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2018 / 06 / 12

Institutional Archivist (Ref:18073)

08/07/2018
Hong Kong Island (Cyberport Office)

 

http://careers.westkowloon.hk/jobsearch/JobDetail.aspx?jobID=236474#.Wx8v8EiFM2z

M+ is a museum dedicated to collecting, exhibiting, and interpreting visual art, design and architecture, moving image, and Hong Kong visual culture of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Within Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District we are building one of the largest museums of modern and contemporary visual culture in the world, with a bold ambition to establish ourselves as one of the world’s leading cultural institutions. Our aim is to create a new kind of museum that reflects our unique time and place, a museum built upon Hong Kong’s historic balance of the local and the international to define a distinctive and innovative museum for Asia’s twenty-first century.

 

The M+ Pavilion, which opened in September 2016, serves as the primary site for M+ exhibitions in the run-up to the completion of the M+ building. After M+ opens it will become a new space for artists, designers and organisations to stage independent small-scale exhibitions and events in the Art Park.

Working as part of the Archives team, you will be the key person involved in implementing records management, preserving the institutional memory of M+, and telling the story of the development of the museum.

 

You will be responsible for:

  • working with other teams in M+ and across WKCDA to examine current recordkeeping practices, and establishing and implementing records management policy and procedures for paper and digital records created by M+;
  • preparing appraisal of paper and digital records created by M+ that are to be maintained as part of the M+ institutional archive;
  • preserving and cataloguing of the M+ institutional archive according to the international archival standards;
  • ongoing management of the M+’s institutional archive, including managing access to the archive by museum staff and the public;
  • working with other teams in M+ to actively promote the use of the institutional archive in telling the story of M+, through digital / print platforms and museum exhibitions; and
  • undertaking other duties, as part of the M+ Archives team, relating to the management of archives acquired as part of the M+ Collection.

 

You should:

  • possess a postgraduate qualification in archives management, records management or equivalent;
  • have at least 5 years of relevant experience in an archival repository with a minimum of 3 years of experience in working as an archivist or records manager, preferably in a medium to large organisation, with a track record of implementing records management and archive strategies;
  • have excellent computer skills and familiarity with archival and collection management software database systems, document management systems or digital asset management systems;
  • be experienced in the management and preservation of digital-born records; and
  • have excellent oral and written communication skills and Chinese.

For interested parties, please submit your application along with your CV on or before 8 July 2018 via online application or by mail quoting the reference number, name of the position, expected salary and your availability to: 

Ms. Kiffany Lee 
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 8 July 2018 may assume their applications unsuccessful. 

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