The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
HEAD OF TECHNICAL PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT
In a city renowned for its international outlook and
connectivity, 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, including some of the most respected
professionals in their disciplines, the Academy is committed to the
training of future world-class performers and practitioners. HKAPA
is ranked number 1 in Asia and number 10 in the World for
Performing Arts by the QS Rankings.
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 focused programmes are designed to prepare students
for exciting careers in entertainment and the 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 a range of entertainment companies, the
School also offers fast-track intensive courses.
The postholder will be responsible for running the Technical
Production and Management Department, overseeing the production
process for collaborative productions with Schools across the
Academy, and leading the School’s curriculum development and
long-range planning in the areas of Technical Direction and Arts
and Stage and Event Management at all levels from sub-degree to
Master’s Degree. In addition to teaching, supervising student work
and guiding students on Practice Research projects and analysis to
Master’s level, the postholder will be expected to oversee
departmental operations, including managing and monitoring budgets,
and recruiting and reviewing faculty and staff performance.
(a) A relevant MFA degree and/or extensive
professional training/experience to an equivalent level;
(b) Extensive professional experience in the
postholder’s area of specialisation;
(c) A minimum of eight years’ experience of
teaching in a Performing Arts conservatoire context, preferably to
(d) At least four years’ leadership and
administrative/management experience in a Performing Arts
conservatoire context or the equivalent;
(e) Experience in curriculum design, writing
and implementation, in line with quality assurance frameworks;
(f) Ability to contribute to the BFA and
MFA in Theatre and Entertainment Arts programme;
(g) A good understanding of developments of
the postholder’s area of specialisation and international
(h) Fluency in spoken and written English.
Additional Desirable Criteria
(i) Experience in teaching in a
(j) Fluency in spoken and written
TERMS OF APPOINTMENT
Appointment will be on a two-year contract with possibility of
renewal, subject to mutual agreement. A gratuity payment
equal up 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.
Housing subsidy will be provided to the eligible appointee.
Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and
experience. The current standard rate of income
tax in Hong Kong is 15%.
To apply, please complete an Application Form (click here)
and submit together with a covering letter, curriculum vitae and
copies of academic qualifications, to the Human Resources
Office, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, No.1 Gloucester
Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong, or email (email@example.com) on or before 2
July 2022. Please quote reference code
'H(TP&M)' in the Application Form.
HKAPA is an equal opportunity employer.
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