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, Human Resource Management  

 

PUBLISH DATE: 28/05/2021  |  EXPIRE DATE:  11/06/2021

 

Responsibilities:

The Human Resource Management team works closely with key stakeholders to deliver HR solutions to ensure best HR practices and support the attainment of business goals for the departments within the Council. As Assistant Director of the Human Resource Management team, you will oversee the various aspects of human resource functions in areas of ranking and promotion, talent attraction and retention, workforce planning, career development, rewards and recognition. In this role you will,

 

  • Partner line departments to plan and address workforce and capabilities needs to deliver the Council’s strategic priorities.
  • Develop and continuously improve HR processes to ensure better service delivery to for NAC’s work and employee life cycle management.
  • Review policies and programmes to ensure adherence to IM compliance, adapting to changing statutory requirements and adopting industry best practices.

 

Requirements:

At least 10 years of relevant HR experience, with at least 3 years of supervisory experience, preferably in talent acquisition and management, ranking and promotion in the public sector.

You should possess strong analytical, communications, stakeholder and change management skills, contributing to a collaborative working environment, and designing and implementing policies and processes that are employee-centric, while taking into consideration employees' and organisational needs, relevant legislations and industry best practices. You should also possess good project management skills to effectively manage project milestones, drive initiatives and have a mindset of problem solving, continuous improvement and stakeholder engagement.

 

 

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.

  Assistant Director / Deputy Director, Education  

 

PUBLISH DATE: 24/05/2021  |  EXPIRE DATE:  07/06/2021

 

Principal Accountabilities:
NAC believes that the arts should be an integral part of all Singaporeans’ lives, and exposure at a young age supports a child’s holistic development, fosters an appreciation of other cultures, and nurtures the next generation of arts professionals and audiences. As such, NAC is committed to helping all students have access to quality arts education, learning and reflection.

You will be working closing with 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 professionalisation of the arts education 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 supervisory experience in education policy context
  • Experience in curriculum planning, design and implementation
  • Strong leadership and analytic skills
  • 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.

  Assistant Manager, Administration  

 

PUBLISH DATE: 24/05/2021  |  EXPIRE DATE:  07/06/2021

 

Responsibilities:

You will be involved in the efficient running of the administrative portfolio of the Council. This includes the management of the Council’s shared services such as telephony system, office and pantry supplies, renewal of contracts and registry management. You will also assist in the budget preparation and the review of the policies and procedures for administrative matters.

 

Requirements:

  • At least 2 years of relevant experience in administration with experience handling IT systems.

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills

  • Customer oriented with positive service attitude and pleasant disposition

  • Well organised, resourceful, and meticulous; with the ability to handle multiple tasks and work independently

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications

 

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.

  Manager, Precinct Development  

 

PUBLISH DATE: 18/05/2021  |  EXPIRE DATE:  31/05/2021

 

Responsibilities:

  • Delivery of technology and digital solutions for NAC’s arts centres, and where necessary in partnership with NAC’s appointed place manager.
  • Responsible for procurement and contracts management and supervise the discharge of vendor’s obligations under the contract.
  • Ensure management of projects is in line with contract requirements and conditions. Highly organised in project records handling, uphold good contract documentation and ensure records are well filed. Keep updated about IM procurement practises and Public Sector Standard Conditions of Contract.
  • Engage project consultants to exercise cost payment review, certification of payments. Ensure variations ordered are well supported that satisfy the requisite government standards for construction projects, and closure of the project final accounts.
  • Oversight and co-ordinate for timely budgetary submission, ensure proper tracking and oversight on payment timeliness.

 

Requirements:

  • At least 5 years of relevant working experience in procuring/implementing technology and digital solutions for infrastructure development projects. Having work experience with consultants and project development team in public sector projects is a plus.
  • Understand and worked on technology and digital solutions for infrastructure development.
  • Well versed in government IM, and hands-on experience is valued.
  • Strong organizing and planning skills, ability to plan ahead and work independently, ensure timely implementation and achieve desired outcome.
  • Meticulous, highly organised, self-motivated, a good team player and comfortable working in small team setting.
  • Good interpersonal skills in managing different stakeholder groups, speaks confidently and good presentation skills.
  • Knowledgeable in Microsoft Office suite of applications and other relevant applications.
  • 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.