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Job Responsibilities:

The Curatorial Research Assistant (Exhibitions) will be responsible for:


  • Conduct in-depth research for exhibitions on Singapore, on but not limited to the following areas:
    • the history of leisure and recreation
    • place-based social histories
    • Institutional history of NLB
    • Singapore Art History
    • Singapore Literature

Exhibition Development

  • Work closely with curators to conceptualise, research, and develop written content for exhibitions, including educational, marketing and public outreach materials, social media write-ups and child-friendly
  • Assist in exhibition-related tasks, such as sourcing exhibition materials and securing copyright
  • Support in community engagement as part of exhibition research and/or publicity efforts, including giving public

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in History or related social sciences;
  • Demonstrated interest in and sound understanding of Singapore history and heritage;
  • Strong and meticulous in historical research and writing, skilled in sourcing and analysing primary and secondary materials;
  • Collaborative and innovative, able to work well in a team as well as independently;
  • Good interpersonal communication, able to meet tight deadlines and work under pressure;
  • Experience in exhibition, library & archives, or museum work and proficiency in other languages would be advantageous (e.g. Bahasa Melayu, Mandarin, Tamil).

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  • Tenure: Contract
  • Offered Salary: $3,100
  • Location: Central
  • Industry: Professional Services
  • Qualification: Bachelor’s Degree in History or social sciences