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Exhibition Manager/Curator (36-month Contract)Hong Kong Youth Hostels Association
Exhibition Manager/Curator (36-month Contract)Hong Kong Youth Hostels Association

Job Highlights

  • Overall in-charge of exhibition project
  • Research and development
  • Cultural / Museum Studies, Heritage Conservation

Job Description

Introduction: Heritage of Mei Ho House

 

Heritage of Mei Ho House (HMHH) museum is the first privately-run museum of Hong Kong Housing established and operated by the Hong Kong Youth Hostels Association. Mei Ho House, Mei Ho House originated from a devastating blaze that broke out in 1953 (later known as “Shek Kip Mei Fire”).

The fire caused nearly 58,000 people homeless. In order to provide long term housing to the large number of fire victims, the government built the first batch of resettlement blocks (Block A to H) on the site of the fire. The eight six-storey resettlement blocks, which included Mei Ho House, were completed in 1954.

Mei Ho House marked the beginning of Hong Kong’s public housing policies, making it an ideal site for setting up a museum focusing on the history of the local community and the evolution of public housing and folk life.

For more details please visit https://www.yha.org.hk/en/our-services/mei-ho-house-revitalisation-project/heritage-mei-ho-house/

 

Job Duties:

 

  • Assisting the Working Group in the overall management and overseeing the development and implementation of the exhibitions to be held at the Heritage of Mei Ho House (The Museum), including the following:

    • Overseeing the appointment of consultants, contractors, and other necessary personnel for the project;
    • Taking lead in the research and development of the content of the exhibitions;
    • Managing the tendering, design, installation and other necessary arrangements for the exhibitions;
    • Responsible for budgeting and accounting records for the project;
    • Liaising with all stakeholders involved in the project, including the consultants, contractors, donors, government bodies, media and other related service providers to ensure timely and professional implementation of the exhibitions;
    • Planning and organizing the launching of the new exhibition; and
    • Managing the planning, design and development of the tie-in programmes in relation to the exhibitions.

  • Reporting to the Working Group and the Chief Executive of the YHA on the direction and progress of the project.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

 

Requirements:


  • A recognised Bachelor Degree or above, preferably in the fields related to Cultural Studies, Museum Studies, Heritage Conservation, History and Arts;
  • Possess a minimum of five years’ experience relevant to heritage exhibition and in a comparable position;
  • Possess well-developed networks with museums, collectors, donors and academics, etc.; and
  • Excellent communication skills. Proficient in both spoken and written English and Chinese
 

Interested parties please send full resume with current and expected salaries by clicking "Apply Now".

 

Please visit our website www.yha.org.hk to know more about us.

 

(Applicants not contacted within eight weeks may consider their application unsuccessful. Personal data collected for recruitment purpose only)

Additional Information

Career Level
Senior
Qualification
Degree
Years of Experience
5 years
Employment Type
Contract, Full Time
Company Website

Company Overview

Founded in 1973 as a registered non-profit and non-government-funded non-profit organisation, Hong Kong Youth Hostels Association (http://www.yha.org.hk) is one of the 90 national associations affiliated with Hostelling International (HI), the worldwide umbrella organisation that provides members with information covering over 4,000 youth hostels and other travel benefits. HKYHA operates 7 youth hostels across Hong Kong and currently has an individual membership of more than 30,000 people and group membership of over 600.

MISSION: to provide safe, simple, and affordable hostelling services to young people and travellers from all over the world. Our hostels also serve as educational platforms that allow travellers to broaden their horizons, to learn about different cultures, and to be in touch with nature and heritage conservation.

 

We are now inviting energetic individuals to join our team.

Additional Company Information

Benefits & Others
Five-day work week, Medical insurance