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Asia Art Archive Seeks Head of Research+ and AAA Programmes

The Head of Research + and AAA Programmes will perform a wide range of duties including the following:

• Developing research strategies for AAA’s collection (a research-driven collection)
• Working closely with the Library Department on collection development
• Building and leading the Research+ Department
• Overseeing AAA’s regional researchers
• Planning ongoing, annual, and one-time programmes
• Working closely with the Executive Director and AAA team to articulate project proposals and budgets
• Developing new initiatives to support AAA’s mission
• Assisting with funding proposals and reports for funders
• Managing programme and departmental budgets
• Developing programme-related materials
• Managing communication with collaborating organisations
• Supervising programme staff

The ideal candidate will:

Build Relationships: Develop networks with peer organisations on an international level and act as an ambassador for AAA in the public eye.
Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen, and write in a clear, thorough, and timely manner.
Be Creative/Innovative: Develop new research strategies and programmes around the collection and AAA’s mission, and improve existing ones.
Be Proactive: Anticipate and respond to the needs of internal and external colleagues to meet or exceed their expectations.
Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems diplomatically, and make decisions that enhance organisational effectiveness.
Be Flexible: Have a positive attitude and a willingness to put in extra time after office hours.
Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine importance and make clear, timely decisions.
Be Organised: Set priorities, implement action plans, develop a work schedule, and track activities.

The ideal candidate will possess the following Professional Qualifications:

• A B.A. degree or higher in a related field
• 8-10 years experience in the field
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and database management
• Bilingual English/Chinese or other Asian languages

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume with salary requirements, as well as a list of three professional references to [email protected]
Closing date for applications: 4 July 2011
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

About AAA:

Asia Art Archive is a non-profit organisation dedicated to documenting the recent history of contemporary Asian art. Founded a decade ago, AAA has grown from a single bookshelf to more than 32,000 items. It is now the most comprehensive collection of research materials in the field – including books and catalogues, audiovisual material, rare periodicals, and individual personal archives—and it continues to grow through a systematic programme of research and information gathering. The collection is accessible free of charge from AAA’s physical space and searchable from anywhere in the world via its online catalogue ( AAA has presented over 150 different projects and programmes to include talks, workshops, symposia, residencies and community outreach.

Asia Art Archive
11/F Hollywood Centre
233 Hollywood Road
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
[email protected]

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