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

  Assistant Manager / Manager (Capability Development) (1)  

PUBLISH DATE: 18/11/2019  |  EXPIRE DATE: 17/12/2019


The Capability Development team oversees policies and programmes which aim to build a skilled arts workforce that will shape Singapore’s cultural development.

To support the professional development of the arts sector, our key strategic directions include establishing a framework to support arts freelancers, manpower development through skills training, leadership development, growing strong arts organisations and developing robust research on the arts workforce.
 

Responsibilities:

You will contribute towards the implementation of policies, strategies and programmes to strengthen the professionalism of the arts sector, focusing on leadership development and continuing education & training. You will also work on building strong relationships with arts institutions and relevant government agencies that are involved in the training and development of the arts sector.
 

Principal Accountabilities:

· Collaborate closely with industry stakeholders (education institutions and arts organisations) and government agencies to develop strategies and implement capability development programmes to build skilled arts workforce and self-sustaining arts organisations.

· Process applications of Scholarships, Cultural Medallion and Young Artist Award, track recipients and organise the awards ceremonies.

· Process Capability and Organisation Development Grants applications.


Requirements:
 

· Relevant working experience will be an advantage

· Strong analytical and critical thinking skills

· Good communication, relationship management, project management and writing skills

· Proactive, resourceful, independent, self-motivated and a team player

· Good knowledge of the arts landscape in Singapore; deep understanding of at least one of the following sectors (literary arts, visual arts, performing arts) will be an advantage

· Good understanding of the professional development (CET) needs of the arts sector

· 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, 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 (Capability Development) (2)  

PUBLISH DATE: 18/11/2019  |  EXPIRE DATE: 17/12/2019

 

The Capability Development team oversees policies and programmes which aim to build a skilled arts workforce that will shape Singapore’s cultural development.

To support the professional development of the arts sector, our key strategic directions include establishing a framework to support arts freelancers, manpower development through skills training, leadership development, growing strong arts organisations and developing robust research on the arts workforce.
 

Responsibilities:

You will contribute towards the formulation of policies and strategies and implementation of programmes to strengthen the professionalism of the arts sector, focusing primarily on Continuing Education & Training (CET). You will also work on building strong relationships with arts institutions and relevant government agencies that are involved in the training and development of the arts sector.


Principal Accountabilities:

· Identify issues, gaps/needs, develop policies and propose solutions on professional development (CET) for the arts sector in Singapore.

· Collaborate closely with industry stakeholders (education institutions and arts organisations) and government agencies to develop strategies and initiatives, including developing skills frameworks, and to implement capability development programmes to build skilled arts workforce and self-sustaining arts organisations.

Requirements:
 

· Relevant working experience will be an advantage

· Strong analytical and critical thinking skills

· Good communication, relationship management, project management and writing skills

· Proactive, resourceful, independent, self-motivated and a team player

· Good knowledge of the arts landscape in Singapore; deep understanding of at least one of the following sectors (literary arts, visual arts, performing arts) will be an advantage

· Sound understanding of the professional development (CET) needs of the arts sector

· Passionate about the arts and cultural policy development

· 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 (Education) (Dec 2019 – May 2020)  

PUBLISH DATE: 29/10/2019  |  EXPIRE DATE: 28/11/2019

 

Responsibilities:

To assist the Education Team in in conducting literature review of current research and data analysis to inform policy reviews in Arts Education.

For this specific role, candidates should have some research experience including methodologies involved in research for policy-making, arts education and arts-based research. Experience with research profile summary writing would be preferred.

 

Requirements: 

a)           Background knowledge and/or strong interest in the arts, arts education and education.

b)           Research experience based in social sciences / education / arts or related fields

c)           1-3 years of qualitative and quantitative research experience, particularly in literature reviews, meta-analysis, quantitative data analysis etc. Some experience in writing for publication would be ideal.

d)           Ability conceptualise ideas and summarise findings from literature and empirical data

e)           Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team

f)           Possesses strong conceptual, analytical and problem-solving and organisation skills and exceptional written and verbal communication skills

g)           Familiar with common IT software (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), advanced data management and analysis skills (including excel pivot tables, data visualisation, VBA etc.)

h)           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, Sector Development (Literary Arts)  

 

PUBLISH DATE: 27/11/2019  |  EXPIRE DATE: 26/12/2019

 

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:
• Administrating various grant schemes, assessing grant applications, monitoring and evaluating 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
• Monitoring, Reviewing and Researching relevant events or players in Singapore and the region.
• Assist in the programming and execution of key projects in the annual Singapore Writers Festival
 
