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


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

  Legal Counsel  

PUBLISH DATE: 03/04/2018  |  EXPIRE DATE: 02/05/2018

 

Responsibilities:

• You will provide a comprehensive range of in-house legal services to meet NAC's organisational goals and operational needs and support the Council, Management and NAC departments in carrying out NAC's functions. These functions include and are not limited to sector development, policy and planning, education and development, engagement and participation and precinct development.

• Your responsibilities will include providing timely legal advice to our departments on the interpretation of legislation on a broad range of legal matters (land and related property, tenancy, intellectual property, data protection, compliance, procurement, debt recovery/settlements and other contractual matters etc.), in order to support our projects or work activities, work with partner agencies, arts groups and artists, and value-add to NAC’s business or policy objectives. You will be required to draft and review contracts; service and confidentiality agreements; sponsorship and partnership agreements; memorandums of understanding (MOUs); grants, scholarship and bursary deeds; and other legal documents. The incumbent will have the opportunity to appoint and work with NAC’s panel of lawyers.

 

Requirements


• Bachelor degree in law and called to the Singapore Bar.
• Minimum 3 years of relevant working experience.
• Familiar with the law, policies and practices.
• Able to work independently and under pressure and handle a wide range of legal work in a dynamic and challenging environment.
• Strong analytical and communication skills.
• Prior compliance and corporate governance experience, which is not required but will be regarded favourably.
• Knowledgeable and passionate about the arts and culture.
• 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 and 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.

 

  Assistant Director (Communications & Marketing)  

PUBLISH DATE: 27/03/2018  |  EXPIRE DATE: 26/04/2018

 

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 work experience in public relations, corporate communications and marketing communications
• At least 5 years of relevant working experience in a supervisory 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 involvment 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.

  Manager (Education)  

PUBLISH DATE: 10/04/2018  |  EXPIRE DATE: 09/05/2018

 

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 skill sets and opportunities for continuous professional development to support lifelong learning.

For this role, you will be involved in the implementation and review of 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:

· 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.
· Managing timelines, budgets and deliverables for above-mentioned schemes/programmes.
· Exploring the use of technology to enhance the student learning experience, and to collect robust data and feedback for the periodic review of schemes/programmes.
· Working in and through close partnership with key partners and stakeholders such as the Ministry of Education, arts and culture institutions (e.g. The Esplanade, National Gallery Singapore) and artist-educators.

 

 

Requirements:


· Bachelor's degree
· At least 3 years of relevant working experience
· Strong administrative and project management skills
· A good command of the English language. Candidates who are proficient in a Mother Tongue language will be considered favourably.
· An independent thinker who is able to adapt to changing contexts
· Team player with excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills
· A good understanding of and interest in the local arts scene. Some experience in an art form (e.g. dance, theatre, visual art) is preferred.
· Familiarity with Singapore’s education landscape and has prior experience or interest in working with children and young people.
· Comfortable with managing technology, data and systems
· 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 and 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.