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 Director (Education)  

PUBLISH DATE: 13/10/2020  |  EXPIRE DATE: 26/10/2020

 

Responsibilities:
 

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.
•Guide 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.
•Design and implement 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 7 years of relevant working experience
•Experience in in the education and/or adult learning sectors, preferably teaching students at secondary, post-secondary levels and above preferred
•Experience in curriculum planning, design and implementation
•Leadership experience will be an asset
•Experience in research and data management would be an advantage
•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.
•An excellent 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, partnership management 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 submission date, you may assume that it is not shortlisted. Please track your application on Careers@Gov

  Senior Manager/ Manager/ Assistant Manager (Human Resource and Organization Development) (1 Year Contract with Part-Time Work Arrangement)  

 

PUBLISH DATE: 13/10/2020  |  EXPIRE DATE: 26/10/2020

 

Responsibilities:

You will assist in the learning and organisation development (OD) initiatives to achieve NAC’s mission and goals.


Principle Accountabilities:

- In the L&D role, you will implement learning and leadership development initiatives so as to build the capabilities of the organisation to meet the needs of the future workforce, promote a culture of learning and increase staff engagement and take up rate for e-learning.

- In the OD role, you will work closely with departments to identify and spearhead OD initiatives to support the organisational transformation journey, enhance employee engagement and strengthen corporate culture.


Requirements:

- At least 2 years of working experience in the human resource development and/or organisation development; with experience in facilitation, managing stakeholders, negotiation and conducting needs analysis. Experience in change management efforts in the Public Service is not necessary but will be ideal.

- Good analytical, communication, stakeholder engagement skills

- Good facilitation skills and comfortable facilitating in both physical and blended meetings and events

- Highly adaptable to change, have great problem-solving skills and is able to manage ambiguity.

- A proactive and independent worker, yet able to work well with teams.

- As this is a part-time position, you are expected to work 2 days a week on a 1-year contract.

- 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.

  #SGUnited Assistant Manager/ Manager/ Senior Manager (Sector Development) (2 years contract)  

 

PUBLISH DATE: 13/10/2020  |  EXPIRE DATE: 26/10/2020

 

Responsibilities:

With the Covid-19 pandemic, NAC has rolled out schemes to provide support and opportunities for our arts organisations and artists, and help them develop longer-term capabilities to deal with the situation arising from Covid-19. Examples include the Digital Presentation Grant and the Capability Development Scheme for the Arts.

For this role, you will be involved in grants administration and the implementation of strategies and initiatives to address challenges arising from the Covid-19 pandemic. Given that our stakeholders are new to the digitalisation process, the role also includes stakeholder engagement and exploring capability development efforts.

 

Principle Accountabilities:

  • Providing general administrative support, including but not limited to processing grant applications based on qualifying criteria, proper documentation and archiving of relevant documents submitted for the grant, tracking and evaluating the progress and impact of these programmes, processing payment and grant closure reports.
  • Providing timely communications to stakeholders, including grant applicants on the outcome of their applications.
  • Providing secretariat support in the planning and organising of stakeholder engagement sessions and meetings.

 

Requirements:

  • 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.
  • An excellent 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.
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal, partnership management 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.

  Manager (Arts & Culture Development Office)  

 

PUBLISH DATE: 13/10/2020  |  EXPIRE DATE: 26/10/2020

 

Responsibilities:

The candidate will assist the Assistant Director, Arts & Culture Development Office (ACDO), to identify new donor segments for the expansion of cultural philanthropy in Singapore and build warm relations with existing donors. This includes building awareness among the business community and community-at-large on the merit of giving to the arts. The manager should have strong experience working with corporations on forging partnerships and sponsorships and a good understanding of corporate social responsibility. As part of the overall goal to raise cultural philanthropy, you will also be expected to organise fundraising capability initiatives, manage engaging content for NAC’s giving website as well as work with researchers to commission art philanthropy and impact assessment studies. The successful candidate will also play an instrumental role in the planning and execution of NAC’s annual Patron of the Arts Award event.

 

Requirements:

  • Good Degree in Business Admin or Arts preferred.

  • 3-5 years of professional experience and demonstrated success in fundraising, philanthropy and marketing. Candidates comfortable in speaking/ presenting in Business Chinese will be considered favourably.

  • Strong writing, project and event management skills required.

  • Demonstrate a significant level of experience in developing philanthropy programmes and have prior success in leading and championing philanthropic initiatives.

  • Possess excellent interpersonal, influencing and negotiation skills, and the capacity to develop and maintain strong relationships with diverse stakeholders at all levels.

  • Working knowledge on grant administration will be ideal, though not mandatory.

  • Knowledgeable about the arts and heritage sector.

  • 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 submission date, you may assume that it is not shortlisted. Please track your application on Careers@Gov

  #SGUnited Manager / Senior Manager, Arts & Culture Development Office (2 years contract)  

 

PUBLISH DATE: 21/10/2020  |  EXPIRE DATE: 03/11/2020

 

Responsibilities:

ACDO is responsible for nurturing giving to the Arts sector in Singapore. Candidate is expected to analyse giving trends and develop donor strategies to grow and cultivate the current donor base of art patrons. He/She is expected to organise donor engagement events for NAC Sustain the Arts Fund (stART) by playing a pivotal role in strengthening, securing and supporting the culture of arts philanthropy.

He/She is a key member of the (stART) Secretariat team to provide secretariat duties to the stART Committee, and manage the grant administration of the Fund.

 

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Analyse data to develop/refine strategies on donor expansion and cultivation
  • Perform stART Secretariat duties
  • Develop Annual & Broad-based Giving Programmes for stART Fund
  • Plan and execute stART Launch and other fundraising & donor cultivation events
  • Organise Patron of the Arts Award Ceremony
  • Lead campaign for stART Fund (refresh collaterals, microsite, videos, on-ground activations)
  • Administer stART grant administration
  • Manage NAC’s Donor Management System

 

Requirements:

  • Fresh graduates are welcome to apply.
  • (3-8 years of professional experience in business development, data analytics & market research, finance, PR/marketing) demonstrated success in a managerial role. 
  • Strategic and Analytical
  • Experience in driving successful marketing campaigns and managing events.
  • Articulate and strong in verbal and written communications.
  • Excellent interpersonal, influencing and negotiation skills, with the capacity to develop and maintain strong relationships with diverse stakeholders.
  • Comfortable working with high net worth clients.
  • Knowledgeable / passionate about 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 submission date, you may assume that it is not shortlisted. Please track your application on Careers@Gov