Full Time Opportunities

We are keen on talents and we take pride in discovering the right people and helping them unleash their full potential. By fostering a harmonious and vibrant workplace, motivating staff and developing their careers, we aim to build a unique team that will bring the Tai Kwun vision to life.

Applicants are welcome to send their career enquires to recruit@taikwun.hk (Human Resource Department of Tai Kwun).

Programme Coordinator (1-year contract)

You will:

  • Plan, support and implement Tai Kwun Contemporary education and public programmes, and other learning and experience programmes
  • Plan and organise public events, including performances, lectures, panels, screenings, docent training, guided tours, etc. Support the team in leading and guiding interpretation of exhibition and art
  • Liaise with and work closely with artists, curators, educators and scholars to develop ideas of programmes and maintain network
  • Contribute ideas, texts, and other materials for website and promotional channels, especially in relation to public education and programming
  • Coordinate with other internal departments for different projects. Handle internal workflow for procuring service providers. Ensure works are delivered timely and the quality is to the entire satisfaction and best interest of Tai Kwun

You should have/be:

  • Bachelor Degree in Art/Cultural Studies or relevant discipline
  • Minimum 3 years’ solid experience in art administration, planning and organizing programmes, with previous exposure in contemporary visual art institutions is an advantage
  • Creative, meticulous and with passion in arts
  • Good project management, research, communication and negotiation skills
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English and Chinese
  • High Proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Assistant Manager - VIP Relations

You will:

  • To develop, manage, and coordinate VIP and external relations protocols across functions
  • Project manage VIP task timeline and budget, especially acting as Tai Kwun’s PIC to liaise with concerned parties
  • Assist the coordination of VIP programme events for target audiences; working with both internal and external stakeholders to ensure successful delivery
  • Oversee organization and guest list contributions for private visits / off hour tours & special tours; invitation design and dispatch; RSVP procedures for VIP events
  • Manage all communications with VIPs from Director’s Office – VIP designation, newsletters/thank you content and format as well as feedback/complaints
  • Coordinate onsite management of VIP and external relations, including but not limited to providing Heritage Tours, co-lead Arts Tours, and arrangements for special performance showings, including urgent same day requests
  • Collate, organize, and distribute audience specific assets and appropriate collaterals for guests
  • Identify and refer revenue generating leads if appropriate for inter-departmental follow-up

You should have/be:

  • Minimum 8 years of relevant professional work experience with at least 2 years in a managerial position and experience in hospitality, government relations, VIP relations (Art& Culture preferred) and/or membership-based service organizations
  • Knowledge of corporate social responsibility theory and practices and experience with working in international organizations and/or working in the region/abroad are additional assets
  • Able to work independently, responsible, multi-tasking, with a strong drive for excellence
  • Strong project management and problem solving skills with good sense of risk awareness, sensitivity and crisis management
  • Good command of written and spoken English, Mandarin and Cantonese
  • Flexible in working at irregular hours including weekends, evenings, public holidays of high seasons, as required by exhibitions and performances

Senior Officer – Leasing & Commercial (Venue Hire)

You will:

  • Assist in the formulation of venue hire strategies for long-term and sustainable business growth
  • Implement customer acquisition initiatives for venue hire
  • Manage the implementation of venue hire events, from inquiries handling to events coordination
  • Plan and execute retail offering enhancement campaigns and thematic initiatives, including but not limiting to tenant collaboration
  • Conduct industry benchmarking analysis to formulate pricing strategy for venue hire
  • Develop marketing materials for direct pitching
  • Support business projects and ad hoc duties as assigned from time to time

You should have/be:

  • Bachelor degree in hospitality, real estate, business administration, marketing or related disciplines
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience with track record in business development and events sales is an added advantage
  • Strong business acumen with good planning and organizational skills
  • Creative, and with a can-do attitude
  • Able to work independently and under pressure
  • Good command of written and spoken English and Chinese
  • Well-versed in Microsoft Office (Word/Excel/PowerPoint)

Assistant Manager – Finance Operations & Reporting

You will:

