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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

Curatorial & Editorial Assistant

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Editorial:
  • Work with the Head of Content on multiple aspects of museum curatorial publications, including co-ordinating materials and production schedules.
  • Help ensure consistency of curatorial texts, such as artwork captions and artist biographies, by way of style, formatting and language.
  • Proofread texts to identify errors or typos.
Curatorial:
  • Work closely with the Curatorial team on relevant exhibition-related and/or Collections work
  • Assist with exhibition-related preparation and administration
  • Tabulate statistics for institutional reporting requirements
  • Create, organise and maintain order forms, legal documents, files and databases
  • Perform data-entry, scanning of images and organization of collection and exhibition information as well as other tasks related to collection administration

Job Requirements:

  • Diploma or Degree holder with minimum 2 years experience in a relevant field
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English – including strong grammar skills – are required. An ability to communicate in a second language (e.g. Chinese or Malay or Tamil/Hindi) will be an added advantage.
  • Superb attention to detail and an ability to spot mistakes, especially when dealing with language/text and images.
  • Editing skills and experience are preferable.
  • Strong time-management and organisational skills, with the ability to multi-task.
  • Excellent communication & customer-oriented skills with ability to deal effectively with people at all levels
  • Enjoy teamwork and supporting collaborative projects
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access
  • Experience with databases and mailing lists
  • A background in the arts, media studies or relevant field will be an 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.


Assistant Manager, Partnership & Patronage

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Update and grow a database of potential and existing partners, donors and sponsors
  • track historical giving and identify potential partners/donors/sponsors
  • research and develop comprehensive dossiers on potential partners/donors/sponsors to ensure viability, eligibility and prevent donor fatigue
  • establish ways to reach out and engage with all past, current, and potential partners/donors/sponsors on a long-term basis
  • develop a calendar of hosting opportunities that generate leads and maintain relationships with actual or potential partners/donors/sponsors
2. Develop innovative and creative packages tailored to corporate sponsors
  • seek to maximise uptake of SAM’s assets
  • work closely with key departments to develop relevant sponsorship proposals for SAM
  • coordinate meeting arrangements with sponsors and follow up as required
3. Research, apply for and prepare applications to grant-making bodies
  • maintain a database of grant-making bodies, including details on grant criteria and submission deadlines
  • work closely with key departments to develop proposals for submission
4. Implement successfully landed partnerships and sponsorships
  • utilising good project planning skills, work closely with relevant SAM departments to implement sponsor programmes to ensure sponsors receive all contractual benefits
  • submit necessary paperwork to process the in-kind and cash donations

Job Requirements:

  • Degree holder, preferably with 1-2 years’ experience in the areas of fundraising, sponsorship, donor relations or development services.
  • Excellent communicator (both verbal and written)
  • Excellent Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Ability to work with internal teams
  • Ability to project manage several projects simultaneously and meet firm deadlines under pressure.
  • Organised, detail-oriented, and outgoing
  • Comfortable interacting with external parties at different levels of seniority
  • Interest in the arts & cultural sector 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.


Assistant Manager, Marketing Communications (Maternity Cover from August 2018 to January 2019)

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

1. PR management:
  • manage and assist with the preparation of media releases and story angles for the museum, its exhibitions and programmes.
  • assist with media liaison efforts, including the planning of media previews, and managing media requests
  • identify trends and insights, and optimize advertising based on the insights
2. Marketing support:
  • manage and assist with the planning and execution of marketing and advertising content and collaterals, from conceptualisation to production and tracking of performance
  • assist in establishing marketing partnership and initiatives for the museum and exhibitions
  • prepare post campaign reports
3. Event management support:
  • assist with the planning and execution of exhibition previews, openings, and other events.

Job Requirements:

  • University degree, preferably with 2-3 years’ experience in media relations and 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.


Head, Education and Programmes

Scope:

To lead the Museum’s Education and Public Programmes department in implementing education and public programme strategies and methods that will encourage interest in and engagement with contemporary art. To address the education and programmes needs of the museum’s community that comprises art educators, students, families and public. To supervise the education and public programmes team. To work closely with the curatorial, marketing communications, and partnership departments in the administration and execution of education and public programmes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop relevant strategies for education and public programmes for the museum’s spectrum of visitors and public, across ages and backgrounds, to promote dialogue and exchange on contemporary practices in visual culture, as well as attract new Museum audiences.
  • Lead the Education and Public Programmes team in organising and implementing initiatives and programmes.
  • Work closely with the Museum’s departments to execute programmes that complement SAM’s contemporary art exhibitions.
  • Identify and develop partnerships with other cultural, non-profit and educational collaborators.
  • Supervise the management of the Museum’s volunteer programme.
  • Prepare regular and ad hoc reports and presentations on education and public programmes developments for senior management and board members.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

  • Post-Graduate Degree in arts, education or related field.
  • At least 8 years of relevant work experience in the arts or education
  • Comprehensive knowledge of contemporary art aesthetics and practices
  • Good written and communication skills and able to work independently
  • Good at multi-tasking and able to work flexible hours, including weekends and public holidays, and within tight project time-lines

Reporting Officer:

Director, Curatorial, Programmes and Publications

Direct reports:

Education and Programmes Managers

 

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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