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 (Citizen & Sector Engagement)  

 

PUBLISH DATE: 09/04/2021  |  EXPIRE DATE:  22/04/2021

 

Responsibilities

  • Support the operations of the Arts Resource Hub, which may include front-desk reception duties, liaison with vendors, and overthe-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 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 Director / Senior Manager / Manager (Communications)  

 

PUBLISH DATE: 14/04/2021  |  EXPIRE DATE:  27/04/2021

 

NAC's Communications department advocates and amplifies the value and importance of the arts through various communications
efforts. As a member of the team, you will work closely with the whole of Council and its parent Ministry to provide counsel in the areas
of strategic communications, with the objective of highlighting the Council’s role to champion the arts. You will also lead and inspire
team members to work with departments within the Council, and with external stakeholders to initiate, implement and manage
communications initiatives which are aligned with NAC’s mission, vision and strategic thrusts.

 

Responsibilities

  • Strategic comms planning and coordination
  • Develop, review and implement communications initiatives in support of Council’s focus areas and strategic thrusts.
  • Work with parent ministry and internal stakeholders on messaging to ensure strong consistent media messaging on Council’s work.
  • Developing and implementing a Stakeholder Engagement Plan and Communication Plan.
  • Maintain strong relationship with editors, journalists, writers, relevant influencers and PR agencies.
  • Identify new communications trends and growth opportunities to support and advance the Council’s programmes and initiatives.
  • Provide strategic counsel to designated accounts in the areas of PR, issues management, protocol matters, so that departments’officers are well-advised and equipped in programmes/projects implementation.
  • Plan and implement holistic and sustainable 360-degree integrated communications strategies and campaigns that support and profile the work of the Council.
  • Supervise, guide and mentor the Communications team leading the various accounts.
  • Develop good internal and external stakeholder relationships.
  • Co-chart and co-develop the communications workplan with direct supervisor while spearheading this at peer-level to achieve wellarticulated outcomes and objectives from a forward thinking, feasible and directed work plan which is supported with robust funding to allow department and staff to work towards and support the organisation projects, initiatives, schemes plus new development areas.

Requirements

  • Good experience in public, media relations and strategic communications.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a good team player, able to work with multiple stakeholders.
  • Knowledgeable and passionate about the arts and culture
  • Strong verbal, written and presentation skills
  • 5-7 years of relevant work experience in public relations and corporate communications.
  • At least 3 years of relevant working experience in a supervisory role for AD 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.

  Assistant Manager / Manager (Singapore Art Week) (May 2021 to 30 Apr 2022)  

 

PUBLISH DATE: 15/04/2021  |  EXPIRE DATE:  28/04/2021

 

Responsibilities

 

Digital Producer

  • Well-versed with various digital hosting platforms ranging from FB, IG, Youtube to streaming sites such as Twitch, for e.g. and consider the user experience of each platform according to the types of digital programmes.
  • To advise on online audience engagement and how this can be worked closely with SAW’s marketing or social media plans.
  • Possess strong communication skills and is able to engage with various stakeholders in both the arts and non-arts industries for example, artists and tech contractors.
  • Work closely with NAC’s Digital Strategy team to synergise digital efforts / programmes coming from NAC, cross-sharing of information and key statistics for future research purposes.

 

 

Requirements

  • Possess good knowledge and understanding of the arts
  • Good written and communication skills
  • Able to work independently and learn quickly on the job
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint; photoshop and illustrator is a bonus.
  • Experience with general administration, procurement and finance.
  • Background / experience co-ordinating or organising digital arts/cultural/lifestyle events.
  • A good knowledge on social media metrics or website engagement is preferred.
  • Some technical knowledge / experience running digital platforms including but not limited to live-stream events.
  • 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 / Manager (Singapore Art Week) (May 2021 to 30 Apr 2022)  

 

PUBLISH DATE: 15/04/2021  |  EXPIRE DATE:  28/04/2021

 

Responsibilities

 

