are not members of professional organizations and people who have left the archival field. 

    If you have questions about the survey, please reach out to the chair of the survey task force Stephanie Bredbenner at


    Stephanie Bredbenner (she/her)

    Processing Archivist

    Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

    Yale University