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Freelance Production Manager (BIE)

Barbican International Enterprises
Freelance Production Manager (Temporary Contract)

Daily rate - £200 (120 days over a 10 - month period)

Starting Tuesday 13 July 2021

The Barbican is Europe's largest multi-arts venue presenting a diverse range of art, music, theatre, dance, film and creative learning events.

Barbican International Enterprises curate and develop exhibitions at the forefront of digital technology and innovation. Our curatorial approach explores the rapidly changing world we inhabit and our co-evolution with technology. We create unique collaborations across art, science, technology, and popular culture, offering a fresh, global perspective on urgent issues. We produce holistic environments in which contemporary art, immersive experiences, historical artefacts, design, videogaming and music provide an unparalleled creative exploration of essential narratives. Our exhibitions differ from a traditional museum or art gallery experience. They occupy a physical space, but with predominantly digital and interactive works. It is our ambition to further develop our digital approach enabling our exhibitions to be multi-platform and exist simultaneously in the physical and digital space.

There is an opportunity to join the BIE team in the production of their upcoming 12-week festival-style multimedia exhibition to open in Spring 2022. We are looking for a Production Manager who has extensive experience working on large-scale projects in public institution and museum environments. The Production Manager will work alongside the BIE team to ensure the smooth delivery of the Audio Visual, Graphic and structural elements of the exhibition. 

•    You will have proven experience of working on significant multimedia projects in the cultural and museum sector. 
•    You will have excellent communication skills, high attention to detail, and be able to work both independently and as part of a team, keeping to deadlines with the ability to work under pressure. 
•    You will have specific knowledge of relevant procedures and processes necessary for producing exhibitions, technical problem solving, team management. 
•    You will have previous experience of contracting external suppliers and handling budgets. 

How to apply for this work 
Please send an email to  [email protected] with the application form attached, and the Equal Opportunities form which can be downloaded from this page. Provide examples and be as specific as you can. We cannot make assumptions and will assess your application using only the information you provide. We will ask a selection of candidates to attend an interview (which will be conducted remotely).  
Personal information requested during the application process is for administrative purposes and will not be used to review your application. The people reviewing your application will not see your name or other personal information. Your technical qualifications will be taken into account, but the schools or other educational institutions you attended will not. 

The Barbican welcomes applications from the widest possible range of people and is particularly keen to encourage interest from Black, Asian & minority ethnic candidates, trans and non binary candidates who are currently under-represented within the BIE team. We are also a member of Disability Confident scheme, and you will have an opportunity to indicate if you would like to be considered through this scheme in the application process.

For more information about the Barbican International Enterprises programme, please visit

Closing date: 12 noon, Sunday 20 June 2021 
Interviews will take place over 1-3 July 2021