[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
 

Requirements
• At least 2 years of working experience preferably in writing, publishing, book retail or related areas.
• Knowledge of Tamil language, Tamil Studies, Tamil Literature or Social Sciences
• Knowledge of Tamil literature and the Tamil literary scene will be a bonus.
• Excellent communication and relationship management skills.
• Strong analytical and reasoning ability.
• Strong administrative and project 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 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/ Senior Manager (Digital Strategy)  

 

PUBLISH DATE: 28/11/2019  |  EXPIRE DATE: 27/12/2019

 

Responsibilities:
To support the conceptualisation and implementation of the NAC and Culture Sector Digitalisation Plan, make recommendations on the desired outcomes, targets and resourcing, as well as operationalise the plan according to the project timeline.  This role would also include working with MCCY, culture sector statutory board and companies and technology companies.

 

Principal Accountabilities:
• Drive and oversee the NAC and Culture Sector Digitalisation Plan and its component projects, and propose strategies for:
- Leveraging digital technology as an enabler to reach new audiences and deepen engagement
- Nurturing digitally confident and creative artists, through incubation labs, symposiums, forums, seminars, etc.
- Empowering NAC staff to be digitally mature through capability building and development
- Enabling internal transformation of NAC’s work processes through automation and other digital tools
- Seamless collection and sharing of data across culture sector agencies, and building of insights through business intelligence tools to deepen understanding of arts and culture audiences
- Proposing the appropriate budgets, time required, and manpower to implement strategies for the above


• Act as liaison officer for the Culture Sector Digitalisation Workgroup to:
- Represent and report on the Digitalisation Plan at MCCY’s ICT and Digitalisation Steering Committee, as well as other MCCY digitalisation-related platforms and NAC digitalisation-related platforms that may be established in future;
- Work closely with other MCCY and government agency representative (e.g. SPFD, ITD, Govtech) to evaluate and implement recommendations arising from the above platforms.
- Ensure that outcomes, targets and indicators for Culture Sector Digitalisation projects are aligned with WOG and MCCY priorities;
- Monitor progress towards these outcomes and targets;
- Reap potential synergies and alignment across projects, as well as with WOG, MCCY and NAC digitalisation strategies, programmes and (other) projects;
- Provide strategic recommendations on how the agencies overseeing the component projects can best develop and implement these projects


• Provide secretariat support to:
- Organise Culture Sector Digitalisation Workgroup meetings (with MCCY), including to propose and clear meeting agendas and arrangements with Workgroup Chair, liaise with attendees, prepare inputs for discussion, and follow-up on Matters Arising;
- Organise NAC Digital Workgroup meetings, including to propose and clear meeting agendas and arrangements with Workgroup Chair, liaise with attendees, prepare inputs for discussion, and follow-up on Matters Arising;

 

Job Requirements:
• Strong understanding of digitalisation transformation initiatives in the public service;
• Able to think critically and strategise systematically for the long term and to anticipate issues;
• Able to manage successful transformation projects as the Council adopts digitalisation solutions/ tools
• Able to work in a team, integrating with staff, vendors and other government agencies (for Ministry-wide projects) to understand their requirements, to identify key issues in complex situations and provide relevant technical solutions;
• Able to work independently, multi-task, and deliver work outcomes with tight deadlines.
• Good interest in the arts and culture scene;
• Good communication skill, both spoken and written
• 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 (Finance) (Dec 2019 to Aug 2020)  

 

PUBLISH DATE: 28/11/2019  |  EXPIRE DATE: 27/12/2019

 

Principal Responsibilities:
· Assist with the month-end closing and settlements, including preparation of monthly schedules
· Prepare and consolidate ad-hoc returns to other government entities, etc.
· Manage a spectrum of finance-related activities that includes payment and staff claims processing
· May be tasked to take on other finance functions, such as revenue and receipt process, fixed asset management and management reporting.

 

Requirements:
· Some knowledge of financial reporting standards for statutory boards (SB-FRS)
· Ability to handle data analysis, financial management, financial reporting and financial closing and stakeholder engagement
· Independent, meticulous and comfortable working with voluminous data
· Ability to multi-task and work well under tight deadlines
· Analytical, resourceful, energetic, proactive, results-oriented team player with strong customer orientation
· Positive attitude towards learning
· Applicants who require work passes need not apply

 

Interested applicants are to fill up an online application form at Careers@gov and to submit 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. In the meantime, please track the status of your application on Careers@Gov.