Asia Art Archive | jobs in Hong Kong & New Delhi

Deadline: July 24, 2015

Website: http://www.aaa.org.hk/

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Asia Art Archive (AAA) has two full-time job openings – a Researcher with focus on South East Asia, based in Hong Kong and an Associate Curator to be based in New Delhi who will oversee AAA public programmes in India.

NOTE: different deadlines for the two jobs!

1. AAA seeks Researcher for South East Asia l Hong Kong based


Asia Art Archive (AAA) is seeking a full-time Researcher with a focus on South East Asia (SEA).
The successful candidate will report to the Head of Research and Programmes, and work as part of the team in Hong Kong.

AAA is committed to its role as a catalyst for knowledge production around modern and contemporary art through the development and activation of its growing digital collection, and in connecting with other knowledge networks and platforms. The Researcher will be part of a dynamic team helping to develop and oversee research projects and related programmes.

Responsibilities include:

  • Identifying, initiating, and overseeing research projects that correspond to, and expand AAA’s research interests
  • Developing programmes—workshops, talks, and exhibitions—that contribute to, and circulate the outcome of research inquiries and archived material
  • Contributing to, activating, and building upon AAA’s existing network with stakeholders, educational institutions, and researchers, within and beyond the SEA region

The ideal candidate should be an outgoing, passionate, dynamic and organised team player, who is also able to work well individually. Further requirements are:

  • A strong intellectual curiosity
  • A post-graduate degree in the arts or related discipline
  • Relevant work experience in the field
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English with a proficiency in one or more SEA language preferred

DEADLINE for applications: July 24

2. AAA seeks Associate Curator—Research & Programmes | New Delhi based


Asia Art Archive (AAA) is seeking a full-time Associate Curator to develop and oversee its public programmes in India.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Senior Researcher in developing and overseeing all public programmes, including: talks, workshops, symposia, film screenings, artist residencies, and participation in collaborative platforms.

AAA is committed to its role as a catalyst for knowledge production around modern and contemporary art through the development and activation of its growing digital collection, and in connecting with other knowledge networks and platforms. The Associate Curator will work to develop programmes that draw out lines of enquiry from AAA’s projects and collections, opening up new dialogues with multiple audiences.

Responsibilities include:

  • Working closely with the Senior Researcher and the Research team to develop a holistic programming strategy for AAA in India, via workshops, talks, exhibitions, and web platforms
  • Overseeing the organisation of all aspects of programmes including: conceptualisation, budgeting, collaboration, communication, and logistics
  • Working collaboratively with all AAA departments
  • Developing and maintaining close relationships with public and cultural practitioners including; artists, curators, academics, and writers
  • Maintaining AAA’s digital presence through its website and social media platforms
  • Assisting the Senior Researcher in liaising with external collaborators and partners
  • Contributing to, activating, and building upon AAA’s existing network within and beyond India
  • Working with the Communications team to ensure the concepts behind AAA’s programmes are communicated broadly and effectively

The ideal candidate should be an outgoing, passionate, dynamic, and organised team-player, who is also able to work well individually. Further requirements are: 

  • A post-graduate degree in the arts or related discipline
  • Minimum of 2–3 years’ work experience in the field of contemporary art (curatorial experience is an advantage)
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to coordinate multiple projects at a time
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Fluency in English (knowledge of a South Asian language is an advantage)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint (Photoshop is an advantage)

Deadline for applications: July 15

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