Entertainment and Arts

Hong Kong spares no effort in promoting  the development of cultural and creative industries. There are more than 200,000 people who are working in this field, including more than 30,000 engaged in performing arts, film, television, music and entertainment services. Local entertainment, arts and creativity blend Chinese and Western cultures such as drama, dance, music and film, to promote economic development. Major events are held every year, including the Hong Kong International Film Festival, the Hong Kong Asian Pop Music Festival and the Hong Kong Arts Festival.

Job Title
Duties

The directorial industry covers the production of films, TV dramas, stage plays, animations, advertisements, etc., and the director directs  the entire production process, working with the production team. The following are the main tasks:

  • Consider the characteristics of the script, venue, roles, budget, etc., and study and analyze the script
  • Clearly understand the content of the script and collect relevant information when necessary
  • Arrange role selections and cast assignments
  • Cooperate with related staff, such as scriptwriters, actors, lighting, art directors, costumes, props, etc
  • Understand venue and set design and style
Working hours

Irregular working hours according to the need of work

Working environment

Usually works at TV stations or on location

Personality
Responsible
Creative
Leadership skills
Attention to details
Promotion and reference salary
Production assistant
Approximately $9,000-12,000
Experience 0-3 years
Assistant director
Approximately $13,000-16,000
Experience 4 years or more
Director
Approximately $20,000 or more
Experience 7 years or more

Note: The promotion and salary may vary according to the company, experience and ability.

Entry requirements
  • A holder of a Higher Diploma / Associate Degree / registered Post-secondary College Diploma or above from a Hong Kong institution of Higher Education
  • Good communication skills and organizational skills
Duties

Screenwriters are generally divided into a drama group and a non-drama group, such as TV series and variety shows. A good script is essential to the success of a set of plays and movies. Here are their main tasks:

  • Create the story line, conceptualize the subject matter of the story and collect relevant information
  • Write an outline of the script based on the characters, background, etc., for other crew members to use as a reference for their work
  • Write and proofread the script
Working hours

Irregular working hours according to the need of work

Working environment

Usually work at a TV station or home office

Personality
Creative
Attention to details
Be logical
Promotion and reference salary
Junior screenwriter
Approximately $9,000 or more
Experience 0-1 year
Screenwriter
Approximately $10,000-15,000
Experience 1-3 years
Senior screenwriter
Approximately $15,000 or more
Experience 3 years or more

Note: The promotion and salary may vary  according to the company, experience and ability.

Entry requirements
  • A holder of a Higher Diploma / Associate Degree / registered Post-secondary College Diploma or above from a Hong Kong institution of Higher Education
  • A good command of written Chinese
  • Knowledge of computer Chinese input method
Duties

Acting is a professional covering television, film, stage drama, acrobatics, opera and street  entertainment. All those who are interested in joining the profession can learn from performing experience through training courses for artistes or extras. The main tasks are as follows:

  • Familiar with the content of the script and interpret it through facial expressions, movements and speaking skills
  • Conduct rehearsals with relevant actors and actresses
  • Perform dubbing work for a television programme or movie
  • Participate in relevant TV or film promotional activities
Working hours

Irregular working hours according to the need of work

Working environment

Generally works at a TV station, shooting location, on a stage, etc

Personality
Creative
Sociable
Promotion and reference salary
Actor
Approximately $12,000

Note: The salary may vary according to the company, experience and ability.

Entry requirements
  • A secondary school graduate or above
  • Good communication and speaking skills
Duties

Dancers use different body movements and feelings to dance. Flexible muscles and a soft body are indispensable for dancing. In addition, there is a wide variety of dances in which dancers can participate in local or overseas dance groups. The following are their main tasks:

  • Dance for singers, concerts, TV stations, movies, etc
  • Rehearse / perform a dance on one’s own or with a group or partner to the rhythm of music
  • Need to practice and maintain good physical fitness
Working hours

Dancers are full-time or part-time, with time varying according to the needs of their jobs.

