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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

Executive, Marketing Communications

Duration of work:
March 2018 – end March 2019

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supporting the team with PR matters (e.g. assisting with media hosting and events, managing archival and media photography matters), marketing (e.g. managing the SAM and SB website and databases, assisting with marketing collateral production, sourcing quotes for production or services required, liaising with other vendors/ companies, courier services), and event management (e.g. assisting with RSVPs, production and lettershopping of invitation cards, obtaining quotes for and managing third party vendors/services).
  • Managing or assisting with ad-hoc projects and campaigns
  • Administrative support: processing invoices, assisting with and tracking procurement matters for the department, managing SAM CD registry

Job Requirements

  • A Level and above
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications: Excel, Word, Powerpoint
  • Must be very systematic, meticulous and organised.
  • Must be able to learn fast, take initiative and work independently.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.


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


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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