Applications are invited for appointment as Curator (at the rank of Administrative Assistant I) in the University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG) (Ref.: 499847), to commence as soon as possible on a two-year fixed-term basis.
Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Art History, Asian History/Studies, History, Anthropology or related areas, with an emphasis on Chinese history and culture, and at least 5 years’ professional experience in museum work. They should also have working knowledge of curatorial practices; an excellent command of written and spoken English and Chinese; and the ability to handle collection objects independently and exercise independent judgment. Those with lower qualifications or less experience may be considered for appointment as Associate Curator/Assistant Curator.
Reporting to the Director, the appointee will be responsible for documentation, interpretation, and maintenance of the Museum's permanent collection. He/She will oversee part of the Museum’s Chinese art collection; contribute to educational programming; ensure appropriate and accurate record-keeping procedures for the Museum collections and operations; and act as a spokesperson for the Museum with the media, at functions, conferences and meetings when appropriate. Teaching opportunities may arise within the University. Information about UMAG can be obtained at https://www.umag.hku.hk/.
A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary for Curator and 10% of basic salary for Associate Curator/Assistant Curator.
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 start as soon as possible and continue until April 30, 2020, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.