The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Hong Kong
Competitive Salary
Oct 26, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

In a city renowned for its international outlook and connections, the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts plays a unique and influential role in developing future generations of performing artists that include performers, practitioners, designers and technicians. The Academy's six Schools: Chinese Opera, Dance, Drama, Film & Television, Music, and Theatre & Entertainment Arts create a vibrant centre of practice, production, teaching and practice-as-research. Its outstanding reputation is reinforced by the quality of its performers and its partnerships with other centres of excellence locally, regionally and internationally. With international residencies, visiting artists and alumni, which include some of the most respected professionals in their disciplines, the Academy is committed to the training of future world-class performers and practitioners.

The School of Theatre and Entertainment Arts offers a dynamic range of production-related courses in performing and entertainment arts. From theatre to theme parks and live events, the School’s professionally-orientated programmes are designed to prepare students for exciting careers in entertainment and cultural industries.  In addition to its MFA, BFA, Diploma and Certificate Programmes in Set and Costume Design, Costume Technology, Property Making, Scenic Art, Lighting Design and Technology, Sound Design and Technology, Music Production, Stage & Event Management and Technical Direction; recognising today’s and tomorrow’s needs for top production crew by local and regional entertainment companies, the School also offers fast track intensive courses.

Applications are invited for the following positions:

The postholder will be responsible for teaching through production environment and theoretical classes, conducting practice-as-research works and supervising students in research and productions. The appointee will also work with Head of Media Design and Technology in curriculum planning, course development, as well as research in emerging technologies and developing digital strategies.

Applicants should hold a degree in sound (preferably a master’s degree) or related disciplines and be able to demonstrate exceptional professional experience. Tertiary teaching experience (preferably in a conservatoire context), and a substantial portfolio of professional practice.  Research in the relevant subject areas are also highly desirable.

Applicants should also be able to demonstrate:
(a)    Significant and proven professional experience in the postholder’s area of specialism, with a primary focus in one or more of the followings:
- Sound design for contemporary theatre;
- Sound for immersive media;
- Sound engineering;
- Music production/ engineering;
- Sound-based digital media art.
(b)    Substantial teaching experience in a Performing Arts conservatoire context, including but not limited to, areas of sound design, sound reinforcement, acoustic technology and sound mixing;
(c)    Experience in curriculum design, writing and implementation according to established quality assurance frameworks;
(d)    A good understanding of developments of the postholder’s area of specialism and active engagement with the regional industry sector(s);
(e)    Fluency in spoken and written English.

Additional Desirable Criteria:
(a)    Experience in teaching and mentoring in a multi-cultural context;
(b)    Experience in laboratory/facility planning & project management;
(c)    Fluency in Chinese (written/spoken).

Those with lower qualification or less experience may be considered for appointment at Lecturer grade.

Appointment will be on a two-year contract with the possibility of renewal, subject to mutual agreement. A gratuity payment equal to 15% of basic salary earned during the contract period will be payable upon satisfactory completion of contract.  Fringe benefits include leave, medical, and dental benefits.  Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Housing subsidy will be provided to the eligible appointee. The current standard rate of income tax in Hong Kong is 15%.

Interested parties should forward their applications with detailed curriculum vitae to:

Human Resources Office
The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
No.1 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Closing date for application is 21 November 2020.  Please quote reference code on the envelope.  Information is also available on the Academy’s website

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