OVERVIEW

Championing the Arts

Championing the arts is our business and we are committed to help transform Singapore to a home to diverse and distinctive arts which inspire our people, connect our communities and position Singapore globally. At NAC, we have a team of creative and dynamic staff who share this common vision.
 
If you have a strong passion for the arts, we welcome you to join us for a challenging and fulfilling career.


NAC'S EMPLOYEE VALUE PROPOSITION

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WORKPLACE DIVERSITY STATEMENT

The National Arts Council is committed to fostering a proactive culture of care and support with diversity as our foundation to achieve the vision of establishing Singapore as home to diverse and distinctive arts which inspire our people, connect our communities and position Singapore globally.

 


INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME

Our internship programme provides hands-on professional and cross-disciplinary experience to students who are passionate about the arts.

 

You will be presented with excellent opportunities to learn from experienced NAC officers and management as well as practitioners in the arts scene.

 

Interested applicants are to complete a job application form and email it to nac_hr@nac.gov.sg.  Please indicate your available period for internship, your current school and any form of work experience you have had.

 

We regret to inform that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.


JOB OPENINGS

  Assistant Manager, Resources for Arts Freelancers (May 2019 – Mar 2020)  

 

PUBLISH DATE: 07/06/2019  |  EXPIRE DATE: 06/07/2019

 

Responsibilities:

To work as part of a team to develop resources for arts freelancers comprising an online platform and physical resources. Key responsibilities include:

  • Providing secretariat support e.g. liaising with partners and stakeholders, setting up meetings, writing minutes of meeting, preparing briefs, organising engagement sessions with external stakeholders, etc.
  • Research and information-gathering on focus areas, including but not limited to legal services, insurance coverage, jobs and career opportunities, training and development and other information resources
  • Consolidating information and writing content that will be incorporated onto the online platform
  • Organising a public event to launch the online platform

 

Requirements:

  • 2-3 years of work experience in any field, preferably in English, Marketing or Journalism (some experience in Public Service sector preferred)
  • Experience in project management
  • Proficient in Microsoft (Excel, Word & Powerpoint)
  • Strong planning, problem solving and critical thinking abilities
  • Excellent command of written English
  • Good interpersonal skills and able to work well in a team
  • Interest and involvement in the arts
  • Applicants who require work passes need not apply

 

Interested applicants are to fill up an online application form at Careers@gov and are to submit a cover letter, resume and one-page write-up on your interest and involvement in the arts.

 

If you do not hear from us within two months from your date of submission, you may assume that you have not been shortlisted.

  Assistant Manager / Manager (Education)  

PUBLISH DATE: 15/05/2019  |  EXPIRE DATE: 14/06/2019

 

The Education & Development Department’s purview covers a wide scope. From growing an appreciation for the arts from pre-school and onwards, to increasing engagement with the arts in pre-tertiary education, right up to ensuring a pipeline of arts professionals equipped with the right skills sets and opportunities for continuous professional development to support lifelong learning.

For this role, you will be involved in the implementation and review of policies, strategies, partnerships and initiatives which seek to enhance the quality of school-based arts education programmes and increase student appreciation of and engagement with the arts (with a focus on local content and artists) across various school levels and student profiles.  

 

Principal Accountabilities:

Support the team in the implementation of programmes, management of partnerships and periodic policy reviews in support of arts education in schools.

Key areas of responsibility include:

  • Develop policies and frameworks for the professionalization of the arts sector, as well as programmes that develop the capabilities of Arts Instructors, Teaching Artists and Educators
  • Support research initiatives across the department, including designing and planning for the collection and management of robust data and impact measurement of schemes/programmes using technology.
  • Implementation of schemes/programmes which complement the formal arts education curriculum in schools. Some examples include increasing exposure to Singapore artists through the art and music curricula, engaging in/at-risk youth and children with special needs through the arts, and facilitating cross-cultural understanding through the infusion of the arts in National Education/Character and Citizenship Education.
  • Work in close collaboration with key partners and stakeholders such as the Ministry of Education, arts and culture institutions (e.g. The Esplanade, National Gallery Singapore) and artists to execute the above.
  • Manage timelines, budgets and deliverables for above-mentioned schemes/programmes.

Requirements 

  • At least 3 years of relevant working experience
  • A good understanding of and interest in the local arts scene. Some experience in an art form (e.g. dance, theatre, visual art, literary arts) is preferred.
  • Experience in the education and adult learning sectors or research and data management would be an advantage
  • A good command of the English language. Candidates who are proficient in a Mother Tongue language will be considered favourably.
  • Strong analytical skills as an independent thinker who is able to adapt to changing contexts
  • Strong administrative and project management skills. IT skills would be an asset.
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Applicants who require work passes need not apply

 

Interested applicants are to fill up an online application form at Careers@gov and are to submit a cover letter, resume and one-page write-up on your interest and involvement in the arts.

 

If you do not hear from us within 2 months from your date of submission, you may assume that you have not been shortlisted. In the meantime, please track the status of your application on Careers@Gov.

