Freelance Research Assistant

Start date: 9 December 2019 to end of February 2020
2-3 days a week (dependant on availability)
Day rate: £85

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

The visual arts are crucially important to the Barbican’s success. The Barbican Art Gallery is dedicated to the presentation of exhibitions covering modern and contemporary art, design/architecture and photography. The Curve is devoted to the commissioning of large-scale site-specific installations by contemporary artists. The Barbican aims to serve both artists and audiences and excels in the presentation of exhibitions that are thoughtful, curatorially ambitious and often focus on timely reassessments and inter-disciplinary practice. 

The Art Gallery are seeking a part-time, freelance Research Assistant to assist the Barbican’s curatorial team on a future major exhibition at Barbican Art Gallery, focused on the work of an experimental female American artist working across painting, sculpture, film, performance and multi-media installation.

For further information please see the attached job description and person specification requirements attached for the role.

To apply please send a CV and expression of interest to with the subject line 'Freelance Research Assistant -Your name'

Closing date for applications:  12pm, Friday 22 November 2019. Unfortunately, late applications will not be accepted. Once sufficient applications have been received, we reserve the right to close the vacancy, therefore please submit your application as soon as possible. 

Please note, if you are shortlisted for this role, interviews will be held shortly after the closing date.

Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications we expect to receive, we will only be able to contact successful candidates who are invited to interviews. 

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