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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.

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