The University of Hong Kong
Apply now Ref.: 517429 Work type: Full-time Department: University Museum and Art Gallery (40200) Categories: Executive / Technical / Support Hong Kong
Assistant Art Collection Manager (at the rank of Facilities Officer) in the University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG) (Ref.: 517429) (to commence as soon as possible, on a two-year fixed-term basis with contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 10% of basic salary)
Applicants should possess a Master's degree in Art History, Museum Studies, Collections Management, Material Culture, or a related discipline, with at least 2 years' additional professional museum experience. They should have a solid knowledge of management of art collections, documentation responsibilities and procedures including the practices, standards, ethics, and theory of collection stewardship on digital platform. This position is responsible for the day-to-day management of all movements of objects into and out of the Museum, maintaining an accurate collection database, insuring proper storage of the works of art, and compiling the legal documents relating to museum collections and loans. They should have a basic knowledge of Collection/Museum Management Systems, Data Field Catalogues, Professional Standards, and Long-term Archiving and/or a strong interest in further education in these areas.
The appointee will assist the museum Curators in managing, maintaining, and facilitating the use of the University's art collections. Reporting to the Director, he/she is expected to work with museum communities, the University community, and professional organizations to provide the required services, including but not limited to: (1) accessioning, cataloguing, and integrating art objects into the collection; (2) conducting condition checks and writing condition reports; (3) processing and managing loans; (4) developing, improving and maintaining collection management database; (5) IT management and long-term archiving tasks, including word processing, and image management (6) providing assistance to Curators in research; (7) training and working with undergraduate and graduate students, interns, and volunteers; and (8) participating in museum programs and outreach activities, workshops, seminars, and other forms of professional development.
A competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.
The University only accepts online application for the above posts. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. Closes December 31, 2022.
Advertised: Nov 22, 2022 (HK Time) Applications close: Dec 31, 2022 (HK Time)