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Senior Producer (Learning & Participation)

Department: Creative Collaboration
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
Grade: F
Salary Range: £55,300 - £62,390 (inclusive of Inner London Weighting) per annum depending on experience/performance

About us
The Barbican aims to be London’s creative catalyst for curiosity, arts and enterprise. We aim to spark creative possibilities and transformation for artists, audiences, and communities. We strive to be inclusive and sustainable, championing equity and opportunity, connected to our communities, daring in our approach to arts and education.

Creative Collaboration
The Creative Collaboration department is at the heart of the Barbican’s engagement with its communities, breaking down traditional arts boundaries and contributing to a diverse artistic programme.

Creative Collaboration aims to be a catalyst for the Barbican’s artistic vision, working across the centre with a multi-artform approach using all venues and spaces. The department champions interdisciplinary work that connects new audiences to the Barbican, engaging with creatives, participants and users that reflect the rich diversity of London.

The role
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Producer Learning and Participation to join the Creative Collaboration team at the Barbican Centre.

This new role of Senior Producer Learning and Participation will be instrumental in the development and coordination of programmes which engage with young people and communities underrepresented in arts and culture as participants, audience, makers, workforce, and artists.

With a primary focus on the City of London and surrounding boroughs of Camden, Islington, Tower Hamlets, and Hackney the Senior Producer will manage the delivery of the learning and community teams and collaborate with artform departments to deliver participatory focused events and programmes.

Are you able to spark creative possibilities and transformations for young people, communities, audiences, and emerging artists? Then we want to hear from you.

Essential requirements
•    Significant Experience of community arts, youth participatory or arts education work. 
•    Strong track record of delivering large-scale public arts participatory or educational events across art forms. 
•    Significant experience of managing complex budgets.
•    Experience of preparing, presenting, and implementing complex business plans and strategies.
•    Significant experience of team leadership, managing and inspiring teams in the delivery of high impact, high quality programs and events.
•    Significant experience of presenting to senior staff and conferences at both a national and international level.

You must be able to demonstrate:
•    Excellent interpersonal skills with a strong ability to broker effective and mutually beneficial relationships with the ability to consult with, negotiate and persuade internal and external stakeholders.
•    Excellent written communication skills and a high degree of computer proficiency (including Word, Excel & Access). 
•    A skilled influencer, negotiator and problem solver who can anticipate and mitigate issues, ensuring the successful implementation and completion of participation and learning projects.
•    An innovative, collaborative producer with the skill to deliver to Creative Collaboration strategic vision alongside and the wider Barbican Arts Programme.

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

As a team and an organisation, we are committed to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI), and would welcome applications from all sections of the community, particularly those currently underrepresented in the arts. 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 a confidential discussion, please contact [email protected] You might want to find out more about the kind of work we do, or just ask a quick practical question about the application process.   


How to Apply

To apply, click on the 'Apply Here' link above.  Alternatively you can visit the City of London Website for further details.

If you have any questions around the recruitment process please contact us at [email protected]

Closing date is 12pm, Monday 22nd April 2024. Please note, we will not be able to accept late applications.