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

  #SGUnited Assistant Manager / Manager / Senior Manager, Sector Development (Performing Arts)  

 

PUBLISH DATE: 13/01/2021  |  EXPIRE DATE: 29/01/2021

 

Responsibilities:

You will contribute to the development of the Performing Arts sector through the formulation of strategies, planning and programme implemention to support the development of the industry. This will include implementing initiatives to address the challenges arising from the Covid-19 pandemic and developing industry-level responses.

 

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Work closely with industry stakeholders to develop strategies to strengthen the future sustainability of the performing arts sector, especially in the wake of Covid-19.
  • Tap on resources available to NAC and partners, including other government agencies, to develop policies to support industry development needs such as digitalisation and intellectual property rights.
  • Analyse data for the purposes of policy recommendations for the performing arts.
  • Contribute to grants management, including the review of NAC's grants schemes.

 

Requirements:

  • A good degree, preferably in Economics or Business studies
  • Candidates with experience in industry development, including stints involving industry development at economic agencies, are preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication abilities
  • Experience working with large volumes of data, including data collection, analysis, and presentation, is an advantage
  • Strong analytical skills and able to adapt to changing contexts
  • Track record of working with multiple internal and external stakeholders, including demonstrating excellent interpersonal skills such as empathy, persuasion, and negotiation
  • Candidates with working experience of 3 years or more will be considered for the Manager / Senior 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 submission date, you may assume that it is not shortlisted. Please track your application on Careers@Gov

  Senior Manager/Manager, Sector Development (Visual Arts)  

 

PUBLISH DATE: 06/01/2021  |  EXPIRE DATE: 19/01/2021

 

Responsibilities:

You will join a team that focuses on the development of the Singapore visual arts sector. This includes contributing to the formulation of policies, strategies, grants administration, designing and implementing programmes, as well as engaging in regular dialogues with key visual arts cultural institutions, e.g. National Gallery Singapore, Singapore Art Museum, STPI, visual arts practitioners and companies. Through a range of strategic interventions and initiatives, including grants, arts spaces and other developmental platforms, NAC supports the visual arts sector through equipping our visual arts cultural institutions and companies to develop manpower capabilities for the Sector, encouraging programming that increases the public’s access to impactful art experiences and creating meaningful opportunities to share our art and artists with local and international audiences.

 

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Grant administration, which includes evaluating applications for grants, scholarships, awards, etc., and ensuring good governance and adherence to funding conditions.
  • Regular and timely engagement with a wide range of stakeholders in the visual arts sector to co-create solutions to achieve policy outcomes.
  • Contribute to the formulation of policy recommendations for the visual arts sector in areas such as the role of our art institutions and intermediaries in building a sustainable ecosystem, development of Singapore’s contemporary art landscape and to encourage greater appreciation and awareness of our cultural icons.
  • Forging new partnerships (e.g. residencies) and growing existing platforms (e.g. Biennales, thought leadership initiatives) to provide opportunities for Singapore artists to gain exposure and grow Singapore’s reputation internationally.

 

Requirements:

  • 3 – 5 years working experience in relevant sectors
  • A good degree, preferably in the areas of public policy, arts or social sciences
  • Strong written and verbal communication abilities
  • Track record of working with multiple internal and external stakeholders, including demonstrating excellent interpersonal skills such as empathy, persuasion, and negotiation
  • Strong analytical skills and judgement
  • Able to adapt to changing contexts
  • Meticulous and organized, with a process-oriented working style
  • Proficiency in Malay or Mandarin will be an advantage
  • Candidates with prior experience in the Public Service and/or areas such as strategic planning, international relations or urban placemaking will be considered favourably
  • Applicants who require work passes need not apply

*This advert is to hire for 2 vacancies*

 

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 (Citizen & Sector Engagement)  

 

PUBLISH DATE: 05/01/2021 |  EXPIRE DATE: 18/01/2021

 

To supports Citizen & Sector Engagement department in the following key functions:

(1) Increasing sector-wide support for arts freelancers through the Arts Resource Hub

(2) Increasing NAC’s engagement with the arts community and stakeholders

 

Responsibilities:

