Job details:
Centre for Heritage Arts and Textile
Expiring Date: 30 March 2018
Date: 29 January 2018
Sector: Visual Arts
Function: Curator/Assistant Curator
Contract: Full Time
Salary: Salary according to the experience
Place of work: China (Hong Kong)
Centre for Heritage Arts and Textile

Job Description

Reporting to Co-Directors of Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile (“CHAT”), the Curator will play a role in developing and implementing for a wide range of interdisciplinary curatorial, pedagogical programs for CHAT. The Curator will work closely with curatorial team and collaborate with artists, designers, professionals, scholars, students, members of the broader community; conceptualizes and realises exhibitions, year-round learning and educational programmes, lectures, symposia, workshops and other related programmes.

The main duties

The Curator will be expected to:

  • Conceptualise and realise exhibitions, year-round learning and educational programmes, lectures, symposia, artists talks, performances and other programs including adult and children’s classes; and
  • Work for budget planning, adhering to programmes budget and maintaining accurate financial records; and
  • Work independently to formulate a strategic vision for CHAT’s public and educational programmes; and
  • Organizing and compelling public and educational programmes with education institutions and NGOs; and
  • Lead and sustain a wide range of strategic partnerships including universities, communities, institutions and beyond; and
  • Identify, build and maintain good relationships with collaborating institutions; and
  • Act as a liaison for all public programmes, education and research related partnerships; and
  • Supervise the personnel, docents and freelance education consultants for programmes, including early education, upper level students, special needs and adult education; and
  • Develop and implement evaluation tools to analyze the outcomes of educational and public programs, formulate reports, evaluates programme effectiveness and make recommendations; and
  • Oversee museum tours, education interns and docent programmes; and
  • Oversee registrations for all classes, camps and special programmes; and
  • Research and identify funding opportunities for the public and educational programmes and participate in fundraising efforts including the preparation of funding applications; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

About you

  • Possess a Master’s degree in Art History, Art Education, Museum Studies or related field.
  • Having strong interests not only in contemporary art but also multiple disciplinaries including design, fashion and craft.
  • Excellent English Writing skill for programme proposal and exhibition catalogue.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in organizing exhibitions, community and education program or related pedagogical programs for museum or cultural sectors.
  • Knowledge and understanding of art institution, educational organization, goals and objectives, and policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of a wide range of artistic processes, materials, and tools.
  • Knowledge of all arts-related formats including but not limited to dance, performance, music, architecture, design and urban studies.
  • Ability to work with experts, artists, designers, curators, scholars from all fields in creating programs for the exhibitions.
  • Experience in program development and evaluation skills in museum education.
  • Strong organizational skill, leadership and the ability to prioritize multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to have a global perspective and apply innovative approaches to interdisciplinary programming in a museum setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach a course, effectively present information and respond to art and education related questions from staff as well as the general public.
  • Ability to display initiative, provide creative solutions, and utilize diplomatic skills with minimal supervision.
  • Possess strong interpersonal skill and ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Attention to detail; strong diplomatic and mediation skills.
  • Excellent organizational and communication (both oral and written) skills in English and preferably Chinese or Cantonese.
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Flexibility for being required to work in off hours, weekend and public holiday from time to time as deemed necessary.
  • Good team player and willing to work for multiple different tasks toward CHAT’s grand opening.


Qualified candidates should email their cover letter, CV, expected salary, names of 2 references with contact information to [email protected]

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