Assistant Historian - Maternity Cover
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is the international organisation which commemorates the 1.7 million men and women who lost their lives while serving with Commonwealth forces in the First and Second World Wars. Our cemeteries and memorials can be found in more than 150 countries around the world.
We are looking for an Assistant Historian to join us on a 9-month contract covering maternity leave, working within our External Relations department. The CWGC is at the heart of the centenary commemorations of the First World War and the 75th anniversaries of the Second World War, with several high-profile public engagement ventures. You will collaborate closely with our team of historians, conducting historical research, developing content and providing expertise for a range of interpretation and communication projects.
A key part of the role will be to support colleagues across the department, particularly our Media and Community Engagement teams, liaising with our partners and local stakeholders to develop knowledge and understanding of our cemeteries and the people we commemorate. Good knowledge of the history of the world wars and demonstrable experience of high quality historical research is required, together with a relevant degree or equivalent qualifications.
Experience of working with local archive resources is highly desirable. You will be required to develop a creative approach to history and interpretation using excellent verbal and written communication skills, working both independently and as part of a team.