Marine Science Programme Assistant

Location: Hong Kong
Discipline: Program/project/events management
Job type: Full Time
Job ref: HKMM/MSPA/R4G
Published: 25 days ago

​The HKMM is an independent, not for Profit Company responsible for the collection, documentation and presentation of maritime material culture associated with Hong Kong, the South China Sea and the Pearl River Delta.

Working in cooperation with the Hong Kong Government and members the Hong Kong Ship Owners Association, the HKMM is developing an international standard maritime museum and research centre at Pier 8.

“Our mission is to chronicle, analyse and communicate knowledge about the oceans and their dynamic relationship with the past, present and future of Hong Kong, the mainland of China and the world. We particularly explore shipping, maritime trade, naval activity, maritimerelated leisure, arts and culture, and the sustainability of the oceans. Through a unique fusion of history, art, and science, the HKMM creates crossover learning experiences for local, regional, and international audiences. Integral to our mission is to be credible, accessible, and inclusive when connecting with our stakeholders’ communities.

POSITION OBJECTIVE:
The purpose of the position is to work closely with Marine Science Programme Coordinator with a view to coordinating the venue setup and development, programme planning and implementation for the new Marine Discovery Centre in the Museum for school aged students and families.

POSITION RESPONSIBITIES:
1. To assist in developing the venue as an interactive marine science learning platform to increase public awareness about marine conservation and biodiversity.
2. To assist in establishing the centre as a learning hub to provide learning spaces to promote public understanding of ocean sustainability.
3. To research, design, and develop content and teaching materials for various education programmes, which are, if appropriate, relevant to the school curriculum, including exhibitions, lectures, talks, and workshops, etc. under the guidance from Marine Science Programme Coordinator.
4. To assist in procurement procedures like acquiring quotations to facilitate the above.
5. To organize a team of volunteer educators committed to support student and other education programmes.
6. To establish and maintain networking with potential target audiences of the programmes such as principals and teachers.
7. To perform administrative tasks in support of the programme and any relevant tasks as directed by the Head of Education and/or Marine Science Programme Coordinator.

QUALIFICATION & EXPERIENCE
Education

A bachelor’s degree of Marine Science/ Environment Science / Social Science / Education or related disciplines. A formal teaching or communication qualification is highly desirable but not essential.

Experience
• Previous experience in conducting public education programmes (at least 1 – 2 years), preferably in green group or not-for-profit organisation.
• Strong interest and knowledge in marine/ environmental/ conservation/ nature and/or science education.
• Experience in conducting focus groups; developing, conducting, and evaluating education programmes.
• Knowledge of Hong Kong Waters, Biodiversity and Habitat is an added advantage.

Skills
• Good command of both written and spoken English & Chinese.
• Excellent communication skill.
• Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and planning ability, detail-oriented with good follow-through.
• Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
• Computer literacy in MS office, Chinese word processing.
• Knowledge in multimedia design or graphic software e.g. Photoshop/ Illustrator is an advantage.

Interested parties, please submit application with cover letter, CV, and portfolio of previous work (if any).

Note:
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