  • Handle month-end closing and financial statements preparation, variance analysis and management reports compilation, breakdown in financial statements such as accounts receivables, accounts payables aging reports and intercompany reconciliations after book close
  • Supervise a small team and oversee daily accounting operation tasks including Accounts Payable and General Ledger
  • Manage the process of submitting periodic donation claims to funding provider, prepare balance sheet review and follow up with any issues being identified
  • Manage cashflow of the company and monitor accounts receivables & payables in a timely manner
  • Handle withholding tax reporting/filing and ensure proper accounting treatment in local books and compliance with financial controls
  • Identify, define, and drive process/system improvement projects in line with the operation needs while continuously improving tools and processes
  • Provide support in periodic forecast and annual budget exercise led by FP&A team
  • Handle statutory audit, assist in internal control reviews and any ad-hoc duties and assignments as required

You should have/be:

  • Degree in Accounting, Finance or relevant disciplines with CPA or Charter Accountant qualifications
  • At least 5 years of supervisory experience in audit or commercial operations, particularly in handling full set of books independently
  • Exposure to Art and cultural related NGO or social service settings is a plus
  • A good team player, independent and able to work under pressure
  • Self-motivated and attention to details
  • Good planning, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Good command of written and spoken English and Chinese
  • Well-versed in Microsoft Office (Word/Excel/PowerPoint)

Assistant Technical Officer – Building

You will:

  • Being part of the professional technical team in building fabric maintenance to ensure the high standard of related planning and work execution
  • Assist in arranging entire process of repair & maintenance and preparing technical drawings, technical specification, tender documents, and tender evaluation for the builder’s works perspective
  • Assist in coordinating alternation and additional work, project work, fitting out, reinstatement works and monitoring the work progress and quality with various parties
  • Conduct condition survey for buildings and prepare reports as assigned
  • Evaluate quantity and conduct market search for preparation of cost estimation
  • Supervise and arrange routine works which performed by frontline technical team and contractors in accordance with the compliance of technical specifications and safety & health requirements
  • Assist in coordinating routine inspections with Technical Supervisors and ensure implementation compliance
  • Participate in coordinating the technical resources of technical team for operational effectiveness
  • Provide effective event technical support for all activities in relation to the builder’s works in Tai Kwun
  • Assist in preparing, updating and filing operations and procurement documents

You should have/be:

  • Bachelor degree in Quantity Surveying, Building Studies, Building Surveying, or relevant discipline
  • Minimum 1 year relevant experience in project/facilities/property.  Previous exposure in heritage site is an advantage
  • Passion in Heritage, Contemporary Arts and Performing Arts.  Positive attitude with passion in the Tai Kwun project is essential
  • Proficient in computer applications including Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, photoshop, etc.
  • Excellent command of both written and spoken English and Chinese
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills and able to interact with people of different levels
  • Self-motivated, well-organized, attention to details, dynamic, result-oriented, able to work under pressure
  • Good time management and problem-solving skills

Senior Officer - Learning & Development

You will:

  • Assist in conducting training needs analysis, sourcing and recommending relevant training programs to support the talent development plan of the organisation
  • Liaise with internal departments and external training consultants to plan and implement various training programs
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of training programmes and propose follow up action for continuous improvement
  • Administer training application and maintain accurate training record.  Prepare training dashboard for management review
  • Support the UAT and enhancement of training module in HRIS System
  • Keep track of industry development trends and take the initiative to understand and explore new training initiatives
  • Assist in other HR functions and projects as assigned

You should have/be:

  • Bachelor degree in Human Resources Management, Psychology or relevant disciplines
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in Talent Development. Working Experience in service industry or hospitality industry is preferred
  • Knowledge in video editing experience is an advantage
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills
  • Creative and Pro-active with excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Resourceful, service-oriented and able to work independently
  • Good command of spoken and written English and Chinese
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

Senior Officer – Leasing & Commercial

You will:

  • Implement the leasing strategy through identification of prospective tenants and conduct business pitching, as well as handling lease renewals
  • Identify opportunities to enhance the trade-mix and tenant portfolio. Implement business and operational initiatives to sustain tenants’ business
  • Uphold tenant relationship and provide quality support in tenancy management, including coordination of fit-out works, handling of enquiries & complaints, and credit control
  • Coordinate with Facilities Management, Operations and Marketing teams on tenancy-related matters
  • Handle tenancy formalities and legal documentations. Provide tenancy administration support as required
  • Conduct market research, perform business analysis and assist in budget preparation
  • Support business projects and ad hoc duties as assigned from time to time

