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, Policy and Planning (Strategic Planning)  

 

PUBLISH DATE: 04/08/2020  |  EXPIRE DATE: 17/08/2020

 

Responsibilities:

As a member of the Policy and Planning team, the Manager, Policy and Planning (Strategic Planning) is responsible for policy developments and reviews, performance management and secretariat duties. This includes liaising with MCCY, Board Members, external stakeholders and cross-departmental work to ensure smooth processes.


Principal Accountabilities:

1. To develop robust arts and culture policies for Singapore’s art ecosystem, including the development of new policy initiatives, and review of existing policy initiatives to ensure relevance to the development and needs of Singapore’s arts landscape

2. Involved in performance management work to strengthen NAC’s internal processes, such as the Organisational Balanced Scorecard and review of frameworks

3. Secretariat duties, as well as department budget responsibilities

4. Reporting and liaison with Ministry, where required

5. Management of key Strategic Planning events e.g. Staff Conference and Work Plan

6. Spearhead NAC’s interests in MCCY Grants Management portal


Requirements:
• At least 3 years of relevant work experience in corporate/ strategic planning

• Skills and competencies preferably in business, economics, communications or related fields.

• Experience in strategic and corporate planning processes and performance management is preferred.

• Inquisitive mind with strong analytical and critical thinking skills with an interest in data strategy

• Excellent written, communication, presentation and facilitation skills

• Excellent interpersonal skills and strong customer orientation

• Strong administrative skills (proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Powerpoint)

• Able to organise events of varying scale

• Good team player who is proactive

• 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 Assistant Manager / Manager (Education) (2 years contract)  

 

PUBLISH DATE: 23/07/2020  |  EXPIRE DATE: 05/08/2020

 

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 grants administration and the implementation of strategies and initiatives which seek to enhance the quality of school-based, arts education programmes, including digital programmes which NAC is encouraging especially in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. Given that our stakeholders are new to the digitalisation process, the role includes stakeholder engagement, exploring capability development efforts in the area of leveraging digital technology to support/ enhance learning outcomes.

Principal 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 secretariat support in the planning and organising of stakeholder engagement sessions and assessment panel meetings.

 

Ensure timely communications to schools on the available programmes on the NAC-Arts Education Programme (NAC-AEP) website. This would include liaising with the website developer to extract and list digital programmes in a separate E-Learning Catalogue for school’s reference, in addition to other IT related support.


Requirements:
 

  • At least 3 years of relevant working experience. Working experience in the education and/or adult learning sectors, teaching students at secondary, post-secondary levels and above preferred.
  • 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.
  • 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 in areas such as content management systems or website development, 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

  #SGUnited Executive / Senior Executive (Education) (2 years contract)  

 

PUBLISH DATE: 04/08/2020  |  EXPIRE DATE: 17/08/2020

 

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 contributing towards the digitalisation efforts of the Education team for more efficient and effective general administrative, finance, budget, knowledge management and procurement matters.


Principal Accountabilities:

  • Assist with budget, finance and procurement matters, including but not limited to, tracking budget utilisation, publishing of procurement documents, processing payments, monitoring payment timelines and other general finance matters.

  • Support in general administrative and grants administration matters.

  • Ensure proper knowledge management, documentation and archiving of relevant documents in relation to grants, budget, finance and procurement matters.


Requirements:

  • At least 3 years of relevant working experience in Finance and Administration, preferably in the Education sector.
  • An understanding of and interest in the local arts or education scene is preferred.
  • A good 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 IT 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 submission date, you may assume that it is not shortlisted. Please track your application on Careers@Gov

  #SGUnited Executive/ Senior Executive (Performing Arts) (2 years contract)  

 

PUBLISH DATE: 04/08/2020  |  EXPIRE DATE: 17/08/2020

 

Responsibilities:

To advance the arts scene, Sector Development formulates strategies, plans and implements initiatives and provides funding to support the development of arts practitioners and arts companies. You will play an important role in providing administrative support to the department. This includes managing grant disbursements, procurement, preparation of letters, and data collation. You will also coordinate grant assessment schedules and make arrangements for meetings, liaise with arts companies and arts practitioners, make overseas travel arrangements for work trips, and assist with the administration of programmes and other initiatives run by the department. In addition, you may be tasked to provide secretarial support services (e.g. coordinating meetings, preparing meeting materials) to senior management staff in the Council. You will need to communicate with both internal and external stakeholders (especially artists) for the scope of work described here.

