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Working for the Singapore Art Museum offers you an opportunity to enrich and develop your love of arts while contributing your skills and talents to the mission of the Museum. You will be part of a cutting edge, rapidly changing organization with international influence and impact. Singapore Art Museum offers you a scope for versatility, initiative and creativity in a stimulating and supportive environment.

For enquiries, please contact [email protected].

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Job Description:

For Assistant Manager/ Manager Position

  • Manage and ensure the timely delivery of the museum exhibition or other curatorial projects
  • Administer agreements, contracts or processes, keep communications clear and expectations aligned amongst museum team members as well as external stakeholders including artists, guest curators and/ or exhibition vendors involved
  • Be the main liaison point with various external and internal parties, form artists and exhibition vendors to museum staff from respective departments, where necessary
  • Work with the Collections Department and National Heritage Board Heritage Conservation Centre in relation to National Collection artwork presentation and loans
  • Manage budget of projects allocated, including tracking of budget utilisation, commitments and projected cost outcomes vis-a-vis project timeline and quality implications
  • Prepare information dossiers on exhibitions assigned for international relations as well as manage the presentation of museum exhibitions offsite and travelling overseas

Additional Responsibilities for Senior Manager Position

  • Work with Head, Curatorial Projects to:
    • Make recommendations and refine existing agreements or processes to improve the delivery of curatorial projects>
    • Draft and monitor the museum's advance exhibition calendar
    • Take the lead in tracking total budget utilisation for all curatorial projects, commitments and projected cost outcomes
    • Take the lead in the source of pop-up programming venues
    • Participate in Financial Year budget planning, allocation and reporting for all curatorial projects

Job Requirements:

  • Candidate should have a good bachelor's degree
  • Possess a minimum of 3 to 5 years of project management experience in an arts organisations (a requirement for Manager/ Senior Manager position)
  • Excellent team player, attention to detail and ability to handle paperwork efficiently
  • Strong creative thinking, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated interest or knowledge of Southeast Asian and Asian contemporary art scene, or experience in working with visual artists
  • Ability to multi-task and work under time pressure
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English, other spoken Southeast Asian or Asian language would be advantageous

Additional Requirements for Manager/ Senior Manager Position:

  • Excellent skills in budgeting, income and expenditure projection as well as preparation and delivery of presentations is a must
  • Possess good understanding of commercial agreements and other legal documents

Salary and Position Offered will Commensurate with Work Experience

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


The incumbent will handle all aspects of Accounts Payables, Grants and Asset Management

Principal Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Key in invoices
  • Ensure compliance in area with IPC and Charities Sector regulations
  • Submit applications for Funds and other grants as required
  • Handle Drawing down on grants from Ministry for the Museum
  • Ensure compliance with policies and procedures
  • Handle Accounting for Fixed Assets
  • Update policies and procedures related to Finance Department

Job Requirements

  • ACCA or Degree in Accountancy
  • 3 to 5 years of relevant hands-on financial experience preferably in CLGs
  • Proficient in MSOffice applications, i.e. Words, PowerPoint, Excel
  • Good organizational and analytical skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • High level of commitment and able to work independently as well as in a team
  • Able to work in high pressure environment

Salary and Position Offered will Commensurate with Work Experience


The Head, Exhibitions Design should possess a finely tuned sensitivity to the creation and extension of the aesthetic experience in exhibition-making and design production. The incumbent will work jointly with the museum curators and exhibitions team, to develop, execute and maintain high standards in the aesthetic aspects of exhibition-making.

Principal Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conceptualize and actualize exhibition presentation and related aesthetic production
  • Plan, manage and orchestrate the entire work flow for exhibition design and production (be it for permanent galleries, changing exhibitions or temporary site specific installations)
  • Coordinate and facilitate the aesthetic aspects of exhibition-making related to marketing, merchandising, education and public programmes
  • Oversee and execute other logistical and administrative aspects such as:
    • Preparing the exhibition design proposal (i.e., 3d walk-through, visualizations, marquette, etc), and execution schedule with relevant curators and external suppliers and services
    • Monitoring and maintaining the overall design and execution process and work schedule
    • Overseeing exhibition design and fabrication
    • Working with relevant the exhibitions team on artwork management services and design installation
    • Working with relevant exhibitions team on exhibition lighting and audio-visual requirements
    • Monitoring and assessing performance of external exhibition-related vendors
    • Respond to feedback for exhibitions (aesthetic aspects)
    • Any other aspects of exhibition work relating to overall presentation
  • Mentor and supervise junior colleagues/external service providers in the planning and execution of exhibitions and exhibition-related products
  • Handle ad-hoc assignments related to aesthetic requirements as and when required

Job Requirements

  • Candidate should have a good bachelor’s degree, with at least 5-10 years of experience in the field of visual art
  • Ability to read technical drawings (such as mechanical and electrical, audio visual and information technology works) and experience in managing contractors and consultants will be advantageous
  • Excellent interpersonal and project management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Ability to lead others as well as work as a team
  • Ability to pay attention to detail and handle paperwork efficiently
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure
  • Keen interest in the arts, heritage and museum field

Salary and Position Offered will commensurate with work experience

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