Job ref no.: 40274

Music Officer (Chinese)


Salary: Master Pay Scale Point 29 ($55,825) to Master Pay Scale Point 33 Note ($67,065) per month

Entry Requirements: (a) (i)have an associate diploma in Chinese instrument conferred by a recognized music institution through public examination, or equivalent; or
(ii)have a diploma in music from a recognized institution with a major study in Chinese instrument, or equivalent;
(b) have not less than 6 years’ full-time post-qualification working experience in teaching/performing Chinese instrument in recognized institutions or organisations;
(c) have met the language proficiency requirements of Level 2 [see Note (i)] or above in Chinese Language and English Language in the HKDSEE or the HKCEE, or equivalent;
(d) be able to speak fluent Cantonese; and
(e) have experience in conducting orchestras.

Duties: A Music Officer (Chinese) is mainly deployed to:
(a) teach instrumental training classes, liaise with parents, co-ordinate teaching materials, propose the curriculum, syllabus and training plans, and carry out other training administrative duties;
(b) assist in the planning of recruitment panels for the instrumental training classes and summer music camp, orchestra/band audition boards and internal assessment panels; and to serve as chairman/member of these boards/panels;
(c) serve as conductor/tutti player in the Instructor’s Orchestra/Ensemble/Concert and to assist in the planning of concert content;
(d) serve as conductor of flagship orchestras/bands and to assist in the preparation of training repertoire, organising performances, programme notes and other printing information concerning performances of these orchestras/bands; to assist in supervising the planning, training and performances of elementary and intermediate level orchestras/bands; and to act as the officer-in-charge of dress rehearsal of trainees’ concerts and joint concerts;
(e) assist in the planning and co-ordination of music programmes for various Music Office activities;
(f) manage and supervise the work of Assistant Music Officers and part-time instructors/performers, conduct class inspections and prepare inspection reports;
(g) assist in stock-checks, procurement and maintenance and repair of musical instruments; and
(h) assist in the administration and management of the Chinese Section.
(Notes: May be required to work irregular hours.)

Terms of Appointment: New recruits will be appointed on three years’ civil service agreement terms. An end-of-agreement gratuity may be granted upon satisfactory completion of tour of service required by his agreement. The amount of gratuity payable will be the sum which, when added to the Government’s contribution to the Mandatory Provident Fund Scheme, equals 15% of the total basic substantive salary drawn during the agreement period. Upon completion of the three years’ civil service agreement terms, the officer may be appointed on the prevailing permanent terms.

How to apply: Application forms G.F.340 (Rev. 3/2013) are obtainable from Home Affairs Enquiry Centre of District Offices, Home Affairs Department or any Job Centres of the Employment Services Division, Labour Department. The said form can also be downloaded from the Civil Service Bureau's website (

Application forms should reach the enquiry address below on or before the closing date for application with the envelope clearly marked with “For application of Music Officer (Activities and Promotion)" (The postmark will be referred to for the submission date of the application by mail). Candidates should ensure that the correct address is clearly printed or written on the envelope and sufficient postage is affixed before posting so as to avoid unsuccessful delivery of application. Any underpaid mail items will be returned or disposed of by the Hongkong Post. Online application can also be made through the Civil Service Bureau’s website ( Candidates should state clearly in their applications the post applied for (“Music Officer (Activities and Promotion)"), full record of employment, academic qualifications and Chinese and English languages proficiency level as shortlisting criteria may be applied for selecting better qualified candidates to selection interview. Applications which are incomplete, late, not duly signed, submitted by fax/e-mail, or not made in the prescribed form will not be considered.

Holders of academic qualifications other than those obtained from Hong Kong institutions / Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority should submit all copies of their official transcripts of studies and certificates by mail to the enquiry address. Please mark “For application of Music Officer (Activities and Promotion)" on the envelope and quote the online application number on the copies of every page of supporting documents.

Candidates who are selected for selection interview will be required to produce the original copies of the official transcripts, certificates and proof of relevant working experience for verification and photocopies for record purposes. The application will be deemed unsuccessful if any candidate fails to produce the original copies of the required documents for verification.

Candidates who are selected for selection interview will normally receive an invitation in about twelve to fourteen weeks from the closing date for application. This period may be longer in exceptional circumstances, e.g. when a large number of applications are received or when there are other complications. Those who are not invited for selection interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.

Enquiry Address: Grade Management and Support Section,
Cultural Services Branch, 5/F, Leisure and Cultural Services Headquarters,
1-3 Pai Tau Street, Sha Tin, N.T., Hong Kong

Enquiry Telephone: 2601 8664

Closing Date(dd/mm/yyyy): 22/06/2018 23:59:00

General Notes: (a) Candidates must be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the time of appointment unless specified otherwise.
(b) As an Equal Opportunities Employer, the Government is committed to eliminating discrimination in employment. The vacancy advertised is open to all applicants meeting the basic entry requirement irrespective of their disability, sex, marital status, pregnancy, age, family status, sexual orientation and race.
(c) Civil service vacancies are posts on the civil service establishment. Candidates selected for these vacancies will be appointed on civil service terms of appointment and conditions of service and will become civil servants on appointment.
(d) The entry pay, terms of appointment and conditions of service to be offered are subject to the provisions prevailing at the time the offer of appointment is made.
(e) The information on the maximum pay point is for reference only and may be subject to changes.
(f) Fringe benefits include paid leave, medical and dental benefits, and where appropriate, assistance in housing.
(g) Where a large number of candidates meet the specified entry requirements, the recruiting department may devise shortlisting criteria to select the better qualified candidates for further processing. In these circumstances, only shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend recruitment examination and/or interview.
(h) It is Government policy to place people with a disability in appropriate jobs wherever possible. If a disabled candidate meets the entry requirements, he/she will be invited to attend the selection interview/written examination without being subject to further shortlisting.
(i) Holders of academic qualifications other than those obtained from Hong Kong institutions/Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority may also apply but their qualifications will be subject to assessments on equivalence with the required entry qualifications. They should submit copies of their official transcripts and certificates by mail to the below enquiry address.
(j) Towards the application deadline, our on-line system would likely be overloaded due to large volume of applications. To ensure timely completion of your on-line application, it is advisable to submit the application as early as possible.

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Job ref no. 40274 (CT3115514-01#0120)
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Job Function
Employment Term
  • Full-time
  • 6 years
Career Level
  • Non-management level
  • Diploma or equivalent