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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.


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.

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