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Job Vacancy – Project Coordinator (Part-Time)
by videotage 2015-02-05

JOB OPPORTUNITY @ VIDEOTAGE

Videotage is Asia’s non-profit media arts organization since 1986 with a key role in promoting, facilitating, incubating and educating media arts developments in Hong Kong. Videotage is a vital link between local and international media art community and works to bring media arts to the broader community. Our mission is to groom and promote media artists from Hong Kong through our prominent network, and to become a major hub for media art research in Asia. To gear up for several upcoming exciting projects, we are currently seeking a dedicated and motivated team of staff.

JOB VACANCY – Project Coordinator (Part-time)

Responsibilities:
- Coordinates program or project planning and implementation;
- Participates in project budget planning and development;
- Establishes project work plan and calendar;
- Supervises other project staff, assigns tasks, sets priorities;
- Analyzes information, providing documentation, and preparing reports on projects;
- Take responsibility for the general condition of the exhibits and gallery space;
- Carries out documentation and editing tasks;
- Assists in promotions and press relations;
- Coordinates activities and exchanges information;

Terms and Conditions:
- Office hours are from 11 am to 7pm, 3 days per week. Flexibility and occasional overtime may be required.

Requirements:
- Good command of both written and spoken Chinese and English;
- Good telephone manner and communication skills;
- Self-motivated and hard-working;
- Web and design knowledge an advantage;
- Ability to work independently;
- Immediately available;

Application: Interested parties please send your application with full resume and expected salary to info@videotage.org.hk.

 

Call for Application: Project Coordinator for ISEA
by videotage 2014-09-04

Project Coordinator (Full-time)

Responsibilities

To assist Videotage by –

1.     Working closely with the ISEA International (formerly Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts) team in the implementation of the ISEA 2016 conference and exhibition

2.     Organizing meetings, conducting researches and preparing proposals (funding support, collaboration partners etc)

3.     Performing overall administrative support

4.     Managing project and production planning

Requirements

1.     Degree holder or relevant education background in Fine Art / Arts Management / Culture Studies and Visual Culture with minimum 2 years of working experience

2.     Good command of written and spoken English and Chinese

3.     Ability to work independently and under pressure

4.     Detail-minded, strong communication, inter-personal and organization skills with pleasant personality

5.     Team-oriented, organized and adaptable in problem-solving.

6.     Well versed in MS office applications and Chinese/ English word processing

7.     Knowledge in art-making and developing prototype is desirable but not essential.

 

Interested parties please email your CV, a cover letter, and expected salary to florence@videotage.org.hk before 30th September 2014.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

 

Call for Application: Interns needed for Shape-shifting Sailing Robot Project
by videotage 2013-09-17

Cesar Harada, engineer and FUSE artist at Videotage, is recruiting 3 interns for his exciting project on shape-shifting sailing robot – Protei. Protei is an Open Hardware Robot who studies and cleans the oceans. Initially invented by ex-MIT Project leader Cesar Harada to combat the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, it has become one of the most prominent Open Hardware innovations for the Environment. Protei is set to revolutionize sailing technologies, remote oceanography and ocean cleaning powered by a large international community of environmentalists and makers. Protei on TED Talk: http://tinyurl.com/ProteiTEDTalk

Job Specifications

1. Product Development (Design & Engineering, Manufacturing)

Description
You will help develop Protei Robot from idea to product. You will take part in the whole process from concept, design, to rapid prototyping, testing at sea to optimizing for manufacturing, to shipping, distribution, to participating in large public presentations & demos. Your day-to-day job will be technical (Mechanical / Electrical Engineering / Product design) and require you to be fluent in English and Chinese in both daily and technical vocabulary. A large part of the work will also be research in design and sourcing part, interacting with retailers and factories in Hong Kong and Shenzhen. You will work closely with CEO Cesar HARADA with hands on fabrication, simple coding with Gabriella LEVINE, as well as 3D on the computer, sourcing parts, running errands and testing in the water. You will also take part in the birth of a vibrant global online-community passionate about the oceans and robotics.

Skills
- Background in Mechanical Engineering, Physics / or / Product Design with fabrication / hacking skills.
- English and Chinese fluency ( technical and business vocabulary)
- Required : 2D and 3D Softwares (Adobe CS5), Google docs / Microsoft Office.
Appreciated : Solid Works / 3DSmax / Maya / Inventor, Sketchup, Arduino, Proce55ing, HTML.
- Research and Business basic skills (for sourcing parts, distribution)

Personality
- Resourceful, Curious, fast learner, happy and fearless, mobile
- Creative, Problem-solving minded
- Detail oriented, focus capacity, courteous
- Interest in sailing, environmental issues, robotics and innovative open technologies

2. Web Development (Coding & Community development)

Description
You will help develop a website that combines a large global multi-lingual hacker / maker community and a simple robotic sales website. You will work directly with the executive team to refine a concept, workflow and layout of both a front end and back end online community. The CMS we use is Social Engine and it will require a high level of customization involving coding in PHP, HTML5 (desktop / tablet / mobile), CSS, Javascript, using a MySQL Database. The website will have a few static pages, but mostly user-generated content: we call this “Social R&D”, using the addictiveness of Facebook notification to accelerate collaboration ala Wikipedia. Some specific pages like an interactive map will require making a fair use of Google maps API, Facebook API (and more). Some knowledge in Ruby, C++, Python could be handy to connect the website to a fleet of sailing drones in the ocean in real-time (tracking and control system). You will work mostly remotely with CEO Cesar HARADA, COO Gabriella LEVINE (in the USA), and Producer Nadege NGUYEN. You will be the community moderator, which means being active and friendly on the forum.

