Museum Associate (Community, Partnership Development and Events)

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Who We Are

THE PRIVATE MUSEUM SINGAPORE is a non-profit private museum in Singapore founded by Singaporean philanthropist, art collector and real estate developer, Daniel Teo, together with his daughter Rachel Teo in 2010. Fuelled by passionate patronage for the arts, the museum aims to be an alternative platform to bridge the gap between the private and the public. It supports the exchange of ideas across cultures, educational initiatives, artistic and curatorial collaborations with collectors and practitioners of the arts. With a vision to promote art appreciation, the independent arts space engages local, regional and international audiences from all walks of life. The Private Museum is a registered Charity and Institution of a Public Character (IPC) since 2010 and 2015 respectively.

Job Description

Job Description

Overview: We are seeking a passionate and dynamic individual to join our team as a Museum Associate focusing on Community Engagement, Partnerships, and Events. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in fostering community relationships, cultivating partnerships, and coordinating engaging events to enhance the museum’s presence within the local and broader community.

Role & Responsibilities

Community Engagement:

  • Develop and implement strategies to engage diverse community groups, including but not limited to schools, cultural organisations, local businesses, and various communities.
  • Organise outreach programs, workshops, and initiatives to make the museum accessible and relevant to all segments of the community.
  • Act as a liaison between the museum and community stakeholders, responding to inquiries, feedback, and concerns in a timely and professional manner.

Partnership Development:

  • Identify and establish strategic partnerships with other cultural institutions, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and businesses to enhance the museum’s visibility and impact.
  • Cultivate patronage by engaging with individual donors, members, and philanthropic organisations, nurturing relationships through personalised communication, donor recognition, and stewardship efforts.
  • Manage donor databases, track contributions, and generate reports to evaluate donor engagement and support fundraising initiatives.
  • Work collaboratively with the development team to identify prospective donors, cultivate major gifts, and support fundraising campaigns and special events.

Event Coordination:

  • Plan, coordinate, and execute a variety of events, including but not limited to exhibition openings, lectures, workshops, performances, fundraisers, and community festivals.
  • Work closely with internal teams, external vendors, and partners to ensure seamless event logistics, including venue selection, catering, marketing, and technical support.
  • Evaluate the success of events through attendee feedback, attendance metrics, and other relevant indicators, and make recommendations for future improvements.

Communication and Promotion:

  • Develop promotional materials, including press releases, social media posts, newsletters, and website content, to publicise community programs, partnerships, and events.
  • Collaborate with the marketing and communications team to leverage various channels to reach target audiences and increase awareness of museum initiatives.
  • Represent the museum at community events, conferences, and networking opportunities to promote the museum’s mission, programs, and achievements.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in arts administration, museum studies, cultural management, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of experience in community engagement, partnership development, event planning, or a related role, preferably within a cultural institution or non-profit organization.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to effectively engage and collaborate with diverse stakeholders, including community members, partner organisations, staff, and volunteers.
  • Proven track record of successfully managing projects, events, or initiatives from conception to completion, including budgeting, scheduling, and evaluation.
  • Knowledge of best practices in community outreach, audience development, and cultural programming.
  • Familiarity with relevant software and tools for event planning, project management, and communication (e.g., Microsoft office 365, Canva, Adobe Creative Suite, social media platforms, CRM systems).
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, as required by event schedules and community engagement activities.

The Museum Associate for Community Engagement, Partnerships, and Events plays a pivotal role in advancing the museum’s mission of connecting with and serving its diverse communities through meaningful programming, collaborative partnerships, and engaging events. If you are a proactive, creative, and community-oriented individual with a passion for the arts and culture, we invite you to apply and join our dedicated team.

Please send your interest to info@theprivatemuseum.org. mandel@theprivatemuseum.org.