MoCC Ambassadorship

MoCC Ambassadorship 2021/22: 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, experiential learning that carries educational benefits for the Ambassador and are relevant to the MoCC’s operational and outreach activities.

Details of the requirements and 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, such as anthropology, cultural studies, earth system science, energy and environmental engineering, environmental science, geography, sustainable development or those who have a track record in participating in environmental services, may be given priority.

How to apply?

Applications for the 2021/22 first semester cohort are open from now until 9 September 2021.  Interested students should complete the online application form by 11:59pm on 9 September 2021.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend a selection interview to be held on 16 or 17 September 2021.

What are the expectations?

The MoCC Ambassadors are expected to:

  • Knowledge training: attend all sessions of knowledge training (see ‘What are the important dates?’ below) which include dry-run sessions of museum- and eco-tours
  • Experiential 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 students from the MoCC’s secondary school programmes (e.g. SDG Ambassadorship and ECF Future Curators)
  • 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
Thursday 9 September 2021

Selection Interview
Thursday 16 or Friday 17 September 2021

Knowledge Training (Tentative)
Full training days (9:30am–5:00pm, including a lunch break)

  • Saturday 25 September 2021
  • Saturday 2 October 2021

Dry run of tour, 4 hours

  • Saturday 9 or Saturday 16 October 2021

Monthly Meetings
First working Friday afternoon of each month

  • 2021: 5 November & 3 December
  • 2022: 7 January, 11 February, 4 March, 1 April & 6 May

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