November 23, 2016 - Asia Art Archive - Seeking Head of Research (full-time, Hong Kong-based)
November 23, 2016

Asia Art Archive

View of Excessive Enthusiasm: Ha Bik Chuen and the Archive as Practice, Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong, 2015. Courtesy of Asia Art Archive.

Seeking Head of Research (full-time, Hong Kong-based)

Asia Art Archive
233 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan
Hong Kong

www.aaa.org.hk
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The Head of Research is responsible for articulating and strengthening Asia Art Archive's (AAA) role as a platform for new research, knowledge, and ideas. The Head of Research works with the Executive Director to set research and content priorities in line with AAA's vision and the wider context of the field, while driving projects against this framework. The individual builds AAA's networks, engages leading professionals, and expands and sustains institutional partnerships. As a key voice within the arts community, the Head of Research takes a macro view of the field and develops innovative approaches to strengthen "research infrastructures," including research grants and tools. In addition, the Head of Research helps the Executive Director to develop long-term organisational strategies, including budgeting, to strengthen the team and institution.   
 
The Head of Research manages AAA's team of Researchers in offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, and New Delhi. The Research team collects, creates, and shares material aligned with AAA content priorities and generates propositions through writing and participation in workshops and symposia.   

Responsibilities:
–Work with Executive Director to set content priorities for AAA
–Develop and implement content, collection and research strategies
–Build institutional partnerships and develop meaningful dialogue with academics and funders
–Manage AAA’s team of Researchers and Research projects
–Grow research communities engaging with AAA through research grants, fellowships, and programmes
–Participate in professional public forums
–Represent and be a key spokesperson for AAA in public platforms
–Support research project fundraising efforts and patron development
–Align all work with AAA's vision and mission to share knowledge and research
 
Qualifications of the ideal candidate:
–Minimum eight years experience working in academia in art history, or other relevant disciplines, and/or conducting research in a cultural institution
–Post-graduate degree or equivalent
–Experienced in presenting to external audiences
–Strong networks in art history academia and cultural institutions
–Experienced in managing a team and timelines; meeting targets and budgeting
–Fluency in English and at least one other Asian language
–Excellent verbal and written communication skills
–Ability to lead a team and multi-task
–Shares knowledge and research generously

To apply, please send a CV, cover letter including expected salary, and two writing samples to sally [​at​] aaa.org.hk. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. AAA is committed to equal employment opportunities.

About Asia Art Archive
Asia Art Archive is an independent non-profit organisation initiated in 2000 in response to the urgent need to document and make accessible the multiple recent histories of art in the region. With one of the most valuable collections of material on art freely available from its website and onsite library, AAA builds tools and communities to collectively expand knowledge through research, residency, and educational programmes.

Art is knowledge. Asia Art Archive is a catalyst for new ideas that enrich our understanding of the world through the collection, creation, and sharing of knowledge around recent art in Asia.  
 
Principles guiding our work:
–To work collaboratively
–To shine new light on how recent art from Asia is framed
–To address imbalances in art history
–To build foundational steps towards a generous art history

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