The Centre for Design History (CDH) seeks to appoint a Postgraduate Research (PGR) student as a Social Media Assistant who will help us to build upon our social media presence to continue to enhance our profile, reach new audiences, with a view to develop new partnerships and capture our research impact. 

Salary: £15.93 per hour 

Start date: 1 May 2024 (c.3.5 hours a week for 12 weeks with an expectation of 45.5 hours spread over 1 May-19 July) 

CDH has over 50 members including artists and designers, archivists and curators, activists and academics, from PhDs to Professors. With the support of the CDH Director and Administrator, we are looking to expand upon our blog, which includes announcements and reports on our activities, through the creation and commissioning of regular new content, and to align this with our social media presence (on Twitter X and Instagram @CDH_Brighton), including by possible expansion to other platforms. 

CDH is committed to decentring cultural privilege and increasing inclusion in matters of race, ethnicity, gender, disabilities and class. We particularly welcome applications from minoritised candidates. 


* Current status as a Postgraduate Research student at University of Brighton 

* Subject knowledge in design history (understood broadly to include visual and material culture, art, architecture, fashion, museum studies, etc) 

* Excellent skills in written communication 

* Ability to create, commission and edit high quality social media content 

* Experience in managing social media accounts 

* Commitment to diversity and to representing marginalised voices and perspectives 

* Ability to work independently and in collaboration with academic and administrative staff 

* Access to a laptop and internet (the role will be largely working from home) 

Applicants should send a recent CV and a 300-word statement outlining their interest and experience, addressing the above criteria by 5pm Tuesday 16 April 2024 to 

Online interviews will be held in the week commencing 22 April 2024 . Please direct any role queries to CDH Co-Directors, Dr Claire Wintle: and Dr Megha Rajguru: