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

  Senior Manager/Manager, Precinct Development (Leasing)  

PUBLISH DATE: 10/12/2018  |  EXPIRE DATE: 09/01/2019

 

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 co-ordination of Open Calls for arts spaces to artists and arts groups.
 

You should be comfortable interacting with tenants (artists and arts groups) on tenancy management matters and liaising with colleagues from other departments as part of the tenants’ evaluation process.
 

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

You may also be required to coach and develop staff.
 

 
Requirements:

· University degree with at least 2 years of relevant working experience or Polytechnic Diploma with at least 8 years of relevant working experience. Those with more experience will be considered for the role of Senior Manager.
· Experience in leasing, tenancy management, lease administration and government procurement.
· 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, organised, meticulous, 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; interpersonal and communication skills; resilient and the ability to work independently.
· Able to multi-task, with sense of urgency 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.

  Assistant Director (Precinct Development)  

PUBLISH DATE: 06/12/2018  |  EXPIRE DATE: 05/01/2019

 

Responsibilities:

You will be part of the Precinct Development team which manages NAC’s portfolio of arts spaces that are leased to artists/arts groups, or as facilities for hire to support different needs such as for presentations, rehearsals or projects. You will lead team(s) and your key responsibilities include

· Implementation and rollout of NAC’s arts infrastructure policies
· Undertake new project developments: seek project funding, conduct feasibility studies, lead consultations and engagements with agencies/users, responsible for project scoping and procurement, overseeing consultants and contractors, ensure proper contract administration, payments and uphold compliance standards
· Upgrade/ redesign of existing spaces to enable NAC to maximise its portfolio of spaces within the budgeted Gross Floor Area to benefit more users in the arts community
· Review operating model for greater sustainability and undertake effectiveness benchmarking such as facilities management and maintenance
 
Requirements:

· Candidates with relevant Degree preferred. Other disciplines would be given due consideration alongside with relevant work experience in project development and/or facilities management.
· You'll have at least 10 years of experience and a track record in piloting new initiatives with demonstrable success in achieving results.
· Good knowledge and experience in public sector construction, well versed in contract management and hands on experience in public sector procurements.
· Good knowledge and experience in facilities management; preferably a track record that demonstrates innovation and willingness to embrace change.
· A strong leader who is able to serve as a coach to the team to achieve desired goals; possess strong communications and writing skills, willing to engage across diverse stakeholders, analytical at the macro level yet with eyes for details, and able to maintain a positive and professional attitude at all time.
· 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.

  Assistant Director/Senior Manager (Strategic Planning)  

PUBLISH DATE: 12/12/2018  |  EXPIRE DATE: 11/01/2019

 

Responsibilities:

· As AD/SM (SP), the role will involve taking the lead in driving / co-driving major policy reviews, particularly those that cut across different departments in NAC.
· Represent NAC interests in interagency initiatives, which can cover policy work and IT platforms.
· Supervise the team in Annual Workplan exercise, performance management (e.g. Balanced Score card, Cultural Stats) and secretariat matters (e.g. Senior Management Meeting and Board management, Lifestyle Committee). This includes liaising with Ministry of Culture, Community & Youth (MCCY) for Committee of Supply Debates, Work Plan and Budget, ACSR review, etc. and cross-departmental work in NAC.

Principal Accountabilities:

1. Assist Director (Policy & Planning) in overseeing key SP events (e.g. Staff Conference), performance management (e.g. NAC Balanced Score card) and secretariat matters (e.g. Senior Management Meeting minutes)
2. Oversee major policy initiatives
3. Oversee Annual / Block NAC Work Plan and Budget
4. NAC Representative for MCCY Grants Portal workgroup
5. Liaison for Committee of Supply
6. Lead Secretariat for Grants Policy Workgroup
7. Represent SP for NAC Annual Report
8. SP representative for Sector departments
9. Reporting officer for Managers in the Corporate Planning team

Requirements:

· Degree, preferably in arts management, business, communications or related fields.
· At least 7 years working experience.
· Knowledge of the arts sector and experience in strategic and corporate planning processes and performance management is preferred.
· Familiarity with onboarding new IT systems is a bonus, though not a requirement.
· Inquisitive mind with strong analytical and critical thinking skills
· Excellent written, communication, presentation and facilitation skills
· Excellent interpersonal skills and strong customer orientation
· Strong administrative skills (proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Powerpoint)
· Able to organise events of varying scale
· Good team player who is proactive
· 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.

