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Manager (Programming & Productions)

Date: 07-May-2023

Location: YONG SIEW TOH CONSV OF MUSIC, Kent Ridge Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description




YST Conservatory’s Programming & Productions team organizes over 200 concerts and events annually. The programmes range from concerts, masterclasses, festivals, seminars, symposiums, and competitions relevant for an international-level music conservatory.


As a YST Programmer, you will be expected to develop competencies in managing the administrative, operational, creative and financial aspects of conservatory focused programming & production, as well as contribute to a team whose responsibilities include production budget management, and the fostering of international partnerships within the conservatory landscape.


You will have a key role to play to ensure that the planning and execution of each programme will be of the highest artistic quality appropriate for a leading tertiary arts institution.


Key Responsibilities
•    Administer, plan, develop and implement YST programming & production events
•    Plan and manage budgets, timelines and event-related processes; as well as negotiate and manage contracts within the programming & production context
•    Support student, faculty and guest performers in the development, production and presentation of their work
•    Liaise with performers, student assistants and other stakeholders on matters related to programming & production
•    Work on marketing and publicity to maximize reach for events
•    Work with technical production and stage management to ensure that conservatory events take place safely and successfully
•    Assess, review and continually improve the quality of YST’s programmes & productions
•    Evolve knowledge on musical artists, and professional performing arts networks, particularly in an international conservatory context, while keeping abreast of cultural trends in Singapore, ASEAN and beyond
•    Handle external hire enquiries





We are looking for individuals for the positions of Programmers who have a keen sense of aesthetics, knowledge, and appreciation in one or more artistic disciplines relevant to the performing arts. Our current vacancies will require the following:
•    Good understanding of classical music or other relevant musical genres; 
•    Teamwork and communication skills, as well as strong multi-tasking abilities; 
•    Relevant working experience in producing, arts programming or in arts management;
•    Knowledge in live sound and video production;
•    At least 2-3 years’ working experience in or related to the arts or event management;
•    Good organisational abilities and capacity; 
•    Excellent interpersonal skills;
•    Able to actively work within a dynamic team; 
•    Entertaining and attendance at conservatory events, occasionally dealing with irregular working hours for conservatory concerts and events; and
•    Knowledge of budgeting and accounting, as well as proficiency in digital tools (such as text and data processing softwares) and knowledge of the arts industry in general are assets. 


If the idea of working at Singapore’s premier music institution excites and interests you, we invite you to apply through the NUS Careers website


Enquiries about the position can be sent to Ms Tang I Shyan (

Covid-19 Message

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students are one of our utmost priorities, and COVID-vaccination supports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. Many of our roles require a significant amount of physical interactions with students/staff/public members. Even for job roles that may be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presence is required.

Taking into consideration the health and well-being of our staff and students and to better protect everyone in the campus, applicants are strongly encouraged to have themselves fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus

Organization: Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music

Department : Dean's Office (YST Conservatory of Music)

Employee Referral Eligible:

Job requisition ID : 19469