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In a city renowned for its international outlook and connections, the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts plays a unique and influential role in developing future generations of performing artists that include performers, practitioners, designers and technicians. The Academy's six Schools: Chinese Opera, Dance, Drama, Film & Television, Music, and Theatre & Entertainment Arts create a vibrant centre of practice, production, teaching and practice-as-research. Its outstanding reputation is reinforced by the quality of its performers and its partnerships with other centres of excellence locally, regionally and internationally. With international residencies, visiting artists and alumni, which include some of the most respected professionals in their disciplines, the Academy is committed to the training of future world-class performers and practitioners.

The Assistant Deputy Director (External Affairs) is a senior management position that plays an instrumental role in connecting the strategic and operational level drivers with regard to multi-faceted educational and research activities with international elements. The Assistant Deputy Director (External Affairs) will provide high-level leadership for managerial decision-making in driving the implementation of the Academy’s global development strategies, as well as measure and assess their development across all areas of the Academy with specialist focus on elite education in the performing arts. He/She will also provide oversight and maintain a sustainable relation with all the Academy’s local, regional and international partnerships, including higher education institutions, performing arts communities, the creative and cultural industries, alumni, prospective students, and government bureaux. This role will require a thorough understanding of current developments in higher education, preferably in the performing arts sector, within a local, regional and global context. 

The Assistant Deputy Director (External Affairs) will report to the Academy Director, and line-manage the staff of the External Affairs Office and oversee the activities of other associated support units.

Key Requirements:

- A higher degree in a relevant field preferably with relevance to performing arts or the arts in general

- Previous experience in leading and developing initiatives relating to internationalisation and external relations

- High level management, communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrable ability to work collaboratively with a diverse range of staff and partners

- The ability to present effectively and with confidence to senior-level managers, Academy management groups and, as required, to the Academy Council

- Excellent written and oral communication skills, including Chinese and English

- Demonstrable experience in leading and ensuring the timely delivery of project outcomes

- Previous experience in a tertiary institution, or a knowledge of the trends and best practices in higher education, particularly those related to performing arts, is highly desirable.

Appointment will initially be on a 2-year contract (subject to extension). A gratuity payment equal up to 15% of basic salary earned during the contract period will be payable upon satisfactory completion of contract. Fringe benefits include leave, medical and dental benefits. Housing subsidy will be provided to the eligible appointee. Starting salary will be commensurate with qualification and experience. 


Interested parties should forward their applications with detailed curriculum vitae to:

The Human Resources Office
The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
No.1 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Closing date for application is 6 March 2021. For further details about the Academy, please visit its website at Please quote the reference code ‘ADD(EA)’ on the application.

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