  Manager (Strategic Communications)  

 

PUBLISH DATE: 12/12/2018  |  EXPIRE DATE: 11/01/2019

 

Responsibilities:

The Strategic Communications (SC) unit, housed as part of the Policy & Planning department, focuses on aligning NAC’s strategic messaging with the strategic plans of the Council.

Principal Accountabilities:

1. Assist in the development of the Strategic Communications framework.
2. Develop, review and reposition official public communications and policy documents.
3. Evaluate, recommend and manage invitations and speaking engagements of Chairman’s and CEO’s Office.
4. Provide input to Chairman’s, CEO’s and Political Office Holder’s speeches, public engagements and assessment of Political Office Holder’s invitations.
5. To support the Communications & Marketing team in crisis comms management and issues forecast.
6. Any other duties as assigned.
 
Requirements:

· Degree in Communications, Public Relations, Arts & Social Sciences or Business Administration.
· 3-4 years of experience in corporate communications and/ or strategic communications, including experience in media relations.
· A good team player with an excellent command of the English Language.
· Able to work under pressure and tight timelines.
· Detail-oriented.
· Good communication and influencing skills.
· Strong stakeholder and project management skills.
· An interest in the arts would be desirable.
· 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.

  Deputy Director (Communications and Marketing)  

 

PUBLISH DATE: 21/11/2018  |  EXPIRE DATE: 20/12/2018

 

Responsibilities:

You will provide strategic counsel in the areas of corporate and marketing communications with the objective of accentuating the Council’s role as the champion of the arts. You will also lead and inspire a team to work with the departments within Council, and external stakeholders to initiate, implement and manage public relations and marketing initiatives, which are aligned with the Council’s vision and strategic thrusts.

 

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Provide strategic counsel to team and accounts in the areas of public and media relations, marketing communications and issues management
  • Plan and implement holistic and sustainable 360-degree integrated media and marketing communications strategies and campaigns
  • Cultivate media relations and handle media queries
  • Spearhead the digital communications efforts
  • Develop good internal and external stakeholder relationships.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

 

Requirements:

  • A recognised degree in communications/marketing or PR
  • 8-10 years of relevant work experience in public relations, corporate communications and marketing communications
  • Experience in branding, digital communications and arts marketing desirable
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Good project management and leadership abilities
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a good team player, able to work with multiple stakeholders
  • Knowledgeable and passionate about the arts and heritage
  • 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.

 

 

  Temporary Executive (Internal Audit) (Dec 2018 – May 2019)  

PUBLISH DATE: 22/11/2018  |  EXPIRE DATE: 21/12/2018

 

Responsibilities:

The candidate’s key responsibilities will be to assist the Internal Audit team in assessing the Council’s control environment and key risks areas. He/ she is required to review the internal controls through various audit assignments and recommend improvement in internal controls.

 

Requirements:

  • Diploma in Accountancy. Candidates from other disciplines are welcomed to apply if they have the relevant experience in the field of internal auditing.
  • At least 1 year of auditing experience in medium to large Public Accounting firms and/or Internal Audit departments.
  • Relevant experience in public agencies would be an advantage.
  • Understanding of risk assessment, internal controls and internal auditing techniques will be an added advantage
  • Highly Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel)
  • Good communication, interpersonal and writing skills
  • Meticulous and highly organised
  • Being able to work in a team and being independent at the same time with the ability to prioritise time, tasks and deliverables.
  • Proactive and highly committed
  • 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 resume.

 

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/ Manager (Digital Strategy) (1 year contract)  

PUBLISH DATE: 28/11/2018  |  EXPIRE DATE: 27/12/2018

 

 

Responsibilities:

•   Provide ideas and support for digital initiatives to advance the creation and appreciation of the arts
•   Take a proactive approach to organise, monitor and track all project activities to ensure projects are delivered on
time, within budget, meet business requirements and comply with IT governance framework, including security and resilience
•   Provide administrative support such as purchase order, invoice payment, user account management and maintaining proper project documentation
•   Engage and manage the External Service Providers to deliver ICT solutions and services according to the specified service levels and requirements including systems maintenance, enhancements, problem resolution and improvements. This includes procurement, contract management and transition management

 

Job Requirement:

•   University Degree in Computer/Computer Science, Information Technology or equivalent
•   Minimum 2 years’ relevant experience in supporting IT
•   Working experience with web, mobile and knowledge management platform such as Sharepoint is preferred
•   Team player with strong organisation and interpersonal skills
•   Good analytical skills, and ability to apply this in resolving issues
•   Well-organised, attention to details, able to multi-task and follow up with
•   Excellent written, verbal communication, presentation 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.