Manager, Education and Programmes

Full-time Position

 

JOB PURPOSE:

 

To research, plan and implement innovative and inclusive museum-based programmes and resources that address the current and future needs of the museum’s community, which comprises youths, working adults, families and those who require accessibility provisions.

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Increase understanding of contemporary art practices for SAM’s target audiences by coordinating SAM's programme outreach efforts

  • Plan, implement and review SAM's Public and Education Programmes for greater audience engagement
  • Coordinate education outreach and public outreach programmes with partners of SAM
  • Conduct public programmes, school talks and gallery sessions
  • Organise docent and educators’ engagement sessions and other programmes

2. To enlarge SAM’s community by attracting new museum audiences and developing new audience engagement plans

  • Work with artists to develop adaptations of artworks that are more accessible
  • Collaborate with SAM's partner organisations to conduct research on increasing the museum's accessibility
  • Conduct surveys and record observations regarding accessibility
  • Liaise with National Arts Council's (NAC) Engagement & Participation division, NAC research department, SIF, etc. to explore opportunities for showcase and collaboration

3. Develop and manage partnerships with institutions, and work with various organisations and artists to coordinate programmes for the Singapore Biennale

 

  • Work with artists and accessibility researchers to develop workshops inspired by artworks from SAM's permanent collection
  • Work with VWOs/Organisations to conduct research or develop art-making workshops targeted at the under-served communities
  • Design exhibition-related public programmes and resources

4. Any ad hoc duties as assigned

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Degree in Arts Management, Art, Education or related fields is preferred 
  • At least 6 years of relevant working experience in the arts and/or education sector(s)
  • Knowledge of research practices in the arts
  • Knowledge of contemporary art aesthetics and practices
  • Proven track record in the area of outreach programme development
  • Extensive experience working in or with museums/VWOs/event companies
  • Good interpersonal skills to manage and work alongside co-workers with diverse personalities
  • Strong interest in the area of accessibility, particularly in the Visual Arts sector and around museum-based programming
  • A team player who can also work independently when necessary
  • Good writing and communication skills
  • Able to work with tight deadlines
  • Able to multi task and work flexible hours, including weekends and public holidays if necessary