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Programming Coordinator (Music)

Barbican -Music Department 
Full-time, permanent 
Salary £30,440 – £34,240 per annum (inclusive of London weighting), subject to experience and skills

The Barbican presents a music programme of unrivalled scope and ambition, working in partnership with its resident and associate ensembles and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. We are looking for an experienced and motivated individual to join the Barbican Music team, to assist the ContemporaryMusic Programmer by co-ordinating all aspects of programming, planning and delivery of the music programme. 

The successful candidate will act as the first point of contact for the contemporary programme function and manage the flow of information both externally and internally.  Duties will include liaising with the Barbican’s resident and associate ensembles and producers, working with internal departments (marketing, press, development, box office, finance and production), negotiating diary dates, drafting budgets and contracts, managing payments, budgets and guest lists. 

As well as being organized and efficient, the successful candidate will have a passion for music, excellent communication skills, a knowledge and significant experience of working in arts administration (e.g. arts venue, music festival or performing arts organisation), and relevant industry knowledge and experience. 

We’re committed to increasing diversity of staff within the Barbican. As an organisation we welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and experiences. We are particularly keen to encourage interest from people with disabilities, LGBTQIA+, Black, Asian, and other global majority backgrounds. In recognising the positive value of diversity, 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 and who meet the minimum essential criteria for the role. We support and provide adjustments for people with disabilities – if you have a disability and need help with the application process please contact us.

For further information on the role, please see job information pack.

How to Apply

Please visit to appy online.

Alternatively, please contact the Corporate HR on 020 7332 3978 (24hr answerphone) or email [email protected] quoting reference BC985. A minicom service for the hearing impaired is available on 020 7332 3732. 

Closing date for applications is: 12pm, Friday 12 August 2022