We’re hiring a Development Manager!

Para Site is Hong Kong’s leading contemporary art space and one of the oldest and most active independent art centres in Asia. The programme includes exhibitions, publications, seminars, a residency programme, and conferences, with development aspects including patron programmes, fundraising campaigns, grant maintenance, and the annual auction. Join an ambitious team to develop with a rapidly growing non-profit art space.

Development Manager

The Development Manager will primarily support the Deputy Director with administering the Patrons Programme, Development, Partnerships, Annual Auction and communications with the Board of Para Site, as well as other ad hoc duties related to the development of the institution. 

  • Support the Patrons Programme through communication with Para Site’s network of supporters, develop the annual patrons calendar of events and all related communications, as well as oversee the organisation of all patron events and trips
  • Responsible for donations process, creating and maintaining records and tracking matching and project based donations
  • Develop and manage partnerships with supporters and partner organisations
  • Serve as a liaison with Para Site’s Board of Directors, gathering relevant documents and attend meetings to assist with reporting 
  • Research and contribute to the development of new support opportunities, through individuals, foundations and government grants
  • Assist with writing and oversee the submission of Government and Foundation grant applications and assist with the submission of reports
  • Manage logistics for the Annual Auction Preview Exhibition and Gala, including liaison with artists, galleries, venues, designers, and gala hosts

Working hours: Full time, some evenings and weekends as necessary. 


  • High proficiency in spoken and written English and Cantonese are essential
  • Developed writing and copy-editing skills
  • Attention to detail, high level of accuracy, and good problem solving skills
  • Creative, proactive, self-motivated, and strong organisational skills
  • Project coordination experience is preferred 
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Interest in contemporary artistic practices and debates
  • Degree in arts or event management related fields
  • Good computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office, Apple iOS, and Google Suite 

Interested parties please send full resume with expected salary and available start date via email to recruitment@para-site.art by 12:00 PM (HKT), Friday, 14 August 2020. Submissions must be made in English.

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