1. Communications & Engagement Officer

Inspirational life-affirming music-making is at the heart of who we are and what we do at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music. Through our extensive season of high quality performances, masterclasses, community engagement activities and educational offerings, we seek to resonate in the community through music.  Whether it is bringing the concert hall to our audiences through live-streams, reflecting the impact of our work through compelling story-telling or celebrating the diverse successes of our students and alumni, the Communications Team work collaboratively to take forward strategic communications to our stakeholders.

YST Conservatory is seeking a Communications & Engagement Officer to support the cross-functional Communications Team as well as to manage stakeholder relations. This person will be working with the Communications team to curate media plans, working with faculty, students and visiting musicians to generate narratives and campaigns. The role will also require close management of stakeholder relations through strategic updates and special events.

Candidates must have a passion for classical music. Excellent communications skills and content development skills are crucial. Fluency in website content management and social media platforms is a plus.


  • Work closely with the YST Communications Team as well as NUS administration (such as Office of University Communications) to develop and execute a communications strategy for YST Conservatory’s events and activities
  • Manage stakeholder relations by maintaining the contacts database, develop events and communications materials for specific stakeholder events.
  • Work with YST student interns, photographers and other vendors to produce content.
  • Work as part of a cross-functional team in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple projects simultaneously

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Expertise with strategic communications and project management

Preferred Skills

  • Experience in an artistic environment
  • Ability to think, plan, and execute both autonomously and as part of a cross-functional team

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to Jenny Ang at


2. Full-time Academic Appointments – Instructors

The Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore, offers a unique and adventurous 21st century Asian environment in which we train and educate performers, composers and recording engineers to take advantage of future professional and artistic opportunities both in Singapore and in the world.  The Conservatory is distinctively international in terms of its faculty, student population and artistic outlook.  Our mission is to be a focal point for musical activity, artistic development and research, both for Singapore and the Asia-Pacific region.

The Conservatory is seeking to fill up to two full-time Instructor appointments beginning 1 July 2018.  The initial term of appointment shall be for two years. 

Candidates for the position will be expected to have a Masters degree in Music or equivalent (Doctoral qualification would be an advantage), a proven record as a performer or composer, and experience and enthusiasm for research linked to performance studies/composition or building out therefrom.

It is anticipated that successful candidates will embrace the Conservatory’s commitment to the highest standards in higher education musical training, and will have a research orientation as a significant component of their professional identity, as well as a capacity to deliver across a range of modules embracing Performance, Composition, Recording Arts, or Academic Studies. 

Application Process
Applicants must adhere to all University policies, procedures and regulations.  The selection process will begin on 6 March 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 3 reference letters and the NUS Personal Data Consent for Job Applicants to the Search Committee at  The cover letter should detail how your professional experiences would suit the Conservatory’s needs.  Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.  Enquiries about the positions can be sent to Ms Rachel Tang, Associate Dean, at

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