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Archived: Casual Assistant Projects Administrator

Department: Barbican Immersive
Job Type: Up to 3 months of casual hourly work
Rate of Pay: £16.12 (hourly rate of Grade B, inclusive of holiday pay)
Hours: Dependant on availability and subject to the needs of the team

The Barbican is London’s Creative Catalyst for arts, curiosity, and enterprise. Our values reflect that we are inclusive, sustainable, daring, connected and joyful. We spark creative possibilities and transformation for artists, audiences, and communities – to inspire, connect and provoke debate.

Barbican Immersive is a creator of experiences that push the possibilities of exhibition making. Our unique approach explores inspirational and challenging topics that enable audiences to process our changing world. We welcome visitors into these holistic environments where technology, art, design, music, science come together to form unmissable, must-see encounters. Our past projects include Our Time on Earth (2022), Virtual Realms: Videogames Transformed (2021), AI: More than Human (2019), Mangasia: Wonderlands of Asian Comics (2017) and Game On (2002).

There is an opportunity to join our Barbican Immersive team as a Casual Assistant Projects Administrator, providing administrative support to the Department’s touring exhibitions programme.

We are looking for someone with a knowledge and enthusiasm of art, visual culture and the exhibition world. You will have:

  • Excellent communications skills and aim to provide the highest level of service to colleagues and stakeholders
  • Previous administrative experience and proven organisational skills, ability to work well under pressure both independently and as part of a dynamic and supportive team

The Barbican Immersive team is currently operating a hybrid office and we 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. Our working hours are 10am-6pm, Monday – Friday. Working outside these hours may be requested.

We offer a wide range of staff benefits and perks including offers on cinema/theatre tickets, discounts on food and drinks and free access to the Barbican Art Gallery. 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 part of our commitment to increasing the diversity of staff within the Barbican we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from groups that are currently underrepresented, including people from the Global Majority* and D/deaf and disabled people. 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. If you are a disabled person and need adjustments to the application process please contact us.

*Global Majority is a collective term that refers to people who are Black, Asian, Brown, dual-heritage, indigenous to the global south, and or, have been racialised as ‘ethnic minorities’.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss this role further, please email us at

Deadline for applications is 12pm, Monday 29 May 2023. Please note that we are unable to accept late applications.

Interviews will take place on Thursday 1 June and Friday 2 June.

Immediate start date.

For more information about our Barbican Immersive team, please visit

To find out more about the Barbican visit our website

How to apply:

Please send your expression of interest to Your email should include the following:

1. Outline of why you are interested in this role (400 words)

2. Your availability from June to early September and earliest start date. Please highlight any days of the week you are unavailable and dates of holidays/other commitments during this period.

3. Your availability for interview on Thursday 1 June or Friday 2 June

4. Current CV (Curriculum Vitae)

5. Contact information (preferred email, phone number, home address)

6. Confirmation of right to work in the UK

7. Optional – complete Equality Opportunities form attached and send to

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