Asia Art Archive Seeks
Head of Research+ and
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
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
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,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications: 4 July 2011
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
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 (www.aaa.org.hk
<http://www.aaa.org.hk/collection_front.aspx> ). AAA has presented over 150
different projects and programmes to include talks, workshops, symposia,
residencies and community outreach.