Senior Manager, Education and Programmes

Full-time Position

The Senior Manager, Education and Programmes will be responsible for the researching, planning and implementation of innovative, inclusive and cross-disciplinary museum-based education programmes and resources that will address the current and future needs of the museum’s community comprising art educators, students of all abilities, families and those who require accessibility provisions. 



  • Coordinate education outreach programmes with SAM partners
  • Conduct talks in schools
  • Conduct gallery sessions for exhibitions
  • Oversee school workshop programmes
  • Oversee operations of education programmes & The SAM Learning Gallery
  • Organise Educators’ Engagement sessions & other related programmes 
  • Plan, implement and review the SAM Museum Education Symposium
  • Work with artists to develop the SAM Touch collection
  • Collaborate with SAM partner organisations (SPD, DiDsg, etc) to organise interaction sessions with the community
  • Conduct surveys and record observations during interaction sessions with the SAM Touch Collection
  • Liaise with NAC Engagement & Participation, NAC research department, SIF, etc. for opportunities
  • Work with STAR for MUS.E.S & other workshops for educators
  • Work with MOE AEB to develop school programmes for the Singapore Biennale
  • Work with National Gallery Singapore to co-ordinate efforts for The SAM Learning Gallery
  • Work with artists and accessibility researchers on workshops inspired by the SAM Touch Collection for the visually impaired community
  • Work with schools that offer programmes for the visually impaired community for research purposes and to run interaction sessions for the SAM Touch Collection
  • Work with SPD to conduct SAM staff training & interaction sessions for beneficiaries
  • Work with SAMH for research purposes, to develop art-making workshops for the SAM Mini Mobile Museum exhibition & to conduct training for SAM staff/volunteers
  • Design exhibition-linked education programmes & resources 
  • Elevate the expertise of team members in specialist areas of museum education
  • Oversee the management of education and programme workshop vendors to ensure the relevance of workshop content and to ensure value-add from vendor-run programmes


  • Master's Degree (with research component) in Arts, Education or a related field. A teaching qualification in Art is preferred.
  • At least 6 years of total relevant working experience in the Arts and/or Education sector.
  • Knowledge of research practices in the Arts and/or education sector.
  • Knowledge of contemporary art aesthetics and practices.
  • Proven track record in the area of curriculum development, curriculum resource development and pedagogical frameworks. 
  • Extensive experience working in or with schools and familiarity of the Singapore education system.
  • Good leadership skills to manage a team of diverse co-workers.
  • Have a strong interest in education through the Visual Arts and museum-based learning.
  • Team player yet must be able to work independently.
  • Good written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to work with tight deadlines.
  • Able to multi-task and work flexible hours, including weekends and public holidays and within tight project timelines

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