You should have/be:

  • Bachelor degree in real estate, business administration, marketing or related disciplines
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience, exposure to leasing portfolio management with reputable landlord(s) is an advantage
  • Strong business acumen with good planning and organizational skills
  • Independent, creative, and with a can-do attitude
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Good command of written and spoken English and Chinese

Performing Arts Manager

You will:

  • Lead the Department to plan and develop Tai Kwun’s annual performing arts programming, including music, theatre, dance and cinema, to contribute to Tai Kwun’s year-round progamming vibrancy
  • Participate in the development of Tai Kwun’s Strategic Plan and contribute to Tai Kwun’s strategic objectives through selecting, producing and presenting performing arts programs suitable for Tai Kwun’s venues to ensure sustained programming throughout the year
  • Identify outstanding Hong Kong talent in performing arts and devise programs which support and develop Hong Kong creativity and performance practice
  • Identify and recommend leading international performers and performing companies to stimulate Hong Kong audiences and coach, mentor or partner with complementary Hong Kong performers in order to develop Hong Kong’s performing arts capability
  • Collaborate with Contemporary Art and Heritage programming teams to develop distinctive, cross-disciplinary themes, events or festivals
  • Identify and recommend programming partners whose programs and activities are suitable in quality and complementary in content to Tai Kwun’s programming.
  • Support the Director in the planning, management resourcing and delivery of special events
  • Present all proposed performing arts programming to the Program Committee for endorsement, and engage in regular dialogue with individual committee members to seeks advice, insights or alternative suggestions
  • Set and manage the budget for the annual program of performing arts and manage, support and develop a department of four direct reports
  • Ensure the Director is kept fully up to date with all programming developments and provide timely, detailed and accurate information to colleagues in supporting departments to enable them to fulfil expectations

You should have/be:

  • Minimum 10 years’ solid experience in the arts and cultural sector of Hong Kong
  • Extensive experience in producing performing arts events in more than one discipline
  • A commitment to, and a demonstrated track record in, the development of emerging artists in different fields of the performing arts
  • A wide network of contacts in the performing arts sector of Hong Kong. A creative think who is self-motivated and capable of taking an idea from inception to realization
  • An inspirational leader who will motivate employees and open to new ideas and challenges and with strong leadership skills
  • Sound financial skills in budgeting and cost control
  • Proficient in written and spoken English and Chinese
  • Flexible in working at irregular hours including weekends, evenings, public holidays of festive seasons, as required by the program

Leasing and Commercial - Community Project Assistant (one-year contract)

The Job
Working in our Leasing and Commercial Department, you will:

  • Support Tai Kwun to use space as a resource to elevate artistic experiences and as a medium for collaborative placemaking
  • Catalyse the shaping of public spaces through creative processes to bring new energy into local neighbourhoods
  • Support the development of venue hire business and related commercial offerings, as well as coordinates events to enhance lifestyle and enjoyment experience of Tai Kwun visitors
  • Search for spaces and sites with potential for activation or transformation into venues for creative work; assess spaces’ feasibility through discussions with creative professionals and key stakeholders
  • Coordinate and facilitate artistic experimentations; providing delivery support for art and creative happenings
  • Implement customer acquisition initiatives for venue hire business, and develop rapport with corporate and institutional clients
  • Support the implementation of venue hire events, from inquiries handling to events coordination
  • Assist in the development of marketing materials for client pitching

You should have/be

  • Candidate with no more than 6 months full time employment on a consecutive (not accumulative) basis is a must
  • Degree holder is preferred
  • Customer-oriented, empathetic, culturally sensitive, respectful, creative, independent
  • Adaptability skills, complex problem-solving skills, coordinating skills, planning and organizational skills, interpersonal and communications skills
  • Knowledge related to building and construction, design, sociology and anthropology

Deadline of application : 30 November 2022

Heritage - Community Project Assistant (one-year contract)

The Job
Working in our Heritage Department, you will:

