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Archived: Curator (Maternity Cover)

Visual Arts
Grade E
Salary: £40,750 – £46,150 per annum, inclusive of Inner London Weighting (dependent on skills and experience)
Fixed term (maternity cover to end of June 2023)
Full Time

We are planning a major exhibition of one of the most influential American artists working today which is due to open in June 2023. We are looking for a Curator to provide maternity cover and then to work collaboratively with the Curator on their return from maternity leave until the exhibition opens. We are ideally looking for a Curator with a good knowledge of contemporary African American art, photography and feminist practices.

Barbican Visual Arts produces exhibitions, solo artist commissions and a public events programme encompassing contemporary and modern art, design, architecture, performance, film and photography, and collaborates with international partners on an exhibition partnership programme.

This role will be specifically covering the final months of developing and delivering a solo show by a major female artist. The role will mainly focus on the realisation and delivery, with a strong emphasis on project management and team coordination, with some curatorial work to be conducted in conversation with the artist involving planning, interpretation, editorial coordination and public programme.

We are looking for someone with an established and well received track record of leading and managing a team and delivering exhibitions. You will have a love of working with artists, impressive communication and organizational skills along with the commitment and drive to deliver outstanding projects.

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.

You can find further information about the Barbican at

Closing date for applications is the 4 October 2022 at 12 noon.

Interviews will be held on 17 and 19 October 2022.

Late applications will not be accepted.

To apply online, please visit

Alternatively, please contact 020 7332 3978 (24hr answerphone) quoting OOBC1000. A minicom service for the hearing impaired is available on 020 7332 3732.

The City of London Corporation is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

*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’

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