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Curators & Cultural Managers

Descriptions & Duties

  • Curators & Cultural Managers administer collections of artwork, collectibles, historic items or scientific collections of museums. They may also conduct research or public service activities. They are also responsible for training and supervising curatorial, technical and research staff.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity

 

Importance:1 (Max:5) 

Skill is rarely required

 

Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology

 

Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required

 

Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking

 

Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time

 

Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression

 

Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required

 

Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion

 

Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required

 

Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making

 

Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required

 

Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently

 

Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required

 

Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources

 

Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time

 

Trade Specific Competencies

Professional knowledge and skills in curators and cultural management

Curators & Cultural Managers must be able to apply professional knowledge and skills in curators and cultural management to showcase the collections.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • usually have a master's degree or above in an appropriate discipline of the museum's specialty, including art, history, archaeology, anthropology, cultural management or museum studies

Experience

  • normally more than 10 years of experience in collection management, research, exhibit design, or restoration, as well as database management skills are required

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $30,000-$50,000

Monthly Salary $50,000-$90,000

Government Sector

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 16-27

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 28-33

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 34-44

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 45-49

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 14-27

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 28-33

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 34-44

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 45-49

*For more details on Civil Service Pay Scales, please visit website of the Civil Service Bureau.
http://www.csb.gov.hk/english/admin/pay/952.html

Related Education & Training

Work Environment

  • Curators & Cultural Managers work at museums, galleries, libraries or historical sites. They generally work during regular business hours.

Tools

  • Digital cameras
  • Handheld thermometer
  • Precision levels

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