06 Dec, 2018

Arts Development Officer - Hong Kong Art Gallery Association

Job

ARTS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

Job Description

The Arts Development Officer’s role is to work under with leadership of the HKAGA Executive Officer and the Co-presidents as well as Directors of the Board in developing the annual strategy for HKAGA and drive the execution plan. To support all administrative works related to the Association such as finance, website and social media maintenance, marketing, as well as event management including seeking for collaborations and sponsorships, operation, budgeting, and to assist writing grant applications and reports. The Arts Development Officer will also serve as the main point of liaison between HKAGA and member galleries, arts and cultural organisations, government bodies, art fairs, and etc.

 

Responsibilities:

  • HKAGA Administrative work
  • Updating website & social media channels
  • Maintaining database and records
  • Book-keeping, simple accounting work & financial updates
  • Writing/proof-reading/editing e-newsletters, press releases & literature
  • Coordinating marketing efforts
  • Sourcing suppliers & vendors
  • Serving as the main point of liaison for galleries, arts & cultural organisations, government bodies, art fairs, educational institutions & corporations

Support the Executive Officer in:

  • Preparation of grant applications, reports, presentations and proposals
  • Engaging HKAGA with collaborators, supporters, and sponsors, discussing potential and strategic partnerships and raising sponsorship funds
  • Liaising regularly with member and non-member art galleries in Hong Kong to build relationships
  • Liaising and networking with the cultural community in Hong Kong in order to identify areas of collaboration and mutual support
  • Developing and internship recruitment plan and help the Executive Officer in managing and supervising interns, including overseeing daily office administration, finances, marketing & public relations
  • Planning, organising and executing events and initiatives, primarily Hong Kong Art Week in November

 

Knowledge/ Skills:

  • University degree
  • At least 2 years working experience
  • Relevant educational or work experience in Arts/Culture or Marketing/PR
  • Excellent command of spoken & written English & Chinese is a MUST
  • Proficiency in spoken Putonghua
  • Mature, presentable, with good communication & interpersonal skills
  • Possessing initiative & self-motivation
  • Ability to work independently & efficiently
  • Ability to multi-task, with good organisational skills
  • Attention to details a must
  • Knowledge of relevant computer programs (incl. Photoshop, InDesign, Mailchimp, Survey Monkey, etc.) preferred

 

Please submit your application along with your CV and cover letter with the name of the position, expected salary and your availability to info@hk-aga.org
If you do not hear from us within 3 weeks of your application, please consider it unsuccessful.

19 Nov, 2018

Gallery Administrator/Registrar - Ben Brown Fine Arts

InternshipJob

Job Description

Logistics

  • Work with artist/artist studio designing show at gallery or outside venues.
  • Source local vendors for gallery events, exhibitions etc.
  • Source and be artist liaison regarding local (China/HK) production of works.
  • Assist Art Fair person in charge with Booth Design, shipping, logistics, installation, de-installation.
  • Managing and booking manpower for installation and de-installation.
  • Plan exhibition timelines/deadlines.

Shipping

  • Arranging local HK delivery and installation.
  • Arrange shipping in and out of HK.
  • Inquiring shipping quotes for clients - from HK to overseas destination + overseas local delivery.
  • Work with LDN team in coordinating multiple shipments from different locations.

Registrar

  • Familiarity with computer software and hardware (troubleshooting and fixing)
  • Archiving artwork condition, location history on gallery database (ArtLogic, artnet, Artsy etc..)
  • Editing and archiving artwork images, photographs, GIFs and Videos.
  • Sending out Certificates of Authenticity.
  • Drafting and archiving Consignment agreements.
  • Acquiring published catalogues/reference books for gallery stock.

Please address your application to Jason Leung

jason@benbrownfinearts.com

18 Nov, 2018

Gallery Assistant - Opera Gallery Hong Kong

Job

Opera Gallery Hong Kong seeks an organized, detail-oriented, and positive-minded Gallery Assistant.

Responsibilities include the following

Administrative Support
- Maintaining procedures/administrative systems
- Assist with general management of the gallery, including front desk tasks
- Manage and coordinate opening events for the Hong Kong Gallery

Sales Support
- Liaising with sales team and suppliers
- Conduct research and assemble proposals
- Prepare outgoing correspondence including drafting emails
- Preparing presentation proposals

Requirements 
- At least 1 year of working experience working
- Microsoft Office Suite
- Photoshop and InDesign
- Fluency in Cantonese and English

Working hours: Monday to Saturday, 11am - 7pm

Please send resume and cover letter to Jessica@operagallery.com with the subject line "Gallery Assistant".

11 Oct, 2018

Gallery Manager (Full-Time) – Art Supermarket

Job

Art Supermarket (founded in 2011) is an unconventional art gallery with the ambition to bring excellent and original art into our daily lives. The gallery showcases a wide range of art works by emerging Asian and Western contemporary artists, and is known to be a forward-looking contributor to the Hong Kong arts scene.

