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Manager, Art Installation, M+ Museum
Manager, Art Installation, M+ Museum
West Kowloon Cultural District Authority
Post Date: 01 Jan 1970

JOB OVERVIEW

A cornerstone of the ambitious West Kowloon Cultural District Project, M+ is Hong Kong’s new museum for visual culture encompassing twentieth and twenty-first century art, design and architecture, and moving image from Hong Kong, greater China, Asia, and beyond. The Exhibitions and Displays department are an enthusiastic and motivated team with a strong commitment to collaboration across the museum and cultural district.

An experienced and skilled individual is required to lead object installations for M+. Reporting to the Senior Manager, Installations and Displays, the appointee will manage a team of art technicians and work closely with external contractors to ensure safe handling, installation, lighting, packing, transport and storage of works of art for M+. The Installation team works alongside the Production team to ensure the objects are installed according to the exhibition schedule.

The ideal candidate should possess a passion for visual culture and demonstrated experience installing complex objects and art in a museum environment. Adept with logistics, planning and resource allocation, the individual should be highly organized and motivated to work within a team and encourage a growth mindset.

You will be responsible for:

  • managing and coordinating key phases of the handling and installation of works of art for exhibitions;
  • recruiting, supervising, training and developing the Art Technicians, overseeing daily team operations and aligning team values and goals with the museum;
  • working in close coordination with the exhibitions production team to build relationships, trust and workflows between teams to ensure maximum efficiency while minimising risk;
  • managing day-to-day resources including scheduling in close coordination with Exhibition Managers and Registrars, and assisting Senior Manager, Installations and Displays to develop installation and budget plans;
  • collaborating closely with Registration teams to provide support for collection management activities ensuring accurate documentation;
  • ensuring all Occupational Health and Safety measures are well understood, adhered to, actively maintained and recorded, throughout the installation and (de)installation process;
  • assisting Senior Manager on the creation of policies and procedures for art handling and storage; ensuring these polices are well documented and understood;
  • ensuring workshops, equipment and materials, storage areas and loading docks are kept in order;
  • liaising with other relevant departments within the Authority regularly to ensure all safety protocols are followed; and
  • providing ad hoc support to supervisor when necessary.

You should:

  • possess a recognised university degree in art, design, museum studies or related disciplines;
  • have at least 8 years of experience working in art handling or exhibition installation in museum or gallery with preferably 3 years in supervisory role and proven management skills;
  • have strong project and resource management skills in order to ensure staff and resources are well allocated across multiple projects;
  • have comprehensive knowledge of a wide range of art handling and installation techniques, tools and equipment as well as market practices;
  • have experience with budget tracking and reporting as well as complying with sophisticated procurement protocols and systems;
  • demonstrate a flexible approach to meeting changing priorities and demands, be able to remain calm under pressure;
  • have solid people management skills through effective mentoring and delegation to empower and motivate your direct reports as well as other stakeholders;
  • have strong organisational and problem-solving skills, be patient and detail-oriented;
  • be able to collaborate with others effectively in a diversified team and culture;
  • have good computer skills including Microsoft Office preferably with good knowledge of computerised collection management database;
  • Able to read and understand 3D models from standard modelling software: such as SketchUp and as well as read and understand design drawings building plans and crating designs;
  • have excellent oral and written communication skills in English and preferably in Chinese;
  • Have a clear understanding of health and safety concerns with regards to art handling and experience with permit applications SWMS and other project planning in regards to health and safety;
  • Have experience handling, installing, and designing packing solutions for large or complicated artworks: heavy sculptures, installation art, oversize paintings AV and new media artwork;
  • Rigging and hoisting experience preferred; and
  • be required to work irregular hours, weekend and public holidays when deemed necessary.

For interested parties, please submit your application with detailed CV on or before following date. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible. The review of applications will continue until post is filled.

10-11-2023

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, please visit https://www.westkowloon.hk or contact:

Sabrina Lam /+852 22003708

JOB DETAILS

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Hong Kong
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