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In a city renowned for its international outlook and connectivity, 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, including some of the most respected professionals in their disciplines, the Academy is committed to the training of future world-class performers and practitioners. HKAPA is ranked number 1 in Asia and number 10 in the World for Performing Arts by the QS Rankings.

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 focused programmes are designed to prepare students for exciting careers in entertainment and the 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 overseeing the academic programme in Property Making, teaching theoretical classes, conducting practical workshops and tutorials, and supervising students during rehearsal and performance periods. In addition to these responsibilities, the postholder will be expected to assist with curriculum planning and course development across the School.

Required Qualifications:
(a) A relevant MFA degree and/or professional training to an equivalent level.
(b) Significant and proven professional experience in the postholder’s area of theatre specialism, especially in Props workshop management and leadership.
(c) At least six years’ experience of teaching at tertiary level, preferably to Master’s level.
(d) Fluency in spoken and written English. Chinese may be an advantage.

Appointment will be on a two-year contract with possibility of renewal, subject to mutual agreement.  A gratuity payment equal up to 15% of basic salary earned during the contract period will be payable upon satisfactory completion of contract.  Fringe benefits include leave, medical, and dental benefits. Housing subsidy will be provided to the eligible appointee.  Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 


To apply, please complete an Application Form (click here)  and submit together with a covering letter, curriculum vitae and copies of academic qualifications, to the Human Resources Office, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, No.1 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong, or email ( on or before 18 July 2022.  Please quote reference code 'SL(Prop)' in the Application Form.




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