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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:

SECTION VIOLA 

Salary and Benefits

·      Salary will be commensurate with experience and abilities. Annual remuneration starting from SGD 60,000 to SGD 71,400 (approx. USD 43,258 to USD 51,476) per annum.
·      Low personal income tax between 7% and 11.5% 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.
·      If you are not a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident, you will be eligible for Contract Gratuity Scheme (an additional SGD 20,000 to SGD 24,000), in place of the CPF (Central Provident Fund, a social security saving plan), when you complete successfully every 2 years of service. 

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: 31 July 2017.
3.      Shortlisted applicants will be notified by Monday, 7 August 2017.
4.      The application form and the audition repertoire can be downloaded here: Section Viola
5.      Successful applicants who are offered the position, and have accepted it, should commence work within a reasonable period of the offer.

The Singapore Symphony Group (SSG) manages the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) and its family of orchestras and choruses at the Victoria Concert Hall (VCH), the Home of the SSO since 1979. We are one of the leading arts management employers in Singapore.

1) Manager / Senior Manager (Corporate Communications)

The Development and Sponsorship department (DS) engages with corporations, philanthropic individuals and organisations on behalf of the Singapore Symphony Group.

In a competitive fundraising environment, the SSG needs to work to enhance its image and reputation, lift its profile and extend its reach through smart communications in order to attract new donors and retain existing supporters. Impactful and memorable communications is critical for successful donor engagement.

The Manager/Senior Manager will provide communications, writing and editing expertise to the DS department. He/She will help to devise and implement information and knowledge management initiatives that support the department’s strategy and workplan. The M/SM will also lead and deliver a corporate communications strategy and plan.

Responsibilities

Development Communications:

·      Work with the Director to develop strategies and tactics to engage donor prospects, including through the use of digital solutions
·      Manage DS content on corporate and marketing platforms such as the website and concert booklets
·      Work with the Director to develop meaningful fundraising reports for stakeholders including the Board and government funders
·      Develop content such as donor profiles and sponsorship scheme descriptions 
·      Manage the implementation of tactics to extend and deepen engagement with donors and partners including the use of digital solutions in donor engagement
·      Review and edit content for events and campaigns such as appeal letters, invitations, thank you letters and booklets for Benefit Dinner

Corporate Communications:

·      Lead and deliver a communications strategy and plan for SSG
·      Oversee corporate publications such as the annual report
·      Manage media relations
·      Manage relationship with appointed PR agency, where appropriate

Information and Knowledge Management:

·      Manage KM initiatives to enhance donor stewardship and prospecting
·      Manage records of the SSO Council and other stakeholder groups managed by DS

Others:

·      You may be asked occasionally to provide some cover for colleagues during their absence.
·      You may be asked to participate in projects that are not specific to the department, as assigned

Requirements

·      At least ten years’ experience in corporate communications, PR or donor engagement
·      Knowledge and ability to apply the latest trends in communications
·      Demonstrated passion and ability for quality writing and editing
·      Knowledge of MS Word, Powerpoint, and social media essential
·      Exemplary English is essential, fluency in Chinese an advantage
·      Able to work under pressure, occasionally to tight deadlines
·      Meticulous and organized with a strong sense of pride in the quality of their work
·      Must be a team-player
·      Excellent people skills, able to interact with people from different backgrounds
·      Interest and belief in the positive role of classical music and/or the performing arts society, though not essential, would provide a source of self-motivation to the candidate
·      A degree in communications 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 and only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
The closing date for application submissions is 30 June 2017.

 

2) Human Resources & Administration Executive
The Human Resources & Administration Executive reports to the Assistant Manager, Human Resources & Administration.

Responsibilities

·      Handles full spectrum of human resources management functions including recruitment and selection, conducting orientation, compensation and benefits administration.
·      Assist in daily human resources and administrative related matters including work and dependent passes, tax clearances, procurement of office stationery and supplies, etc.
·      Administer accurate staff leave records and medical disbursements, etc.
·      Drive and execute management initiatives 

Requirements

·      Minimum diploma holder with 3 years human resources & administration work experience
·      Good knowledge of employment and manpower legislations.
·      Strong organisational skills, high level of commitment and initiative in the job
·      Effective oral/written communication skills
·      Proficient in computer software applications, e.g. Microsoft Office suite, and good knowledge in Excel Program is a plus
·      Team player and ability to work well with a variety of personalities.

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 and only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
The closing date for application submissions is 21 June 2017.

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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