West Kowloon Cultural District Authority

Senior Exhibition Designer (Ref:18056K)

Hong Kong Island (Cyberport Office)

M+ is currently recruiting a Senior Exhibition Designer to develop and lead a team of designers that will manage the delivery of museum exhibition and displays, spatial and graphic design activities at an international standard. Initially a role to drive and develop close collaborations with external design firms to deliver 15,000 sqm of display space for the opening of the M+ building, this position will be key in defining the future in house design team to support future exhibitions and collection displays.

(Candidates with less experience may be considered for the post of Exhibition Designer)

You will be responsible for:

  • leading the development of collection and exhibition gallery design, including but not limited to spatial planning, graphic design, exhibition architecture, and display furniture;
  • understanding and interpreting the ambition of each of the projects and its curatorial vision and translating it into a spatial design that provides a distinctive, site-specific, design language;
  • ensuring that the visitor experience is at the heart of all display design incorporating efficient visitor flow, proper health & safety and risk assessment analysis in every project, whilst achieving the adequate balance between display accessibility and collection care requirements;
  • ensuring adequate support is provided from the design perspective to exhibition and collection displays project planning, including but not limited to providing project management and coordination with external designers and relevant museum colleagues to realise international museum requirements;
  • leading the procurement strategy to support construction bids and engage external contractors and designers to implement the project;
  • establishing and managing relationships with suppliers and contractors, overseeing the quality and accuracy of the work, monitoring schedules, and meeting budgetary goals; and
  • managing a small team of designers to ensure efficient distribution of workloads and responsibilities and providing leadership for the development of adequate workflows within the area.

You should:

  • possess a recognised university degree, preferably in architecture, industrial design, exhibition design or equivalent;
  • have at least 8 years of working experience in exhibition design / industrial design, preferably in a museum or arts and cultural institution;
  • be experienced in multiple phases of the design process including conceptualisation, design development and construction supervision;
  • have a strong background in project and budget management, ensuring project delivery on time and on budget; have ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines;
  • have a strong knowledge of materials, fabrication techniques, project management and construction processes;
  • be experienced with museum grade conservation materials used in fabrication of displays and knowledge of graphic production would be desirable;
  • be experienced in leading a diverse team and mentoring junior designers;
  • have good communication and interpersonal skills; and
  • have strong verbal and written communication skills in English; Chinese will be an advantage.

For interested parties, please submit your application along with your CV on or before 6 January 2019 via online application or by mail quoting the reference number, name of the position, expected salary and your availability to:

Ms. Emily Ng

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. Your data may be accessed by our appointed recruitment consultants who have agreed to keep confidence of all personal data in not less than the standards applicable to the Authority. Applicants not being invited for interview within 4 weeks from 6 January 2019 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. Emily Ng at 2200-0512

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