Manager, Programming and Outreach

Job no: 492368
Work type: Permanent
Location: Singapore
Categories: Programme & Outreach

Summary

As Manager of the Programming & Outreach team, you will manage the President*s Design Award (P*DA), from the planning and execution of the major milestones, to conceptualising strategies and programmes that recognise and celebrate Singapore’s top design talents and amplify their impact to the wider society.   

About DesignSingapore Council

DesignSingapore Council’s (Dsg) vision is for Singapore to be an innovation-driven economy and a loveable city through design by 2025. As the national agency that promotes design, our mission is to develop the design sector, help Singapore use design for innovation and growth, and make life better in this UNESCO Creative City of Design. The Dsg is a subsidiary of the Singapore Economic Development Board.

About the Programming & Outreach Unit

To develop Singapore into a thriving innovation-driven economy and loveable city by design, the Programming & Outreach unit creates experiences that celebrate the Singapore design brand and translate the value and impact of design through programmes that are accessible for all.

We realise this through the President*s Design Award, the nation’s highest design accolade; Singapore Design Week, Asia’s premier design festival; and a range of programmes that we bring into the community.

President*s Design Award (P*DA)

The P*DA is Singapore’s most prestigious design accolade. Established in 2006, the Award recognises excellence across all design disciplines. The founding objectives of the Award are to recognise the significant achievements of Singapore’s design talents and the contributions they have made to Singapore’s economic competitiveness and quality of life; engender pride in the nation’s outstanding designs and leading designers among Singaporeans and in turn nurture among Singaporeans a greater awareness of quality design in all areas; and demonstrate to industry, businesses, the general public and the international community the government’s commitment to design development and promotion.

The Award is conferred by the President of the Republic of Singapore, and is jointly administered by the DesignSingapore Council and the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA).

https://pda.designsingapore.org/

Responsibilities

As Manager of the Programming & Outreach team, you will manage the President*s Design Award (P*DA), from the planning and execution of the major milestones, to conceptualising strategies and programmes that recognise and celebrate Singapore’s top design talents and amplify their impact to the wider society.   

You will be the driving force behind P*DA

This means you will manage:

  • The entire P*DA cycle, covering the major milestones including the Call for Entries, Jury Session and Award Ceremony
  • The development and production of content, including the P*DA publication, videos and other online and offline materials, as well as local and international P*DA outreach programmes
  • All procurements related to P*DA
  • Impact studies and other types of measures that will tell us how well we are running our programmes.

You will build great partnerships in Singapore and overseas

This means you will:

  • Engage a wide range of stakeholders, including the P*DA co-organisers in URA, the award recipients and their clients, the wider design community, jurors, educational institutions, industry associations, other government agencies and also other teams within Dsg. 
  • Work with diverse international partners to collaborate on programmes to profile our P*DA recipients on the world stage!

You’ll be working with a dynamic, fast-moving, high-energy team

This means you are:

  • Keen to take up challenges and are always willing to assist in conceptualising, planning, developing and implementing other programmes and initiatives led by the Programming and Outreach team.
  • A team player who takes pride in solving problems with your team.
  • Keen to take on other cross-departmental, Dsg-wide projects and work with other teams.

Requirements

Who you are:

  • A degree holder with 3 to 5 years of relevant experience in programming, outreach, events management, marketing or project management
  • An effective collaborator and negotiator with a strong ability to influence outcomes
  • A multi-tasker who is organised, detail-oriented, hands-on and self-driven, with a proven track record in delivering projects and achieving results
  • Possess excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Experienced in effectively engaging a wide range of stakeholders across private and public sectors
  • Creative and enjoys producing engaging content that exemplifies how design can make lives better. Copywriting, copyediting and proofreading skills are a big plus
  • Able to prioritise, troubleshoot and stay focused under tight deadlines and pressure
  • A team player who is ready to take up challenges and work on new programmes and initiatives
  • Have procurement experience (This is a bonus!)

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