Working environment

Generally work  at  a television station, on a stage, at a theatre, etc.

Personality
Creative
Sociable
Promotion and reference salary
Dancer
Approximately $10,000
Dance teacher / choreographer
Approximately $15,000
Dance examiner
Approximately $20,000

Note: The salary may vary  according to the company, experience and ability.

Entry requirements
  • A secondary school graduate
  • Good communication and speaking skills
  • Have a sense of musical rhythm
Duties

Sports coaches can work in the public or private sectors. Apart from mastering the various skills of physical fitness training, they also need to understand the prevention and management of basic sports injuries. The following are their main tasks:

  • Provide a safe teaching and training environment
  • Explain and demonstrate the movements to the students and encourage them to have the courage to try
  • Maintain the discipline
  • Provide sport technical analysis and assessment for students
Working hours

Sports coaches can work full-time or part-time, depending on the needof the work, irregular working hours

Working environment

Works at schools, community groups, private sports clubs, etc

Personality
Sociable
Sociable
Patient
Promotion and reference salary
Sport coach
Approximately $14,000

Note: The salary may vary  according to the company, experience and ability.

Entry requirements
  • A holder of Higher Diploma / Associate Degree / registered Post-secondary College Diploma or above from a Hong Kong institution of Higher Education
  • Good communication and speaking skills
Duties

Mountain craft is a professional skill. Not only do they lead trainees in hiking, mountain craft coaches also teach trainees about safety awareness, survival skills and the promotion of a sense of care for nature and environmental protection. The following are their main tasks:

  • Lead students in mountaineering, hiking and camping activities
  • Promote mountaineering activities and teach students basic knowledge and techniques of mountain climbing
  • Ensure that the trainees have a safe training and competition environment, and that the sports equipment and facilities meet the safety standards
  • Teach students the concept of caring for nature
Working hours

Mountain craft coaches can work full-time or part-time, irregular working hours according to the need of work

Working environment

Generally work in an outdoor area

Personality
Good communication skills
Sociable
Leadership skills
Promotion and reference salary
Level 1 mountain craft coach
Approximately $14,000
Level 2 mountain craft coach
Approximately $20,000
Level 3 mountain craft coach
Approximately $28,000

Note 1: The salary may vary according to the company, experience and ability.
Note 2: People who are interested may start with a first-class certificate in Mountain Skills Training. The following are the advanced routes for Mountain Art Training.
Certificate course in Mountaineering (Level 1)> Certificate course in Mountaineering (Level 2)> Certificate course in Mountaineering Instructor (Level 3) > Mountain Craft Coach Assistant > Mountain Craft Coach (Level 1) > Mountain Craft Coach (Level 2) > Mountain Craft Coach (Level 3).

Entry requirements
  • A holder of a valid First-aid Certificate
  • Good communication and speaking skills

Mountain craft coach (Level 1)

  • Over 21 years of age.
  • Registered as a mountain craft coach assistant at China Hong Kong Mountaineering and Climbing Union for at least one year and recommended by the Union
  • Being a coach assistant in the Mountain Craft Certificate Course for 5 times, including two times in the Certificate Course in Mountain Craft II or one time in the Certificate Course in Mountain Craft (Leadership)  III
  • Passed the screening test

Mountain craft coach (Level 2)

  • Over 24 years of age.
  • Registered as a Level 1 mountain craft coach and recommended by the China Hong Kong Mountaineering and Climbing Union
  • At least two years’ qualification at Certificate Course in Mountain Craft Coach I under China Hong Kong Mountaineering and Climbing Union
  • Being a coach in the Certificate Course in Mountain Craft I and II  for at least 2 times and being a coach assistant in the Certificate Course in Mountain Craft II for 2 times, or
  • Being a coach in the Certificate Course in Mountain Craft II for at least 2 times and being a coach assistant in in the Certificate Course Mountain Craft (Leadership) III for one time
  • Passed the screening test

