Manager, Collections Database aka TMS Wizard at M+ (Hong Kong)

Manager, Collections Database (Ref:15085R1)

Apply on or before: 13/05/2016
Working Location: Hong Kong

See the original job posting here: https://careers.westkowloon.hk/jobsearch/JobDetail.aspx?jobID=93280

A cornerstone of the West Kowloon Cultural District, M+ is Hong Kong’s new museum for visual culture, encompassing twentieth and twenty-first century art, design and architecture, and moving image from Hong Kong, China, Asia, and beyond.

Since 2012, M+ has been presenting diverse public programmes and exhibitions, and is amassing a permanent collection, in the run-up to the scheduled 2019 public opening of the museum building designed by Herzog & de Meuron with TFP Farrells and Ove Arup & Partners HK.

In July 2016, M+’s public programmes and exhibitions will move into the M+ Pavilion, a 300 sq.ft. exhibition space located in the District that will act as its primary site until the opening of the museum in 2019.


You are responsible for:

  1. assisting with the implementation of workflows and processes in TMS, playing a key role within the M+ team and liaising with other parties as necessary;
  2. managing the daily operations of the TMS application and database including monitoring availability, usage, faults and performance at various user locations;
  3. working with users to improve working methods and systems by leading the Data Standards Working group and maintaining TMS procedures and data standard manuals;
  4. supporting users by providing training, advice, responding to queries and resolving issues;
  5. developing reports, custom list views and data views as required by the M+ team;
  6. managing a data monitoring programme, help importing and updating large sets of data and performing sample-based monitoring of data input; and
  7. acting as a main point of contact for the Information and Communications Technology department and Marketing and Customer Experience department (web page) on all database related issues.

You should:

  1. possess a recognised university degree or equivalent;
  2. preferably have 5 years of experience in using a collections management system;
  3. have experience of the processes and procedures involved in a range of collections management activities (cataloguing, location recording, acquisitions, loans in and out, managing exhibitions and displays, etc.);
  4. have experience of working on collections documentation in a museum, art gallery or similar organisation;
  5. preferably have some experience of analysing users’ requirements and creating reports using Crystal Reports;
  6. have experience with TMS Access, SQL Server and knowledge of XSLT and XML is preferable;
  7. have good understanding and appreciation of structured / systematic approaches to manage information;
  8. have effective organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise own workload and meet deadlines; be able to demonstrate strong attention to details and have a flexible approach to work; and
  9. possess excellent written and spoken English, and preferably in Chinese with the ability to liaise effectively with both internal and external parties.

How to apply!

For interested parties, please submit your application along with your CV on or before 13 May 2016 via online application or by mail quoting the reference number, name of the position, expected salary and your availability to:

Ms Agnes Chan
West Kowloon Cultural District Authority
29/F, Tower 6, The Gateway
9 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Data collected will only be used for job application processing. Applicants not being invited for interview within 4 weeks from 13 May 2016 may assume their applications unsuccessful.

All related information will be kept up to 24 months and all personal data will be destroyed afterwards.

For more information, please go to http://www.westkowloon.hk or contact Ms Agnes Chan at (852) 2200-0013.

See the original job posting here: https://careers.westkowloon.hk/jobsearch/JobDetail.aspx?jobID=93280

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