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 (Precinct Development) (May 2020 - Apr 2021)  

 

PUBLISH DATE: 26/05/2020  |  EXPIRE DATE: 25/06/2020

 

Responsibilities:
To provide support for Precinct Development operations.
 
Principle Accountabilities:

· To assist the Facilities Management team in the areas of Facilities Management of NAC Arts Centres, Performing Arts Venues, and Arts Housing Properties

· Manage and supervise the Managing Agents and Contractors in daily operation and ensure they perform their services as per agreed KPIs

· Assist in drafting the contract specifications and coordinating tendering and evaluation processes

· Plan, schedule and track project timelines

· Manage expenditures in accordance with budget

· Liaise with stakeholders and tenants on arts housing matters

 

Requirements:

· Min 3 years’ of relevant working experience in Facilities Management (FM)

· Familiar with Microsoft Office Applications

· Good writing and communication skills

· Some knowledge and experience in FM work. He / She should also be meticulous, have a positive attitude and good inter-personal skills,  team oriented and able to follow through well on responsibilities assigned.

· 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.

 

  Senior Manager, Citizen and Sector Engagement (CSE)  

PUBLISH DATE: 19/05/2020  |  EXPIRE DATE: 18/06/2020

 

Responsibilities:

The Citizen and Sector Engagement department will oversee and develop broad-based engagement for the Council; engage relevant stakeholders and oversee programmes to support freelance arts professionals; and develop and maintain the Arts Resource Hub online portal and the physical Arts Resource Hubs.      

 

Principle Accountabilities:

• Develop a framework, support and project manage the embedding and delivering of citizen engagement efforts by collaborating closely with various departments across the NAC.

• Develop, sustain and support the development of a network of engaged NAC officers and advocates for citizen and sector engagement within the NAC and within the wider arts eco-system who act as catalysts for change within the framework of the PST.

• Plan, implement and roll out policies and programmes supporting the base of arts and culture freelancers in Singapore via the Arts Resource Hub Initiatives.

• Undertake new project developments pertaining to Citizens Engagement and the work supporting arts freelancers under the Arts Resource Hub, including seeking project funding, conducting feasibility studies, and lead the planning of engagement sessions.

• Working closely with MCCY, arts cultural institutions and other relevant Centres of Excellence in citizen engagement to disseminate best practice and share resources and experiences. Capture good examples of public engagement practice within the NAC and ensure these are widely communicated and promoted within the NAC and beyond the organisation.

 

Requirements:

• At least 5 years of experience of relevant working experience in piloting new initiatives, managing projects and stakeholder management

• Good at multi-tasking and project/event management

• Strong written analytical and presentation skills

• Good interpersonal skills (able to communicate effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders and professional when interfacing with clients/public)

• Experience using IT tools, social media and other digital communication platforms for public engagement and outreach.

• Creative, resourceful and passionate about the arts

• Past experience in public-engagement or engagement-related work or fields would be advantageous

• 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)  

PUBLISH DATE: 04/05/2020  |  EXPIRE DATE: 03/06/2020

 

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/or implementation of programmes to strengthen the professionalism of the arts sector, focusing on leadership development and 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 implement capability development programmes to build skilled arts workforce and self-sustaining arts organisations.


•Process applications of Scholarships or 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
•Passionate about the arts and culture, has 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
•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 (Education)  

PUBLISH DATE: 08/05/2020  |  EXPIRE DATE: 07/06/2020

 

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 the implementation and review of policies, 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:
 

· Develop policies and frameworks for the professionalization of the arts sector, as well as programmes that develop the capabilities of Arts Instructors, Teaching Artists and Educators

· Support research initiatives across the department, including designing and planning for the collection and management of robust data and impact measurement of schemes/programmes using technology.

· Design and 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.

· Work in close collaboration with key partners and stakeholders such as the Ministry of Education, arts and culture institutions (e.g. The Esplanade, National Gallery Singapore) and artists to execute the above.

· Manage timelines, budgets and deliverables for above-mentioned schemes/programmes.
 

Requirements:


- At least 3 years of relevant working experience in the education and/or adult learning sectors.

- Experience in teaching students at secondary, post-secondary levels and above.

- Experience in curriculum planning, design and implementation at pre-tertiary and/or higher education levels.

- Leadership experience will be an asset.

- Experience in research and data management would be an advantage

- 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. IT skills 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 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.