Position: Gallery Manager (Full-Time)

Duties of Gallery Manager at Art Supermarket:

- Ensuring the smooth day-to-day running of the gallery
- Planning, organising, presenting and marketing exhibitions and shows, including responsibility for public relations, scheduling and managing exhibitions
- Arranging transportation of work to and from the gallery, both nationally and internationally
- Organising equipment hire and ensuring correct installation of the artwork
- Responsible for gallery website updates, Facebook, Instagram, Artsy, mailings and in-gallery information about the exhibitions
- Examination of works, documenting and issuing certificates on works in the collection of Art Supermarket gallery
- Preparations of exhibition catalogs
- Keeping up to date with Asian and international contemporary art, industry developments and market trends
- Promoting artists' works
- Preparation and participating in international art exhibitions
- Follow up on sales and administration, contact with clients, prospects, press, etc.
- Maintaining and expanding client lists and portfolios
- Acquiring new corporate clients

Qualifications/Requirements:

- Administration and marketing education/background and art experience in the art industry
- Languages: excellent written and conversational English. In addition: Cantonese and Mandarin are an advantage
- Strong artwork sales experience and highly skilled communicator
- Personal network with collectors, institutions and curators in Hong Kong and overseas
- Strong interest and knowledge in art, the Hong Kong and the international art scene
- Flexible and dynamic personality
- Discrete and professional attitude
- 3+ years’ experience in art industry/gallery is a plus
- Well organised, self-motivated and able to handle multiple projects and exhibitions under tight deadlines
- Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, Mac OS (including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Excel etc) and experienced in maintaining social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, WeChat etc.)
- Graphic design experience is an advantage
- Holding a valid permit to work in Hong Kong (because the candidate is HK citizen or permanent HK resident or is in HK on a dependent visa or IANG visa)
- Availability by arrangement

Interested parties please apply with CV (incl. photo), cover letter, availability, working permit status and expected base salary (the salary will consist of a base salary [fix] and a sales commission [vary]) to Michael Manzardo: michael@artsupermarketasia.com

Please note: All applications received will be used exclusively for recruitment purposes only. Applicants who are not contacted within 6 weeks should consider their application unsuccessful for the position advertised.

29 Nov, 2018

Gallery Operations Manager – Rossi & Rossi Hong Kong

Job

ART HANDLER

ROSSI & ROSSI, HONG KONG

Full-time, Permanent - 5 days weekly, Monday–Friday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Position Summary:

- Ensure the overall safety, preservation, maintenance, and documentation of artworks on view, in storage, and on loan.

- Oversee the management of the gallery physical space and activities, including installation and deinstallation of artwork, opening and closing procedures and special events.

- Receive, catalogue and photograph newly delivered works; plan and organise exhibition-related movement of objects, including packing, shipping, and insurance for exhibitions as well as for incoming and outgoing shipments.

- Manage the database of inventory and digital images.

Responsibilities:

- Manage all aspects of artwork care, following and implementing accepted professional standards and practices.

- Maintain inventory records, database and labels; maintain files and archives.

- Coordinate with Rossi & Rossi London on the maintenance of internal databases.

- Responsible for logistics related to loans and traveling exhibitions, including documentation, condition reports, packing, shipping, and receiving.

- Administer loan forms and agreements and ensure adherence to established policies.

- Prepare and maintain all equipment needed for art fairs—toolbox and supplies.

- Coordinate Audio and Visual equipment needed for exhibitions.

- Organise and maintain gallery tools and equipment used for installation, repairs, conservation and storage.

- Establish object conservation priorities and plan/implement the safe storage of all works.

- Oversee monitoring of environmental conditions, including humidity and temperature.

- Assist in preparing proposals and applications for fairs and special exhibitions.

- Proper packing of artworks and maintenance of packing supplies.

- Liaise with shippers and manage off-site storages.

- Oversee local deliveries and off-site hanging when required.

- Coordinate framing and delivery of artwork to and from framers.

- Train and supervise part-time staff and and/or interns performing related work.

- Complete a bi-annual inventory report for the management team.

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in art, art history, museum studies or related field and/ or experience as an Art Handler, Registrar or Collections Manager or comprehensive studio experience.

Required Skills:

- Fluency in Cantonese and English.

- Proficiency in photography and working with photographic equipment, digital file maintenance and photo-editing software.

- Proficiency on Mac platform and related software.

- Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

- Handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds.

A successful candidate should have a strong work ethic, an eye for detail, understanding of art handling, packing and storage, knowledge of photography equipment, willing to dedicate additional hours during exhibition installations and have a positive attitude about performing many kinds of tasks on a demanding schedule.

A competitive salary for this position will be offered commensurate with experience.

Cover letter, resume and letter of reference may be sent to: ashley@rossirossi.com

19 Nov, 2018

Intern / Part-time – Galerie Koo

InternshipJob

Responsibilities:
- Assist in day-to-day business of the art space & general office administration
- Assist in preparation and during exhibitions, fairs and events
- Update contents in website, social media and online platforms

Requirements:
- Good command of spoken and written English and Chinese
- Proficient in MS Office, good knowledge in using design software is a plus (e.g Photoshop, AI and etc.)
- Immediate availability is preferred

Working Hours:
- Preferably at least 2 days per week (12-7pm)

Please send your CV/cover letter and expected salary to info@galeriekoo.one

06 Nov, 2018

Internship – Contemporary by Angela Li

InternshipJob

Contemporary by Angela Li, an established Hong Kong gallery is looking for passionate, diligent interns to help at the gallery.

Responsibilities

  •  Assist in general admin task
  • Assist in exhibition preparations
  • Provide support at gallery openings, events or art fairs

Requirements:

  •  University student or University graduate
  •  Responsible, highly-organized and self-motivated
  •  Languages (Fluent in Cantonese, English, Mandarin or other foreign languages will be a plus)
  •  Proficiency in Photoshop or Illustrator preferred
  •  Punctuality is essential
  •  Immediate availability preferred

Working Hrs 

10:30am – 6:30pm, 2 days per week (Preferably available on Mondays, Tuesdays or Saturdays)

Please send your cv and cover letter to Michelle Lau, michelle@cbal.com.hk