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

  Manager / Senior Manager (Communications & Marketing)  

PUBLISH DATE: 01/06/2018  |  EXPIRE DATE: 30/06/2018

 

Responsibilities:

NAC's Corporate Communications and Marketing (C&M) department advocates the value and importance of the arts through marketing, communications and public relations. You will work closely with the sector development teams by providing strategic counsel and implementing campaigns that best reach the public and NAC's stakeholders. You will also play a key role in profiling the Council and its work to an internal and external audience through branding and strategic marketing.


Your Role:

• Design and implement holistic integrated marketing communications plans that profile NAC's programmes and initiatives in line with organisation objectives. These strategies include but are not limited to marketing, advertising and media planning.
• Drive branding and strategic marketing for NAC, while providing strategic counsel to departments, to ensure alignment of all NAC programmes and initiatives to overall brand guidelines and objectives.
• Manage external marketing communications agencies and consultants to support the implementation of integrated marketing communications plans, and work with media and influencers in the promotion and advocacy of NAC's key messages.
• Stay up-to-date with emerging trends, news and technologies with regards to marketing communications, digital and social media.
• Mentor junior team members and lead project groups


Requirements:

• A good university degree in relevant fields of mass communications, public relations or marketing preferred
• 5 years of relevant work experience and demonstrated success in the field of marketing communications – experience in branding or arts marketing is desirable
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Good project management and leadership abilities
• Possess excellent interpersonal skills, a good team player and has the capacity to develop and maintain strong relationships with multiple stakeholders at all levels.
• Knowledge in and passion for the arts a plus.
• 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 Manager / Manager (Communications & Marketing) (Arts & Culture Development Office)  

PUBLISH DATE: 01/06/2018  |  EXPIRE DATE: 30/06/2018

 

The candidate will assist the Deputy Director, Arts & Culture Development Office, 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 building workshops, prepare quarterly newsletters for NAC’s “Art of Giving” network, 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 a major role in the planning and execution of NAC’s annual Patron of the Arts Award nominations and ceremony.

 

Requirements:

• Good university degree with 3-5 years of professional experience and demonstrated success in fundraising, philanthropy and marketing.
• Strong 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.
• Knowledgeable and passionate 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 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, Sector Development (Visual Arts)  

PUBLISH DATE: 04/06/2018  |  EXPIRE DATE: 03/07/2018

 

Responsibilities:

You will plan and implement key strategies and initiatives to grow the visual arts sector with a focus on public art. This includes managing public art projects from commissioning, maintenance, to de-commissioning of artworks. You will be required to assess proposals for art in public spaces, develop programmes for public outreach and be part of a team that serves as secretariat for a public art advisory panel. To develop the sector, you will be required to assess grants and provide account management of key visual art companies and groups.


Principal Accountabilities:

Visual Arts Public Art Projects:
• Develop and manage new public art commissions across Singapore
• Work with Engagement & Participation to develop public artworks to be featured during NAC’s Arts in your Neighbourhood (AYN).
• Conduct site recces with the AYN team to identify suitable spaces for public art
• Contribute to developing the materials for the Open Calls and compiling submissions and assessments, as well as subsequent project management, execution and marketing efforts.

 

Programming and Outreach
• Curate and create a series of public art walking trails based on the artworks in the public art database*.
• Research, write and develop content for walking trails and monthly guided tours for public. 
• Programme guided tours and help to appoint a new tour vendor to manage and run the new guided tours.
• Develop outreach programmes around the public art database to engage the public in co-creation of new trails.

*Some field work involved

 

General:
• Account manage key VA sector organisations and institutions.
• Contribute to assessment of organisational development and project grants.
• Oversee assessment of applications and reports for NAC’s Arts Housing.


Requirements:

• Passionate about the visual arts
• Experience in Research or Art History/Curatorial Studies would be an advantage
• Analytical and systematic
• Good project and time management
• Strong written and communication skills
• Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint; and Adobe Photoshop
• Mature, conscientious and responsible
• Able to work independently and willing to learn on the job
• Degree holder

 

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/ Assistant Manager, Sector Development (Music)  

PUBLISH DATE: 07/06/2018  |  EXPIRE DATE: 07/07/2018

 

Responsibilities:

You will contribute to the development of the Singapore music sector. This includes contributing to the formulation of strategies, planning, and programme implementation, as well as supporting the development of music professionals and organisations. You will build strong relationships with these individuals and organisations and through a range of assistance schemes and programmes including grants, arts spaces and other developmental platforms, you will work with the music sector to achieve various goals, including: development of quality work and programmes that connect with audiences; supporting efforts to identify and engage new audiences for their work and art form locally and internationally; and continuing education and training for professional development.


Principle Accountabilities:

• Work closely with industry stakeholders to develop strategies to grow the music scene, as well as plan and execute programmes that develop musicians and grow their audiences
• Tap on resources available to NAC and partners in the music sector to achieve NAC’s goals and outcomes for the sector
• Provide relevant and timely advice and support to musicians, music groups and companies, as well as process their applications for support through grants, scholarships, awards, etc.