  • Assist the production and adaptation of creative work to be showcased, communicated, and consumed via different platforms
  • Enhance accessibility and social inclusion by broadening access to creative work by a wide spectrum of audiences and facilitating cross-pollination of knowledge and ideas that transcends human boundaries
  • Support the formulation and execution of community arts projects through collaboration with partners in other sectors
  • Promote the development of artistic interventions and happenings to facilitate cross-sector dialogue and inclusive art-making
  • Design and produce creative content apt to be delivered through multiple channels
  • Research on local and international media trends and propose potential ideas to transform artistic work into transmedia content for multiple platforms
  • Research on existing community art examples, as well as reference cases in the region and abroad to support the formulation of community strategy and work
  • Liaise with community organisations on the ideation, planning and execution of arts and cultural programmes

You should have/be:

  • Candidate with no more than 6 months full time employment on a consecutive (not accumulative) basis is a must
  • Degree holder is preferred
  • Conscientious, detail-oriented, flexible, cooperative
  • Well-organised with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge in heritage or research

Deadline of application : 30 November 2022

Art - Creative Communications Assistant (one-year contract)

The Job
Working in our Art Department, you will:

  • Find different strategies to use various old and new media to introduce new audience to contemporary art through different platforms
  • Research and analyze digital education campaigns implemented by art institutions of similar scale
  • Identify and analyze the factors of successful digital education campaigns
  • Identify new audiences and develop relationships with new target groups, NGOs and underprivileged communities who can benefit from the knowledge, appreciation and healing power of contemporary art 
  • Develop and implement a long-term digital education campaign through establishing strategic timelines, custom content creation, and new participation opportunities to activate and benefit various target groups, NGOs and underprivileged communities
  • Produce and promote original content (such as education videos, podcasts, digital events) through innovative presentations, across different platforms (website/app, social media), inspired by exhibitions and events in Tai Kwun Contemporary, to reach different target audiences

You should have/be

  • Candidate with no more than 6 months full time employment on a consecutive (not accumulative) basis is a must
  • Degree holder is preferred
  • Experience in the administration of social media platforms
  • Genuine interest and good knowledge in contemporary art and visual culture
  • Self-motivated, passionate in working with artists, curators and researchers in developing complex art projects
  • Be able to solve problems, creative, responsible and detail oriented; strong project management and team skills with the ability to work with tight deadlines and manage multiple tasks
  • Proficiency in Photoshop
  • Excellent communication skills, proficient in both spoken and written English and Chinese

Deadline of application : 30 November 2022

Performing Arts - Creative Communications Assistant (one-year contract)

The Job
Working in our Performing Arts Department, you will:

  • Assist the production and adaptation of creative work to be showcased, communicated, and consumed via different platforms
  • Enhance accessibility and social inclusion by broadening access to creative work by a wide spectrum of audiences and facilitating cross-pollination of knowledge and ideas that transcends human boundaries
  • Support the formulation and execution of community arts projects through collaboration with partners in other sectors
  • Promote the development of artistic interventions and happenings to facilitate cross-sector dialogue and inclusive art-making
  • Design and produce creative content apt to be delivered through multiple channels
  • Research on local and international media trends and propose potential ideas to transform artistic work into transmedia content for multiple platforms
  • Research on existing community art examples, as well as reference cases in the region and abroad to support the formulation of community strategy and work
  • Liaise with community organisations on the ideation, planning and execution of arts and cultural programmes

You should have/be:

  • Candidate with no more than 6 months full time employment on a consecutive (not accumulative) basis is a must
  • Degree holder is preferred
  • Knowledge in media trends and Performing Arts
  • Well-organised, think out of the box and innovative
  • Cheerful, conscientious, detail-oriented, flexible, initiative, open-minded               

Deadline of application : 30 November 2022

Visitor Experience Associate - Effectiveness and Efficiency

You will:

Focus on delivering an excellent visitor ‘transformative experience’ to make Tai Kwun “the vibrant heart of Hong Kong” by helping to optimize front line team deployment planning using Tai Kwun software/systems to centralize administration improving operations efficiency. 