Mountain Craft Coach (Level 3)

  • Over 29 years of age
  • Recommended by China Hong Kong Mountaineering and Climbing Union
  • At least 3 years’ experience as a Level 2 mountain craft coach and assist in coach training or assessment for at least three times
Duties

The stage space and design can bring the audience different visual enjoyment, so the stage designer needs the rich imagination to match each kind of line, the material, the colour for the performance art, drama and dance. The following are their main tasks:

  • Cooperate with the behind-the-scenes team to create the effect of stage design
  • Familiar with the operation of the venue, master the use of the stage space
  • Decorate the space and create the visual effects of the stage with the lighting, sets and props
  • Familiar with the script and collect information for the layout of the site
Working hours

Irregular working hours according to the need of work

Working environment

Generally work outside or in an indoor area

Personality
Creative
Patient
Sociable
Promotion and reference salary
Stage designer assistant
Approximately $11,000
Stage designer
Approximately $14,000

Note: The salary may vary  according to the company, experience and ability.

Entry requirements
  • A holder of Higher Diploma / Associate Degree / registered Post-secondary College Diploma or above from a Hong Kong institution of Higher Education
  • Have artistic tentacles
Duties

Piano needs regular tuning and maintenance in order to maintain a good toneThe internal structure also changes with time, temperature, humidity and other factors,so the piano tuner technician’s  job is to repair and maintain the piano. The following are the main tasks:

  • Piano repair and maintenance services
  • Tighten strings to tune the timbre and pitch of keys with tools
  • Understand the structure of the piano and the principle of sound production
Working hours

Irregular working hours according to the need of work

Working environment

Generally working indoors

Personality
Patient
Attention to details
Promotion and reference salary
Piano tuner technician trainee
Approximately $7,850
Piano tuner technician
Approximately $12,000

Note: The salary may vary according to the company, experience and ability.

Entry requirements
  • A secondary school graduate
  • Piano exam certificate is an advantage
Examples of related training and courses
Duties

Photography services cover a wide range, including advertising, events, weddings, portraits, venues, products and pets, etc. Photographers use different camera skills and techniques to provide services for their guests. The following are their main tasks:

  • Take pictures outdoors or indoors
  • Arrange studios for shooting
  • Responsible for post-processing of photos, such as photo retouching and colour matching
Working hours

Irregular working hours according to the need of work

Working environment

Generally work in a film studio or outdoor area

Personality
Creative
Patient
Good time management
Promotion and reference salary
Photographer assistant
Approximately $8,000-10,000
Photographer
$15,000 or more

Note: The salary may vary according to the company, experience and ability.

Entry requirements
  • Basic knowledge of photography
  • Knowledge of computer photo processing softwares, such as Photoshop
Duties

Tree conservation is very important to the environment and ecology. Arborists specialize in the management of trees. They have knowledge and skills in tree biology, plant diseases and insect pests, climbing and pruning. The following are the main tasks:

  • Clear dead branches, prune and treat weak branches
  • Check the health conditions of trees and measure the strength of wood
  • Treat tree wounds and wilted plants
  • Conduct tree risk assessments and prepare reports
Working hours

About 45 hours a week

Working environment

Generally work in an outdoor area

Personality
Patient
Attention to details
Promotion and reference salary
Junior arborist
Approximately $12,000-15,000
Experience 0-3 years
Certified arborist
Approximately $47,235 or more
Experience 3 years or more

Note: The salary may vary according to the company, experience and ability.

Entry requirements
  • Starting as a junior arborist after secondary school graduation
  • Obtain the arborist credential at International Society of Aboriculture (ISA) after 3 years of working experience and relevant professional courses
Duties
  • Demonstrate correct yoga postures to student
  • Assist students to do a correct yoga posture
  • Design appropriate yoga courses for students at different levels
  • Prepare teaching material, such as yoga mats
Working hours

The time of the class or self-arranged

Working environment

Work in yoga center, fitness center and  private classroom

Personality
Patient
Good communication skills
Promotion and reference salary
Yoga instructor
Approximately $14,000

Note: The salary may vary according to the company, experience and ability.

