Barbican Production Co-ordinator

Chris Joseph

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Barbican Centre – Music Production Team
Fixed-Term Contract-Maternity Cover (up to 1 Year)
3 days per week
Salary range £18,264 – £20,544 pro rata per annum (FTE £30,440 – £34,240)

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.

We are seeking a resourceful and dynamic individual to join the Barbican Music team, to support the Production Team in the coordination and management of Music events, contributing to the delivery of Barbican productions to the highest technical and artistic standard. This role will work across all genres of the Music programme on events and festivals both in the Barbican Hall and in off-site venues and sites.

The successful candidate will support the Production team in event related planning and logistics and, may on occasion, be called upon for on-the-day attendance and management cover for certain events. Some pre-existing knowledge of event travel, hotels, backline, technical riders, staging, visas and FEU tax is meriting; occasional evening and weekend work will be part of the role (and on such occasions time of in lieu will be offered).

•    You will have some relevant experience of working in an artistic environment/and delivering creative projects
•    You will have a genuine interest in the arts
•    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 an understanding of international standards, and knowledge of the technical and production elements involved in live music.
•    You will have great interpersonal 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 9 August 2021 through the City of London website at 

•    Deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 20 August 2021. Please note we are unable accept late applications.
•    Interviews will be held on w/c 6 September 2021 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.

Please note that we are unable to accept late applications.

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

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