UCCA Beijing

"Rauschenberg in China" Docents Recruitment

2016.5.12 - 2016.8.21
10:00 -18:00

Location:  Great Hall

On view from 12 June to 21 August, the upcoming “Rauschenberg in China” is one of the most important exhibitions at UCCA in 2016. Thousands of viewers from China and abroad will fill the Great Hall to get a glimpse of Rauschenberg’s masterpiece, The 1/4 Mile or 2 Furlong Piece, as well as study the recent history of Chinese contemporary art. As UCCA docents, you will be provided the chance to learn from a world-renown artist and share your passion and insight on the exhibition with fellow art lovers. For all involved, joining in the UCCA docents team is not only a challenge but also a precious encounter with art and life.

Rauschenberg’s first exhibition held at the National Art Museum of China in 1985 is considered a watershed moment in art history, and we at UCCA believe “Rauschenberg in China” will be no less so. This means each docent shoulders great responsibility, but your contribution will lead to the popularization and promotion of contemporary art.

Target Group

We appreciate and encourage the active involvement of our current docents during the exhibition period. We also welcome new friends to join our docent team. Whether you are employed, a student, a retiree, or a foreign national, as long as you are enthusiastic about art, your participation is a welcome addition. Regardless of your nationality or native language, we are look forward to seeing you!

Job Description

Offer high-quality guided tours to visitors of UCCA;

Help Visitor Experience Department welcome visitors;

Collect the questionnaires after guided tours;

During non-guiding hours, participate in big events held by Public Programs Department;

Docents can choose to speak either Chinese or English while guiding voluntarily.

How to Apply

Fill in the application form and send it with your CV to docents@ucca.org.cn to apply. Please call +86 10 5780 0291 for more info.

Please download the form

Interview and Selection

Recruitment period: Now until 31 May 2016.

After receiving your application forms, we will arrange the first-round interviews based on your CV;

We will send out the UCCA and exhibition-related written materials for you to study;

When you finish preparation, you may book the docent placement test;

When you pass the test, you will be asked to sign the docent service agreement and a training period will be assigned;

Test time : Every Tuesday/ Thursday/ Saturday/ Sunday 14:00-18:00 P.M. ;

All interviews and tests are optional for Chinese or English.


Training time: Early June until opening day. (Docents are required to attend offline training at least 2 times before the opening);

Acquire and study bilingual materials on 798, UCCA, and our art exhibitions;

Participate in training sessions on exhibitions conducted by artists and curators;

Attend curator guided tours and press conferences.

Scheduling and Attendance

Work Hours: From 12 June to 21 August, 2016. (Shifts)

Time Arrangement:

  • 10:00 A.M – 18:00 P.M (12:00-13:00 rest, 7hours);
  • 10:00 A.M – 14:00 P.M (4 hours);
  • 14:00 P.M – 18:00 P.M (4 hours);

Docents are required to arrive at UCCA at least 15 minutes before their shift to register and prepare for work;

We will arrange the schedule by consulting the available time offered by the docents, and confirm both sides; if anyone has to adjust their shift or ask for leave, please connect with the docent manager 36 hours in advance;

Contact Person for Scheduling and Attendance:

Betty He betty.he@ucca.org.cn


Free entry to the exhibition during non-guiding hours;

Letter of acknowledgement granted by “Rauschenberg in China”;

A limited edition T-shirt of “Rauschenberg in China” (must be worn on duty, worth RMB 100);

A souvenir pack of “Rauschenberg in China” containing notebooks, fridge magnets, etc. (worth RMB 200);

UCCA membership card, offering free entry to future exhibitions, access to exclusive member activities, discounts on public programs, etc. (worth RMB 200);

5 UCCA general tickets (worth RMB 60);

3 free double tickets for UCCA Art Cinema 2016 (worth RMB 300);

Curator autographed poster of “Rauschenberg in China” (worth RMB 100);

Picture booklet of “Rauschenberg in China” (worth RMB 300);

Working certificate issued by UCCA for those having worked for more than 100 hours;

Free lunch for docents working the entire day shift (10:00-18:00);

(*Note: Above benefits are only available for docents who are involved in the whole duration of the project, and maintain all standards.)


*If you have any further questions, please contact us:

Oscar Wang zi.wang@ucca.org.cn

Betty He betty.he@ucca.org.cn