FCRE is a network of volunteers working together to develop our network and other initiatives.

Deadline: 10 August 2022

We have a few voluntary roles for students/postgraduates/academics/independent scholars etc. interested in working on exciting projects and meeting interesting people whilst adding serious work experience to their portfolio/resume. 

We are seeking candidates with a keen interest in creative arts, culture, education, film, history, literature, media and communications, tourism, research (qualitative and quantitative) etc.

Some prior experience is a plus for these roles.

We are seeking the following:

Editorial Assistant
Seeking an editor at any level to provide support to the editorial team throughout the editorial process from abstract to final publication. This may include:

  • reading initial submissions and manuscripts, 

  • sending out proofs and finished copies, 

  • sometimes responding to authors, 

  • desk editing and copy editing,

  • support with a book series on culture,

  • attending journal meetings (online) with the Editors, where possible

  • and generally ensuring things run smoothly with our acquisition process.

Associate Editor
The successful applicant will play a vital role in supporting the editor-in-chief, overseeing the acquisition of articles, moving papers through review and revision as efficiently as possible, assessing articles' quality, obtaining peer reviews, requesting revisions where appropriate, and making recommendations to the editor in chief about acceptance or rejection of an article, supporting in managing the review process.

Main Responsibilities:

  • liaise with the editor-in-chief to identify suitable reviewers, obtain reviews, and make recommendations to the editor-in-chief based on the reviews received and your own assessment of articles. Your key responsibility is to evaluate  articles as your opinions will be valued,

  • support in recruiting reviewers,

  • recommend and solicit suggestions for topics for special issues,

  • communicate with the corresponding author about articles revisions, and you review the revised manuscript before making a final recommendation to the editor-in-chief,

  • support with a book series on culture,

  • attending journal meetings (online) with the Editors, where possible

  • uphold scholastic standards, and input on journal policy, scope, and direction.


  • working alongside the editor-in-chief and should have published work within the field or closely within the field (inter-, multi-, cross-, trans-disciplinary).

  • published work in the area (culture, geography, history, anthropology, religion, events) ideally experience of editing a journal or similar publication 

  • strong communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills

  • fluent English

  • preparing proposals (call for papers) etc.

  • judging the quality of articles submitted and should also be able to provide good feedback to the author in case submissions need to be revised or rejected

This role may also be of interest to an independent scholar.

Must provide supporting qualifications and/or experience essential to the role.

Digital Technical Support:

  • remote technical support for online events (setup, configure, manage and maintain live online events)

  • strong communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills

  • fluent English

  • technical support for physical events (provide audio and video support for our network events)

  • desirable: experience with content management software

  • demonstrable social networking experience, proven working experience in digital and social media content development, understanding of Zoom and YouTube configurations for live and recorded online videos.


Qualifications/experience: Bachelor's Degree and/or experience essential to the role. 

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To apply please click the green button above complete the form and send your CV.


We are seeking candidates that are well organised, possess excellent timekeeping and project management, fluent English, strong verbal and written communication skills, ability to work well with a team, adaptable, and have strong attention to detail.

Please note, that volunteer work is project-based, hence this is not daily work and should not interfere with your busy work/academic or study schedule.


For more information or to make a formal application email us at