West Kowloon Cultural District Authority

Head, Registration & Collections Management (Ref:18227)

16/12/2018
Hong Kong Island (Cyberport Office)




Reporting to the Deputy Director, Collection & Exhibition, the role of Head, Registration & Collections Management is key to providing vision and leadership to ensure that effective collections management is enabled across the organisation. The position will be responsible for effectively managing a multi-disciplinary team of experts covering Registration, Rights & Reproductions and Records Management.

 

You will be responsible for:

  • ensuring that the museum is at the forefront of good practice in all aspects of collections management, documentation and intellectual property management, both locally and internationally;
  • advising on and overseeing the implementation of effective collections cataloguing and digitisation strategies;
  • providing safe, stable and sustainable environments for works of art/objects and documents in M+’s Collections, and appropriate care for them in storage, during transportation and on display;
  • overseeing the management of the current off-site storage and artwork movement as well as supervising the detailed planning and project management to transfer the collection to the main M+ building and Conservation & Storage Facility (CSF);
  • working closely with Museum Building Services and Security to ensure future systems and procedures affecting the collection are at international best practice;
  • being responsible for the development and implementation of collection digitisation programmes;
  • leading on the development and implementation of any further required policies for the Collections Management teams and ensuring these policies are managed effectively;
  • overseeing the management of all collection related matters including but not limited to acquisitions, incoming and outgoing loan processes;
  • ensuring that the right levels of skill and expertise are maintained and developed within the team including planning further recruitment of staff when required to meet future organisational needs; and
  • actively participating in cross-museum health & safety activities as well as risk management and emergency planning.

 

You should:

  • possess a recognised university degree in art history, museum studies, conservation, or equivalent;
  • have at least 15 years of experience in museum/ gallery setting with a focus on collections management preferably in a modern/contemporary visual culture setting, with considerable experience in a senior management level of building and managing a team in a diverse working environment;
  • demonstrate proven skills/ experience on large-scale logistical planning as applied to contemporary art collections within a large and complex museum/ gallery environment;
  • have proven skills/experience of devising project plans and managing projects on time and within budget under tight deadlines and pressure;
  • have experience in working with internal and external stakeholders to deliver projects and formulate policy with demonstration of strong influencing and negotiating skills to collaborate and build relationships across a complex organisation to achieve shared goals;
  • have in-depth knowledge of international standards and practices including IPR and copyright, knowledge of relevant legal and ethical issues along with experience of improving standards of service delivery in a professional environment;
  • demonstrate a sound understanding of health & safety matters and risk management to ensure adequate compliance; and
  • possess strong written and verbal communication skills in English and preferably in Chinese.



For interested parties, please submit your application along with your CV on or before 16 December 2018 via online application or by mail quoting the reference number, name of the position, expected salary and your availability to: 

Ms. Jessica Tam 

West Kowloon Cultural District Authority 

Units 608-613, Level 6, Core C, Cyberport 3,

100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong

Data collected will only be used for job application processing. Applicants not being invited for interview within 4 weeks from 16 December 2018 may assume their applications unsuccessful. 

All related information will be kept up to 24 months and all personal data will be destroyed afterwards. 

For more information 

http://www.westkowloon.hk or contact 

Ms. Jessica Tam at 2200-0161



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