SAA’s appointed groups are now seeking to mentor early-career members! Students and new professionals (with three or fewer years of experience in the profession) are encouraged to apply for this unique mentoring and leadership development experience.

SAA’s appointed groups—committees, subcommittees, boards, and working groups—advise the SAA Council on various issues and aspects of the profession. Each of the ten early-career member positions available will provide a unique opportunity to see the inner workings of these groups and contribute to important work on behalf of SAA and the profession.

Our early-career members work directly with the appointed group, participating in all meetings as well as assisting with special projects, research, or administrative tasks, when applicable. These early-career member positions are an excellent professional service opportunity that support SAA’s core values and our commitment to “providing an open, inclusive, and collaborative environment” for all of our members.

Early-career members will be assigned to an SAA group for a one-year term, from August 6, 2019, through the 2020 Annual Meeting. Group chairs and early-career members will be asked to complete evaluation forms at the end of the term.

All applications are due by Friday, June 28.

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Because these positions are intended to be opportunities for professional and leadership development, all applicants must be:

  • An SAA member, and
  • A student who is currently enrolled in a master’s or PhD program with an archives component or focus, and/or
  • A new archives professional with three or fewer years of experience in the profession.
Because SAA is committed to enhancing the diversity of the organization, the profession, and the historical record, individuals who are members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply for an SAA early-career member position.

To volunteer to serve, complete the application form. Most information requested on the form is required (*) because more complete information results in more effective volunteer placements. There are no "right" or "wrong" answers that will ensure or prevent an appointment. In text areas, we are interested in highlights.

If you have any questions, please contact us at or by phone at 866-722-7858.

Deadline: Friday, June 28