Research Assistant

University of Liverpool - School of the Arts

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Institute of Cultural Capital (ICC)

We are seeking to appoint an individual to support a range of ongoing projects, and the development of further funding proposals. The Institute of Cultural Capital is a strategic collaboration between the University and Liverpool John Moores University in the UK. The Institute of Cultural Capital conducts collaborative and interdisciplinary research that critically examines the role and value of cultural interventions in urban environments, from grassroots initiatives to large-scale cultural events and festivals.  Established in 2010, this leading centre of cultural policy research.  Our research is structured around five core themes: Cultural Policy; Cultural Leadership; Digital Culture; Cultural Assets and Social Value; and Culture and Collaborative Practice. The Institute is led by a core team of internationally acclaimed researchers and draws upon the considerable expertise of partner institutions and a global community of cultural policy experts.  You should have an excellent training in Social Science research and an interest or specialism in cultural studies or cultural policy research.

You will be expected to contribute to high level research to ongoing projects in the Institute; current projects cover the following topics but may change and develop over the year:

  • Civic role of arts organisations
  • Review of research on "Being Digital"
  • Partnerships between HEIs and Cultural Organisations
  • Long term impacts of the Liverpool European Capital of Culture
  • Cultural leadership in health and well being
  • Education and participatory arts

The role will involve practical research activities such as, participant interviewing, data analysis, report writing alongside other colleagues, you will need to demonstrate intellectual leadership by helping to shape new and innovative research. The post is available until 31 July 2017.

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