Curator

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.

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION

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

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