Hong Kong Youth Hostels Association

Exhibition Officer (33-month Contract)

Hong Kong Youth Hostels Association
Salary negotiable
Posted on 23 May 2020

Exhibition Officer (33-month Contract)

Hong Kong Youth Hostels Association

Job Highlights

  • Reporting to the Curator
  • Excellent communication skills
  • 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 and the Curator in the overall planning, developing, organizing and implementing the research, tendering or other works related to the exhibitions of the Heritage of the Mei Ho House;
  • Coordinating with contractors and other necessary personnel for tasks execution;
  • Liaising with Project Officer, local community groups, associations and other related parties in the provision of the programmes and services;
  • Reporting to the Curator on the progress of assigned duties
  • 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 three years’ experience relevant to heritage exhibition, provision of guided tours, seminars, talks and related cultural activities; 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
Entry Level
Qualification
Degree
Years of Experience
3 years
Job 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