Manager/ Senior Manager, Partnership & Patronage (P&P)

Full time


SAM is offering a seasoned fundraiser the unique opportunity to contribute to our development efforts for the long-term sustainability of the museum. You will need to possess a proven track record, demonstrate a robust network, and exhibit strong acumen to raise significant funds for SAM’s operations and expansion. You will work closely with a small but dynamic Partnership & Patronage (P&P) team to cultivate and provide stewardship of corporate and individual partners including donors, sponsors and patrons. Only suitable and serious applicants will be shortlisted through a written assignment.



The incumbent will be the main officer in charge of these functions but will be supported by existing team members.


Secure major gifts for SAM

  • Source and cultivate key prospects for significant donations
  • Effectively transition prospective donors to major donors
  • Work closely with key departments to strategize approaches and develop relevant pitches
  • Provide effective stewardship of donors, including regular updates and ensuring internal project implementation fulfils external contractual obligations
  • Develop hosting opportunities that generate leads and grow relationships with existing and potential partners

Manage the Annual Giving Patrons’ Programme

  • Source and cultivate patrons for SAM’s annual giving programme
  • Effectively steward patrons to secure patron retention and renewal
  • Develop hosting opportunities to engage existing and potential patrons
  • Organise overseas patron trips to key international art events once every two years
  • Leverage established personal networks to expand SAM’s patrons database

General Administration and Communications

  • Manage regular and necessary paperwork including preparing weekly meetings and reports, contracts, appreciation letters, eDMs, impact reports and quotations
  • Maintain and update of databases and donation portals
  • Observe due procurement processes to ensure necessary paperwork is submitted to finance department to process all incoming monies and to generate tax relief receipts
  • Act as Secretariat to Development Committee: Participate and assist in the thrice-yearly Development Committee meetings through preparing meeting agenda and minutes
  • Conceptualize effective and innovative fundraising campaigns

SAM Biennial Fundraising Dinner

  • Assist the team and events company in executing a successful SAM Fundraising Dinner once every two years
    • Solicit sponsored services and auction items
    • Secure contributions for tables and seats


  • Degree holder with relevant experience in development, fundraising, sponsorship or donor relations
  • Excellent communicator (both verbal and written) with intuitive interpersonal skills
  • Well-organised, with strong process management skills and the ability to prioritise
  • A team player, empathetic, outgoing and personable, adept in different social settings and able to network effectively
  • Has a positive attitude, is resilient, resourceful and willing to learn
  • Driven, goal-oriented self-starter who can learn and adapt quickly and work industriously under minimal supervision
  • Ability to project manage several projects simultaneously and meet firm deadlines under pressure
  • Strong planning and critical-thinking abilities
  • Proficient at Excel and PowerPoint and able to efficiently manage databases
  • Wide network of appropriate contacts
  • Familiarity and interest in the arts & cultural sector
  • Strong references a necessity

Please send your application to [email protected]. We regret that only short-listed candidates will be notified.