INTERNING AT THE HONG KONG MARITIME MUSEUM
The Hong Kong Maritime Museum is committed to providing engaging and exciting learning opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. To promote and encourage the development of future museum professionals, HKMM offers a series of internships to talented individuals interested in pursuing a career in the heritage sector. Internships are offered on a rolling basis throughout the year and also during the summer holiday. HKMM welcomes applications from local and overseas students.
Any recent graduates, students currently enrolled in either an undergraduate or post graduate programme at a University, or early career professionals may apply.
Overseas students: students who do not have a Hong Kong ID Card should apply for a training visa. A copy of the form will be sent to candidates who are accepted. Keep in mind that the whole process will take six to eight weeks to complete.
Interns should commit to a minimum of four to six consecutive weeks (40 hours per week) during the summer. All internships are unpaid. For internships not in the summer, interns should commit to a minimum of two days of work a week (16 hours); interns should discuss their availability with the Museum.
The Museum is looking for students who are currently undertaking coursework related to the core business of the Museum or recent graduates and who demonstrate commitment and an interest in Museum work, a willingness to learn and are flexible.
Candidates must have excellent research, communication – both verbal and written – and interpersonal skills and be proficient in Microsoft Office suite.
All interns may experience different areas of core Museum operations including:
1. Arts Administration – interns will gain experience working on fundraising campaigns and events as well as grant research.
2. Curatorial – interns support the permanent and temporary exhibition programmes. They will have opportunities to gain experience in care of collection, handling and cleaning artefacts, completing condition reports and gain experience in documentation practices when loaning works to other institutions. Interns will gain experience in co-ordinating, installing and researching exhibitions.
3. Education and Public Programmes - Education interns play a key role in the development of the Maritime Museum’s public programming, interpretation and education initiatives. Interns will have opportunities to gain experience in project management, programme development, interpretation, audience development, and digital media.
4. Marketing and Events Management– Marketing and Events Management interns support the delivery of HKMM’s marketing strategy and support the Museum’s corporate activities. Interns will have opportunities to gain experience in audience development, copy writing, relationship-building with clients and suppliers, working with media (newspaper, TV, radio, etc.) as well as managing web content, social media and digital marketing.
5. Building Management – interns will learn about the upkeep of the museum facilities including systems, security and operations.
At the end of the internship period, the intern will be given a certificate of completion by the Museum and, by agreement, a letter of reference from the department head.
How to apply
Candidates may only apply to one department at a time. Separate simultaneous applications to different departments will be rejected. Simply send a completed application form and two letters of reference, one of whom should be your current/past employer to: firstname.lastname@example.org with “Please use "SURNAME - INTERNSHIP" in the subject line.
Referees should email their letters directly to email@example.com . Please ensure that referees state the candidate’s name clearly in the subject line!
Only completed applications will be considered; applications without referee’s letters will not be considered complete and therefore not reviewed.
Short-listed applicants will be invited by email to interview 2-3 weeks following receipt of completed applications or according to a published schedule of deadlines. We regret that due to the volume of applications received only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
If you cannot attend an interview at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum on this date, please contact the Education and Public Programmes Department at Hong Kong Maritime Museum so that an alternative arrangement can be made. International applicants are not expected to attend an interview in person; instead, short-listed international applicants may be offered a telephone or Skype interview.
Summer 2017 (1 June – 30 September 2017): 5.00pm Monday 17 April 2017