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LECTURER (SCENIC ART)

FULL-TIME

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 and practitioners in film & television and the technical arts.  The Academy’s six Schools; Dance, Drama, Film and Television, Music, Theatre & Entertainment Arts, and Chinese Opera, make the Academy 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; the School also offers recognizing today’s and tomorrow’s needs for top production people by local and regional entertainment companies.

The postholder will be responsible for teaching theoretical classes and conducting practical application workshops and tutorials as well as supervising students during rehearsal and performing periods. In addition to these responsibilities, the postholder will be expected to assist with curriculum planning and course development.

Required Qualifications:
(a) A degree in a relevant theatre technical arts discipline, or professional training to an equivalent level.
(b) Significant professional experience in the postholder’s area of theatre specialism, especially in scenic art teaching and paint shop management.
(c) Full time teaching in the specialism area of at least 2 years and/or part time teaching of at least 4 years at tertiary level is expected.
(d) Extensive professional design portfolio required.
(e) Good communication skills in English. Chinese may be an advantage.

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.  Although subject to negotiation, the expected commencement date is mid-August 2019. The current standard rate of income tax in Hong Kong is 15%.

APPLICATIONS

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

      The Human Resources Office
      The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
      No.1 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
      Email: hro@hkapa.edu

Closing date for application is 26 January 2019For further details about the Academy, please visit its website at www.hkapa.edu.  Please quote the reference code ‘L(SA)’ on the application.

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