  Senior Manager / Manager, Precinct Development (Leasing)  

PUBLISH DATE: 07/06/2019  |  EXPIRE DATE: 06/07/2019

 

You will be a key member of the Precinct Development team which manages NAC’s portfolio of arts spaces that are leased to arts groups, or as facilities for hire to support different needs such as for presentations, rehearsals or projects.

With strong fundamentals in Leasing, you will partner and team work with Infrastructure Development and Facility Management teams and to strongly contribute your expertise to the department work plan.

 

Responsibilities:
 

NAC provides subsidised spaces to artists and arts groups to support and nurture the development of arts in Singapore.

You will be part of the team that is responsible for the leasing and tenancy management and general administration for NAC's portfolio of properties.

With background in leasing, your job is to ensure that lease renewals are conducted in a timely manner, and properly document all lease agreements.

You are also responsible for the coordination of Open Calls for arts spaces to artists and arts groups, which will require good discipline in time management and collaborative skills on implementations.

You should be comfortable interacting with arts tenants/stakeholders across diverse range of tenancy management matters.

You are also required to support efforts to secure spaces other than subsidised arts housing, which includes working with private and public stakeholders.

You are responsible to ensure that all leases, correspondences, reviews and agreements under your charge are properly managed, documented and followed through in a timely and organized manner. 

 

Requirements
 

  • At least 5 years of relevant working experience. Those with more experience will be considered for the role of Senior Manager.
  • Experience in leasing, tenancy management and lease administrations. Understanding of the government procurement process is well regarded. An interest in the Arts will be advantageous.
  • Able to establish and maintain good tenancy relationships and comfortable engaging arts tenants to ensure needs and requirements are addressed.
  • Positive work attitude, responsible, resilient, organised, accurate with numbers.
  • Strong collaboration and engagement skills and able to proactively promote opportunities to develop shared understanding among colleagues and stakeholders.
  • Good team player, strong communication skills and able to work independently.
  • Able to multi-task, good time management skills and demonstrable track record for achieving results.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Applicants who require work passes need not apply

 

Interested applicants are to fill up an online application form at Careers@gov and are to submit a cover letter, resume and one-page write-up on your interest and involvement in the arts.

 

If you do not hear from us within 2 months from your date of submission, you may assume that you have not been shortlisted. In the meantime, please track the status of your application on Careers@Gov.

  Executive / Assistant Manager (Singapore Writers Festival) (Marketing) (Mid-July 2019 – Mar 2020)  

PUBLISH DATE: 10/06/2019  |  EXPIRE DATE: 09/07/2019

 

Principal Accountabilities:

With over 300 programmes taking place over 10 days, communicating what the audience needs to know is no easy task.  As part of a lean and nimble festival marketing team, you will play an integral role in promoting the writers and events featured in Singapore Writers Festival 2019 and Words Go Round 2020 so as to create awareness and encourage attendance.

 

Responsibilities:
 

  • Design web banners for online advertisements and social media platforms for Singapore Writers Festival (SWF) and Words Go Round (WGR)
  • Design collaterals to promote the Literary Arts
  • Manage social media marketing for SWF, including timely updates on SWF social media platforms and execution of social media campaigns
  • Manage the SWF website and updates of authors and programmes
  • Manage the WGR website and updates of authors and programmes
  • Plan and manage the distribution of marketing collaterals
  • Assist in the production of the programme booklet
  • Update and maintain both the Words Go Round and Singapore Writers Festival databases
  • On-the-ground operations and venue management during Festival
     

Requirements:
 

  • Design experience is a plus.
  • Proficient with design software (PS/Illustrator)
  • Proficient with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media platforms
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Good written and communication skills
  • Able to work independently as well as play a supportive role to the working committee
  • Competency in CMS will be an advantage
  • Competency/fluency in Mandarin, Malay or Tamil will be an advantage
  • Knowledge of the local and international literary arts scene will be an advantage
  • Applicants who require work passes need not apply

 

Interested applicants are to fill up an online application form at Careers@gov and are to submit a cover letter, resume and a portfolio of design work in addition to a short written piece (200 words) on why they would like to be part of the marketing team at SWF.

 

If you do not hear from us within 2 months from your date of submission, you may assume that you have not been shortlisted. In the meantime, please track the status of your application on Careers@Gov.

  Executive / Assistant Manager (Singapore Writers Festival) (Volunteer Operations ) (Mid-July – mid Dec 2019)  

PUBLISH DATE: 10/06/2019  |  EXPIRE DATE: 09/07/2019

 

Responsibilities:
 

- Execute SWF Volunteers & Manpower plan under the direction of the manager in charge

· Call for volunteers and liaison officers for SWF and the year-round programmes

· Manage signups and queries from volunteers during the open calls

· Coordinate briefings and site visits for volunteers and liaison officers prior to events

· Execute manpower operations including setting and managing schedules, volunteer welfare, administering communications platforms, etc

· Update FAQ for volunteers and liaison officers and create a volunteers’ manual

· Plan and manage activities for volunteers to foster friendships and volunteer culture

· Maintain volunteers database

- Assist with aligning SWF Volunteers & Manpower plan with greater NAC-wide volunteer engagement schemes

- Research volunteer-management best practices across industries and events

- Assist with other SWF duties where necessary

 

Requirements:
 

· Prior experience in volunteer management preferred

· Systematic thinking with strong problem-solving skills

· Neat, conscientious and with an eye for details

· Proficient in Microsoft Office software (including Word, Excel, Powerpoint)

· Strong written and communication skills

· Able to manage large groups of people and delegate tasks efficiently

· Applicants who require work passes need not apply

 

Interested applicants are to fill up an online application form at Careers@gov.

