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Now Hiring: Programme & Partnership Manager

Updated: Apr 24

Art Outreach is seeking a dynamic individual with a passion for arts administration and partnership development to join our team as Programme & Partnership Manager. If you thrive on orchestrating impactful events, forging strategic collaborations, and fostering a vibrant arts community, this role is for you. Collaborating closely with the Art Outreach Board, key partners, and our dedicated team, you'll play a vital role in shaping and executing our diverse range of programmes and initiatives. Join us in our mission to make art accessible to all and contribute to the growth of Singapore's vibrant arts scene.


This is a varied role and you will need to be flexible and willing to take on a range of tasks and initiatives as assigned when required. 

1. Programme Management

  • Work with team and stakeholders to plan, manage, and execute all Art Outreach programmes with a project team, including Off the Wall, an annual Singapore Art Week, commission, the Art Outreach Summit, and other ad-hoc events as identified.

  • Establish project goals, production schedules, and other necessary documents to guide project execution.

  • Manage the overall project budget, ensuring financial resources are allocated effectively and responsibly.

  • Source and negotiate with vendors and suppliers to secure necessary resources for event production in a timely and efficient manner.

  • Liaise with artists and partners, and adapting templates to prepare contracts/agreements. 

  • Manage grant applications, evaluation processes, and project reporting, working with the Board to seek funding sources to support initiatives.

  • Support the marketing team by drafting and copyediting key programme pointers for press releases and social media promotions.

  • Monitor and evaluate the progress of programmes, preparing reports for relevant partners and the Art Outreach Board, and identifying areas for improvement to enhance programme effectiveness. 2. Partnership Prospecting & Donor Management

  • Work closely with the Art Outreach Chair to manage and support ad-hoc partnerships and advisory work, including public exhibitions, artwork commissions, and content development, with partners and vendors. 

  • Field prospects and requests for partnerships, coordinating with the Art Outreach Chair and Board to evaluate opportunities.

  • Propose and craft ideas for partners to involve or commission art and artists, including creating and presenting sponsorship materials and decks.

  • Minute meetings and maintain accurate records of partnership discussions and decisions, review and finalise sponsorship agreements to ensure compliance.

  • Develop strong public and targeted awareness of Art Outreach, fostering relationships and collaborations with other institutions and stakeholders.


  • At least 5 years’ relevant experience (i.e., programme management, event coordination, and partnership development within the arts and cultural sector or related field) is preferred.

  • Strong organisational and project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines. 

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English. Proficiency in Mandarin is a plus.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain relationships with artists, partners, donors, and stakeholders.

  • Motivated problem-solver with ability to creatively address and resolve challenges.

  • Proficiency in budget management, grant writing, and reporting.

  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and independently with minimal supervision.

  • A positive, can-do work attitude and readiness to take on new tasks. 

  • A genuine interest in the local arts landscape and existing networks within the arts community would be advantageous. 

We Offer

  • Flexible work arrangement (with work-from-home up to 2 days per week) 

  • The opportunity to engage with key stakeholders and practitioners in the local art ecosystem and exposure to a wide range of art programmes 

  • A collaborative culture that welcomes your insights and will encourage you to implement and bring your ideas to fruition

  • A structured and continuous learning environment through regular team meetings 

  • Monthly to quarterly team enrichment and bonding sessions 

  • Wellness expenses and opportunities for professional development through funded courses and training (for full-time employees who have completed 12 months of service) 

To apply

Please submit your resume, highlighting any relevant experience and information via by 10 May, 2024.

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