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/ Assistant Manager, Sector Development (Literary Arts)  

PUBLISH DATE: 24/07/2019  |  EXPIRE DATE: 23/08/2019

 

Responsibilities:

You will be involved in the development of the literary arts eco-system, resulting in the potential of Singapore's literary assets being fully realized and the celebration of literary arts at the heart of the community.

 

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Administer various grant schemes, assess grant applications, monitor and evaluate the grant application outcomes
  • Manage the development of selected sectors[1], genres[2]/language and key components[3] in the Literary Arts Value Chain; Strategise, implement and execute the National Literary Arts Plan initiatives; Monitor the development and progress of the initiatives, and evaluate the outcomes
  • Cultivate and develop key literary arts players through several strategic platforms, events, and national platforms.
  • Monitor, review and research on the relevant events or players in Singapore and the region.
  • Assist in the programming and execution of key projects in the annual Singapore Writers Festival.

 

Requirements:

  • At least 2 years of working experience preferably in industry development and grant management and/ or administration, preferably in grants delivery, stakeholder engagement, content and talent development, publishing, book retail or similar areas.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent command in written English
  • Good understanding of literary arts scene and/or publishing industry
  • Excellent communication and relationship management skills.
  • Strong analytical and reasoning ability, and comfortable working with numbers.
  • Strong administrative and project management skills
  • Good team player who is able to foster collaborations within department, organisation and with external stakeholders
  • Applicants who require work passes need not apply

 

[1] Sectors – a distinct subset of a market eg schools, students, teachers, youth, families, underprivileged, physically challenged, prisoners etc

[2] Genres –Fiction (novels, poetry, graphic novels etc) and Non-fiction (travel writing, autobiography etc)

[3] key components of the LA ecosystem refers to writers, editors, translators, publishers, distributors, agents etc

 

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 (Arts & Culture Development Office) (Aug 2019 – Feb 2020)  

PUBLISH DATE: 26/07/2019  |  EXPIRE DATE: 23/08/2019

 

Responsibilities:

To provide support for Arts & Culture Development Office.

 

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Full range of donor stewardship
  • Basic administrative duties such as purchase orders, meetings scheduling, budgeting, etc
  • Develop good stakeholder relationships among cultural charities and IPCs & donors to generate greater awareness in cultural philanthropy via stART Fund.

 

Requirements:

  • 3 years of professional experience in fundraising, proposal writing, events management, grants management and follow up as part of account/donor management. Administratively proficient in basic day to day operations including handling purchase requests, orders, data management, arranging for meetings, budgeting, etc, as required by the department. Preference for previous experience in charities / grant seeking organisations.

Proficiency in:

  1. Fundraising and proposal writing
  2. Events and grants management
  3. Secretariat duties such as minute writing and preparing submissions
  4. MS Office (Word Doc, Excel Spreadsheet, PowerPoint)
  5. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  6. Administrative duties such as purchase requests, orders, budgeting, arranging meetings, etc
  7. 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 (Engagement and Participation)  

PUBLISH DATE: 18/07/2019  |  EXPIRE DATE: 17/08/2019


Responsibilities:
 

NAC’s Engagement and Participation Department creates opportunities for everyone to have meaningful encounters in the arts as an integral part of their lives and ensuring access and inclusion in and through the arts. You will be part of a team in fostering partnerships with government agencies, corporates, community partners, arts organisations etc to advocate and extend the reach of the arts. Successful candidate will be responsible for developing and managing strategic partnerships, planning and implementing arts programmes and initiatives to drive community engagement as well as working with partners to deliver programme outcomes.

 

Job Requirements:
 

  • At least 3 years of relevant working experience. Candidates with less than 3 years of working experience will be considered for the Assistant Manager position.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Creative and passionate in the development of the arts sector in Singapore.
  • Strong analytical and reasoning ability, and comfortable working with numbers/figures.
  • Good team spirit and strong customer orientation.
  • Experience and good knowledge in arts programming, marketing and social media 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/ Assistant Manager, Sector Development (Theatre)  

PUBLISH DATE: 02/08/2019  |  EXPIRE DATE: 01/09/2019

 

Responsibilities:
You will join a team that focuses on the development of the Singapore theatre sector. This includes contributing to the formulation of strategies, planning, and programme implementation, as well as supporting the development of theatre practitioners and organisations. You will build strong relationships with these individuals and organisations and through a range of tools and programmes, including grants, arts spaces and other developmental platforms, you will work with the theatre 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 theatre scene, as well as plan and execute programmes that develop theatre practitioners and grow their audiences
• Tap on resources available to NAC and partners in the theatre sector to achieve NAC’s goals and outcomes for the sector
• Provide relevant and timely advice and support to theatre practitioners, theatre groups and companies, as well as evaluate applications for support through grants, scholarships, awards, etc. and ensure adherence to good governance and funding conditions
 
Requirements:
• Passionate about the arts
• Strong written and verbal communication abilities
• Excellent relationship management skills
• Strong analytical and reasoning ability
• Meticulous and organised, with a process-oriented working style
• Adept at project and time management
• Knowledge of or experience working in theatre will be an advantage, as will proficiency in Malay, Tamil or Mandarin due to the diverse nature of Singapore’s theatre sector
• 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.