Manager (Art Gallery) (Ref. 16112505-E2)

Job level Middle
Work exp Minimum 5 Years
Education Bachelor Degree
Location Hunghom
Employment type Full Time
Industry Education / Training
Job function Education / Training > Training & Development
Marketing / Public Relations > Public Relation - Events Management
Administration > Administration / Operation Manager
Published On 25/11/2016

CULTURE PROMOTION AND EVENTS OFFICE 

Manager (Art Gallery) (Ref. 16112505-E2) 

Duties 

The appointee will be required to: 

(a)  manage and run the future PolyU Art Gallery and PolyU’s key exhibition venue located inside the Jockey Club Innovation Tower; 

(b)  develop and manage the future PolyU Cultural Trail, a project to install art pieces across PolyU campus; 

(c)  take charge of the renovation to transform the existing exhibition space to a proper art gallery with professional gallery provision; 

(d)  formulate comprehensive plans for the Gallery’s and Cultural Trail’s short-term and long-term development to further enrich the cultural ambiance on campus, broaden the PolyU community’s artistic horizons, and enhance PolyU’s standing as a vibrant hub for academic, educational and cultural exchange; 

(e)  set up the hiring policy to ensure that the Gallery is used in accordance with its development plan and PolyU’s vision to the maximum benefit of the PolyU community; 

(f)   plan, curate, and be in charge of the production and promotion of a wide range of exhibitions to a high level of standards; 

(g)  be responsible for all financial, administrative operational and marketing matters of the Art Gallery and the Cultural Trail project; 

(h)  form strong relationships with artists, art groups, partners, venue users, visitors, and other parties to ensure that customer service expectations are always met and exceeded; 

(i)   work closely with other teams of the Office, internal units of PolyU, external artists and organisations; and 

(j)   perform other duties as assigned by the Head of the Office or his/her delegates. 

He/She will be required to work on irregular hours and on Sundays/public holidays.

Qualifications 

Applicants should have: 

(a)  a recognised degree plus at least five years of supervisory experience preferably in management of exhibition or art gallery;  

(b)  deep understanding of the local and international art scene; 

(c)  strong passion to promote art and culture on PolyU campus; 

(d)  solid knowledge of exhibition management, art handling, shipping and collections care as well as a keen eye for details; 

(e)  vast network of artists, art groups, galleries, museums, press and technicians; 

(f)   an excellent command of both written and spoken English and Chinese, with proficiency in Mandarin; 

(g)   proven project management skills and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and under pressure in a fast-pace environment; 

(h)  hands-on experience in design tools such as Photoshop and Illustrator; 

(i)   the ability and confidence to deal with a range of people as well as a flair for motivating and inspiring a team of staff; and 

(j)   the ability to represent PolyU and the Gallery with a high level of integrity and professionalism. 

[Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement(s) need not re-apply.]

Remuneration and Conditions of Service 

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  Initial appointment will be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract.  Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement.  Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application. 

Application 

Please submit application form via email to hrstaff@polyu.edu.hk; by fax at 2764 3374; in person to Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon; or by mail to the above address.  If you would like to provide a separate curriculum vitae, please still complete the application form which will help speed up the recruitment process.  Application forms can be obtained via the above channels or downloaded from http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/job/en/guide_forms/forms.phpThe closing date for application is Friday, 9 December 2016.  Applicants who are not invited to an interview within two months of the closing date should consider their applications unsuccessful.  Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/job/en/guide_forms/pics.php.