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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].

Current Vacancies

Manager, Programmes (Education)

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop, organise and facilitate museum-based education programmes for schools and public.
  • Create educational resources and publications for the museum, suitable for students and public.
  • Oversee schools visits to the museum.
  • Develop new or existing partnership with schools, from pre-schools to tertiary.
  • Manage and develop existing partnerships with different stakeholders and institutions (MOE, STAR, NIE, NUH, SCORE, etc.)
  • Manage and assist with ad hoc events and new initiatives (openings, lectures, workshops, activity rooms, etc.)
  • Write proposals for new initiatives and partnerships.
  • Other duties as required.

Job Requirements:

  • Degree holder, preferably in visual art/museum education or similar.
  • Good written and communication skills in English.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and work with tight project timelines.
  • Excellent team player, motivated, takes initiative and willing to work flexible hours when required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

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.

Head, Exhibitions Design

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

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

Assistant Manager, Marketing Communications

Singapore Art Museum is looking for a creative and tech-savvy individual to join our marketing and communications team. You’ll be expected to take charge of key digital channels, attract and manage site traffic, grow our database organically, and manage and support PR and marketing initiatives for the museum.

Principal Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Website and site traffic management:
    • Collaborate with internal teams to plan and schedule section updates
    • Copywrite as required and/or work closely with the designer to produce visual content (e.g. landing pages, infographics) where necessary
    • Optimise user experience through the planning, execution, and measurement of experiments and conversion tests
    • Prepare monthly web analytic reports that benchmark against KPIs
    • Identify trends and insights, and optimize design and performance based on the insights

  • Email marketing and database management:
    • Plan and prepare dedicated email newsletters for the museum
    • Manage creative email campaigns, including the template designs, calls-to-action, and content that engage, inform, and motivate different audiences
    • Segment lists based on behaviours like past email engagement and website interactions (content downloads, site page visits, etc.)
    • Prepare monthly email analytic reports that benchmark against KPIs
    • Identify trends and insights, and optimize design and performance based on the insights
    • Manage the CRM database, including minimising list decay and unsubscribes while increasing the productivity of emailers
    • Develop documentation and road maps for processes, A/B tests, and promotions that succeed through email

  • Marketing and PR support:
    • Manage and assist with the development of marketing partnership and initiatives, from conceptualisation to execution and tracking of performance
    • Assist in the planning and execution of PR and marketing campaigns
    • Manage the advertising content and messaging for the museum, its exhibitions and programmes.
    • Prepare monthly analytic reports that benchmark against KPIs
    • Identify trends and insights, and optimize advertising based on the insights

Job Requirements

  • Candidate should have a university degree, preferably with 2-3 years’ experience in digital marketing
  • Excellent communicator (verbal and written) and creative thinker
  • Organised, self-motivated, deadline- and detail-oriented
  • Comfortable with data and technology, including the use of Excel
  • Able to work beyond office hours, including weekends and public holidays, whenever necessary
  • Having a passion for museums and/or art, in particular contemporary art, is a bonus

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.

Senior / Curator

Principal Job Duties and Responsibilities

The Singapore Art Museum (SAM) advocates and presents contemporary art practices of Singapore and the Southeast Asian region.

Through the Museum's exhibition programmes as well as its education and public programmes which cover a diversity of art trends and practices, fringe activities and public lectures, SAM promotes awareness and appreciation of contemporary art, and encourages the growth of an active and stimulating cultural environment in Singapore.

Today, SAM is a place where the public can directly experience the diversity of contemporary art practices ranging from painting and sculpture, to installation, film & video, photography, new media, performance art and sound art; experience the work and ideas of living artists of Southeast Asia; and relate to the region's unique aesthetic and social contexts.

The Senior / Curator will :

  • work closely with the Director and the Curatorial team to research, develop and organise Southeast Asian contemporary art exhibitions and publication projects
  • contribute texts to both exhibition and publication projects, and project-manage international touring and collaborative projects for the Museum
  • be responsible for proposing artwork acquisitions for the Museum’s permanent collection, as well as working with artists to commission new works for exhibitions

Job Requirements

  • A good Master degree/honours degree, with background in art history preferred.
  • Excellent speaking and writing skills are essential
  • At least 8 years of relevant working experience and demonstrate knowledge of contemporary art in Singapore and the Southeast Asian region
  • A keen sensitivity to the cultural and historical contexts of the region is required, and fluency in a Southeast Asian language is ideal
  • Ability to develop cross-disciplinary programming is a strength
  • Candidates who possess at least 3 years of experience in managing a team of curators will be an added advantage

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.

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