At MCCY, we seek to inspire people in Singapore through the arts and sports. By strengthening community bonds, supporting our youth, and promoting volunteerism and philanthrophy, we help to build a caring, cohesive and confident society. With our partners, we work to make Singapore a home where all of us can pursue our aspirations.
Join us to experience a range of interesting portfolios, including shaping policies, developing programmes and fostering partnerships to build a nation we are proud to call home.
Apply now to discover how you can journey with MCCY Family to make a difference!
To find out what it is like to work in MCCY or the Civil Service, apply for an internship with us!
You will gain invaluable insights into MCCY's work, and experience learning from fellow interns, MCCY Management and staff, as well as other Government agencies.
If you are a Singaporean/PR pursuing an undergraduate degree or diploma in a local or overseas university/polytechnic and have completed your first year of studies, you are welcome to apply by sending your resume to email@example.com. Application for internships is open from Feb (March - Aug run) and Oct (Nov - Jan run).
Successful candidates will be invited for interviews and internship placement is subject to availability of projects.
MCCY induction programme
To get you familiarised with the civil service ethos and the MCCY work environment, you will be invited to attend our Team-Learn-Care (TLC) induction programme.TLC will give you an excellent opportunity for team building, learning and embracing the spirit of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
Training and career development
As part of your career development, you will be provided on-the-job training, and invited to attend in-house training, courses at the Civil Service College and external conferences and seminars. You will also experience a meaningful career within the MCCY Family where you will deepen your skills, knowledge and experience in specialised domains, and broaden your exposure through available development opportunities within MCCY or across our family of agencies.
Training sponsorships and scholarships
MCCY offers training sponsorships to our eligible officers who are committed to upgrading themselves. As part of leadership development, outstanding officers with strong leadership potential will also be offered postgraduate scholarships with the opportunity to progress within the MCCY Family.
At MCCY, we believe it is important to provide a supportive and flexible work environment for our employees' well-being. We have in place the following benefits and initiatives for you:
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is close to our hearts at MCCY. By giving back to society, we want to create a caring and cohesive society. We are all about making a positive impact in the community, and that is our MCCY heartbeat!
We also have dedicated CSR Days and regular blood donation drives. You are also encouraged to volunteer within your unit as part of teambuilding efforts - or what we call “Volun-teaming”. In addition, you will have 1 day unrecorded volunteer leave to pursue any charitable cause of your choice.
MCCY's adopted charity
Care Community Services Society (CCSS) - Stamford CareHut is MCCY’s adopted charity/programme. Stamford CareHut is a school-based student care centre that provides affordable after-school care for children from low-income and/or single-parent families. MCCY partners Stamford CareHut in a variety of programmes, such as the KidsRead Programme which instills a love for reading in children. Find out more about Stamford CareHut.
MCCY adopts a clean, transparent and performance-driven wage system, aligned with the Civil Service’s compensation framework.
We reward contributions and good performance in the form of awards, bonuses, staff appreciation, leadership and development opportunities, etc.
Our recognition programme is designed to build a future-ready, innovative and positive culture, and reinforces the cultivation of our values, which is to:
(a) Build relationships and collaborate to make great things happen; and
(b) Exercise leadership at all levels to make a difference.
Arts and Heritage Division
As a member of the Arts Team in the Arts and Heritage Division in MCCY, I work jointly with colleagues from the National Arts Council (NAC) and cultural institutions such as the Esplanade, to support the development of our vibrant arts ecosystem, and to grow audiences in the arts.
As a dancer myself, it has been a great eye-opener and a fulfilment seeing my passion for the arts translate to policies and programmes with a broader and longer-term impact. I love the arts as it is an articulation of our Singapore story – our culture, way of life and values. It can also create shared experiences among diverse communities and bridge divides. Hence, I am excited to work on the future of the arts sector under Our SG Arts Plan, for the arts to enrich the lives of all Singaporeans.
Under this Plan, one significant area I am also working on is to help our freelance arts practitioners build sustainable careers. Through dedicated resource hubs for arts practitioners, and other national schemes on manpower, we will be developing various initiatives across a range of needs to increase support for our practitioners to do their best work.
To me, policy implementation is a multifaceted and complex process, which requires sensitivity to diverse views, and room for debate, deliberation and criticism. Notwithstanding the challenges, it has been a joy working with my colleagues across agencies and divisions, driven by a common love for the arts and culture, to deliver the best for Singapore’s culture sector.
Arts and Heritage Division
As part of the Heritage Team in the Arts and Heritage Division (AHD) in MCCY, I work closely with colleagues from the National Heritage Board to develop and implement policies and programmes aimed at strengthening Singaporeans’ identity and sense of belonging to Singapore, by promoting and safeguarding our heritage. Our work is guided by Our SG Heritage Plan (do check it out!).
Contrary to what some might think, heritage is not (just) about preserving old traditions and relics, but is very much a living process, that shapes and defines who we are as Singaporeans. In the course of my work, I have observed that many Singaporeans are passionate about and want to be involved in safeguarding our heritage, such as hawker culture, as it continues to evolve and adapt to changes in our socio-cultural environment.
I also work on cultural diplomacy projects, which seek to deepen people-to-people ties with our neighbouring countries. Amidst the evolving geopolitical landscapes, culture often serves as a valuable bridge to foster mutual understanding and facilitate constructive dialogues.
My current role in AHD follows a previous stint with the Sports Division, and I can vouch for the welcoming and friendly atmosphere in MCCY made possible by my passionate and fun-loving colleagues.