Skills
- Background in web dev / computer science
- Familiar with admin with WordPress, Drupal, Social Engine.
- PHP, MySQL, HTML5 (desktop / tablet / mobile), CSS, Javascript.
- Usage of web apps, widgets and APIs

Personality
- Self Motivated, organised
- Responsive, Diligent, Fast learner
- Curious, creative
- Sense for design / layout
- Interest in Sailing, Oceans, environmental issues

3. Marketing & Sales intern (Admin & Marketing)

Description
You will help an innovative ocean technology reach the hands of hundreds, the eyes of hundreds of thousands, the clicks of millions. You will be in charge of creating tools to inspire and reach as many people as possible to join our cause. You may assist the video documentation of our work, blog in English and Chinese, run social media campaigns on Facebook, Twitter and more. You will participate in the business development of a high profile international start-up, yourself being an apprentice social entrepreneur. You will help define and conquer new international waters and markets, short term and long-term business strategies. You will assist running the company on the day to day, with sales, accountancy, some admin, legal and secretarial work. You will be working closely with the Production Director Nadege NGUYEN, but also periodically with CEO Cesar HARADA and COO Gabriella LEVINE as well as Product development and Web Development interns.

Skills
- Project management, Mails, calendar, Google Docs, Microsoft Office
- Communication
- English, Chinese
- Research and business skills
- Multi-tasking
- Day to day budget keeping

Personality
- Detail-oriented, organised
- Amicable, sociable, outgoing
- Creative
- Efficient, responsive
- Interest in Ocean / Environment issues / innovative technology and mass collaboration

Dates

Oct 1 : Deadline to apply
Oct 6 : If we have not contacted you by then, we are sorry, you have not been selected.
Oct 7 -14 : Interviews
Oct 15 : Start of internship
April 2014 : End of internship. Possibility of employment following internship.

Apply

Send an email to contact@protei.org to tell us about YOU, and explain WHY you want to apply for this internship; attach your CV.

Job Vacancy – General Manager (Full-time)
by videotage 2013-09-02

JOB VACANCY – General Manager (full-time)

Videotage is a leading non-profit organisation in Hong Kong focusing on the promotion, presentation, creation and preservation of video and media art. Founded in 1986, Videotage has developed itself from an umbrella for video artists, to a network of media art and culture for cross-disciplinary cultural productions, and platform to facilitate international exchange.

We are now seeking dedicated and motivated team member for the post of General Manager (full-time).

 

Responsibilities:

  • - Manages and initiates curatorial/ research/ on-site programs;
  • - Develops and build the organizational culture;
  • - Manages staff, assigns tasks, projects, and duties;
  • - Maintains relationships with current supporters and seek support from new sponsors;
  • - Coordinates and attends meetings; establishes and maintains internal and external contacts as necessary;
  • - Promotes and raises the organizations’ profile;
  • - Manages assets, budget, resources and membership;
  • - Reports and serves as a liaison with the Board of Directors.

 

Requirements:

  • - Degree in arts related field
  • - Experience in art management, curatorial or research in the art and culture sector
  • - Good command of both written and spoken Chinese and English;
  • - Good communication skills;
  • - Self-motivated and hard-working;
  • - Ability to work independently;
  • - Immediately available would be an advantage

 

Application:

Interested parties please send your application with full resume and expected salary to:

Videotage

Unit 13, Cattle Depot Artist Village

63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Or by email: info@videotage.org.hk.

 

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Deadline for applications is September 13, 2013.

Job Vacancy – Project Coordinator (Full-time)
by videotage 2013-08-02

JOB OPPORTUNITY @ VIDEOTAGE

Recruitment
Videotage is Asia’s non-profit media arts organization since 1986 with a key role in promoting, facilitating, incubating and educating media arts developments in Hong Kong. Videotage is a vital link between local and international media art community and works to bring media arts to the broader community. Our mission is to groom and promote media artists from Hong Kong through our prominent network, and to become a major hub for media art research in Asia. To gear up for several upcoming exciting projects, we are currently seeking a dedicated and motivated team of staff.

JOB VACANCY – Project Coordinator (Full-time)
Responsibilities:
- Coordinates program or project planning and implementation;
- Participates in project budget planning and development;
- Establishes project work plan and calendar;
- Supervises other project staff, assigns tasks, sets priorities;
- Analyzes information, providing documentation, and preparing reports on projects;
- Take responsibility for the general condition of the exhibits and gallery space;
- Carries out documentation and editing tasks with the assistance of the other part time staff;
- Assists in promotions and press relations;
- Coordinates activities and exchanges information;

Terms and Conditions:
- Office hours are from 11 am to 7pm, 5 days per week. Flexibility and occasional overtime may be required.

Requirements:
- Good command of both written and spoken Chinese and English;
- Good telephone manner and communication skills;
- Self-motivated and hard-working;
- Proven computer skills specifically in Mac applications including In Design, Premiere, Adobe Media Encoder and Microsoft;
- Web and design knowledge an advantage;
- Ability to work independently;
- Immediately available;

Application: Interested parties please send your application with full resume and expected salary to info@videotage.org.hk. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Deadline for applications is August 16th, 2013.