Assistant Manager, Festival - Singapore

Fixed-term insertion contract
Localisation Singapore
Partial remote possible
5 yrs of exp.
Posted on 04-26-2024

Arts House Limited

A not-for-profit organisation dedicated to inspiring and enriching lives through the transformative power of the arts.

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Job purpose

  • To plan and execute two signature festivals of AHL, particularly the literary arts programs within Singapore Writers Festivals (SWF), for delivery with clear outcomes.
  • To support the Festival Director and programming team in the programming and delivery of the Singapore International Festival of Arts.
  • To support local artists and arts groups in the presentation of their work in both festivals.
  • To assist in the management of other AHL projects and events.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Work as an integral member of the programming and producing team in the Festivals department, with a focus on literary arts programming.
  • Develop and implement quality programmes in line with the programming strategies of AHL to reach out to targeted audiences.
  • Manage all administrative and logistical areas of the assigned programme including artist liaison, budgets, contracts and licensing, including obtaining necessary approvals from internal and external parties in a timely fashion.
  • Works closely with other AHL departments, in particular with Marketing & Communications to optimise publicity of programmes so as to maximise revenue and attendance, as well as cultivating and maintaining artists/stakeholder relationships.
  • Supports Partnership Development to canvas and secure sponsorships for the festival’s programmes. This includes making recommendations for possible grants and funding sources.
  • Any other duties as assigned by Deputy Director, Festivals.



  • Degree preferably in Arts and/or Social Sciences, or relevant training from arts institutions. A subject concentration in English Literature is an advantage.


  • Minimum 5 Years of proven experience in an arts organisation or relevant arts context, demonstrating a strong aptitude/interest for programming. Experienced candidate may be considered for a higher role.
  • Involvement (curating and/or programming) in festivals or literary programmes is an advantage


  • Fluent in English, proficiency in a mother tongue language will be an advantage
  • A good understanding of budget and project management
  • Proficiency in using and applying MS Office at work


  • Attention to detail and knack for problem-solving
  • Is a dynamic and strong team player with good interpersonal skills
  • Able to work independently and effectively under pressure to meet tight deadlines

Specialised Knowledge

  • Enthusiasm and passion for literary arts
  • Knowledge of the arts and culture scene in Singapore

Working conditions

Able to work outside of regular office hours, including evenings, weekends and public holidays

*Note - This is a 2 years contract role

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