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Recruit Ref: G12794
Posting Date: 2021-04-16
Leisure and Cultural Services Department
Division/Section/Unit: Conservation Office
Summer Intern (Conservation Office) - Post-Secondary Student Summer Internship Programme 2021-(Non-Civil)
Job Description
1. to assist in mounting and dismounting of museum exhibitions and conservation works;
2. to assist in the preservation and environmental monitoring programmes for museum collections;
3. to conduct researches and scientific analyses in conservation projects
4. to maintain conservation records and reference materials at the Resource Centre; and/or
5. to organize and run education and extension programmes.

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 entry pay, 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 recruitment examination and/or 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/written examination without being subject to any further shortlisting criteria. 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 Bureaus website at 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 copies of their official transcripts and certificates by mail to the below contact address.
1. Applicants must be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and current students of a full-time undergraduate programme in a tertiary education institution in Hong Kong or overseas.
2. Applicants should currently be a full-time Year 2 student under 3-year curriculum or a full-time Year 3 student under 4-year curriculum with their major field of study in one of the following subjects: Conservation, Applied Chemistry/ Chemistry, Materials Science or Materials Engineering, or equivalent.
3. Applicants who possess good computer literacy and experience in laboratory work and research project are preferable.

Note: 1. Late or incomplete applications, or applications submitted by fax will NOT be considered.
2. Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation within four weeks from the closing date for application. Interview will be held in early of June 2021. Those who are not invited for interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.
3. No alternative arrangements will be made for those who failed to attend the interview and their applications will NOT be further processed.
4. To contact this Department by post, please make sure that all mail items bear sufficient postage. This Department will not accept any underpaid mail items and such items will be handled by the Hongkong Post. For calculation of postage, please refer to the Hongkong Post’s website (

Terms of Appointment: Summer student interns are employed on non-civil service contract terms for around 1.5 months from July to August 2021 (depending on office exigencies, the actual employment period for different cases may vary). Summer interns are normally required to work 44 hours per week and may also be required to work outside normal office hours, during weekends or public holidays. Overtime work, where necessary, will be compensated by time-off in lieu.
Salary: HK$10,500 per month

Fringe Benefits Summer interns are eligible for rest days, statutory holidays, general holidays and sickness days. They are subject to the Mandatory Provident Fund Scheme Ordinance (Cap. 485).
Apply Method
1. Local applicants
All local applications (including those from students of local tertiary institutions who are currently participating in exchange programmes at tertiary institutions outside Hong Kong) must be routed through the tertiary institutions that the applicants are currently enrolling in. Applicants are required to approach the responsible Student Affairs Offices/Career Centres of their tertiary institutions direct to check whether their respective institutions are invited for nominations, the details on the application procedures and the deadlines set by the respective institutions. Direct application submitted to the Conservation Office will not be considered.
2. Applicants Studying Full-time outside Hong Kong
Hong Kong students studying at tertiary institutions outside of Hong Kong (excluding students of local tertiary institutions who are currently participating in exchange programmes at tertiary institutions outside Hong Kong) should complete their application form which can be downloaded from the website of the Civil Service Bureau (
Completed Application Forms with copies of official transcript of studies and a letter certifying the student status (bearing the letter head of the post-secondary institutions they currently enroll in) are required to reach the Conservation Office (address detailed at “Contact Address” below) by post or by email ( on or before the closing date of application (according to postmark). Please specify on the e-mail or envelope "Application for the Post-Secondary Student Summer Internship Programme 2021”. Applicants should ensure that the correct address is clearly printed or written on the envelope and sufficient postage is affixed before posting so as to avoid unsuccessful delivery of application. Any underpaid mail items will be returned or disposed of by the Hongkong Post.

Contact Address: Executive Officer (Conservation),
Conservation Office,
Rm. 417, 4/F,
Hong Kong Museum of Art,
10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Enquiry Telephone: 2734 2347

Closing Date: 14/05/2021

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