  • Support the operations of the Arts Resource Hub, which may include front-desk reception duties, liaison with vendors, and over-the-counter enquiries including managing and responding to the enquiries coming through the ARH email inbox.
  • Support and be part of the planning team for C&SE’s projects
  • Coordinating programme schedules and events for the Arts Resource Hub and the C&SE team
  • Preparation of events - both virtual and physical logistical set-up for events and the wrapping up of such sessions.
  • Preparing meeting materials, schedules, reports, and in charge of data management support for the team.
  • He/She will also need to communicate with both internal and external stakeholders for the scope of work above.
  • Procurement - putting up and preparation of ITQs/ITTs, payment processing including processing invoices and churning of reports

 

Requirements:

  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to multi-task and work independently
  • Able to manage and interact with internal and external stakeholders
  • May be required to work after office hours if there are ARH programmes, on an occasional basis
  • Proficiency in basic Microsoft software including Powerpoint, Word and Excel. Familiarity with the arts scene would be 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 resume.

 

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 (Education - AEP Portal Development) (1 year contract)  

 

PUBLISH DATE: 05/01/2021  |  EXPIRE DATE: 15/01/2021

 

Responsibilities:

To assist the Education Team in website development and design of new business workflows and webpages for the revised AEP portal. Involved in the implementation of schemes and initiatives to enhance students’ appreciation of and engagement in the arts across various school levels and student profiles.

For this specific role, candidates should have strong administrative and IT skills including knowledge of web systems and website management. Experience in business analysis, project management and development of digital solutions, webpage copywriting would be preferred.

 

Requirements: 

  • Interest in the arts preferred
  • Strong IT skills and some experience in website management and knowledge of web systems is necessary
  • Experience in business analysis, project management and development of digital solutions, webpage copywriting would be preferred.
  • 1-2 years of relevant working experience
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication as well as analytical skills
  • Strong administrative and website management 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 Assistant Manager/ Manager/ Senior Manager (Sector Development) (1 year contract with extension until Dec 2022)  

 

PUBLISH DATE: 04/01/2021  |  EXPIRE DATE: 17/01/2021

 

Responsibilities:

With the Covid-19 pandemic, NAC has rolled out schemes 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. Examples include the Digital Presentation Grant and the Capability Development Scheme for the Arts.

For this role, you will be involved in grants administration and the implementation of strategies and initiatives to address challenges arising from the Covid-19 pandemic. Given that our stakeholders are new to the digitalisation process, the role also includes stakeholder engagement and exploring capability development efforts.

 

Principle 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 timely communications to stakeholders, including grant applicants on the outcome of their applications.
  • Providing secretariat support in the planning and organising of stakeholder engagement sessions and meetings.

 

Requirements:

  • 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.
  • 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, Singapore Writers Festival (12 months) #SGUnitedTraineeships #PublicService  

 

PUBLISH DATE: 06/01/2021 |  EXPIRE DATE: 20/01/2021

 

 

Roles & Responsibilities

Principle Accountabilities:

  • Assist the LASWF team in the planning and organisation of Words Go Round school festival, part of SWF.
  • Conceptualising and managing festival programmes, taking into account of audience (students and teachers).
  • Develop strategies to run the festival on the ground including running the operational and administrative aspects of the event management.
  • Supervising volunteers; working with event vendors.
  • Knowledge of creative media production and technology either in content creation in film/gaming/moving image or delivery of programmes via digital media platforms.

 

Requirements:

  • Events production skills (e.g. operations and logistics related to running of physical and digital events), vendor management, volunteer management or marketing/PR skills.
  • Able to conceptualize and produce digital arts programmes and execute festival programmes (physical and digital).
  • Audience development skills e.g. programme conceptualisation for specific demographics such as children and youths.
  • Foundational skills (e.g. project planning, paper drafting, drafting procurement and contracts, preparing presentations, etc.)
  • Proficient in soft skills such as communications, negotiation, stakeholder/partnership management.
  • Strong understanding of agency's initiatives and sectoral insights in how such programmes can contribute to WOG's objectives and sectoral development.
  • Able to manage vendors and partners.
  • Proficient in engaging external holders such as industry players, partner agencies, sponsors and other venue or programme partners.

 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Graduated or graduating in calendar year (2019/2020) from educational institutions (e.g. Polytechnics and Local, Private or Overseas Universities)
  • Completed National Service (NS)

 

Other Information:

  • Traineeship Duration: 12 months
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

 

Interested applicants are to submit resume at mycareersfuture.sg.