This is an opportunity for an early career researcher to work in a small, busy team. You will be helping with managing the collections, including answering queries, helping with readers, assisting in the conservation, cataloguing and digitisation workflow and in general data input and verification. You will be expected to learn about the collections and their context, including archival material, and to carry out research on a relevant area. You will help to maintain and develop relations with IDP’s existing international partners and scholars, especially those in China. IDP also works to bring the collections to a scholarly and wider audience and you will also be assisting in this, including the use of social media and public programmes in the UK and worldwide.
The postholder will be expected to have a passionate interest in the collections, a postgraduate qualification in a relevant subject, excellent spoken and written English and Chinese, interpersonal skills and an eye for detail. You should have strong IT skills and strong time-management skills. You should be prepared to travel and will be expected to help occasionally with events outside office hours.