  • Work closely with managers and supervisors to create and implement day to day schedule management, co-ordinate schedule swaps and changes based on staffing needs and changing programme requirements
  • Use workforce management system, prepare reports to assist management in monitoring team and individual performance
  • Support daily operations at Visitor Centre and provide programme services
  • Handle visitor’s enquiries and comments at designated locations in a professional manner
  • Consolidate visitor experience survey results that reflects visitor’s feedback on visitor experience and public programme offering
  • Monitor staff’s training records for roster planning and scheduling

You should have/be:

  • Diploma or Bachelor Degree in hotel & tourism management, education, cultural studies, history or other related disciplines
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in Customer Service with exposure in related sector is preferred. 
  • Experience in roster planning is an advantage
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite and other computer literacy with ability to manage data input, reporting, exporting and other software features.
  • Excellent communication skills assisting, managers/supervisors or other decision makers in developing resourcing or staff deployment solutions
  • Continuously look for and recommend means to improve quality, standardize services or simplify the delivery of visitor services
  • Excellent organizational skills, self-motivated, diligent, intellectually curious
  • Good command of Chinese and English. Proficient in other languages will be an advantage
  • Able to work on shift and perform duty during weekends and public holidays

Visitor Experience Associates

As a knowledgeable Visitor Experience Associate reporting to Operations, you will:

Focus on delivering an excellent visitor ‘transformative experience’ to make Tai Kwun “the vibrant heart of Hong Kong” by positively interacting with visitors as an ambassador in the first welcoming point of contact in Tai Kwun.  You will also play an essential service role providing informed and knowledgeable advice about site-wide events, heritage tours, specific exhibitions and performances that offer visitors the full range of excellent cultural opportunities at Tai Kwun.

  • Support counter daily operations at Visitor Centre, Gallery Reception and ushering in other event areas
  • Proactively greet visitors, guide and guarantee excellent visitor experience and conduct survey
  • Handle face-to-face enquiries and comments at Visitor Centre, Art Gallery Reception, or designated locations in a professional manner
  • Handle phone-in or write-in enquiries and comments and other contingency duties in a professional manner
  • Perform daily ticketing, sales activities, cash box and inventory management in Visitor Centre and designated locations.
  • Guide thematic exhibitions tours and/or education tours
  • Perform any ad hoc duties when required

You should have/be:

  • Diploma or Bachelor Degree in hotel & tourism management, education, cultural studies, history or other related disciplines
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in Customer Service with exposure in related sector is preferred.  Having 1 years’ experience in performing arts venue setting, gallery or hospitality will be an advantage
  • Specific Experience in a role that will bring a ‘public facing’ advantage to front-line service quality in a public setting including -
    • Hotel, Hospitality or In-Flight services
    • Front line support roles Front Desk, Service Hotline and routine service quality monitoring or inspection
    • Event and Programme roles, ushering and public safety
    • Public survey, questionnaire and data analysis with presentations
  • Excellent organizational skills, self-motivated, diligent, intellectually curious
  • Outgoing, friendly and courteous
  • Good command of Chinese and English. Proficient in other languages will be an advantage
  • Willing to work according to the internal rotation plan and prepared to work in outdoor areas
  • Able to work on shift and perform duty during weekends and public holidays

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Part Time Opportunities

We are keen on talents and we take pride in discovering the right people and helping them unleash their full potential. By fostering a harmonious and vibrant workplace, motivating staff and developing their careers, we aim to build a unique team that will bring the Tai Kwun vision to life.

Applicants are welcome to send their career enquires to recruit@taikwun.hk (Human Resource Department of Tai Kwun).

Visitor Experience Team (Part-time)

Tai Kwun, Hong Kong’s centre for heritage and arts, is currently building a visitor experience team to offer a unique package of heritage and arts experience at the restored Central Police Station compound in Hong Kong.

