RECRUITMENT: Community and Learning Manager
Stepping into our eleventh year, the Hong Kong International Photo Festival continues to generate sustainable public engagement in art and photography, facilitating collaborations and discourse across disciplines.
We are currently looking for a candidate dedicated to making positive change in society to join the team and take charge of our community and learning initiatives, with the following ventures as their focus:
Koon Man Space
We are carrying out works to convert the former Koon Man School in Chuen Lung, Tai Mo Shan to what envisioned to be a communal centre for photography. The selected candidate will work from community engagement, programme development and implementation to site management. All this is taking place and needs to be followed through.
The new Koon Man Space will be our major testing ground for communally and socially engaged image making practices. Leveraging on the expertise of various curatorial partners and engaging the community members as co-creators, we aim at offering a nurturing environment for members of the public to experience the power and excitement of the arts to engage, discover, create and heal.
Art for Everyone
We hope the Koon Man Space will provide a multi-faceted form of artistic inquiry into a culture and environment in which one can learn multi-sensorially and experientially, and the new teammate will help deliver programmes incorporating the research outcomes from our resident artists and research partners to create interesting and impactful learning experiences for the public.
The new teammate is also expected to make use of the archival materials, creations, visual, historical and cultural content developed to plan and implement school touring programmes designed to meet some of the general education requirements (STEAM: science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) within the existing curriculum and open up students’ interest in art, local history, and natural sciences.
They will also develop with other team members public activities that suit different social contexts and needs of different strata of society including families, students, elderlies, those with disabilities and ethnic minorities, across different districts and communities in Hong Kong, enabling participation from everyone and encouraging an inclusive social dialogue through enriching learning experiences.
They will coordinate the extensive research by curatorial partners, art practitioners, natural scientists, and historians in the larger Chuen Lung community and help create and develop content for a dedicated social archive that could serve as ample resources for offering alternative art and learning experiences to the public.
– Primarily responsible for connecting people in the broader Chuen Lung community by cultivating relationships with individuals, businesses, and other relevant parties, including but not limited to government agencies, funders, consultants, art practitioners, community representatives, schools, business and relevant stakeholders, ensuring smooth running of the Koon Man Space;
– Serves in a senior management role, including budget administration, timeline management, project coordination, and communication, to realise the Festival’s art learning and outreach directions especially the initiatives listed above;
– Tailors programme and budget plans to actualise the Koon Man Space’s missions and values; secure fundings to support the long term development of Space; and
– Supervises the staffing, programming and daily operations of the Space.
You should be/possess
– Graduated from an accredited college or university with a degree or equivalent;
– Around 5 years relevant experience in a professional environment;
– Passionate about arts, culture, and seeking to achieve long-term and sustainable outcomes, processes, relationships, or discourses;
– Friendly, patient, proactive, flexible, organised, detailed-minded, strong in decision making and able to work independently at the same time an effective team player with strong communication skills;
– Excellent command of spoken and written English and Chinese (including Cantonese and Mandarin).
If you are interested, please send your application with a cover letter, CV and a portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org to the attention of Ms. Souw, on or before 12nn, 2 Sep 2021, stating the position you are applying on the email subject. All collected data will be used for recruitment purposes only and kept in strict confidence for 6 months.
HKIPF is an equal opportunity employer. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and organisation need. If you are a member of any under-represented communities, you are encouraged to self-identify, on either your cover letter or CV.