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Recruit Ref: G13777
Posting Date: 2022-05-20
Leisure and Cultural Services Department
Division/Section/Unit: Hong Kong Science Museum
Assistant Curator II (Science) -(Non-Civil)
Job Description
An Assistant Curator II (Science) is mainly deployed on:-

(a) assisting in planning, organising and promoting educational programmes on popular science;
(b) assisting in planning, organising and promoting science exhibitions;
(c) assisting in designing and producing educational materials and museum publications; and
(d) conduct of science research and organising science demonstrations and various activities on popular science.

(Notes: Appointees may be required to work irregular hours, on weekends and public holidays.)

General Notes: (a) Candidates must be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the time of appointment unless specified otherwise.
(b) As an Equal Opportunities Employer, the Government is committed to eliminating discrimination in employment. The vacancy advertised is open to all applicants meeting the basic entry requirement irrespective of their disability, sex, marital status, pregnancy, age, family status, sexual orientation and race.
(c) Non-civil service vacancies are not posts on the civil service establishment. Candidates appointed are not on civil service terms of appointment and conditions of service. Candidates appointed are not civil servants and will not be eligible for posting, promotion or transfer to any posts in the Civil Service.
(d) The salary, terms of appointment and conditions of service to be offered are subject to the provisions prevailing at the time the offer of appointment is made.
(e) Where a large number of candidates meet the specified entry requirements, the recruiting department may devise shortlisting criteria to select the better qualified candidates for further processing. In these circumstances, only shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend selection interview.
(f) It is Government policy to place people with a disability in appropriate jobs wherever possible. If a disabled candidate meets the entry requirements, he/she will be invited to attend the selection interview without being subject to further shortlisting. Applicants who have declared disabilities found suitable for appointment may be given an appropriate degree of preference over other applicants whose suitability for appointment is considered comparable to that of the former. The Government policy and other related measures on employment of persons with disabilities are set out in the booklet “Employ People Based on Their Abilities – Application for Government Jobs by Persons with Disabilities” which is available for reference on the Civil Service Bureau's website at http://www.csb.gov.hk under “Administration of the Civil Service – Appointments”.
(g) Holders of academic qualifications other than those obtained from Hong Kong institutions/Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority may also apply but their qualifications will be subject to assessments on equivalence with the required entry qualifications. They should submit all copies of their official transcripts of studies and certificates by mail to the contact address. Candidates who apply on-line should mark “For application of NCSC Assistant Curator II (Science)” on the envelope and quote the on-line application number on the copies of every page of supporting documents.
(h) Towards the application deadline, our on-line system would likely be overloaded due to large volume of applications. To ensure timely completion of your on-line application, it is advisable to submit the application as early as possible.
Requirements
Candidates should have –

(a) a bachelor’s degree from a university in Hong Kong, or equivalent, majoring in a relevant subject of Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Technology, or equivalent;

(b) met the language proficiency requirements of ‘Level 2’ result in the Use of English (UE) paper and ‘Level 1’ result in the Use of Chinese (UC) paper in the Common Recruitment Examination (CRE), or equivalent; and

(c) at least one year’s full-time post-qualification curatorial, education, or science research work experience.

Notes:
(i) Candidates should state clearly in their applications the major(s) of their Bachelor degree or equivalent and their results in the UC and UE papers in the CRE. Applications from candidates not majoring in a relevant subject of Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Technology, or equivalent, will not be considered. Applications which did not provide all information as requested or which are not clear that the candidates have met the entry requirements will not be considered.
(ii) All qualifications required should be obtained on or before the application deadline. Qualifications obtained after the application deadline will not be considered.
(iii) The results in the UC and UE papers in the CRE are classified as Level 2, Level 1 or Fail, with Level 2 being the highest.
(iv) For non-civil service appointment purpose, Level 4 in Chinese Language of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE); or Grade D in Chinese Language and Culture or Chinese Language and Literature of the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE), are accepted as equivalent to Level 1 in the UC paper of the CRE.
Level 5 or above in English Language of the HKDSEE; or Grade C or above in Use of English of the HKALE; or Grade C or above in English Language of the General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) (GCE A Level), are accepted as equivalent to Level 2 in the UE paper of the CRE.
(v) Applicants with an overall band of 6.5 or above with no subtest score below band 6 obtained in the same sitting in the Academic Module of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) within the two-year validity period of the test result are accepted as equivalent to Level 2 in the UE paper of the CRE. The IELTS test result must be valid on any date during the application period.

Fringe Benefits An end-of-contract gratuity may be granted to the appointee upon satisfactory completion of the contract with a consistently high standard of performance and conduct. Such gratuity payable will be the sum which, when added to the Government’s contribution to a Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) scheme in respect of the appointee as required by the MPF Schemes Ordinance, will be equal to 15% of the total basic salary drawn during the contract period. Rest days, statutory holidays (or substituted holidays), annual leave, maternity / paternity leave, sickness allowance, where appropriate, will be granted in line with the provisions of the Employment Ordinance.
Remuneration
Salary: HK$24,515 per month

Terms of Appointment: Successful applicants will be appointed on non-civil service contract terms for one year.
Apply Method
Application forms [G.F.340 (Rev. 3/2013)] are obtainable from any Home Affairs Enquiry Centres of District Offices, Home Affairs Department or any Job Centres of the Employment Services Division, Labour Department. The said form can also be downloaded from the Civil Service Bureau's website (http://www.csb.gov.hk).

Applications submitted in person or by post should reach the contact address on or before 2 June 2022 with the envelope clearly marked with “For application of NCSC Assistant Curator II (Science)”. (The postmark will be referred to for the submission date of the application by mail). To avoid delayed or unsuccessful delivery of applications by post, please ensure that the correct address is clearly printed or written on the envelope and sufficient postage is affixed before posting. Mail items bearing insufficient postage will not be delivered to this Department and will be returned to the sender or disposed of by the Hongkong Post, where appropriate. Applicants will bear any consequences arising from paying insufficient postage. On-line application can also be made through the Civil Service Bureau's website (http://www.csb.gov.hk). Candidates should state clearly in their applications full record of employment and academic qualifications (including the major(s) of their Bachelor degree or equivalent) as shortlisting criteria may be applied for selecting better qualified candidates to selection interviews. The results of the UC and UE papers in the CRE should also be included. Applications which are incomplete, late, not duly signed, submitted by fax / email, or not made in the prescribed form will not be considered.

Candidates who are invited for selection interview will be required to produce the original copies of the official transcripts, certificates and the results in the CRE for verification and photocopies for record purposes. The application will be deemed unsuccessful if any applicant fails to produce the original copies of the required documents for verification.

Candidates who are selected for selection interview will normally receive an invitation in about twelve to fourteen weeks from the closing date for application. This period may be longer in exceptional circumstances, e.g. when a large number of applications are received or when there are other complications. Those who are not invited for selection interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.

Contact Address: Administration Unit, Hong Kong Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon.
Enquiry Telephone: 2732 3238
Closing Date: 02/06/2022

Summary
Industry:
Civil Service / Government 
Job Category / Function:
Employment Term:
Full Time 
Min. Edu. Level Req:
Bachelor 
Minimum QF Level attained:
-- 
Total Working Exp:
1 or above 
Salary(HKD):
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Benefits:
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