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Curatorial Assistant

Department: Visual Arts
Grade B
Job Type: Permanent, Full-time
Salary range: £30,180 - £33,120 per annum (inclusive of Inner London Weighting), dependent on skills and experience

About us
We're a unique, dynamic Arts and Learning Centre that present artistic experiences with collaborators across music, theatre, dance, visual arts and cinema that variously entertain, enable, enrich, and enlighten our many audiences. Our aim is to be a 21st century international Arts Centre that champions equity, diversity, and inclusion, and explores new approaches to arts, education, and enterprise. 

Visual Arts
Barbican Visual Arts presents exhibitions and commissions that rethink art historical narratives and explore pivotal contemporary issues and themes, with a programme that encompasses contemporary and modern art, fashion, design, architecture, performance, film and photography.

The Role
We are looking for an experienced and highly motivated individual to join the Visual Arts team and provide organisational and curatorial support on our programme of exhibitions, commissions, publications, and events.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate an excellent knowledge of art and contemporary exhibition practice and have either an arts degree combined with some relevant experience, or demonstrable experience of working in an art gallery, curatorial work and/or published writing.

You will also be supporting Curators, Assistant Curators and the Co-Ordination team in the international partnership programme as required, working with partners and lenders, providing general administrative and organisational support on projects. Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills are vital, along with meticulous attention to detail.

The holder of the role must provide the highest level of customer service, to both internal and external Stakeholders, and actively seek to promote equality of opportunity in relation to the duties of the post in alignment with the Centre’s vision.

In this role you can currently work up to two days per week from home. We are values-based and welcome applications from all backgrounds and sectors.

To view the full Job Description and Person Specification, please see the Job Information Pack.

We offer a wide range of staff benefits including a great pension scheme, season ticket, cycle to work scheme, free access to museums and galleries, discounts on retail, healthcare and on-site cafes and restaurants. You will have access to Employee Assistance Programme, trained Mental Health First aiders and City of London staff networks.



How to apply

To apply, please click on the apply online button above.

If there are any issues with the application process, please contact the Barbican Careers team at [email protected].

Closing date is Monday 17 June 2024, 12pm. Please note that we are unable to accept late applications.

Interviews will be held w/c 1 July 2024.

As part of our commitment to increasing the diversity of staff within the Barbican we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from groups that are currently underrepresented, including people from the Global Majority* and D/deaf and disabled people. We want to better reflect and understand the communities we exist to serve. We are members of the Disability Confident Scheme and guarantee to interview all disabled candidates who would like to be considered under this scheme that meet the minimum essential criteria for the role. If you are a disabled person and need adjustments to the application process, please contact us.

*Global Majority is a collective term that refers to people who are Black, Asian, Brown, dual-heritage, indigenous to the global south, and or, have been racialised as 'ethnic minorities'.