(a) Associate/Licentiate/Fellowship diploma in the string discipline [see Note(1)] conferred by a recognized music institution through public examination, or equivalent; or a diploma in music from a recognized institution with a major study in the string discipline [see Note(1)], or equivalent;
(b) Not less than 5 years’ full-time post-qualification working experience in teaching/performing in the string discipline [see Note(1)] in recognized institutions or organizations;
(c) Meeting the language proficiency requirements of Level 2 or above in Chinese language and English language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination or the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE), or equivalent [see Note(2)];
(d) Fluent Cantonese and good written Chinese and English;
(e) Has experience in conducting orchestras; and
(f) Proficiency in Putonghua preferred.
(1) Any string instrument currently taught under the Instrumental Music Training Scheme run by the Music Office.
(2) For non-civil service appointment purpose, “Grade E” in Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) in previous HKCEE before 2007 are accepted administratively as comparable to “Level 2” in Chinese Language and English Language in the 2007 HKCEE and henceforth.
(a) To teach instrumental training classes, to liaise with parents and to carry out administrative duties pertaining to teaching;
(b) To co-ordinate teaching materials and select repertoire for instrumental training classes; and to propose the curriculum, syllabus and training plans;
(c) To assist in the planning of recruitment panels for the instrumental training classes and summer music camp, orchestra/band audition boards and internal assessment panels; and to serve as chairman/member of these boards/panels;
(d) To be conductor/tutti player in the Instructor’s Orchestra/Ensemble/Concert and to assist in the planning of concert content;
(e) To be the conductor of flagship orchestras/bands and to assist the Senior Music Officer in the preparation of training repertoire, organizing performances, programme notes and other printing information concerning performances of these orchestras/bands; to assist in supervising the planning, training and performances of elementary and intermediate level orchestras/bands; and to be the officer–in-charge of dress rehearsal of trainees’ concerts and joint concerts;
(f) To assist in the planning and co-ordination of music programmes for various Music Office activities such as music camp, Interflow Concerts, Music Office trainees’ concerts and music exchange programmes; and to assist in liaison with musicians and music/community organizations;
(g) To manage and supervise the work of the Assistant Music Officers I/II and part-time instructors/performers under his/her charge, including completion of their appraisal reports; and to conduct class inspections and prepare inspection reports;
(h) To assist in stock–checks, procurement and maintenance and repair of musical instruments;
(i) To assist in the administration and management of the String Section, including planning of staff training, handling/investigation of complaints, etc.; and
(j) To carry out any other duties assigned by senior officers.
(Will be required to work irregular hours including evenings, weekends and Public Holidays.)
Terms of Appointment:
Successful candidate will be appointed on non-civil service contract terms for a period of 2 years.
A 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 for the contract will be the sum which, when added to the Department's contribution to a MPF Scheme in respect of the appointee as required by the MPF Schemes Ordinance, will equal to 15% of the total basic salary drawn during the contract period. Rest days, statutory holidays (or substituted holidays), annual leave, maternity leave, sickness allowance, where appropriate, will be granted in line with the provisions of the Employment Ordinance.
(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.
(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 enquiry address.
How to apply:
(i) Application Forms [G.F.340 (Rev.3/2013)] are obtainable from any Public Enquiry Service Centres of District Office, Home Affairs Department, any Job Centres of Employment Services Division, Labour Department. The said form can also be downloaded from the Civil Service Bureau's web site (http://www.csb.gov.hk).
(ii) The title of post applied should be clearly stated on the application form and envelope. Late or incomplete applications or applicants who cannot provide sufficient information for proof of his/her meeting the entry requirement for the post(s) he/ she applies will not be considered.
(iii) Completed application forms, together with photocopies of official transcripts and certificates in support of the applicant’s academic and professional qualifications and supporting documents of working experience, should reach the Music Office Headquarters or any of its Music Centres as listed below on or before the closing date for application (postmark will be regarded as the submission date for applications submitted by post):
(a) Music Office Headquarters, (25/F, Wanchai Tower, 12 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong.)
(b) Hong Kong Music Centre, (9/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong.)
(c) Kwun Tong Music Centre, (4/F, Lam Tin Complex, 1 Hing Tin Street, Lam Tin, Kowloon.)
(d) Mongkok Music Centre, (10/F, Mongkok Government Offices, 30 Luen Wan Street, Mongkok, Kowloon.)
(e) Tsuen Wan Music Centre, (1/F, Tsuen Wan Government Offices, 38 Sai Lau Kok Road, Tsuen Wan, N.T.)
(f) Shatin Music Centre, (7/F, Shatin Government Offices, No. 1 Sheung Wo Che Road, Shatin, N.T.)
(iv) Applicants who are selected for written language assessment, audition and interview will normally receive an invitation in about 3 months from the closing date for application. Those who are not invited may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.
Music Office Headquarters and 5 Music Centres (Please refer to How to Apply (iii) for details)