Contract Assistant Curator, Correctional Services Department (Ref: 43900)

Department: Correctional Services Department

Publish Date: 2021-01-29 00:00:00

Job Title: Contract Assistant Curator

Salary (Monthly): $22676

Salary (Hourly): $N/A

Salary (Daily): $N/A

Entry Requirements:

Candidates should have:

(a) a bachelor’s degree majoring in Archeology, History, Museum studies, Cultural studies or Anthropology from a Hong Kong university [General Notes (a)], or equivalent; and
(b) met the language proficiency requirements of Level 2 results in the two language papers of Use of Chinese (UC) and Use of English (UE) in the Common Recruitment Examination (CRE), or equivalent [Notes (i) to (ii) under Entry Requirements]; and
© a good command of Cantonese, Putonghua and spoken English.
Candidates with work experience in museum or related setting are preferred.


A Contract Assistant Curator is mainly deployed to (a) handle the daily operation of Hong Kong Correctional Services Museum (the Museum), Community Education Centre and Museum Souvenir Shop, including provision of docent services; (b) regularly update galleries of the Museum and Community Education Centre; © manage all the exhibits of the Museum; (d) organize activities in promoting Hong Kong Correctional Services history; (e) arrange visits for schools and other organizations to the Museum and handle other related matters; and (f) perform relevant administrative work and other duties as assigned by senior officers.

(Note: The appointee may be required to work outdoors, on shifts, on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.)

Terms of Appointment:

A new recruit will be appointed on non-civil service contract terms for two years.

General Notes:

(a) Holders of academic qualifications other than those obtained from Hong Kong institutions/Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority may also apply but their qualifications will be subject to assessments on equivalence with the required entry qualifications. They should submit copies of their official transcripts and certificates by mail to the address below, with specification of their on-line application numbers, if applicable. Copies of local qualification documents are not required at this stage of application.

(b) Non-civil service vacancies are not posts on the civil service establishment. Candidates appointed are not on civil service terms of appointment and conditions of service. Candidates appointed are not civil servants and will not be eligible for posting, promotion or transfer to any posts in the civil service.

© Candidates must be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the time of appointment unless specified otherwise.

(d) The entry pay, terms of appointment and conditions of service to be offered are subject to the provisions prevailing at the time the offer of appointment is made.

(e) Where a large number of candidates meet the specified entry requirements, the recruiting department may devise shortlisting criteria to select the better qualified candidates for further processing. In these circumstances, only shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend the next round of recruitment selection.

(f) It is Government policy to place people with a disability in appropriate jobs wherever possible. If a disabled candidate meets the entry requirements, he/she will be invited to attend the next round of recruitment selection without being subject to further shortlisting. Applicants who have declared disabilities found suitable for appointment may be given an appropriate degree of preference over other applicants whose suitability for appointment is considered comparable to that of the former. The Government policy and other related measures on employment of persons with disabilities are set out in the booklet “Employ People Based on Their Abilities – Application for Government Jobs by Persons with Disabilities” which is available for reference on the Civil Service Bureau’s website at under “Administration of the Civil Service – Appointments”.

(g) As an Equal Opportunities Employer, the Government is committed to eliminating discrimination in employment. The vacancy advertised is open to all applicants meeting the basic entry requirements irrespective of their disability, sex, marital status, pregnancy, age, family status, sexual orientation and race.

(h) Towards the application deadline, our on-line system would likely be overloaded due to large volume of applications. To ensure timely completion of your on-line application, it is advisable to submit the application as early as possible.

How to apply:

Application Forms [G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013)] are obtainable from any Home Affairs Enquiry Centres of District Offices, Home Affairs Department or any Job Centres of the Employment Services Division, Labour Department. The said form can also be downloaded from the Civil Service Bureau’s website (

Completed forms should reach the below contact address on or before the closing date for application. Please specify “Application for the position of Contract Assistant Curator” on the envelope.

To avoid delayed or unsuccessful delivery of applications by post, please ensure that the correct address is clearly printed or written on the envelope and sufficient postage has been affixed before posting. Mail items bearing insufficient postage will NOT be delivered to this Department and will be returned to the sender or disposed of by the Hongkong Post, where appropriate. Applicants will bear any consequences arising from paying insufficient postage. The postmark date on the envelope will be regarded as the date of application.

Applicants may also apply online through the Civil Service Bureau’s website (
Applications submitted by fax or e-mail will not be accepted.

Applicants are encouraged to provide their email addresses on the application forms.

Candidates who are selected for the next round of recruitment selection will normally receive email invitation within two months from the closing date for application. Those who are not invited may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.

Enquiry Address:

Appointments Unit, Correctional Services Department Headquarters, 23/F, Wanchai Tower, 12 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Enquiry Telephone: 2582 6050

Application Start Date: 2021-01-29 00:00:00

Application End Date: 2021-02-11 23:59:00