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Design District Hong Kong (#ddHK)


Project Manager / Assistant Project Manager (2-year Contract)

Design helps to enhance Hong Kong’s Competitiveness & Societal Well-being.

Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) is a non-profit organisation founded in 2001 as a strategic partner of the HKSAR Government in establishing Hong Kong as centre of design excellence in Asia. HKDC pursues its public mission in using design and innovation to drive the value creation of business development and improve the well-being of society through the provision of diverse innovation-oriented knowledge sharing and by providing diverse exchange platforms, 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; 
  • Design for Asia Awards (DFA Awards) (since 2003) – the most recognised design awards from an Asian perspective; 
  • Design Incubation Programme (DIP) (since 2012) and Fashion Incubation Programme (FIP) (since 2016) –two-year incubation programmes to nurture future design and fashion entrepreneurs; 
  • Fashion Asia Hong Kong (FAHK) (since 2016) – a new initiative combining conversations, interactions and cultural exchanges to energise the city’s image, and positioning 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 on how design can solve complex challenges of our society.  

We now have an exciting opportunity for talent(s) to join the family.

Responsibilities:

  • Be part of the enterprising team to deliver creative projects from concepts through to implementation in particular on design research, placemaking, festival production/event management, education programme and community activation. 
  • Bring a strong conceptual approach and a keen understanding of design thinking process, 3 dimensional space and the role of design and interventions at public space.
  • Explore and engage partners to co-create events and happenings
  • Co-ordinate and planning of the events and programme
  • Formulating and implementation of marketing and promotion plan
  • Establishing and maintaining strong relationship with partners
  • Content development for catalogues and publications

Requirements:

  • University graduate with minimum 7 years of relevant experience with at least 3 years in managerial capacity
  • Candidate with same education level but with minimum 5 years of relevant experience will be considerate as Assistant Project Manager
  • Good understanding on the local design scene
  • Specialised in design, design management or related design disciplines, ideally with a diverse sector / discipline experience
  • Experience in design documentation and contract administration in similar design organisation
  • Strong cultural project, placemaking project and event management experience
  • Strategic thinking with creative flair and able to connect the dots
  • Strong communication skills with internal and external stakeholders
  • Broad and diverse range of cultural interests
  • Ownership, accountability and committed
  • A good cultural fit with a passion for design and the industry
  • An appreciation for style and well presented

More information about Design District Hong Kong (#ddHK):

http://www.designdistrict.hk/en/home/ 

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

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, 1/F, InnoCentre, 72 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon 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