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Job ref no.: CT3114387-01#9688

Archive Assistant (Full-time, Hong Kong-based)

Asia Art Archive


 

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.

Asia Art Archive began an initial pilot project to map, assess, and selectively digitise Ha’s archive by invitation of the Ha family in 2013. Made available to a wider audience for the first time, the archive consists of a continuously growing selection of Ha’s collage books, exhibition documentation, and exhibition catalogues.

With support from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, AAA will extend its work on the Ha Bik Chuen Archive from 2016–2019. As part of the three-year project, AAA will continue to process and share Ha’s materials digitally with a wider public.


AAA currently seeks a full-time Archive Assistant on a one year fixed term contract to assist with the digitisation, arrangement and description of parts of Ha’s archive.



Responsibilities:

  • Manage and process the Ha Bik Chuen collection, including listing, describing, and digitising selected materials from the Ha collection
  • Handle archival materials, conduct collection assessments, and manage the collection repository
  • Oversee and maintain day-to-day operation of the Ha Bik Chuen Project space in terms of digitisation and other equipment pertaining to the project with support from the AAA team

Seeking individuals with:

  • A degree in art or art history
  • Intellectual curiosity and ability to learn on the job, adapt, and improvise
  • Ability to independently manage and execute multiple tasks following a project timeline
  • Interest in collection management, remedial collection care and assessment, and digitisation
  • Technical knowledge of photography is an advantage
  • Strong interpersonal and cross-organisational communication skills
  • Strong English and Chinese word processing skills are essential

To apply, please send a cover letter and full CV indicating salary expectations to Sally Lee by clicking Apply Now.

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