Open Call for Para Site’s Volunteer Tour Guides | Art Basel Hong Kong 2017

Feb 19, 2017

Art Basel in Hong Kong is among the world's premier international art fairs for modern and contemporary art, offering a platform for showcasing works from across the globe. The show provides an in-depth overview of the region’s diversity through both historical material and cutting-edge works by established and emerging artists.

Since its inauguration in Hong Kong, Para Site has been organizing the fair’s public tours, providing insight into some of the featured artists and works. This year, Para Site is looking for 20 enthusiastic individuals interested in contemporary art to join our guided tour programme. These bilingual volunteers (Cantonese & English or Mandarin & English) will be asked to give guided tour(s) and interact with guests from all around the world during the opening hours of the art fair.

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, we hope for a daily commitment of at least 7 hours from the volunteers. In return, Para Site will provide a complimentary ticket to the Vernissage at Art Basel in Hong Kong on March 22nd, 2017, together with our exclusive Para Site T-shirt and tote bag.

Please send us an email to with your name, CV and contact details (i.e. phone number and email address) before Sunday, February 19, 2017. Selected individuals will be contacted for an interview later in February.


Opening hours of the art fair:

Thursday, March 23: 13:00 – 20:00
Friday, March 24: 13:00 – 21:00
Saturday, March 25: 11:00 – 18:00