Marketing & Comms Manager

  • Have a board overview of a marketing campaign’s objectives and manage different timelines to serve the campaign. For example, timelines include for social media, media buys, merchandise production, creative collaterals.
  • Working closely with C&M to advise on the ad content, which platform it is best suited for, how engagement online can be maximized.
  • Working closely with social media agency to clear content of social media schedule and oversee overall marketing timeline.
  • Manage social media platforms primarily on Singapore Art Week’s FB and IG accounts, manage public queries and overall maintenance of both platforms.
  • In charge of distribution timeline of marketing collaterals including but not limited to programme brochures, pull-up banners and exclusive SAW merchandise. Also in charge of the distribution process and ensuring SAW partners and stakeholders receive the necessary materials.
  • Assist with C&M and external agencies in any other marcomms related tasks.

 

Requirements

  • Possess good knowledge and understanding of the arts
  • Good written and communication skills
  • Able to work independently and learn quickly on the job
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint; photoshop and illustrator is a bonus.
  • Experience with general administration, procurement and finance.
  • Background / experience working with or in an ad agency or social media agency is preferred.
  • Experience in copy writing is preferred.
  • Contextual and historical knowledge on working with previous arts festivals or visual arts/performing arts related events is also highly favourable.
  • Able to communicate clearly with various stakeholders such as design agencies, artists, external vendors (for merch), contractors etc.
  • 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 / Manager (Singapore Art Week) (May 2021 to 30 Apr 2022)  

 

PUBLISH DATE: 15/04/2021  |  EXPIRE DATE:  28/04/2021

 

Responsibilities

 

Partnership & Engagement Manager

  • Possess strong communication skills and is able to engage with various stakeholders in both the arts and non-arts industries for example, artists, business owners, F&Bs, venue owners, schools etc.
  • Good negotiation skills, clarity in communication, versatile
  • In charge of the management and maintenance of the Singapore Art Week website and liaising with IT vendor to frequently update the site and troubleshoot any problems on the site.

Requirements

  • Contextual and historical knowledge on working with previous arts festivals or visual arts/performing arts related events is highly preferred.
  • Background / experience co-ordinating and liaising with various artists, arts groups and stakeholders with a focus on outreach.
  • Possess good knowledge and understanding of the arts.
  • Good written and communication skills.
  • Able to work independently and learn quickly on the job
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint photoshop and illustrator is a bonus.
  • Experience with general administration, procurement and finance.
  • 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 / Manager (Singapore Art Week) (May 2021 to 30 Apr 2022)  

 

PUBLISH DATE: 15/04/2021  |  EXPIRE DATE:  28/04/2021

 

Responsibilities

 

Project Manager

  • Project management and managing timeline.
  • Frequently monitoring the progress of each commissioned project.
  • Raising up potential queries or challenges to the relevant party/vendor and assist in problem solving, relationship management between different parties.
  • Ensure the smooth operational running of projects during the project period.
  • Able to communicate clearly with various stakeholders such as artist, arts groups, venue owners, project collaborators and other gov agencies.
  • Assist other colleagues in obtaining information of commissioned projects for marketing and communication purposes

Requirements

  • Contextual and historical knowledge on working with previous arts festivals or visual arts/performing arts related events is a must.
  • Background / experience co-ordinating and liaising with various artists, arts groups and stakeholders and/or account managing arts projects.
  • Possess good knowledge and understanding of the arts.
  • Good written and communication skills.
  • Able to work independently and learn quickly on the job.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint; photoshop and illustrator is a bonus.
  • Experience with general administration, procurement and finance.
  • Applicants who require work passes need not apply

* This position is to fill 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 / Manager, Visual Arts (Apr 2021 to Mar 2022)  

 

PUBLISH DATE: 15/04/2021  |  EXPIRE DATE:  28/04/2021

 

Responsibilities

 

Support operations in the following areas:

  • To develop and implement engagement strategies with a diverse range of stakeholders that include students, arts practitioners,companies, institutions and the general public, towards shaping key projects in the visual arts sector.
  • To maintain regular and timely engagement with a wide range of stakeholders in the visual arts sector to co-create solutions to achieve policy outcomes.
  • To partner with agencies to co-develop projects to promote the economic sustainability of the visual arts ecosystem.

