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The Hong Kong Maritime Museum 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. A non-profit registered charity founded in 2003 by members of the Hong Kong Shipowners Association, the Museum opened in September 2005 at Murray House in Stanley and relocated in 2013 to Pier 8, in the heart of the Central Harbour Waterfront. Today the Museum attracts 100,000 visitors annually where across 4,400 square metres more than 1,200 objects are displayed in 13 galleries on three levels. All of which uniquely overlooks a bustling Victoria Harbour.
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 recently opened the Swire Marine Discovery Centre, extending its fields of interest into Marine Science in addition to History and Art. The Museum is also constructing “Anchor Plaza” on its adjacent waterfront featuring the anchor of “Seawise Giant”, the lalargest ship tp ever have sailed, enhanced by stunning Art Tech and a water feature. 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 deep understanding of the role of museums in contemporary society, a strong academic background, and a sound commercial track record. 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.
A position description is available at MD2023@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 August 15th.
Events Sales Manager
The function of the Events Sales Manager position is to solicit and manage all venue sales events, run the Museum as a profitable venue for hire that complies with the relevant HK Government regulations.
Graphic Design Assistant
The purpose of the position is to support the management and administration of the Marketing department , and to provide graphic design support to all other departments, in particular Education and Curatorial departments
The function of the Accounts Clerk is to assist the Finance Manager and/or her deputy by undertaking the day to day data input into the MYOB accounting system. He/she is also required to carry out daily, weekly and monthly reconciliations to support the integrity of the museum accounts.
Please see PDF for detailed job description and requirements. Interested parties, please submit application with cover letter and CV to the Executive Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org
The museum is now seeking to recruit a 10 years+ experienced professional who possesses broad skills in management and guidance of the museum’s curatorial team. The ideal candidate should be specialized in Hong Kong history, Asian maritime history, or global maritime history, with suitable academic qualifications at least on MA-level. Fluency in written and spoken Cantonese, Mandarin and English are mandatory. Knowledge of the digital science technology is an advantage.
Please see the attached position description. Please send a letter of application, your CV, and one of your publications, if any, to the Executive Officer Willy Cheung email@example.com
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[Part Time] Ship Bridge Simulator Supervisor
The objective of this position is to supervise the operation of the Museum’s ship bridge simulator, a facility which provides a simulated experience to visitors to steer a variety of ships and learn the various roles of seafarers in a ‘sea journey’.
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