Job Opportunity: National Gallery Singapore seeks a Curator

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  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the Gallery’s exhibitions, acquisitions and related programmes, particularly in the field of modern art from maritime Southeast Asia.
  • Lead project teams in development and execution of small-scale exhibitions.
  • Conceive, plan and execute exhibitions and programmes including negotiations with lenders and collaborative institutions, as well as co-ordination of general exhibition matters.
  • Work with other teams (Marketing, PD, IP, AEM) to provide content and support for exhibition related matters.
  • Work with other teams in developing and executing programmes and tours for audience and stakeholder engagement.
  • Formulate specific acquisition tracks within overall collection strategy.
  • Working with a wide network of artists, artist estates, lenders, collectors and dealers, source key works for the National Collection.
  • Develop acquisition/donation proposals by negotiating with relevant parties.
  • Working with Collections Development team to cultivate and service past and potential donors.
  • Develop research directions for exhibition and collection development as well as building on broader understanding of Southeast Asian art in relation to global art history.
  • Conduct research and present its outcome at internal and external platforms (gallery talks, symposiums, external conferences, publishing such as exhibition catalogues, journals).
  • Develop the curriculum for the NUS Minor in Art History programmes modules. Give lectures and conduct tutorials.
  • Mentor and supervise junior curatorial colleagues in the execution of exhibitions and programmes.
  • Manage specific portfolios under his/her responsibility.
  • Handle ad-hoc assignments as and when required, including writing policy papers and leading crossfunctional work groups.


  • About five years’ relevant curatorial experience, preferably within the museum field
  • Keen interest in and strong knowledge of Singapore and/or SEA art history, with a focus on art in Singapore, Malaysia and/or Indonesia, and Islamic aesthetics in Southeast Asia
  • Excellent research, writing, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to lead and motivate colleagues
  • Interest and ability to contribute to the museum’s overall strategy and management
  • Good project management and organisational skills
  • Attentive to details and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Teaching experience a plus

About National Gallery Singapore and the Assistant Curator/Curator open position.