Career

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.

There are currently no positions open for orchestra. 

The Singapore Symphony Group manages the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO), the Singapore National Youth Orchestra (SNYO), 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 (DEVELOPMENT)

The Development team plays a crucial role in building the future sustainability of the Singapore Symphony Group (SSG) through the planning and implementation of donor stewardship programmes, corporate sponsorships, major gifts, grant applications, planned giving, fundraising drives including endowment and capital campaigns, and new initiatives.

The Manager/Senior Manager is a key member of the Development team.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Reporting structure: Serve as a senior member of the Development team reporting to the Director for Development & Partnerships.
  • Supervisory responsibilities: Supervise 1 – 2 staff in the execution of fundraising projects and donor stewardship initiatives. 
  • Fundraising strategy: Work closely with Director (D&P) to determine goals and refine fundraising strategy. Lead in the planning of fund-raising campaigns. 
  • Fundraising: Lead in the implementation of campaigns and projects such as Year-end Appeal and 40th anniversary campaign. Monitor budgets of fundraising projects.
  • Development & Prospecting: Lead in the research and preparation of proposals. Cultivate positive relationships with individual prospects, corporations and foundations. Seek out additional funding opportunities to increase philanthropic support for the orchestra. Depending on the level, the Ask may be made by the Manager/Senior Manager or other senior staff in SSG.
  • Gift Administration: Ensure accurate and timely records in ThankQ. Prepare and review Gift Agreements and Sponsorship Agreements.
  • Donor Stewardship: Lead the implementation of Donor Stewardship initiatives and activities. This includes concert invitations and appreciation dinners. Maintain warm relations with donors and constantly seek to improve the donor experience. 
  • Sponsorship Implementation: Maintain excellent relations with sponsors and ensure the fulfilment of sponsorship obligations on both sides. This role requires proactive consultation with different stakeholders including other administrative depts, conductors, and musicians. 
  • Leadership responsibilities: As a senior member of the team, support the career development of direct reports. Provides regular and frequent updates to the Director (D&P). Assist the Director (D&P) with special projects as assigned.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum of 5 years of managerial-level fund-raising experience, including exposure to donor management approaches and systems.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in supervising fundraising staff.
  • Completion of a Bachelor's degree or higher, with in-depth knowledge of the fund-raising eco-system in Singapore, and internationally.
  • An outgoing personality and excellent interpersonal skills are essential to be successful in this role. Diplomacy and sensitivity in communicating and working with a wide and diverse constituency.
  • A can-do attitude, initiative and drive to help the Group to achieve fund-raising goals. Resilient individual with positive energy and an open mind.
  • Exceptional organisational skills and the ability to work under pressure, to focus and prioritise.
  • Meticulous and attention to detail. 
  • Passion for Classical Music. Familiarity with other art forms and non-profit organizations would be an advantage.

 

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

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 6 May 2018.

 

TEMPORARY DATA ENTRY ASSISTANT 

The Temporary Data Entry Assistant is responsible for entering and updating relevant data into the company’s system. He/She will also be required to check and verify the data to ensure accuracy.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform data entry
  • Perform data check and verification to ensure accuracy

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Meticulous, accurate and fast typing skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and Power Point
  • Able to start immediately
  • Knowledge of classical music will come helpful, though not essential.

 

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

Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

The closing date for application submissions is 30 April 2018.

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

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