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Talents Wanted - Art Basel's show in Hong Kong 2019

The Hong Kong show, held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, features premier galleries from Asia and beyond. Underlining Art Basel's commitment to the region, half of the participating galleries once again have exhibition spaces in Asia and Asia-Pacific. The show provides an in-depth overview of the region’s diversity through both historical material and cutting-edge works by established and emerging artists.

1a space has been organizing the official school tours on providing insights on art appreciation to art teachers and students. Reaching the 7th year as the School Tour Host of the show in Hong Kong, 1a space provides guided tours to primary and secondary school teachers and students aged 11 or above during show hours upon booking.

1a space is now looking for 10 docents providing up to 3 tours a day. Each tour will last for 45 minutes with a maximum of 16 participants in Cantonese, Mandarin or English. Selected docents will be responsible for sharing information about the art fair, participating artists and their works from selected galleries. A briefing and training session will be provided to the docents. A commitment of up to 7 hours per day is expected, between 27th March – 31st March. In return, 1a space will provide a pass for docents to access the Art Basel show during the entire fair period (29th March – 31st March 2019) . Limited travel allowance will be provided.


  • Major in Fine Arts, or other Arts & Cultural disciplines preferably with knowledge of art history in the field of contemporary art

  • Strong communication and organizational skills

  • Fluency in Cantonese, Mandarin or English

Interested candidates are invited to send full resume to (Subject: 1a space docent for Art Basel in Hong Kong 2019) by 15th March 2019. Selected candidate will be contacted for an interview session.

All applications will be treated in strict confidence and personal information will only be used for recruitment related purposes. About 1a space: 1a space, founded in 1998, is an independent, non-profit making contemporary visual art organization and art venue founded by a collective of Hong Kong artworkers. It aims to promote the critical dissemination of contemporary visual arts practices and affiliated artforms through 1a space programme drawn from Hong Kong and international arena. The operation funding of 1a space has been supported by grants and donations. 1a space's administration cost is partially supported by Hong Kong Arts Development Council.

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