24 December 2023

Kowloon City, Hong Kong


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


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