Communications Assistant (BIE)
Salary: £23,180 including London weighting
Hours: 35 hours per week 5-month fixed term contract commencing March 2019
The Barbican Centre is one of Europe’s leading visual and performing arts and learning venues. We work with exceptional artists to build a creative international programme that crosses art forms, collaborating with organisations from around the globe to give audiences opportunities to experience outstanding work by acclaimed international companies and artists.
Demonstrating our organisational vision of arts without boundaries, our BIE programme embraces visionary themes of scientific discovery and technological advancement. Often immersive and experiential, these major new shows are launched at the Barbican every two years, then travel internationally.
AI: More than Human (16 May-26 August) follows the success of Barbican’s 2014 and 2017 international exhibitions Digital Revolution and Into the Unknown. Part of Life Rewired, the Barbican’s 2019 season exploring what it means to be human when technology is changing everything, the exhibition is an unprecedented survey of creative and scientific developments in Artificial Intelligence, exploring the evolution of the relationship between humans and technology.
The Communications team manages the Barbican’s relationships with key national and international stakeholders, including the media, to promote and protect our reputation for delivering world-class arts and learning. Responsible for media relations, corporate, crisis and internal communications, the team develops creative strategies to effectively communicate the Barbican’s world-class arts and learning programme as well as our commercial activities, to a range of audiences. We are looking for a highly-motivated individual for the role of Communications Assistant, who will enjoy making a valuable contribution towards our communications press strategy for AI: More than Human.
Supporting the Senior Communications Manager (BIE), the successful candidate will have an interest in both Visual Arts and Science & Technology and an ambition to develop a career in arts communication. As well as excellent copy writing and verbal communication skills, you will thrive in a busy office environment and be able to organise your time effectively.
You’ll be enthusiastic, articulate and organised and keen to bringing your ideas to brainstorming and planning sessions as well as helping on all aspects of the press campaign. You’ll assist in arranging interviews, media views and filming opportunities, including liaising with journalists, bloggers and editors, as well as dealing with image, ticket, photography and general press requests and maintaining and distributing press cuttings. You can get more information on the roles by downloading the Job Information Pack.
Closing date for receipt of applications is 12pm (midday) Wednesday 23 January 2019.
To apply, please visit www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/jobs.
All applications must include a completed application form. Late applications will not be accepted.
Alternatively, please contact 020 7332 3978 (24hr answerphone) quoting reference number BC783. A minicom service for the hearing impaired is available on 020 7332 3732.
The City of London Corporation is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.