Collections Manager

Hong Kong University
January 31, 2023
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Collections Manager

The University of Hong Kong

Apply now Ref.: 519065 Work type: Full-time Department: University Museum and Art Gallery (40200) Categories: Executive / Technical / Support Hong Kong

Collection s Manager (at the rank of Administrative Assistant II) in the University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG) (Ref.: 519065) (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, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance)

Applicants should possess a Master's degree in Art History, Museum Studies, Collections Management, Library Science, Material Culture, or a related discipline, with at least 6 years' professional museum experience. They should have a solid knowledge in management of art collections, documentation responsibilities and procedures including the practices, standards, ethics, and theory of collection stewardship on the 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, ensuring proper storage of artworks, and compiling legal documents relating to museum collections and loans. They should also have the knowledge of Collections/Museum Management Systems, Data Field Catalogues, Professional Standards, long-term Archiving and/or a strong interest in further education in these areas. Those with more experience may be offered the functional title of Senior Collections Manager.

The appointee will manage, maintain, and facilitate the use of the University's art collections. He/She will report to the Director of UMAG, and 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, 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. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview.

The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until January 31, 2023 , or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

Advertised: Jan 17, 2023 (HK Time) Applications close: Jan 31, 2023 (HK Time)

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