Requirements

  • 3 years working experience in the arts or related fields.
  • Strong knowledge, preferably in the areas of communications, arts or social sciences, public policy.
  • Prior experience in the Public Service and/or areas such as strategic planning, international relations or urban placemaking will be considered favourably.
  • 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.
  • Keen ability to adapt to changing contexts.
  • Meticulous and organized, with a process-oriented working style.
  • 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 / Assistant Director (Arts & Culture Development Office)  

 

PUBLISH DATE: 15/04/2021  |  EXPIRE DATE:  28/04/2021

 

Responsibilities

The candidate is expected to work closely with the Deputy Director to develop and drive effective research-based strategies to boost cultural philanthropy in Singapore. As a key member of the Arts & Culture Development Office (ACDO) and the Sustain the Arts (stART) Fund Secretariat, the candidate is expected to lead a team to forge cross-cutting partnerships with other government agencies, business community and private foundations to cultivate and grow giving to the Arts sector. Through strong advocacy work, and working with our Marketing & Communications department, he/she will raise awareness of the value of the arts and the impact of support among both the business community, individual patrons and the community-at-large. As part of ACDO’s work, the candidate will also be required to drive training & mentorship programmes focused on developing fundraising capabilities of arts organisation. The candidate will be instrumental in the set-up of a donor management system to oversee donor stewardship and engagement initiatives and be the project lead for the organisation of NAC’s Patron of the Arts Awards.

 

Requirements

  • 5-8 years of professional experience with strong background in business development, cultural advocacy or marketing, as well as a minimum of two years in supervising and leading teams.
  • Experience in developing philanthropy programmes and a track record in leading and championing philanthropic initiatives would be advantageous.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal, influencing and negotiation skills, and the capacity to develop and maintain strong relationships with diverse stakeholders at all levels.
  • Knowledgeable and passionate about the arts and heritage sector.
  • Able to think strategically with experience in research & data analytics. Previous management of CRM systems of customer databases is a bonus.
  • 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 (Human Resource Management)  

 

PUBLISH DATE: 15/04/2021  |  EXPIRE DATE:  28/04/2021

 

Responsibilities

You will be part of the Human Resource Management team to work closely with key stakeholders to deliver HR solutions to ensure best HR practices and support the attainment of business goals for the departments within the Council. You will analyse current and future business needs and recommend new initiatives and process to ensure continuous improvements in areas of talent acquisition and management, performance management, compensation and benefits. You are expected to build positive working relationships with all stakeholders for effective business partnership in manpower planning, talent acquisition and management and career development. You will promote a culture of recognition and appreciation through the introduction and management of various rewards and recognition programmes.

 

You will also be involved in the offboarding of legacy system including data migration, archival and decommissioning; and on-boarding to Workday, a Cloud Human Capital Management (HCM) / Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Saas Suite, including project manage the implementation of new modules and functionality in Workday, including advocating for policy and process re-design, change management.

 

Requirements

At least 5 years of working experience in a Human Resource role, and preferably in talent acquisition and management, performance management, compensation, and benefits. Familiarity with HR practices, processes and data management in the public sector will be an advantage. Experience in the implementation of cloud SaaS or other ERP products, including Workday and Excelity payroll will be an added advantage. 

You should possess strong analytical, communications and stakeholder management skills and adept at exploring issues from a user-centric perspective and contributing to a collaborative working environment. Meticulous attention to details is necessary as well as the ability to multi-task and work well under tight deadlines. You should also possess good project management skills to effectively manage project milestones and drive initiatives and have a mindset of continuous improvement, recommend, and explore fresh ideas that may not have been tried and tested.

 

 

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.