Requirements:

• Passionate about the arts
• Strong written and verbal communication abilities
• Excellent relationship management skills
• Strong analytical and reasoning ability
• Knowledge of a range of music genres; in particular, an understanding of the local and international classical music sector within the industry would be an advantage
• Meticulous and organised, with a process-oriented working style
• Adept at project and time management
• Good degree with preferably 3 years of relevant working experience. Candidates with less than 3 years of experience will be considered for the Assistant Manager position
• 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 Art Week) (Sep 2018 – Mar 2019)  

PUBLISH DATE: 07/06/2018  |  EXPIRE DATE: 07/07/2018

 

Responsibilities:
To provide support for Singapore Art Week 2019 operations.

 

Principal Accountabilities:

• Support lead I/C in developing and executing SAW programme deliverables, including marketing and publicity strategies 
• Liaise with programme and venue partners to gather programme information
• Liaison officer for venue and logistical coordination for research surveys and event photography
• Provide logistical and administrative support during events
• Deploy best practice approaches in content creation for social media platforms
• Work closely with NAC’s Communications & Marketing department and other external agencies
• Assist the Visual Arts team with administrative duties where necessary

 

Requirements:

• Passionate about the visual arts
• Knowledge of the local and international visual arts scene would be an advantage
• Experience in marketing communications and/or digital marketing would be an advantage
• Analytical and systematic
• Good project and time management
• Proficient in content creation for social media platforms
• Strong written and communication skills
• Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint
• Mature, conscientious and responsible
• Able to work independently and willing to learn on the job
• Diploma or degree holder
• 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) (Volunteer Operations ) (July – Jan 2019)  

PUBLISH DATE: 20/06/2018  |  EXPIRE DATE: 19/07/2018

 

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:
 

· Polytechnic Diploma or Degree Holders

· 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 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 (Administration)  

PUBLISH DATE: 21/06/2018  |  EXPIRE DATE: 20/07/2018

 

Responsibilities:

You will be involved in the efficient management of the Administration and Registry services of the Council.


Principal Accountabilities:

• Manage Registry with physical and electronic records
• Take charge of office space, office administration, reception and transport services and Public Sector Transformation initiatives
• Administer the Emergency Preparedness Programmes and Business Continuity Plan
• Prepare and manage budget for the Administration Unit
• Supervise the administration team


Requirements:

• A degree with about 2 years of relevant experience in administration and registry operations
• Those with Polytechnic Diploma with 5 years of relevant experience in administration and registry operations will be considered
• Service-oriented mindset, resourceful and able to multi-task
• Self-starter, has initiative and can work independently
• A team player with strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Experience in government procurement and familiarity with the related Government Instruction Manuals preferred
• Proficient in Microsoft Office 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 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 (Communications & Marketing)  

PUBLISH DATE: 22/06/2018  |  EXPIRE DATE: 21/07/2018
 

Responsibilities:

NAC's Communications & Marketing (C&M) department advocates the value and importance of the arts through marketing, communications and public relations. You will work closely with the sector development and arts engagement teams by providing 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 team members to work with departments within the Council, and with external stakeholders to initiate, implement and manage communications initiatives which are aligned with NAC’s mission, vision and strategic thrusts.

Your role:

• Develop, review and implement communications initiatives, including working with MCCY and related agencies

• Work with parent ministry and internal stakeholders on messaging to ensure strong consistent media messaging on Council’s work
• Maintain strong relationship with editors, journalists, writers and PR agencies
• Identify new communications trends and growth opportunities to support and advance the Council’s programmes and initiatives.
• Provide strategic counsel to designated accounts in the areas of PR, issues management, protocol matters, so that departments’ officers are well-advised and equipped in programmes/projects implementation.
• Plan and implement holistic and sustainable 360-degree integrated PR and marketing communications strategies and campaigns that support and profile the work of the Council.
• Supervise, guide and mentor the Communications team leading the various accounts.   
• Develop good internal and external stakeholder relationships.
• Co-chart and co-develop the communications  team workplan with direct supervisor while spearheading this at peer-level to achieve well-articulated outcomes and objectives from a forward thinking, feasible and directed work plan which is supported with robust funding to allow department and staff to work towards and support the organisation projects, initiatives, schemes plus new development areas.

Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree in public relations, marketing, communications and media or a related field 
• 5-7 years of relevant experience in public relations, corporate communications and marketing communications. At least 5 years of relevant working experience in a supervisory role.
• Candidates with less than 5 years of relevant experience will be considered for the Senior Manager role
• Strong interpersonal skills and a good team player, able to work with multiple stakeholders
• Knowledgeable and passionate about the arts and culture
• Good networking capabilities
• Strong organisational, project management and management skills
• Strong verbal and written communications 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.