 

If you do not hear from us within 2 months from your date of submission, you may assume that you have not been shortlisted. In the meantime, please track the status of your application on Careers@Gov.

  Executive / Assistant Manager (Singapore Writers Festival) (Venues and Operations) (Mid-July – mid Dec 2019)  

PUBLISH DATE: 10/06/2019  |  EXPIRE DATE: 09/07/2019


The festival grows from year to year and the previous edition featured over 400 writers and 300 programmes, across multiple venues over 10 days.

Assistance is required with the execution of tasks such as venue and logistics coordination and production management. The Assistant Manager is expected to act independently on tasks and take on greater responsibility, assuming the role of a core member of the SWF team.  
 

Responsibilities:
 

  • Consolidate and send timely updates, facilitate production and manage paper work for selected venues as venues co-liaison
  • Assist in managing the festival’s overall schedule of over 200 programmes across 16 spaces
  • Organise and facilitate site visits, rehearsals or briefings
  • Manage administrative/operational services by appointed Event Company including license applications, airport transfers for over 70 international guests, etc
  • Collate logistics/technical requirements and manage presentation materials for different speakers or programmes 
  • Secure film screening rights
  • Research, propose, approach and liaise with vendors for POPshop
  • Assist with procurement and payments

 

Requirements:
 

  • Prior experience in events management / theatre production preferred
  • Candidates with any of the following will be at an advantage:
    1. Prior experience in events management 
    2. Prior experience in theatre productions, stage/production management
    3. Prior experience in logistics management
  • Applicants who require work passes need not apply

 

Interested applicants are to fill up an online application form at Careers@gov.

 

If you do not hear from us within 2 months from your date of submission, you may assume that you have not been shortlisted. In the meantime, please track the status of your application on Careers@Gov.

  Assistant Manager (Finance) (July 2019 to Jun 2020)  

PUBLISH DATE: 12/06/2019  |  EXPIRE DATE: 11/07/2019

 

Principal Responsibilities:
 

· Assist with the month-end closing and settlements, including preparation of monthly schedules

· Prepare and consolidate ad-hoc returns to other government entities, etc.

· Manage a spectrum of finance-related activities that includes payment processing and tax computations

· May be tasked to take on other finance functions, such as revenue and receipt process, fixed asset management and management reporting.

 

Requirements:
 

· Fresh graduates are welcome to apply

· Some knowledge of financial reporting standards for statutory boards (SB-FRS)

· Ability to handle data analysis, financial management, financial reporting and financial closing and stakeholder engagement

· Independent, meticulous and comfortable working with voluminous data

· Ability to multi-task and work well under tight deadlines

· Analytical, resourceful, energetic, proactive, results-oriented team player with strong customer orientation

· Positive attitude towards learning

· Applicants who require work passes need not apply

 

Interested applicants are to fill up an online application form at Careers@gov.

 

If you do not hear from us within 2 months from your date of submission, you may assume that you have not been shortlisted. In the meantime, please track the status of your application on Careers@Gov

  Temporary Assistant Manager/ Manager (Communications) (1 Sep 2019 – 31 Apr 2020)  

 

PUBLISH DATE: 14/06/2019  |  EXPIRE DATE: 13/07/2019

 

Responsibilities:

NAC's Marketing & Communications department advocates the value and importance of the arts through marketing, communications and public relations. You will provide support for the integrated PR & marketing campaigns that profile NAC’s programmes and initiatives. Your focus areas of work include corporate communications, PR support and media relations.

 

Requirements:

  • Experience in public relations activities and corporate communications (Including press releases, social media, company literature, editorial calendars, articles, announcements and media kits).
  • Experience in public and/or private sector communication work; targeted at the consumer, industry and/or government.
  • Good understanding and experience with multi-channel communications, evolving media landscape, including new media trends (conversant with online and digital media spaces).
  • Previous experience of working in the Arts & Culture sector is an added advantage.
  • Strong project management skills and able to multi-task.
  • Proactive self-starter with analytical and creative mind.
  • Comfortable team player, able to manage and lead projects independently.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Result & customer oriented with the capacity to adapt to evolving landscape and changing circumstances.

 

Interested applicants are to fill up an online application form at Careers@gov and are to submit a cover letter, resume and one-page write-up on your interest and involvement in the arts.

 

If you do not hear from us within two months from your date of submission, you may assume that you have not been shortlisted