DFA Awards

Assistant Project Manager (12-Month Contract)

About Hong Kong Design Centre

Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) was founded in 2001 as a strategic partner of the HKSAR Government in establishing Hong Kong as centre of design excellence in Asia. HKDC continues its public mission to promote wider and strategic use of design and design thinking to create business value and improve societal well-being. Our initiatives are anchored by five major work directions: CONNECT, CELEBRATE, NURTURE, ADVANCE and ENGAGE.

HKDC’s flagship programmes include:

  • Business of Design Week (BODW) (since 2002) – Asia’s leading annual conference and event on Design, Innovation and Brands;
  • DFA Awards (since 2003) – a widely recognised design awards that celebrates outstanding designs with Asian perspectives; 
  • Design Incubation Programme (DIP) (since 2012) and Fashion Incubation Programme (FIP)(since 2016) – 2-year incubation programmes to nurture future design and fashion entrepreneurs;
  • FASHION ASIA HONG KONG (FAHK) (since 2016) – a fashion initiative combining conversations, interactions and cultural exchanges to energise the city’s image, and position it as an Asian hub for fashion trade and business development; &
  • Knowledge of Design Week (KODW) (since 2006) – an annual thematic design knowledge sharing platform that explores how design can solve complex challenges of our society.  

We now have an exciting opportunity for a high caliber and like-minded candidate to join our dynamic team. Please visit our website www.hkdesigncentre.org for information of HKDC

The Roles:

  1. Assist in formulating and developing HKDC programme/project strategies for celebrating design leadership and exemplary design in Asia as well as the young design talents
  2. Assist in monitoring the team’s operation, motivating the subordinates to achieve targets and developing their potentials
  3. Develop copywriting for all kinds of promotion and assist in implementing brand-building, marketing and communication plans to build heightened awareness and for expanding reach and impact to the Region
  4. Build overseas and local strategic partnership and establishment of productive relations with designers, design companies and institutes for long-term collaboration
  5. Undertake programme & content research and development, handle and execute effective event management and hospitality, including budgetary control, timely reporting, compliance with corporate governance policies, assessment of outcomes and impact of the related activities
  6. Perform ad hoc assignments as required

Key Requirements:

  1. University graduate(s) with a minimum of 6 years’ relevant work experience in design industry-related developments (e.g. design education, experience-based programming, event /exhibition management, hospitality, marketing, communications, art and cultural, etc.)
  2. Proficient command of spoken and written English and Chinese (including Putonghua)
  3. Sensibility towards design and demonstration of strong interest in promoting design thinking, design knowledge and design industry
  4. Competency in project management
  5. Experience in PR, event and marketing preferably in the design industry is an advantage
  6. Positive work attitude; detail minded and passion for our mission
  7. Resourceful with creative thinking, network and flair in working with diverse stakeholders

# Renewal of Contract subject to operation needs & satisfactory conduct and performance.

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Interested parties are invited to apply by sending your resume with full details of education, work experience, current & expected salary, contact telephone number and earliest available date to the Human Resources Office, Hong Kong Design Centre, Unit 602, 6/F, Mill 5, The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan or email to: hr@hkdesigncentre.org. HKDC reserves the right not to make appointment for the post(s) advertised. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. All information received will be kept in strict confidence for six months and data will only be used for recruitment purpose.