Each team member will have a chance to take on multiple part-time roles in providing visitor services and assisting in site-wide heritage and arts programmes.  The part-time roles include:


Customer Service Associate
The Job

  • Provides a full range of guest services for visitors to Tai Kwun
  • Proactively provides any assistance to visitors and responds to the queries
  • Performs cash handling duty at certain service locations
  • Professionally handles any contingency for visitors and provides immediate assistance

Heritage Programmes Helper
The Job

  • Helps visitors understand the exhibition/programming content and the story flow
  • Conducts guided tours for thematic programmes
  • Assists in heritage events, including programme openings, workshops, talks, etc. Maintains a smooth visitor flow in the exhibition/activity area
  • Provides visitors a historic overview of the site's history if they are keen to learn.  Helps visitors identify appropriate resources for them to explore the site's heritage offerings
  • Engage individual visitors and families on impromptu tours or conversations

Gallery Guide
The Job

  • Serves as a host of the galleries to welcoming visitors and providing prompt feedback to their queries
  • Serves as an interpreter and tour guide of the contemporary art exhibitions for visitors, including school-age and adult groups
  • Maintains a smooth visitor flow in the art galleries and helps assume the safety of artworks and of visitors
  • Assists in the galleries' events, including Family Day activities, school workshops and other events

Event Helper
The Job

  • Assists in venue set up and coordinates with other parties in the logistical arrangements
  • Assists in on-site operations, including ticketing, greeting visitors, escorting visitors and ushering visitors
  • Maintains a smooth visitor flow in the venue
  • Provides any support to the production team during the events

Being a member of our Visitor Experience Team, you should have/be:

  • Good command of Chinese & English; knowledge of other languages will be an asset
  • Ready to serve as a host of Tai Kwun and handle any visitor inquiries
  • Looking for opportunities to play multiple roles within the Visitor Experience Team
  • Willing to work shifts, including on weekends and holidays
  • Willing to work in any location within Tai Kwun including indoor and outdoor locations
  • Enthusiastic, passionate, outgoing, cheerful, friendly, courteous, helpful and sensitive to visitors’ needs
  • Strong on-the-spot problem-solving skills

Introduction

Tai Kwun has an outstanding team of individuals who collectively make this historic compound a unique destination in Hong Kong. When it comes to our people, we are as diverse and dynamic as the city we live in. We are eager to share our vision with stakeholders, communities and other teams. If you are passionate about heritage, contemporary art, performing arts and culture, we welcome you to be one of us.

Tai Kwun is recognised as “Manpower Developers” by the Employees Retraining Board in 2020


Culture

As a creative and innovative team, we are proud to offer the best heritage and arts experience to Hong Kong. We hope to cultivate knowledge and appreciation of arts and history in our community with our six core values: Authenticity, Collaboration, Generosity, Innovation, Sustainability and Passion.


Wellness

We believe employees’ health and well-being are key to an organisation’s success. Therefore, we continuously organise activities to promote health consciousness and employee wellness, including a Laughter Yoga Class, Calligraphy Workshop, Tai Chi Class, Meditation Class, Massage Session and Christmas Party, among others. To celebrate Tai Kwun’s 1st Anniversary, we organised a Yoga Class, Health Talk, Snack Booth and Balloon Twisting Workshop for staff to enjoy. We encourage staff to live a healthy lifestyle by providing up-to-date health information. Fresh lemons are provided daily in our pantry for drinks and fruit is also supplied on a regular basis. During the Wellness Week, staff participate in and attend the Health Booth as well as One-to-One Chinese Medicine Consultation.

We also encourage a healthy work-life balance and have been dedicated to staff engagement. To promote and enhance employee mental health, we provide Professional Counselling services to our colleagues.


Tai Kwun 1st Anniversary ─ Snack Booth
2019 Christmas Party

Interest Class ─ Balloon Twisting Workshop
Interest Class ─ Yoga Class

Wellness Day ─ Health Booth
Wellness Day ─ Massage Session

Training & Opportunity

We focus on staff training and development, aiming to equip our talent staff with the required operational knowledge and skills to perform their job effectively.

We organise new hire orientations and induction programmes to onboard staff as well as mandatory safety training for all employees. Team building workshops and strategic planning workshop are held to enhance the bond between teams and unleash their potential and talent. We also arrange Soft Skills training, English Writing Training and e-learning to cope with staff’s training needs.

So that staff members can gain even greater exposure to the heritage, culture and arts scenes of Hong Kong, we have organised visits to heritage sites and art galleries. Sponsorship is also provided to staff who attend external job-related courses.


Safety Training

English Writing Workshop

Strategic Planning Workshop
Strategic Planning Workshop