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Freelance Marketing Campaigns Manager (Barbican International Enterprises)

The Barbican Centre is one of Europe’s leading visual and performing arts venues. We collaborate with outstanding international organisations and artists to build a creative international programme that crosses art forms. Our Barbican International Enterprise (BIE) programme embraces visionary themes that define our times. With a focus on contemporary culture, emerging technology and digital creativity, these exhibitions reframe visitors understanding of familiar subjects and explore some of the most challenging and inspirational topics in the world today. Often immersive and experiential, these major shows are launched at the Barbican every two years, before travelling internationally. 

Our latest exhibition follows our hugely popular 2019 exhibition AI: More than Human and will take place at the Barbican between May and August 2022. It explores the biggest global issue of our time, aiming to make Climate Emergency understandable at a personal scale but also offering a vision of an alternative future and ultimately inspiring visitors to help make this a reality.

We're seeking an experienced freelance marketer, with a track record of attracting a broad and diverse audience to factual exhibitions, to develop and lead an innovative marketing campaign in support of this exhibition and to deliver our ambitious target of 80,000 visitors over the show's run.

For the project, you will be working alongside the Barbican's inhouse Art Gallery marketing team, and with assistant support in implementing campaign activity. You'll have a confident grasp of the full marketing mix from out of home to social media and a track record of delivering high profile and effective audience-focused campaigns.

You'll have great stakeholder management and communication skills (written and verbal) and be happy to work with us with both commitment and flexibility. And ideally you will have a good knowledge of climate change issues and experience of presenting scientific ideas in an accessible and engaging way for a range of audiences. A familiarity with the London cultural scene is an advantage.

We are looking for someone to work with us between November this year until August 2022. We see this as a part-time role, with your time commitment flexible across this period, depending on the peaks of the campaign. You are welcome to work remotely although occasional onsite attendance may be required.

How to Apply

If you're interested in working with us on this exciting project, please apply by sending in a short proposal that will include:

  1. Your skills and experience that suit you to the role
  2. A case study of a campaign you've managed, that you see as relevant to this project

A shortlist of applicants will be invited to an informal meeting with the team and then propose a project fee.

Deadline for applications midday Monday 25 October

Send your application by email to [email protected]

Creating an Inclusive Diverse workforce is very important to us and we would like to encourage applications from persons of all cultural backgrounds to apply and join the Barbican Community.