Archives Project Officer

Archives Project Officer

Barbican Centre and Guildhall School of Music & Drama

0.6 FTE 21 hours per week, 1 Year Fixed Term Contract

Salary Range: £28,400 - £31,980 (including London Weighting) pro rata, per annum depending on experience/performance


The Barbican Centre & Guildhall School of Music & Drama are seeking an Archives Project Officer to join our team as we assemble the Barbican Archive in preparation for the Centre’s 40th anniversary in 2022.

This exciting project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, will tell the story of the entire Barbican complex: from the shared histories of the arts centre, the Guildhall School and the residential estate, to their construction and iconic design, to the remarkable histories of the artists who have been trained, exhibited or performed here.

This 12 month 0.6 FTE role will see the Archives Project Officer deliver a range of collaborative activities with our Creative Learning Department and Archive Curators, alongside assisting the development of the next phase of the project.

We are looking for someone who is

  • Enthusiastic and knowledgeable about 20th century arts, architecture & archives
  • An excellent oral and written communicator
  • Experienced at delivering arts programmes and events, particularly with widening participation audiences
  • Experienced at budgeting and reporting for (preferably HLF) grants
  • Capable of working independently and proactively across departments in a large organisation
  • Practised at supporting and developing major grant bids

To apply online, please visit Alternatively, please contact 020 7332 3978 (24hr answerphone) quoting GS442. A minicom service for the hearing impaired is available on 020 7332 3732.

Closing date for applications is 24th September 2018 at 12pm noon.

The City of London Corporation is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.