Open Call For Para Site Volunteer Tour Guides at Art Basel Hong Kong 2016

27 Jan

Art Basel‘s show in Hong Kong is among the world’s premier international art fairs for modern and contemporary art, bringing 239 leading galleries and more than 4,000 artists from around the world to Hong Kong this year.

Para SiteThis year, Para Site is looking for 20 enthusiastic individuals interested in contemporary art and with good team spirit to join their guided tour programme at Art Basel Hong Kong 2016. These bilingual volunteers (Cantonese & English or Mandarin & English) will be asked to give guided tour(s) at Art Basel Hong Kong and interact with guests from all around the world during the opening hours of the art fair:

24 March (Thurs): 1300 – 2100hrs
25 March (Fri): 1300 – 2000hrs
26 March (Sat): 1100– 1800hrs

The guides will be responsible for sharing information about participating artists and their artworks from selected galleries to groups of 15 people during one-hour tours. Para Site will provide a briefing and training session prior to the art fair. As the guided tours will run throughout each day of the fair, Para Site hopes for a daily commitment of at least 7 hours from the volunteers. In return, Para Site will be happy to provide you a complimentary ticket to Art Basel Hong Kong’s vernissage, together with their exclusive Para Site T-shirt and tote bag.

Please send Para Site an email to with your name, CV and contact details (i.e. phone number and email address) before Feb 12, 2016 (Fri). Selected individuals will be contacted for an interview.

parasite logoAbout Para Site: Para Site is Hong Kong’s leading contemporary art centre and one of the oldest and most active independent art institutions in Asia. It produces exhibitions, publications and discursive projects aimed at forging a critical understanding of local and international phenomena in art and society.


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