22 Jun, 2017

Intern - Hong Kong Art Gallery Association

Internship

A wonderful opportunity for those who would like a taste of the Art world.
This position is part-time (2 days/week) non-paid, but stipend will be provided.
Minimum commitment is for 6 months, can be extended.
- Start date: Mid-July 2017

Responsibilities:
- Assist Manager with operations & administrative work
- Maintain database & records
- Update website & social media sites
- Liaise between art galleries
- Help prepare Press Releases
- Coordinate marketing efforts
- In charge of simple book-keeping & design work
- Assist at Info booth during Art Fair season

Requirements:
- Current University student in the Art/Culture field
- Good command of spoken and written English & Chinese (Cantonese) a must
- Proficiency in spoken Putonghua
- Good communication and interpersonal skills
- Self-motivated, organised, with attention to details
- Computer skills and knowledge of design programmes a must (Photoshop, AI, Indesign, etc)
- Flexible hours preferred

Please email your cover letter & CV to membership@hk-aga.org
If you do not hear back from us within 3 weeks of your application, please consider it unsuccessful.

21 May, 2017

Intern (Part-time) - Pékin Fine Arts

Internship

The gallery offers part-time internships for candidates looking for professional art gallery experience and training.

Responsibilities:
- Assist in updating gallery website, artist catalogues, specific projects, and upcoming exhibitions
- Assist in online art marketing; social media and online arts promotion
- Meet and greet gallery visitors as needed

Requirements:
- Computer literate, Apple OSX, etc.
- Strong English language skills and Mandarin a plus; other languages also attractive
- Well-dressed office attire, professional manner and behaviour in the office
- Willingness to be part of a team and to pitch in as needed
- Online art marketing skills, familiarity with art publications, art market information, art news information; skilled at social media and online arts promotion
- Strong attention to detail and ability to follow instructions in a timely manner a must
- 2-3 days per week, 10am-6pm. Fixed schedule.

Expected duration of the internship is no less than six months. Monthly stipend provided. Please email your CV and cover letter to info@pekinfinearts.com.

22 Jun, 2017

Intern - The Sovereign Art Foundation

Internship

The Sovereign Art Foundation or SAF (www.sovereignartfoundation.com) is a charity that was founded in 2003 in Hong Kong (SAF is now also registered in the UK, Singapore, Guernsey and South Africa). SAF runs the annual Sovereign Asian Art Prize with the purpose of raising money to help disadvantaged children. Since its inception, SAF has raised over US$6 million for charities and artists worldwide, funding projects using art as education, rehabilitation and therapy. The Sovereign Asian Art Prize is now recognised as the most prestigious prize in its field and region. In 2016, SAF launched the inaugural MENA Art Prize, for the Middle East & North Africa region. In addition, SAF has launched a number of student art prizes worldwide.

SAF also runs the ‘Make It Better Project’ (MIB), an initiative that offers empowering learning activities reinforced by visual and expressive arts to children living in some of Hong Kong’s most neglected areas.

This is an opportunity to be involved with the day-to-day workings of The Sovereign Art Foundation; to gain valuable applied experience and develop your skills within a professional setting.

Responsibilities:

Please note that tasks vary depending on the SAF calendar. You may be asked to help fulfil a need on a specific project, or help with day-to-day tasks. Responsibilities may include:

- Assist the SAF team in administration of the various SAF Prizes, including research, follow up and correspondence relating to nomination, entry and judging and Prize-giving processes.
- Assist the SAF team in planning and carrying out various events including public art exhibitions, fundraising and publicity events, patron’s events, charity workshops and presence at art fairs.
- Provide support to social media and marketing efforts, including strategic planning, researching and generating relevant and engaging content; and to monitor and regularly post across multiple social media platforms. To respond to online comments and messages in a timely and appropriate fashion.
- Assist in copywriting, editing and proof-reading content for online and print materials (English and Chinese if applicable).
- Assist in PR activities and liaise with media contacts.
- Practise proper email and telephone etiquette and liaise with various parties and professionals on behalf of SAF, including but not limited to; artists, curators and other arts professionals, professionals working in institutions, education and academia, local and international schools, arts students, charity volunteers, charity patrons, partners and sponsors.
- Complete any other research, administrative and marketing or Prize-related tasks and errands as assigned.

Requirements:
- Ideally an undergraduate or recent graduate
- Must hold HKID or appropriate visa (Working Holiday Visa accepted)
- Personable and a good team player
- Web and social-media savvy
- A creative and resourceful thinker with the ability to take initiative
- A keen interest in any of the following: contemporary art, charity and fundraising, expressive arts therapy, social media.
- A good level of written and spoken English (Cantonese is a bonus); ability to thoroughly fact-check, use good grammar and spelling.

Opportunities and skills that may be developed:
- Planning and logistics relating to art exhibitions and events
- Opportunity to learn about the general artistic practices trending in Hong Kong, Asia and beyond; to interact with a variety of arts professionals
- Networking and interpersonal skills
- Written and verbal communication skills
- Copywriting and editing
- Media relations
-Social media management and planning
- Organisation and working to deadlines

Duration: 3 months
Hours: 9pm-6pm, Monday – Friday (may involve some evenings or weekends)
Based at: Suites 1601-1603, Kinwick Centre, 32 Hollywood Road, Central
Remuneration: to be discussed
To apply please email: art@sovereignartfoundation.com