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Art and Cultural Job in Singapore

Postby ray699 » Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:50 pm

Hi everyone, Chinese, I have been working as a Business Development Manager for 4 yrs in Singapore. Now I am thinking to look for a new career in art and cultural area which was part of my past working experience in gallery. I have two master degrees obtained in France, one Cultural Project Management and one MBA. But it seems that this kind of job is quite limted in Singapore. I tried to searched in JOBSTREET, only 2-3 job exactly in this area......
What firstly come into my mind is the public organizations like museum, theatre and foundation. Frankly the job opportunity in those is very less. I am applying the National Art Gallery, but no response. I start to think that they may not hire the foreigner due to their nature (public). But I am not sure. :???:
So I would like to seek for anyone's advice if it is difficult/not realistic to find a job in art and cultural area in Singapore for a foreigner. Or anyone in this area can share some experience. Should I turn to search for the private companies? If so, I really don't know what they are.
Hope someone can help. Thanks in advance

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Re: Art and Cultural Job in Singapore

Postby ray699 » Thu, 14 Dec 2017 2:22 pm

no one replies, it also can be considered as an answer to my question...... ](*,)

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Re: Art and Cultural Job in Singapore

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 14 Dec 2017 3:38 pm

It only means none of our readers had any knowledge in that area. Nothing more, nothing less.

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Re: Art and Cultural Job in Singapore

Postby ray699 » Thu, 14 Dec 2017 6:06 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:It only means none of our readers had any knowledge in that area. Nothing more, nothing less.

I know it is quite a rare area. After many ways I tried, thats why I turn to here to the vast people :D

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Re: Art and Cultural Job in Singapore

Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 14 Dec 2017 9:36 pm

You should consider volunteering with Friends of the Museum, a group that organizes tours and docents for several museums in Singapore. You'll make contacts, you'll learn the ropes, and perhaps be able to move into a job.

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Re: Art and Cultural Job in Singapore

Postby Addadude » Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:12 am

I don't exactly have insider knowledge, other than knowing a couple of acquaintances who have worked for the Ministry of Culture and the National Gallery. One was an Indian PR who worked on a contact basis. One was a Malaysian Chinese PR who subsequently became a Singaporean and has a very good career there. From my commercial dealings with the Ministry, I got the impression that only PRs and citizens are likely to get these kinds of roles.
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Re: Art and Cultural Job in Singapore

Postby ray699 » Mon, 18 Dec 2017 1:18 pm

Addadude wrote:I don't exactly have insider knowledge, other than knowing a couple of acquaintances who have worked for the Ministry of Culture and the National Gallery. One was an Indian PR who worked on a contact basis. One was a Malaysian Chinese PR who subsequently became a Singaporean and has a very good career there. From my commercial dealings with the Ministry, I got the impression that only PRs and citizens are likely to get these kinds of roles.

Thanks for your sharing. I thought it was as you descrip. But when I went to National Gallery to visit exhibition (I visit every exhibition :D ), I talked to the ticket seller. He said he was the Malaysian when he was asking my status to decide which ticket price I can buy. That's why I hope it maybe possbile.

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Re: Art and Cultural Job in Singapore

Postby ray699 » Mon, 18 Dec 2017 1:20 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:You should consider volunteering with Friends of the Museum, a group that organizes tours and docents for several museums in Singapore. You'll make contacts, you'll learn the ropes, and perhaps be able to move into a job.

Thanks for advice. I think that is the last way to try since it takes a long time to realize with possibility. It maybe good for the amateur. But for the professtional post, I think it doesn't work. Anyway, I may try if I have no choice.


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