Barbican Production Co-ordinator (LSO events)

Chris Joseph

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Barbican Centre – Music Production Team
Fixed-Term Contract-Maternity Cover (up to 1 Year)
2 days per week
Salary range £11,100 – £12,620 pro rata per annum (FTE £27, 750 – £31,550)

The Barbican is Europe’s largest multi-arts and conference venue presenting a diverse range of art, music, theatre, dance, film and creative learning events. The Barbican presents an ambitious, international programme that crosses art forms, with outstanding artists and performers. Our music events cut across all forms of music including work by contemporary musicians, experimental collaborations and leading orchestras and soloists from around the world.

The Barbican is also home of the London Symphony Orchestra.  As the Barbican’s Resident Orchestra, the LSO performs 70 concerts a year here in London and a further 70 worldwide on tour. Its pioneering music education programme, LSO Discovery, offers musical experiences to 60,000 people every year.

We are looking for a resourceful and dynamic individual to join the Barbican Music Department as a Production Coordinator, with the primary focus of supporting the Music Production and Planning teams in the coordination and administration of LSO events in the Barbican Hall and ancillary areas, contributing to the delivery of these events to the highest standard.

The successful candidate will support the Production and Planning teams in LSO event-related planning and logistics and, may on occasion, be called upon for on-the-day attendance and management cover for certain events. Experience of working with a professional orchestra is preferred and knowledge of classical music and repertoire is desirable.

•    You will have a genuine passion for the live art industry

•    You will have some relevant experience of working in an artistic environment and delivering creative projects
•    You will have great written communication skills with attention to detail and the ability to organise complex itineraries in relation to live music events planning.
•    You will have experience of coordinating and supporting live arts events/creative projects to the highest standard.

•    You will be flexible and proactive in your approach and able to work under pressure in a multitask environment as part of a team.
•    You will have great communication skills with the ability to develop and maintain productive relationships with contract partners, artists, and Barbican staff.

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

We would ideally like the role to start in mid-late October 2021.

We are currently working remotely, and once the Centre reopens, we are intending to have a blended model of part working in the office and part remotely. If you need flexibility in how you work, we will do our best to accommodate it.

We offer a wide range of staff benefits including a great pension scheme, season ticket, cycle to work scheme, free access to museums and galleries, discounts on retail, healthcare and on-site cafes and restaurants. You will have access to Employee Assistance Programme, trained Mental Health First aiders and City of London staff networks. We worked hard over the last year to make our office and public spaces Covid-safe and have rigorous safety measures and practices in place to support it.

As a team and an organisation, we are committed to Equal Opportunities, 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.

Application process and interviews:

Please note that we are part of the City of London Corporation, and you will be able to apply for this job from Monday 9th August through the City of London website at 

•    Deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 20 August 2021 Please note that we are unable to accept late applications.
•    Interviews will be held on w/c 6 September either in person or via Zoom.

We will share with you in advance the type of interview questions that will be asked on the day.

If you have any questions about the role, our team, the wider organisation or the application process you can book a 15min chat with one of the team here. You might want to find out more about the kind of work we do, how we’re responding to Covid-19 or just ask a quick practical question about the application process.

Alternatively, please contact 020 7332 3978 (24hr answerphone) quoting reference number (TBC) A minicom service for the hearing impaired is available on 020 7332 3732.

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