Thursday, July 21, 2011

Asia Art Archive seeks Head of Research+ and AAA Programmes

Asia Art Archive

Asia Art Archive Seeks
Head of Research+ and
AAA Programmes

Asia Art Archive
11/F Hollywood Centre
233 Hollywood Road
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Founded in 2000, Asia Art Archive is a young and dynamic organisation
dedicated to documenting the recent history of contemporary Asian art within
an international context. As a proactive platform for instigating critical
thinking and dialogue and bringing people together, AAA presents diverse
public and educational programmes for a wide range of audiences. AAA is now
seeking a senior level Head of Research+ and AAA Programmes to develop and
oversee research strategies for AAA's collection and oversee the
of the organisation's programmes.

The Head of Research + and AAA Programmes will perform a wide range of
including the following:

€ Developing research strategies for AAA's collection (a research-driven
€ Working closely with the Library Department on collection development
€ Building and leading the Research+ Department
€ Overseeing AAA's regional researchers
€ Planning ongoing, annual, and one-time programmes
€ Working closely with the Executive Director and AAA team to articulate
project proposals and budgets
€ Developing new initiatives to support AAA's mission
€ Assisting with funding proposals and reports for funders
€ Managing programme and departmental budgets
€ Developing programme-related materials
€ Managing communication with collaborating organisations
€ Supervising programme staff

The ideal candidate will:

Build Relationships: Develop networks with peer organisations on an
international level and act as an ambassador for AAA in the public eye.
Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen, and write in a clear, thorough, and
timely manner.
Be Creative/Innovative: Develop new research strategies and programmes
the collection and AAA's mission, and improve existing ones.
Be Proactive: Anticipate and respond to the needs of internal and external
colleagues to meet or exceed their expectations.
Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set
resolve problems diplomatically, and make decisions that enhance
organisational effectiveness.
Be Flexible: Have a positive attitude and a willingness to put in extra time
after office hours.
Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine importance and make clear,
timely decisions.
Be Organised: Set priorities, implement action plans, develop a work
and track activities.

The ideal candidate will possess the following Professional Qualifications:

€ A B.A. degree or higher in a related field
€ 8-10 years experience in the field
€ Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and database management
€ Bilingual English/Chinese or other Asian languages

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume with salary requirements, as
well as a list of three professional references to
Closing date for applications: 4 July 2011
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

About AAA:

Asia Art Archive is a non-profit organisation dedicated to documenting the
recent history of contemporary Asian art. Founded a decade ago, AAA has
from a single bookshelf to more than 32,000 items. It is now the most
comprehensive collection of research materials in the field - including
and catalogues, audiovisual material, rare periodicals, and individual
personal archives&lsqauo;and it continues to grow through a systematic programme of
research and information gathering. The collection is accessible free of
charge from AAA's physical space and searchable from anywhere in the world
its online catalogue (
<> ). AAA has presented over 150
different projects and programmes to include talks, workshops, symposia,
residencies and community outreach.

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