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Job description
GCB 6 
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Global Communications, designs and implements communications strategies which support HSBC’s business objectives, in line with our values, and enhance and protect our reputation among key stakeholders. 
We are currently seeking a high calibre professional to join our team as an Archivist, Asia Pacific.
Principal Responsibilities
The ASP Archivist provides professional expertise and hands-on care to manage our archives collection in Hong Kong and support engagement projects across the Asia-Pacific (ASP) region and globally. Key responsibilities include:
  • Grow and improve access to the ASP archive collection. This includes collecting, appraising, accessioning, ingesting, cataloguing, tracking and digitising records
  • Conduct detailed historical research to respond to enquiries from academics, genealogists, journalists, local historians, special interest groups etc. This also includes retrieving records and supervising visiting researchers
  • Plan and deliver preservation/conservation projects to ensure the long-term security of the archives
  • Deliver tours and history presentations at the HK Archive Centre for employees, clients and other stakeholders
  • Support content development for the HSBC History website through research, writing and data quality programmes. This involves acting as the primary contact point for external vendors working on outsourced digitisation
  • Participate in other engagement projects that leverage our heritage (e.g., anniversary events, history talks, exhibitions, social media content)
Accountabilities for Business, Customers and Stakeholders
  • Implements policies and procedures that increase accessibility to the bank’s historical archives (e.g., catalogues records in the Global Digital Archive system in accordance with HSBC’s cataloguing standards)
  • Provides specialist expertise to permanently preserve physical archives
  • Provides specialist research and historical knowledge
Leadership & Teamwork
  • Develops strong relationships with other colleagues in Archives and Global Communications & Brand in order to facilitate execution of Archives activities
  • Keeps up to date with latest professional research and techniques, in order to execute work to world-class standards

 
Requirements
 
  • Qualification in Archives Management (or related discipline) and/or proven track record of implementing collections management programmes 
  • Expert knowledge of archives trends and current best practice
  • Good presentation skills
  • Research and storytelling skills with some experience of curating history topics
  • Strong interpersonal and project management skills
  • Some experience of Preservica software and processing born-digital records is an advantage
  • Written and spoken fluency in English and Cantonese is essential, Mandarin is preferred
When applying, please submit a full resume and attach your appraisal reports for the last two performance years. Your local internal application policy should be followed. For internal applicants in Hong Kong with less than twelve months in their current role, please also obtain and enclose the endorsement from your current line manager in the application as well; for more information, you can visit HRDirect and search for content "HKG: Do I need any approval to look for internal career opportunities?".
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Candidate with less relevant experience or skills may be offered a lower Global Career Band than stated above.
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Issued by The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited.