West Kowloon Cultural District Authority

Senior Manager, Exhibitions (Special Projects) (Ref:19241K)

Hong Kong Island (Cyberport Office)

The Exhibitions team is an enthusiastic and motivated group of people that is growing rapidly with a strong commitment to the development of local talent. The team is currently focused on delivering the opening displays and the M+ Pavilion programme. Running concurrently to the management of the collection based inaugural displays is the planning and development of a number of artists commissions that will be installed mostly in non-gallery spaces as well as a series of opening events.

We are looking for an experienced and committed individual to work specifically on such large and complex commissions and to support the coordinated delivery of the opening events programme.

Reporting to the Head, Exhibitions & Displays, the Senior Manager, Exhibitions (Special Projects) candidate will be expected to have high level experience in project management and demonstrated ability managing artists and project teams with varied and diverse skills. This role will facilitate the communication between key stakeholders and support the museum to develop the commissions to the point of installation and to drive efforts towards the successful delivery of the opening events programme.


You will be responsible for:

  • playing a leading project management role in supporting the curatorial team on the delivery of special artist commissions for the opening display, including managing contracts and liaising with artists and artist studios to facilitate the communication between key stakeholders and the museum;
  • project managing and overseeing the efforts for the delivery of the museum’s opening events in close coordination with the curatorial team;
  • working in close collaboration with the Senior Manager, Exhibitions to provide regular updates to M+ Executive on the progress of the different projects;
  • preparing and monitoring the budgets relevant to the specific projects;
  • developing and monitoring timelines and ensuring progress within deadlines;
  • providing support to M+ exhibition project teams facilitating the communication between relevant M+ departments involved in the project;
  • project managing all aspects of the artist commissions ensuring compliance with museum standards, identifying and mitigating potential risks to the museum, WKCDA or other key stakeholders;
  • acting as a key liaison across all WKCDA departments for the indicated special projects;
  • developing agreements with the relevant departments and ensuring the museum is appropriately represented and proper procedures are adhered to;
  • supervising the commissions installation process in close coordination with Installation & Displays;
  • overseeing the delivery of the opening display events providing support to the Curatorial Department on planning and scheduling; and
  • work closely with the exhibitions team to deliver all special projects, overseeing the work of colleagues on supporting roles when and if necessary.


You should:

  • possess a recognised university degree in relevant fields such as art history, museum studies, arts administration, cultural management or equivalent;
  • have a minimum of 10 years’ experience leading and project managing exhibitions, commissions or programmes within a museum or gallery environment, with preferably 5 years in a supervisory role and proven management skills;
  • have strong project management and team skills with the ability to work with tight deadlines and manage multiple tasks within an ever-changing environment;
  • be able to solve problems and prioritise needs in a variety of situations where immediate decisions are necessary;
  • have extensive experience managing project schedules and finances to ensure projects are delivered on time and on budget;
  • be computer literate with proficiency in Microsoft Office packages (Outlook, Word and Excel and PowerPoint); knowledge of Microsoft Project or equivalent software would be preferred;
  • have excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills in English and preferably in Chinese; and
  • have a high level of discretion and the ability to escalate arising issues appropriately.

For interested parties, please submit your application with detailed CV on or before 29 March 2020.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible.  The review of applications will continue until the post is filled.

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 us.

Applicants not being invited for interview within 4 weeks from the submission date 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. Amanda Tai at 2200-0116


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