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Research Assistant in the Department of Culture, Media & Creative Industries

Culture, Media & Creative Industries

London, Strand Campus

Overview

  • Posted on: 10th Jan 2022
  • Salary: £33,114 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
  • REF: 039329
  • Closes: 16th January 2022
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Job description

Culture, Media and Creative Industries, King’s College London, is a world-renown department focused on research and teaching in cultural and creative industries, arts management, cultural policy and global media industries. CMCI is looking for a part-time Research Assistant who will work on ‘Sustainable Cultural Futures: Resetting Cultural Policy’ project.

‘Sustainable Cultural Futures’ is an ESRC-funded cross-national collaborative project. The project, which will run for 36 months from February 2021 to January 2025, is the first major UK-Japan collaborative research project in the field of cultural policy. This project is thematically structured around three key issues: cultural values and purposes of cultural policy; key institutions of cultural work; and the digital pivot in cultural consumption and distribution. It will adopt a mixed research methodology, involving online surveys, a systematic literature review, interviews, case studies and focus groups.

Under the guidance of the Principal Investigator, the Research Assistant will assist with online events, communicate with event participants and attendees, and set up the interviews for the Research Associate and PI (Themes 1 and 2). They will create and run the project’s Twitter account, promoting events and activities and disseminating the interim survey report.

In doing so, the RA will strengthen their understanding of international collaborative research project. The PI and the project’s Research Associate will mentor them throughout the period regarding their skills development. They will be encouraged to be actively involved in CMCI’s research events and be part of its research community.

Applicants must be a PhD student in cultural (or museum) policy and should have a solid knowledge of the British cultural policy.

Please provide:

(1) An up-to-date CV

(2) A cover letter

This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for 18 months

This is a part-time post – 15% full time equivalent

Key responsibilities

  • Assisting with online events
  • Gathering and processing information related to the project themes
  • Communication with event participants and attendees
  • Setting up interviews
  • Creating and running the project’s Twitter account
  • Promoting the project and its interim findings
  • Providing other reasonable assistance related to the project

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.
Skills, knowledge and experience

Essential criteria

1. Applicants must be a PhD student in cultural (or museum) policy

2. Solid understanding of the British cultural policy

3. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

4. Excellent verbal and written English

5. Analytic skills

6. Strong research interest in cultural policy, cultural work, the digitalisation of culture and related issues

Desirable criteria

1. Good access to cultural sector organisations and networks

2. Familiarity with the literature on cultural values

Please note this post does not qualify for visa sponsorship

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