MoCC Ambassadorship

MoCC Ambassadorship 2019/20: General Information (For CUHK Students)

What is MoCC Ambassadorship?

The MoCC Ambassadorship recognizes and provides financial support for outstanding CUHK students who wish to intern in the MoCC to raise climate change awareness and promote sustainability on and beyond campus.  MoCC Ambassadors undergo knowledge training in climate change, sustainability and museum operations.

Each MoCC Ambassador is required to pursue, under supervision, experimental learning that carries educational benefits for the Ambassador and are relevant to the MoCC’s operational and outreach activities.  The amount of internship time shall not be less than 50 hours within the full eight-month term of the Ambassadorship (or pro rata if the term is less than eight months).

Details of the financial support of the MoCC Ambassadorship are outlined in the programme flyer.  When the students graduate from the ambassadorship, each of them will be awarded a certificate of completion. The ambassadorship may be renewed for another academic year upon demonstration of excellent performance and the availability of funding.

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Who may apply for the Ambassadorship?

Applications are open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students of CUHK.  Students in related fields (major or minor), such as sustainable development, earth system science, museum studies, geography, environmental technologies, environmental science, anthropology or those who have a track record in participating in environmental services, may be given priority.

How to apply?

Interested students are requested to complete the online application form by 11:59 pm, 31 August 2019).

Shortlisted applicants will be invited by phone to attend a selection interview to be held on 11, 12 or 13 September 2019.  Successful applicants will be contacted by phone and email shortly afterwards.

What are the expectations?

The MoCC Ambassadors are required to:

  • Knowledge training: attend all sessions of knowledge training (see ‘What are the important dates?’ below) which include sessions of mock and pilot museum and eco-tours
  • Experimental learning: intern in the MoCC by serving in shifts to guide visitors on MoCC tours and to answer museum-related questions from the visitors
  • Be encouraging and welcoming to visitors
  • Assist in conducting impact studies pertaining to MoCC exhibitions and eco-tours
  • Be able to guide the campus eco-tours
  • Discuss and, if necessary, update the contents of the eco-tours
  • Assist in organizing MoCC events such as workshops, seminars and campaigns
  • Be peer mentors of Team MoCC members (secondary school students)
  • Represent the MoCC on occasions of museum and university events and ceremonies
  • Participate in monthly meetings (see ‘What are the important dates?’ below)
  • Be punctual in all meetings and duty assignments (no absence without prior notice is allowed)

What are the important dates?

Deadline for Application
31 August 2019 (Saturday)

Selection Interview
11, 12 or 13 September 2019 (Wednesday, Thursday & Friday)

Knowledge Training
Two Saturdays, full day (9:30 am–5:00 pm, with lunch break)

  • 21 September 2019
  • 28 September 2019

Rehearsal tour, 3 hours

  • Either 5 or 12 October 2019

Monthly Meetings
First working Friday afternoon of each month (except January 2020):

  • 4 October, 1 November & 6 December 2019
  • 7 February, 6 March, 3 April, 8 May 2020

Questions?

Questions are welcome and should be directed to Ms Samantha Chui on 3943 3012 or by email at samanthachui@cuhk.edu.hk.

 
Address
Yasumoto International Academic Park 8/F
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
Phone
3943 9632
Mail
mocc@cuhk.edu.hk
Opening hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday to Saturday: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday, Sunday, Public Holidays and University Holidays
(24th and 31st December, and Lunar New Year Eve): Closed