Aug 19 2022

Internship Fall 2022 – Para Site

Location: Para/Site Art Space Limited,
22/F Wing Wah Industrial Building, 677 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
Position: Para Site Intern
Period of Internship: Fall 2022 (September 2022 – March 2023)

The internship program is an introduction to the workings of a leading nonprofit contemporary art institution. We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our Fall 2022 internship program. The internship program offers work experience across the different roles of the organization such as curatorial, operations, communications, and development. The internship aims to provide career paths that lead to a more diverse art field through mentoring and the opportunity to work closely with the art community in Hong Kong. Successful candidates will be able to experience the conception and execution of projects organized by the institution, as well as learning essential organizational skills related to the day-to-day operation of an established art organization.

Para Site internships are paid, part-time positions. Ideal candidates will have demonstrated interest in contemporary art, culture, and/or history, currently enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs or recent graduates. Candidates are required to commit to a minimum of 6 months, for at least three days per week, or equivalent of 24 hours per week. Evening availability once or twice a month for events and programmes may be requested. Please kindly note that we do not provide visa support for interns. Before you apply for an internship, we recommend that you become acquainted with the exhibitions organized by Para Site.

Exhibitions and Events Intern (3)

● Collate material to support curators through research on artists, artwork, fabrication, venues, prospective loan procurements
● Assist with exhibition and event documentation, as well as archival work
● Onsite support for exhibition installations, including material sourcing
● Assist with condition check of artworks
● Assist with event coordination
● General exhibition upkeep

Media Communications Intern (1)

● Assist with responding to press and image requests
● Organize and update media contact information, assist with mail outs
● Monitoring media coverage, PR metrics, and reports
● Provide editorial review and support for print and digital materials
● Research and expand list of journalists, freelance writers, publications for PR planning
● Translate, edit, and proofread texts for exhibition related materials, publications, website content, and events
● Adapt content for web use and social media

Operations and Development Intern (2)

● Support day-to-day admin and facility operations at Para Site
● Assist with venue bookings, travel arrangements, and stocking office supplies
● Welcoming visitors, answering basic questions regarding the exhibition and artists, and guarding the artwork on display.
● Assist with opening and closing exhibition
● Assist with managing Para Site shop
● Support for VIP events planning and organization
● Managing guest list creation from database, creating a log of attendees and histories to better inform future guest lists
● Manage RSVP and check in at IRL events


● Proficiency in English and Chinese (Cantonese preferred, Mandarin a plus)
● Strong research, writing, editing, and translation (Chinese to English and English to Chinese) skills
● Excellent attention to detail
● Reliable and able to work under tight deadlines
● Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and/or Premiere), Final Cut Pro, SketchUp and/or AutoCAD
● Flexibility with handling diverse tasks, including general office work

Additional Desirable Education and Prior Experience

● Previous internship or work experience preferred
● Familiarity with art history, museum studies, and/or history through academic study and/or work experience is an asset
● Experience in video production is desirable

How to Apply

Please fill out the form at by 2nd September 2022.

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