Talent Wanted: Gallery Manager


1a space, founded in 1998, is an independent, non-profit making contemporary visual arts organization and exhibition venue founded by a collective of Hong Kong artworkers. Over the past twenty years, 1a space has presented and organized more than 160 exhibitions and activities. 1a space has played a vital role in developing new frontiers for the visual arts scene in Hong Kong and its representation abroad.

1a space is now seeking a high caliber candidate to join us in the capacity of as Gallery Manager. Responsibilities:

  • Management of daily gallery operations, including budgeting and grant-writing

  • Managing exhibition schedules and Strategic development of the programme and perform social impact measurement for sustainability growth

  • Coordination with curators, artists, and project partners in project fulfillment

  • Supervise the administration team to make sure the smooth operation of the gallery and implementation of programme

  • Maintaining professional, inspiring gallery appearance including hanging and placement of artworks

  • Lead the overall programme to reach programme goals

  • Reaching new institutional partners and audience for exhibition and public programmes

  • Shaping overall vision, identity, and branding of programme

  • Supervise the programme team to make sure the smooth implementation of the programme

  • Liaise with curators, artists, programme partners and institutional partners for the planning and implementation of Programme

  • Financial controlling, manage and oversee the programme budget

Qualifications and work experience:

  • Degree in art history, visual art or fine art, art management, art education, curatorial studies or museum studies, or related disciplines

  • At least 8 years' working experience in art, NGOs, charity / community project management, academics, and/or social service settings, preferably at managerial level

  • Excellent writing skills (in both English and Chinese) and interpersonal / communication skills

  • Equivalent experience working in the art and cultural industry particularly with project management experience.

  • Ability to work independently and dynamically with different organizations including education partners and cultural institutions

  • Highly driven, highly organized, able to execute maintain effective communication with funders and program partners

  • Optimist, devoted, self-motivated, detail-minded, efficient and with good communication skills

Interested candidate please send full resume with current and expected salary to info@oneaspace.org.hk (Subject: 1a space Gallery Manager 2020) by 12th August 2020. Please quote the position on the email subject and the application letter.

Applicants not invited for interview within four weeks after application deadline may consider their applications unsuccessful. Personal data of unsuccessful applicants will be retained for a maximum of two years.

All applications will be treated in strict confidence and personal information will only be used for recruitment related purposes.

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1a space @1998-2020

T: +852 2529 0087 | E: info@oneaspace.org.hk 

Unit 14, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong

1a space, founded in 1998, is an independent, non-profit making contemporary art space founded by a collective of Hong Kong artworkers. 1a space presented more than 160 contemporary art exhibition in Hong Kong over two decades.