Senior Lecturer (Scenic Construction)

Hong Kong (HK)
Wednesday, 20 May 2020
End of advertisement period
Saturday, 6 June 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts



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 School of Theatre and Entertainment Arts offers a dynamic range of production-related courses in performing and entertainment arts. From theatre to theme parks and live events, the School’s professionally-orientated programmes are designed to prepare students for exciting careers in entertainment and cultural industries.  In addition to its MFA, BFA, Diploma and Certificate Programmes in Set and Costume Design, Costume Technology, Property Making, Scenic Art, Lighting Design and Technology, Sound Design and Technology, Music Production, Stage & Event Management and Technical Direction; recognising today’s and tomorrow’s needs for top production crew by local and regional entertainment companies, the School also offers fast track intensive courses.

The postholder will be responsible for producing high quality scenery for Academy productions and for teaching courses in scenic construction, technology and management.  The postholder will manage the scenic construction workshop and staff, collaborating with other departments to ensure safe working practices are strongly adhered to in the workshops and theatres. In addition the postholder will assist with curriculum planning and course development for the School’s sub-degree and undergraduate programmes.

Required Qualifications:

(a)        A relevant degree and/or professional training/experience to an equivalent level;

(b)        Significant professional experience in scenic construction and workshop management;

(c)        (i) A minimum of 4 years’ experience of teaching and 4 years professional experience in scenic construction and workshop management; or

            (ii) A minimum of 2 years of experience of teaching and 6 years of professional experience in scenic construction and workshop management;

(d)        Ability to contribute to the development of sub-degree and BFA programmes in the School of Theatre and Entertainment Arts;

(e)        A good understanding of developments in scenic construction within the international arena;

(f)         Fluency in spoken and written English.

Additional Desirable Criteria:

(a)        Experience in teaching in a multi-cultural context;

(b)        Fluency in spoken and written Chinese.


Appointment will be on a temporary 1-year contract.  Commencement date will be late August or early September 2020, subject to negotiation.  The current standard rate of income tax in Hong Kong is 15%.


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

Human Resources Office

The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

No.1 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong


Closing date for application is 6 June 2020.  Please quote reference code ‘SL(SC)’ on the envelope.  Information is also available on the Academy’s website

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