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Research Assistant (Document Collection and Research) (Salary: HK$ : $22,560 per month)


Entry Requirements:

Applicants should have
(A) a bachelor’s degree from a university in Hong Kong, or equivalent, majoring in Chinese Language, Chinese Literature or Chinese History, or equivalent;
(B) met the language proficiency requirements of Level 2 (See Note) or above in Chinese Language and English Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE) or the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE), or equivalent;
(C) at least 2 years’ full-time post-qualification working experience;
(D) good command of spoken and written English and Chinese, fluency in Putonghua would be an advantage;
(E) familiar with local history and culture; and
(F) good computer skills.

(Note: For non-civil service appointment purpose, ‘Grade E’ in Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) in previous HKCEE are accepted administratively as comparable to ‘Level 2’ in Chinese Language and English Language in the 2007 HKCEE and henceforth.)


(A) To assist in Documents Collection Campaign and the related research projects;
(B) to liaise with local collectors and organizations for donation of documents and books;
(C) to assist in compiling and publishing book catalogues on special collections;
(D) to assist in managing documentary materials for public’s reference;
(E) to assist in promoting and publicizing the Documents Collection Campaign; and
(F) to perform duties as assigned by senior officers.

Working Hours:

Appointees may be required to work irregular hours, overtime and on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

Terms of Appointment:

Successful applicants will be appointed on non-civil service contract terms for 12 months.

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, plus the Government’s contribution to the 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 leave / paternity leave, sickness allowance, where appropriate, will be granted in line with the provisions of the Employment Ordinance.

How to Apply:

Application forms [G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013)] are obtainable from any Home Affairs Enquiry Centre 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 ( Completed application forms should reach the enquiry address by hand or by post on or before the closing date for application (The postmark will be referred to for the submission date of an application by mail). Please mark on the envelope “Application for the position of Non-civil Service Contract Research Assistant (Document Collection and Research)”. 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. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants who are not invited for interview 8 weeks after the closing date for application may assume their applications unsuccessful.

Enquiry Address:

Administration Unit, Libraries Section, Leisure and Cultural Services Department, 11/F, Hong Kong Central Library, 66 Causeway Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.

Enquiry Telephone:

2921 0595 / 2921 0235

Closing Date for Application:

27 April 2018

Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s):

Ming Pao Daily News (13 April 2018)
South China Morning Post (14 & 21 April 2018)

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.
(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.