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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.

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Assistant Manager, Partnership & Patronage

The Singapore Art Museum is looking for a meticulous and outgoing individual to join our partnership and patronage team. You will be expected to support the Head of Partnerships and Patronage in seeking to cultivate and develop corporate and individual partnerships and sponsorship opportunities, as well as applying for foundation grants, for the long term sustainability of the museum.

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


  • Degree holder, preferably with 1-2 years’ experience in the areas of marketing, banking, advertising, or client servicing.
  • 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 We regret that only short-listed candidates will be notified.


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 We regret that only short-listed candidates will be notified.

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