Job: Archivist

7/21/15 –  Archivist
West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, Hong Kong


The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority welcomes exceptional talent with a passion to realise the vision and mission of making the West Kowloon Cultural District a prime local and international destination for arts, culture and entertainment.

You are responsible for:• developing and documenting techniques, procedures and policies for acquiring both paper based and digital archives;

• establishing a set of best practices for archives held and acquired by M+, manage cataloguing according to Museum and Archive professional standards;

• supporting and encouraging the use of archival resources for research, exhibitions and other museum programmes;

• advising curatorial staff of the functional requirements for acquiring, preserving and accessioning archives; and

• advising and contributing to the planning of physical spaces for archival functions for both storage and accessibility as part of the museum building project.

You should:1) possess a recognised university degree in archives, records management, library, information sciences or equivalent;

2) have at least 5 years of experience in an archival repository including experience with born-digital archival material, preferably within a museum/cultural institution environment;

3) have knowledge of architecture and design and their archival practices is preferred;

4) have strong command of archival theory and best international practices and knowledge of archival descriptive standards;

5) have excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication skills with initiative and flexibility;

6) be able to work independently as well as collaboratively and to meet planned goals and deadlines; and

7) be proficient in written and spoken English, and preferably Chinese.

Internal Number: 15043

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