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National Gallery Singapore
Senior Manager

National Gallery Singapore is a leading visual arts institution which oversees the world’s largest public collection of Singapore and Southeast Asian modern art. Situated at the birthplace of modern Singapore, in the heart of the Civic District, the Gallery is housed in two national monuments - City Hall and former Supreme Court - that have been beautifully restored and transformed into this exciting 64,000 square metre venue. Reflecting Singapore’s unique heritage and geographical location, the Gallery aims to be a progressive museum that creates dialogues between the art of Singapore, Southeast Asia and the world to foster and inspire a creative and inclusive society. This is reflected in our collaborative research, education, long-term and special exhibitions, and innovative programming. The Gallery also works with international museums such as Centre Pompidou, Musée d'Orsay, Tate Britain, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (MOMAT) and National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (MMCA), to jointly present Southeast Asian art in the global context, positioning Singapore as a key node in the global visual arts scene.

In 2020, the Gallery was the only museum in Southeast Asia that received a ranking in The Art Newspaper’s annual global survey of attendance at art museums, taking 20th place. In 2018, the Gallery was also the first museum in Asia to receive the Children in Museums Award by the European Museum Academy and Hands On! International Association of Children in Museums. It also won the awards for “Best Theme Attraction” at TTG Travel Awards 2017, “Best Attraction Experience”, “Breakthrough Contribution to Tourism” and “Best Customer Service (Attractions)” at the prestigious Singapore Tourism Awards in 2016 for its role in adding to the vibrancy of Singapore’s tourism landscape.

We offer job opportunities in our dynamic organisation. Working at the Gallery enhances and cultivates your love for the arts, and offers you a chance to be part of the Gallery's vision.


At National Gallery Singapore, we develop cultural leaders who make the world better. Our people are united by a shared belief in the power and necessity of art, and work together to create meaningful experiences for our visitors.

DESIGNATION : Senior Manager (Project Management)

  • To plan, implement and manage all aspects of planning and operations of exhibition activities, including project schedule, budget, management reports and other related work processes for successful project implementation, including travelling exhibitions to overseas venues.
  • Ensure projects are delivered on time, within scope and budget and to present updates periodically during cross divisions and management meetings.
  • Collaborate with internal (e.g. Project director, project curators, conservators, marketing, planning etc) and external stakeholders (e.g. institution lenders and artists etc) to achieve project deliverables, optimal resourcing, working relationships and fostering key networks.
  • Analysing and managing project risk, monitor progress and take corrective measures.
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation, including assist in audit reporting at end of project.
  • Review and keep up with current trends and best practices that may have an impact on exhibition/project planning, logistics and museum management issues
  • Handle ad-hoc assignments as and when required.

  • Relevant qualification in Arts Management, Project Management or Museum Studies is preferred.
  • At least 6 to 8 years’ project management experience in museum or related industry.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with ability to provide clear communication and present effectively to staff, management and museum partners.
  • Self-motivated, responsible, driven, resourceful, a good team player and able to multi-task.
  • Ability to pay attention to detail and handle administrative work.
  • Good organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Good proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint) for daily work.
  • Basic knowledge of the following areas is an advantage: logistics, artwork conservation and exhibition design/fabrication, artwork loan agreement, legal, insurance and museum ethics.

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Company overview

201 to 500 Employees
Non-profit Organisation
Culture & Entertainment
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
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National Gallery Singapore Ratings

  • 55 %
    Recommend to a friend
  • 92 %
    Approve of CEO
  • CEO Chong Siak Ching
    Chong Siak Ching
    35 Ratings
  • Career Opportunities
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National Gallery Singapore Reviews by manager

  • "colleagues are nice and good to work with" (in 7 reviews)
  • "• This is a good workplace to start your career and also they also have very good culture too." (in 4 reviews)
  • "Flexible working hours." (in 4 reviews)
  • "(Too) fast promotions and good renumerations and high bonuses." (in 6 reviews)
  • "While it's understandable that robust and stringent admin and procurement regulations and processes are necessary for such an organisation, the management is not providing ample support for staff in this area." (in 7 reviews)
  • "There are colleagues who are black sheep towards overall positive culture, but as with all other organisations." (in 4 reviews)

National Gallery Singapore Benefits

3 Ratings

Employee benefit reviews

Most commented

  • CPF(3 comments)

    "CPF contributions are taken care of."

  • 23 Apr 2023
    Current Senior Executive in Singapore,

    Overall quite basic package they offer

  • 6 Jun 2023
    Former Visitor Experience Officer in Singapore,

    It's a retirement job or just looking for some experience. Some jobs are outsourced and the pay is small and despite the contract saying 14 days leaves, it starts with 7 days and slowly accumulate. Applying leave is like fastest finger first as there is a cap to how many can apply for leave.

  • 18 Apr 2023
    Former Employee in Singapore,

    Benefits and remuneration not competitive

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