Curator

Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile

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

Responsibilities
  • Conceptualise and realise curatorial programmes including exhibitions, lectures, symposia, artists talks, performances, publications and other programs.

  • Conducting research and building network for CHAT’s curatorial programmes.

  • Work for budget planning, adhering to programmes budget and maintaining accurate financial records.

  • Work for art logistics and condition reports for exhibitions.

  • Work independently to formulate a strategic vision for CHAT’s curatorial programmes.

  • Utilising and managing CHAT’s both archival and contemporary art collections.

  • Lead and sustain a wide range of strategic partnerships including universities, communities, institutions and beyond.

  • Identify, build and maintain good relationships with collaborating institutions.

  • Supervise assistant curator, curatorial assistants, coordinator to realise curatorial programmes.

  • Research and identify funding opportunities for curatorial programmes and participate in fundraising efforts including the preparation of funding applications.

  • Writing essays for exhibition catalogues, captions, work descriptions, wall texts and blurbs for PR materials as well as related print materials.

  • Managing exhibition production schedule.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements
  • Having strong passion in building a new cross-disciplinary art centre in Hong Kong.

  • Having a strong empathy in CHAT’s mission.

  • Willing to proactive action and take responsibility in realizing curatorial programmes and operating CHAT.

  • Willing to propose creative solution for improving team performance.

  • Individual thinker but good team player.

  • Willing to tackle unpredictable tasks in new environment with flexible attitude.

  • Possess a Master’s degree in Art History, Art Education, Museum Studies or related field.

  • Having strong interests and conceiving unique curatorial programmes not only about contemporary art but also multiple disciplinaries including heritage, design, fashion and craft.

  • Excellent English Writing skill for programme proposal and exhibition catalogue.

  • Minimum 8 years of experience in working for institution and organizing exhibitions and related events.

  • 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.

  • 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 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, Photoshop 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.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should email their cover letter, CV, expected salary, names of 2 references with contact information to hr@mill6chat.org.

The information provided will be kept confidential and used for recruitment purposes only. Applicants not contacted within six weeks may consider their applications unsuccessful.

Posted on January 11