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Career

Create the SSO story with us. Revolutionise live performances.  Join the Singapore Symphony Group, and work with one of the leading arts management employers in Singapore. 

One of Asia’s leading orchestras, the SSO provides artistic inspiration through its recordings with BIS, international tours, outreach and education, chamber music, and a 30-programme subscription series. Under the baton of Music Director Lan Shui, the SSO currently performs at the world-renowned Esplanade Concert Hall and at its long-term home, the Victoria Concert Hall.

The SSO invites applications from outstanding musicians for the following position:

 

PRINCIPAL SECOND VIOLIN

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary will be commensurate with experience and abilities.  Annual remuneration starting from SGD 84,000 to SGD 99,960 (approx. USD 62,309 to USD 74,147) per annum.
  • Low personal income tax between 11.5% and 15% for a tax resident.
  • 52 paid weeks a year, including 6 weeks of paid annual leave in addition to statutory holidays and other leave benefits.
  • Medical, dental, work injury compensation, travel insurance and instrument insurance benefits.
  • Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents will receive monthly Central Provident Fund (CPF) payments based on prevailing contribution rate. Musicians on Employment Passes will receive a Contract Gratuity after every two years of service that they complete, in place of CPF. The Contract Gratuity is approximately SGD 20,000.

 

Application and audition requirements:

 

1.      Applications must include:

  • A completed Applicant Information form.

  • A copy of your full resumé.

  • A video recording of audition excerpts.

2.      Closing date for applications: 23 February 2018.

3.      Shortlisted applicants will be notified by Friday 2 March 2018.

4.      The application form and the audition repertoire can be downloaded here:

Second Violin Principal

 

The Singapore Symphony Group manages the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO), the Singapore National Youth Orchestra, various choral programmes, and concerts at Victoria Concert Hall, Home of the SSO since 1979. The Company’s mission is to create memorable shared experiences with music. Through the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and its affiliated performing groups, we spread the love for music, nurture talent, and enrich our diverse communities. We are one of the leading arts administration employers in Singapore, and we need different talents to support the development of classical music in Singapore. The Company is embarking on an ambitious five-year strategy to build a leading arts organisation that engages, inspires and reflects Singapore through musical excellence.

 

MANAGER/SENIOR MANAGER (infocomm technology)

The Manager/Senior Manager (InfoComm Technology) is the senior ICT role in the company. The position holds primary responsibility to build capacity for the future through the management of technology platforms, including business technology strategy development, solution discovery, service management, and technology-related risk management. The individual will partner with the Company's performing groups to identify ICT and digital opportunities, develop ICT business plans, and oversee implementation of platforms. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Reporting structure: Serve in the management team reporting to the Senior Manager (Finance and Corporate Services). This is an individual contributor role that oversees third-party providers and vendors for various ICT support functions. The role requires proactive consultation with other departments and different stakeholders including musicians and external consultants. Be the primary strategic ICT point of contact and advisor for heads of department.
  • Lead business technology strategy: Work closely with the CEO and senior management to determine goals and budgets for the design and implementation of a Business ICT plan that allows the Company to achieve its 2017–2022 five-year strategy. Responsible for the development and implementation of solution roadmaps and to ensure successful introductions across the organization and with customers. 
  • Analyse and report: Perform or obtain business analysis and provide quarterly reports on ICT strategy and implementation, and on occasion, present strategy to the Board and also fellow management team members.
  • Synchronise existing and future ICT systems: Align and streamline existing ICT systems and policies with the new strategy. Continue to ensure high standards of ICT serviceability for planning and administration. Explore the need for any upgrades and improvements to existing information systems and follow-through to implementation if the need is established.
  • Leadership responsibilities: As a senior leader, focus on people and career development of peers in their ICT skills, knowledge and awareness. Coordinate with Finance on budget and company policy requirements. Regularly and proactively communicate and update other departments on activities and plans. Assist the CEO with special projects as assigned.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • A minimum of 5-7 years in ICT, with previous experience as an ICT Business Partner. Possesses a drive to lead the company towards its goals through ICT. Has experience planning and implementing.
  • Completion of a Bachelor's degree or higher
  • Familiarity with Sharepoint Administration and Office365 platform. Some experience with CRM systems.
  • Experience in managing external vendors in a positive and collaborative manner.
  • Exceptional organizational skills, good initiative and the ability to work under pressure.
  • Possess a broad knowledge of most technical and business resources and use them to effectively coordinate team members and external resources. Natural inclination to understand market challenges, including audience/donor priorities and competitive issues, and be proactive and anticipatory in linking market challenges to ICT issues.
  • Resilient individual with positive energy, an outgoing personality, and excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to focus and prioritize. An open mind and a can-do attitude is essential to be successful in this job.
  • Familiarity with music (need not be classical), other art forms and/or non-profit organizations would be an advantage.

 

Please provide a comprehensive resume with a photo and cover letter also stating current and expected salaries to recruitment@sso.org.sg.

This is a local position. Applicants who fulfill most and not all of the requirements will also be considered. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

The closing date for application submissions is 26 February 2018.

 

MANAGER/SENIOR MANAGER (PROGRAMMES, VCH)

The Manager’s main role is to programme for the Victoria Concert Hall (VCH). The position holder is responsible for presenting a diverse range of concerts for different audiences that will complement the intimate acoustic mid-sized venue that remains associated with quality classical concerts featuring Singaporean and internationally-renowned artists. In addition, the role needs to ensure that the programmes planned acts as a catalyst for artistic development in Singapore encouraging collaborations.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead the planning of VCH programmes which include but is not limited to VCH Presents, Chamber Series, Organ Series:
    • Handle all aspects of artist contract administration and execution with the assistance of Programme Executive
    • Manage programming budget and provide marketing inputs to ensure box office success
    • Identify and pursue collaborations that serve to complement the programme offerings at VCH
       
  • Plan and execute activities that seek to increase engagement and placemaking for the VCH.
  • Be a member of the team:
    • Prepare relevant reporting of KPIs and Board management reports
    • Liaise with relevant internal departments and venue operator VTVCH to ensure smooth implementation and execution of concerts
    • Coordinate SSO internal technical meetings
       
  • Foster relationships with artists, venue operator and Civic District stakeholders

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Degree holder with minimum 5 years of experience working in artistic programming and operations in a music-oriented organisation or a related field.
  • Candidates should have an in-depth knowledge of classical music, a good grasp of the local music scene and good contacts in the local and international music industry.
  • A strong command of written and spoken English is essential. Fluency in one other language would be an advantage.
  • Possess good initiative, excellent interpersonal and organisational skills, and must able to work independently as well as in a team.
  • Competent in collaboration software.
  • Able to work flexible hours and weekends.

 

Please provide a comprehensive resume with a photo and cover letter also stating current and expected salaries to recruitment@sso.org.sg.

This is a local position. Applicants who fulfill most and not all of the requirements will also be considered. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

The closing date for application submissions is 21 January 2018.

Get involved and experience what it is like working under the Singapore Symphony Group. Email recruitment@sso.org.sg for an internship today! 

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