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National Heritage Board Internship

NATIONAL HERITAGE BOARD INTERNSHIP

The National Heritage Board’s (NHB) internship programme provides hands-on and cross-disciplinary experiences in the arts and heritage. During the internship, you will be presented with opportunities to learn from our officers and be exposed to a variety of projects. Your work will contribute to the development of a vibrant heritage and cultural sector in Singapore.

Internship Period

NHB’s internship programme is offered twice a year, from May to July, and July to August. If you are studying overseas or available only during other periods, do write in with your resume and NHB application form for our consideration.

Eligibility

You are eligible if you:

  • Are a Singapore citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident;
  • Have a strong Co-Curricular Activities record;
  • Have excellent university and school academic results;
  • Meet the requirements for the projects as specified by the Board;
  • Have a positive attitude and interest in this programme;
  • Are applying as part of your university/polytechnic required internship programme

Visitor Services Intern, Malay Heritage Centre

Project Scope:

  • Interact with the general public including greeting and welcoming visitors, attending to phone enquiries, managing bookings and group visits into the Museum, providing assistance and information about the Museum and its exhibits and programs
  • Manage visitor services counters including collection of fees for museum admissions, events/activities/programmes membership, revenue from sales of merchandise and other ad-hoc charges
  • Manage the day-to-day retail operations of the museum shop/retail corner including monthly stock take for merchandise items, brochures etc.

Requirements:

  • Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management or NITEC in Travel and Tourism Services
  • Excellent Microsoft Word and Excel skills
  • Good writing and presentation skills
  • Able to multi-task and meet tight deadlines
  • Willing to work on weekday evenings and weekends

Duration: 4 to 6 months

Education & Outreach Intern, Malay Heritage Centre

Project Scope:

  • Work together with Outreach and Education Team to conceptualise, develop and/or conduct family friendly activities and resources on culture and heritage in the Malay Heritage Centre
  • Support with the logistical set up and administration for Cultural Appreciation Programmes

Requirements:

  • Degree/Diploma in Early Childhood Education
  • Basic Photoshop and Excel skills
  • Good writing and presentation skills
  • Able to multi-task and meet tight deadlines
  • Willing to work on weekends/Public Holidays
  • Keen interest in heritage and culture
  • Good interpersonal skills

Duration: 3 months

Programme Intern, Malay Heritage Centre

Project Scope:

  • Assist programmes team in the running of programmes leading up to and during the Malay Culture Fest 2019. Will be required to perform tasks such as getting quotes, sourcing materials and services, set-up of programme space and other tasks assigned by Manager Programmes
  • Oversee the conduct of MHC's regular programmes such as Public Lecture Series including logistical and technical requirements of appointed vendors
  • Monitor attendance at MHC programme; acquire, manage and tabulate feedback from visitors and audiences for specified programmes
  • Manage volunteers to support programming requirements where applicable
  • Develop and compile a database of content makers, artists and heritage and culture groups

Requirements:

  • Undergraduate/Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management or Film and Media Studies with some knowledge of events management
  • Knowledge of audio-visual equipment is a plus

Duration: 6 months

Curatorial Intern, Malay Heritage Centre

Project Scope:

  • Assist in curatorial matters, gallery operations and collections management for MHC

Requirements:

  • Undergraduate in Arts and Social Sciences or Information Science, or Undergraduate/Diploma in Digital Media, or Undergraduate/Diploma in Arts Management
  • Have at least 2 finished semesters at home institution
  • Basic knowledge of research methodology skills
  • Good interpersonal skills

Duration: 4 to 6 months

Digital Intern, Strategic Comms & Digital

Project Scope:

  • Assist Manager and Assistant Manager/Digital to develop Social Media content to support Digital Engagement for Singapore HeritageFest and Singapore NightFest
  • Assist Manager and Assistant Manager/Digital in content population for Singapore HeritageFest and Singapore NightFest using Sitecore Content Management System. Training will be provided.
  • Assist Manager/Digital in tracking statistics for web and social platforms for topline analytics reporting. Training will be provided

 Requirements:

  • Flair for writing, keen interest in marketing
  • Active on core social media Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and at the forefront of trends
  • Interest in photography would be ideal
  • Software proficiency – Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Web Content Management Systems
  • Able to do simple filming and video editing on basic editing software e.g. imovie, would be advantageous

 Duration: March to August 2019

Intern, Preservation of Sites & Monuments

Project Scope:

  • Assist with PSM’s public outreach and education programmes 
  • Provide support with preparing information and research materials 
  • Provide administrative and logistical support to the team  
  • Design and create publicity materials for the PSM’s outreach and education programmes 