With the Covid-19 pandemic, NAC has rolled out schemes, such as the Digital Presentation Grant and the Capability Development Scheme for the Arts, 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. In this role, you will also be involved in grants administration and the implementation of strategies and initiatives to address challenges arising from the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

Principle Accountabilities:

1. Providing general administrative support for the Secretariat of the Digital Presentation Grant and Capability Development Scheme for the Arts, including but not limited to assisting with data collation and archival, disbursement requests and processing grant closure reports.

2. Assisting with duties of the Executive (Sector Development, Theatre), including the following:

  • Support administrative requirements for grants
  • Oversee documentation and filing requirements for the team
  • Ensure timely disbursements to grant recipients, and payments to vendors for goods and services
  • Coordinate external assessors for projects supported by NAC and ensure timely submission of assessors’ reports and payments to assessors
  • Track and manage data for collation of Cultural Statistics
  • Assist the team in liaising with grant applicants and other stakeholders
  • Coordinate meetings with internal and external parties, and overseas travel arrangements
  • Provide support in procurement matters
  • Provide secretariat support for programmes organised by the theatre team, if any
  • Prepare and put up approval memos in support of the key work areas
  • Where necessary, review above key work areas and make recommendations to optimise processes for greater effectiveness and efficiency
  • Any other areas of work as necessary to support the day to day efficient functioning of the department

 

Requirements:

  • At least 2 years of relevant experience are preferred
  • Passionate about the arts. Familiarity with the performing arts sector, particularly theatre, will be an advantage
  • Highly organised and able to handle multiple tasks with overlapping deadlines at any one time
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Careful and detail-oriented
  • Good command of the English language. Candidates who are proficient in a Mother Tongue language will be considered favourably
  • Able to communicate professionally and clearly, both in writing and in conversations
  • Confident and tenacious
  • Good team player
  • 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 / Assistant Manager, Sector Development (Visual Arts) (2 years contract)  

PUBLISH DATE: 29/07/2020  |  EXPIRE DATE: 11/08/2020

 

Responsibilities:

You will promote and develop the Singapore Visual Arts sector through talent and business incentive schemes, as well as capability development programmes that will contribute to the building of a robust and sustainable visual arts ecosystem.

 

Principle Accountabilities:

• To keep abreast of international trends and developments so as to contribute ideas towards programme and industry development;
• To be an active team member who contributes to the development of sustainable economic models for the visual arts ecosystem;
• To serve as a point of contact for the visual arts community and industry, to be networked and apprised of related events and developments
• To assist in formulating policy and recommendations for the benefit of the visual art sector
• To administer processes for NAC's grants and incentive and developmental schemes
• To assist with programming, commissions for visual art events
• To provide logistical and administrative support during events
• To work with Support Officer in general administration and grants-related matters

 

Requirements:
• 2 - 5 years of work experience (preferably with experience in arts administration)
• Good written and verbal communication skills
• Deep knowledge of economics and business studies
• Ability to perform analysis of research data
• Good project management and organisational skills
• As there will be engagements with Malay/ Indian/ Chinese artists and arts groups, proficiency in Mandarin, Malay, or Tamil will be beneficial.
• Possess an analytical mind with the ability to empathise with stakeholders
• Good organisational and management skills
• Passionate in championing arts and cultural development in Singapore
• Knowledge and/or experience of the commercial gallery sector, local and international visual arts scene would be an advantage.
• Proficient in content creation for local media platforms 
• Knowledge and/or experience of the commercial gallery sector will be beneficial.
• 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