Hong Kong Youth Hostels Association

Programme Officer (Culture & Community Relations)

Hong Kong Youth Hostels Association
Sham Shui Po
Posted on 23-Nov-22

Programme Officer (Culture & Community Relations)

Hong Kong Youth Hostels Association

Job Highlights

  • Cultural Management, Arts Administration.
  • Cultural/Museum Studies. Organizing programmes.
  • Fresh graduates.

Job Description

Introduction: Heritage of Mei Ho House

Heritage of Mei Ho House (HMHH) museum is the first privately-run museum of Hong Kong Housing established and operated by the Hong Kong Youth Hostels Association. Mei Ho House, Mei Ho House originated from a devastating blaze that broke out in 1953 (later known as “Shek Kip Mei Fire”).

The fire caused nearly 58,000 people homeless. In order to provide long term housing to the large number of fire victims, the government built the first batch of resettlement blocks (Block A to H) on the site of the fire. The eight six-storey resettlement blocks, which included Mei Ho House, were completed in 1954.

Mei Ho House marked the beginning of Hong Kong’s public housing policies, making it an ideal site for setting up a museum focusing on the history of the local community and the evolution of public housing and folk life.

For more details please visit https://www.yha.org.hk/en/our-services/mei-ho-house-revitalisation-project/heritage-mei-ho-house/

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in planning, coordination and promotion of cultural, community and educational programmes and activities for the general public and the Mei Ho House Alumni Network.
  • Liaise and collaborate with internal and external parties.
  • Assist in maintaining the social media platforms of Heritage of Mei Ho House (the Museum) and prepare the publication about the community.
  • Provide support in the Museum daily operation.
  • Provide administrative support and handle other ad-hoc projects and tasks assigned by supervisor.

Requirements:

  • A recognized Bachelor Degree or above, preferably in the fields related to Cultural Management, Arts Administration, Cultural/Museum Studies or related disciplines with at least 1-2 years working experience.
  • Interest and knowledge in cultural industry, museum or heritage preservation is preferred.
  • Knowledge in Photoshop/AI for design work is an advantage.
  • Proficiency in both written and spoken English and Chinese (Putonghua included).
  • Good computer literacy. 
  • Strong communication and coordination skills. 
  • Proactive and detail-minded.
  • Five-day work week (9 hours per day).
  • Shift duty is required (including Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays).
  • Fresh graduates are welcome.
  • Priority will be given to Sham Shui Po residents
  • Welcome applicants from CSSA, SFS, IEAP, NDP
  • Immediate availability is highly preferred.

Interested parties please send full resume with current and expected salaries by clicking "Apply Now". Applications without salary information will NOT be considered.

Please visit our website www.yha.org.hk to know more about us.

(Applicants not contacted within eight weeks may consider their application unsuccessful. Personal data collected for recruitment purpose only)

Additional Information

Career Level
Entry Level
Qualification
Degree
Years of Experience
2 years
Job Type
Full Time, Permanent
Company Website

Company Overview

Founded in 1973 as a registered non-profit and non-government-funded non-profit organisation, Hong Kong Youth Hostels Association (http://www.yha.org.hk) is one of the 90 national associations affiliated with Hostelling International (HI), the worldwide umbrella organisation that provides members with information covering over 4,000 youth hostels and other travel benefits. HKYHA operates 7 youth hostels across Hong Kong and currently has an individual membership of more than 30,000 people and group membership of over 600.

MISSION: to provide safe, simple, and affordable hostelling services to young people and travellers from all over the world. Our hostels also serve as educational platforms that allow travellers to broaden their horizons, to learn about different cultures, and to be in touch with nature and heritage conservation.

We are now inviting energetic individuals to join our team.

Additional Company Information

Industry
Charity/Social Services/Non-Profit Organisation
Benefits & Others
Medical insurance, Five-day work week