 Requirements:

  • Currently pursuing a degree in Arts and Social Sciences or a relevant field 
  • Pleasant personality with strong desire to learn 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Knowledge of MS Office, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator would be an advantage
  • Basic research skills 

 Duration: May to July 2019 or April to August 2019

Development Intern, Asian Civilisations Museum

Project Scope:

To support the Development team in the following: 

  • Prospect research and prepare research reports
  • Assist with events planning and management 
  • Support with marketing materials and collaterals 
  • Procurement and appointment of vendors 
  • Database management and other administrative support

 Requirements:

  • MS Office (i.e. Word, Excel and Powerpoint) skills 
  • Meticulous and with a good eye for details in planning
  • Prior experience in event management and fundraising campaigns will be an advantage
  • Good writing and verbal communication skills
  • Pleasant personality with ability to work independently and in a team

 Duration: April to August 2019

Audience Intern, Asian Civilisations Museum

Project Scope:

  • Research and propose activities or materials for ACM After Dark Festival, Singapore Night Festival, and Tan Tsze Chor (interpretives and programmes)
  • Research and prepare materials for TPM travelling exhibition
  • Assist to support Guo Pei interpretives and programmes planning and execution
  • Support June holiday programmes
  • Sourcing and preparing publicity or information materials (e.g. blurbs, images, drafting content for social media)
  • Support programmes onsite by being on duty to facilitate and monitor activities, crowd management, and to support a memorable visitor experience 

 Requirements:

  • Undergraduates or polytechnic students welcome
  • Good research and writing skills
  • Proficient in English (second language preferred but not required)
  • Demonstrated interest in the arts, humanities, arts management, arts & cultural programmes
  • Prior experience in working or volunteering for public events preferred
  • Skills in design (e.g. Adobe Photoshop or InDesign) preferred

 Duration: May to July 2019 or April to August 2019

Audience Intern (Digital Media), Asian Civilisations Museum

Project Scope:

  • Create engaging and meaningful digital content that appeals to different types of audience for ACM app and social media
  • Design marketing campaign for audience programme and app
  • Tagging objects (understanding taxonomy) 
  • Study data analytics
  • Produce video and audio clips (record and edit)
  • Recommend trending topics
  • Conduct surveys
  • Conduct research on collections and user experience

 Requirements:

  • Final year or graduated student (polytechnic or university)
  • Sound and video editing skills
  • Digital marketing
  • Good creative writing skills

Duration: 6 to 9 months

Event Assistant, Asian Civilisations Museum

Project Scope:

  • Manage enquiries and site recces for venue rentals, corporate tours and other revenue-generation activities 
  • Manage all event administration (such as venue hiring calendar, booking contracts and payment processing) and logistics (including venue set-up and equipment requirement)
  • Maintain an up-to-date database of clients and other necessary revenue

 Requirements:

  • Diploma
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong team player
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel

Duration: 4 to 6 months

Research Assistant, Education & Community Outreach

Project Scope:

  • Conduct and fact-check historical research for NHB’s heritage outreach projects
  • Assist in the development of heritage trails and community outreach publications including Muse SG
  • Assist in the development of community exhibitions
  • May include working with the public to develop micro-history for NHB’s heritage projects
  • May include training and administration duties

 Requirements:

  • Preferably History, Cultural Studies and Architecture undergraduates, with experience in conducting research on Singapore history 
  • Excellent written and communication skills

 Duration: 3 months

Programme Assistant, Education & Community Outreach

Project Scope:

  • Assist in the planning, development and execution of programme at ECO’s community galleries at Our Tampines Gallery, Geylang Serai Heritage Gallery and Kreta Ayer Heritage Gallery 
  • May require to work and coordinate with the various stakeholders and public for programme content
  • May include training and administration duties
  • May require to facilitate programme with a wide range of demographics including young children and senior citizens
  • May have to work on weekends

 Requirements:

  • Preferably Art Education, Arts Management or NIE undergraduates, with experience in facilitation and developing programme
  • Excellent written and communication skills, preferably bilingual
  • Have a good eye for design

 Duration: 3 months

Intern, National Collection

Project Scope:

  • Compile the loan history and documentation of objects in the Artbank Scheme
  • Research on overseas collection classification and handling policies

Requirements:

  • Knowledge of Singapore history and visual arts will be useful
  • Possess good verbal and written communication skills
  • Interest in heritage and the arts

Duration: April/May to July/August 2019

Programmes Intern, Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

Project Scope:

  • Assist to plan, develop and coordinate major iconic events and innovate programmes of SYSNMH to reach a broad range of audiences, including families, young adults, new museum-goers and community groups
  • Assist to maintain existing relationships with schools among others
  • Assist curatorial and educational team and support the organisation in execution of museum events, including public queries and after-event reports
  • Other duties as assigned by Assistant Manager, Programme/SYSNMH

Requirements:

  • Diploma in Communications/Marcoms/Event Management/Hospitality and Tourism
  • Able to work outside of regular office hours, including evenings, weekends and public holidays
  • Good time and project management skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Able to work independently, yet be a good team player
  • Effectively bilingual (English and Chinese) with good written and communication skills

 Duration: April to September 2019

Education Intern, Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

Project Scope:

  • Review SYSNMH's Student Docent Training Programme
  • Conceptualise and develop activity kits (which includes student activity booklets and teachers' resource guides) for SYSNMH's travelling exhibitions
  • Assist in other tasks including administrative duties such as getting quotes, sourcing of event/programme materials and services assigned by Outreach and Education Team

Requirements:

  • Strong interest in Chinese history and culture (History major is preferred)
  • Good time and project management skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Able to work independently, yet be a good team player
  • Effectively bilingual (English and Chinese) with good written and communication skills
  • Able to work outside of regular office hours, including evenings, weekends and public holidays

Duration: May to July 2019

Education Intern (School Visits), Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

Project Scope:

  • Assist in the coordination of school visits and educational programmes at SYSNMH
  • Assist in the conceptualisation and development of SYSNMH’s educational programmes and resources
  • Assist in other tasks including administrative duties such as getting quotes, sourcing of event/programme materials and services assigned by Outreach and Education Team

Requirements:

  • Strong interest in Chinese history and culture (History major is preferred)
  • Good time and project management skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Able to work independently, yet be a good team player
  • Effectively bilingual (English and Chinese) with good written and communication skills
  • Able to work outside of regular office hours, including evenings, weekends and public holidays

Duration: September 2019 to February 2020

Intern (Intangible Cultural Heritage), Heritage Research & Assessment

Project Scope:

Assist the ICH team in the following: 

  • Research of ICH in various categories 
  • Updating of the ICH inventory
  • Any other administrative or operational work required to support the ICH team

 Requirements:

  • Degree in History, Social Sciences or Communications
  • Keen interest in Singapore culture 
  • Competent in communication skills
  • Able to work solo and as a team player

Duration: May to July 2019

Intern (Tangible Heritage), Heritage Research & Assessment

Project Scope:

  • Research and documentation of tangible/built heritage in Singapore, including conducting of site visits
  • Work with government agencies on future plans relating to buildings and sites of historical interest

 Requirements:

  • Architecture, History or social sciences undergraduates
  • Good writing and presentation skills
  • Able to multi-task and meet tight deadlines

 Duration: 3 months

Intern, Information Technology

Project Scope:

  • Review and propose implementation of technology changes or developments that would enhance user experience
  • Participate in Business Requirement study/Business Process Reengineering and assist in the drafting of business and technical requirement specification
  • Assist IT Project Manager to conduct User Acceptance Testing (UAT) and IT Training for end users
  • Assist with Desktop Support and Troubleshooting of IT related issues
  • Work with the various parties to resolve application and technical related issues

 Requirements:

  • Currently studying in an IT or related field

Duration: 6 months

Programmes Officer, National Museum of Singapore

Project Scope:

Children’s Season (1 to 30 June 2019) and National Day weekend (9 to 11 Aug 2019):

- During event:

  • Set-up, liaise with vendors, facilitate programmes on-site (e.g. bouncy castles/character tours/family workshops/performances) to create positive and meaningful visitor experiences
  • Photo documentation and conduct observations of programmes
  • Collect quantitative and qualitative feedback from families through feedback forms and interviews
  • Help to manage volunteers

 - Before/After event:

  • Assist with preparing and printing programme signage and other logistics
  • Data entry and evaluation report of feedback
  •  Currently studying in an IT or related field

Daily programmes:

  • Set-up for workshops, help with meet-and-greet of schools, etc.

Requirements:

  • Experience in working or volunteering with young children and families preferred
  • Good writing and verbal communication skills, preferably bilingual
  • Meticulous and organised
  • Proficient in MS Office (i.e. Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Able to work on some weekends in June and National Day weekend (time-off on weekdays will be given accordingly)

Duration: May to August 2019

 


How to Apply

If you are interested, do send in a copy of the NHB internship application form together with your resume to nhb_internship@nhb.gov.sg.