Asia Art Archive is an independent non-profit organisation founded in 2000 to document and make accessible the multiple recent histories of contemporary art in the region. It has one of the most valuable growing collections of material on the recent history of art from Asia, freely available from our website and onsite library.

We are currently seeking a Project Manager on a one year fixed term to oversee the operational running of the Ha Bik Chuen project in its final phase.

A Hong Kong-based artist primarily known as a sculptor and printmaker, Ha Bik Chuen (1925–2009) also had parallel practices: from photographing exhibitions he attended, to collecting materials such as illustrated magazines and artist portraits, and using these to construct book collages. Collectively, this material provides building blocks from which more complex histories of Hong Kong’s art ecology can be constructed. During the final phase of the project we aim to digitise and make available parts of the collection for research.

The project manager is required to ensure parts of the Ha Bik Chuen archive are digitised, arranged, described and uploaded to AAA’s online collections. To achieve this you will need to manage two Archive Assistants performance and work closely with AAA’s collections, Research and Development teams.

You will have experience working with either library, archive or museum collections relating to contemporary art. Have a good understanding of best practices around metadata, digitization, preservation and collections access.

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing Archive Assistants to execute archive projects, digitization and administration of the HBC project
  • Oversee the Archive Assistants on archiving process to ensure:
    • Preservation standards in accordance to AAA
    • Copyright standards
    • Metadata standards
    • Archives are made available to the public efficiently
    • Creating web content
  • With Head of Collections and Digital Experience establish qualitative and quantitative measures and track progress accordingly
  • Reporting of qualitative and quantitative measures for the collection

The candidate should have:

  • A degree in art or art history
  • Experience or interest in contemporary Asian art
  • Collections/information management qualification or experience in a Gallery, Library, Archive or Museum collection setting
  • Line management experience
  • Able to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Good attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal and cross-organisational communication skills
  • Strong English and Chinese word processing skills are essential

 
To apply, send CV and cover letter with expected salary to Sally Lee at sally@aaa.org.hk. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Personal data collected will be used for recruitment purposes only.