Entry requirements
  • Completion of International Institute of Professional Yoga Teacher Verification Certificate
  • Completion of the 200-hour international certified yoga instructor training course
  • Fluent in Chinese and English
  • Good communication skills
Duties
  • Provide professional guidance to students, ensure the safety of fitness student during exercise, to avoid student get injured
  • Understand the diet, nature of work and sleeping quality of students. To formulate a professional and feasible fitness plan according to the different trainees
  • Design suitable nutritional meal recipe for students
  • Follow up on the fitness progress of the trainees regularly
Working hours

The time of the class or self-arranged

Working environment

Work in fitness center or small private classroom

Personality
Patient
Attention to details
Promotion and reference salary
Fitness instructor
Approximately $14,000

Note: The salary may vary according to the company, experience and ability.

Entry requirements
  • Fluent in Chinese and English
  • Good communication skills
  • Knowledge of customs demoiselle is required
  • Know how to use fitness equipment
  • Hold a certificate of Sports Coach
Duties
  • Perform magic tricks at different shopping malls or banquets
  • Research and design new magic tricks
  • Bring joy and entertainment to the audience
Working hours

Depends on when the client need or self-arranged

Working environment

Work in different shopping malls and banquets

Personality
Attention to details
Sociable
Promotion and reference salary
Magician assistant
Approximately $8,000
Magician
Approximately $13,000

Note: The salary may vary according to the company, experience and ability.

Entry requirements
  • Know how to use magic props to do magic
  • Good communication skills
Examples of related training and courses
Duties
  • Perform in different places and bring the atmosphere in the event
  • Write different songs
  • Write lyrics for a song
  • Do the post-production of the song such as tuning and harmony
  • Shoot for music video
  • Promote for the song
Working hours

Depends on the time of the performance or self-arranged

Working environment

Work in different shopping malls, banquets or radio and television stations

Personality
Creative
Promotion and reference salary
Singer and songwriter
Approximately $12,000

Note: The salary may vary according to the company, experience and ability.

Entry requirements
  • Know how to play an instrument
  • Interested in music
  • Know how to make music
Duties
  • Draw illustrations for books, magazines, newspapers, brochures, novels, textbooks, etc
  • Drawing cards, posters, advertisements, painting, humour, etc
  • Use computer software such as: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Corel Painter to draw illustrations.
Working hours

Average 70 hours per week, depends on the amount of work

Working environment

Work in studio

Personality
Attention to details
Creative
Promotion and reference salary
Illustrator
Approximately $12,000

Note: The salary may vary according to the company, experience and ability.

Entry requirements
  • Know how to use computer software such as: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Corel Painter to draw illustrations
  • Interested in painting
Duties
  • Write different stories
  • Write a column for a newspaper, magazine or magazine
  • Create a TV or movie script
Working hours

Average 70 hours per week

Working environment

Work in the office or at home

Personality
Creative
Attention to details
Promotion and reference salary
Writer
Approximately $12,000

Note: The salary may vary according to the company, experience and ability.

Entry requirements
  • Good Chinese writing skill
  • Interested in story writing
  • Knowledge of basic computer software, such as MS Word
Duties
  • Show fashion products, advertising, etc
  • Shot posters, magazine covers
  • Promote the product
  • Wear sponsor clothing
  • Catwalk on the runway
Working hours

Average 60 hours a week and sometimes might not leave on time

Working environment

Usually work in fashion exhibition and the studio, and sometimes require outdoor shooting

Personality
Sociable
Patient
Promotion and reference salary
Model
Approximately $15,000

Note: The salary may vary according to the company, experience and ability.

Entry requirements
  • Height: 173 cm or above for women and 185cm or above for men
  • The proportion of body shape should be in line with the requirements
  • Have a good posture
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