The Hong Kong Palace Museum (HKPM) is a dedicated museum that showcases the exquisite artefacts from Palace Museum’s collections and collaborates with other museums in research, exhibitions, education and public programmes. The museum comprises 7 600 square metres of gallery space for standing...

The Hong Kong Palace Museum (HKPM) is a dedicated museum that showcases the exquisite artefacts from Palace Museum’s collections and collaborates with other museums in research, exhibitions, education and public programmes. The museum comprises 7 600 square metres of gallery space for standing and special exhibitions on Palace Museum’s collections of paintings, calligraphy, antiquities and historical objects, as well as thematic displays on world cultures and civilisations.

Manager, Collection Management (Ref: R2090)

Job level Middle
Work exp Minimum 8 Years
Education Bachelor Degree
Location
Tsimshatsui
Employment type Full Time
Industry Government / Civil Services / Public Sector / Public Utilities
Job function Administration > Administration / Operation Manager
Information Technology > Database Administrator (DBA)
Marketing / Public Relations > Public Relation - General / Support
Published On 27/08/2021
ref. R2090

(Candidate with less experience will be considered for the post of Assistant Manager, Collection Manager)

You will be responsible for:

  • establishing, implementing and managing collection management policies and procedures; leading the management of The Museum System (TMS) and ensure data is accurate and up-to-date in collaboration with curators and other parties;
  • observing best practices in all aspects of collection management, documentation (both international and local) and managing the storage space and object movement as well as supervising the detailed planning and project management to ensure the collections are safe and secured with appropriate storage environment;
  • collaborating with the Curatorial Affairs Section and supporting the acquisition of new objects and maintaining collection documentation;
  • overseeing the implementation of effective collection cataloguing and digitisation strategies by collaborating with other relevant parties efficiently;
  • managing registration work for incoming and outgoing loan;
  • following integrated pest management and risk management procedures and providing staff with training;
  • responding to reported collection management issues and incidents timely;
  • leading collection management procurement projects mainly for planning of the museum’s art storage areas;
  • creating and monitoring the collection management budget to ensure it is well-spent and within the approved budget; and
  • performing other duties as assigned by supervisor when deemed necessary.

 

You should:

  • possess a recognised university degree in visual art, design, art history, museum studies or other relevant discipline;
  • have at least 8 years of relevant working experience in collection management gained from cultural institutions; familiarity with Chinese antiquities is preferrable;
  • have good knowledge of museum standards and best practices in collection management and possess proficiency in collection management softwares. Experience with The Museum System (TMS) is a plus;
  • possess strong organisational, planning and time management skills with the ability to work with tight deadlines, manage and deliver successfully multiple complex projects concurrently and cope well under pressure;
  • be able to pay meticulous attention to details and accuracy;
  • have strong communicational and diplomatic skills, be able to work collaboratively and build internal and external relationships to achieve goals; and
  • possess proficiency in Chinese and English, proficiency in Cantonese or Putonghua is a plus.

 

For interested parties, please submit your application with detailed CV on or before 10 September 2021. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible.  The review of applications will continue until the post is filled.

Data collected will only be used for job application processing. Your data may be accessed by our appointed recruitment consultants who have agreed to keep confidence of all personal data in not less than the standards applicable to us.

Applicants not being invited for interview within 4 weeks from the submission date may assume their applications unsuccessful.

All related information will be kept up to 24 months and all personal data will be destroyed afterwards.

For more information
http://www.westkowloon.hk or contact
Ms. Linda Hung at 2200-5481