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Museum Director

The Board of Directors of the Hong Kong Maritime Museum (HKMM) are seeking a Museum Director to guide the institution over the next decade. Situated in Central, next door to the iconic Star Ferry, the Museum comprises 45,000 square feet of exhibition and cafeteria space. The HKMM, a registered charity, was incorporated in 2003 by the shipping community to showcase Hong Kong’s extraordinary and fascinating maritime history. It is today also supported by the HKSAR Government and the public. The Museum has committed backing to develop a Marine Science Centre and to redevelop many of its existing exhibitions as part of the planned celebrations of the 25th Anniversary of the HKSAR in 2022. All this creates a very exciting opportunity for the right candidate.
 
The successful candidate will be, ambitious, energetic, articulate and determined. The candidate will also be a natural leader with a sound commercial track record, a deep understanding of the role of museums in contemporary society and a strong academic background. Experience in fundraising, ideally within the cultural sector, is very desirable. Fluency in English is essential whilst fluency in Cantonese and/or Mandarin Chinese is preferred. 
 
General information about the Museum can be found at www.hkmaritimemuseum.org. A position description is available at MD2021@hkmaritimemuseum.org. Interested persons should then send their CV and a covering email to this address which explains both their interest in the HKMM and their suitability for the role of Museum Director with a proposed starting date. Applications close on December 15th.
 
 

Anti-epidemic Fund – Job Creation in the Private Sector – Scheme

The Hong Kong Maritime Museum (hereafter called “HKMM”) is a vibrant, cultural institution dedicated to preserving, collecting and displaying objects that tell the story about trade and maritime in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta. Our mission is to promote a greater knowledge of Hong Kong, China and Asia’s maritime history and the vital role that ships and the sea play in our past, present and future. We do this by providing the community and visitors with an exceptional museum experience and opportunities to learn about Hong Kong’s heritage and how it links with the rest of the world. HKMM is also commencing the development of a new Marine Science Centre.
 
Through the Anti-epidemic Fund – Job Creation in the Private Sector – Scheme, HKMM has received 12 months of financial support from the HKSAR Government to create five temporary positions to support its services to the local communities as well as offer job opportunities to young people, in particular recent graduates. These five positions are:
 
(a) Curatorial Assistant
(b) Education Assistant
(c) Library Assistant
(d) Graphic Design Assistant
(e) Web and Digital Marketing Assistant
 
The successful applicants will have interest in working in a museum setting, appropriate academic qualifications, good communication and organizational skills, positive attitude and a willingness to learn. This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidates with training being provided in the different areas of museum operation.
 
Interested persons should download the position description from www.hkmaritimemuseum.org. Enquiries can be made to the Executive Officer, Willy Cheung at willycheung@hkmaritimemuseum.org.
 
Application and CV together should be sent to willycheung@hkmaritimemuseum.orgby November 20. Each candidate should only apply for one position and it should be clearly marked in the cover email of the application. Candidates who apply for two positions may not be considered. 
 
 

Ship Bridge Simulator Supervisor

POSITION DUTIES & RESPONSILITIES
 
  • To utilize a 180-degree learning environment for instructing visitors and/or students during the course of experiences in simulated high-risk shipboard scenarios.
     
  • To communicate with visitors in a jovial yet professional manner ensuring that they learn some knowledge about the bridge of a ship.  
     
  • To supervisor the performances of student helpers.
     
  • To evaluate existing courseware to ensure it is suitable for assisting students in the transfer of knowledge from trainers to learners
     
  • To create competency-based learning scenarios that align with overall mariners training goals
     
Please see the PDF for details. Interested parties, please email a full CV to willycheung@hkmaritimemuseum.org