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Archived: Partnerships and Planning Manager

Barbican Centre – Music Team

Full-time, Permanent

Grade D

Starting Salary £32,760 – £37,100 per annum (inclusive of Inner London Weighting), dependent on skills and experience

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 music department presents an ambitious, international programme that crosses art forms, with outstanding artists and performers. Our projects 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 an experienced and dynamic professional to join the Barbican Music team as a Partnership and Planning Manager in our Music department.

As Partnership and Planning Manager, you will work closely alongside the Head of Music to assist with strengthening the links between organisations within the cultural hub. This will include developing, negotiating, organising and implementing the Barbican Centres artistic and commercial hire concert programme and to maintain and enhance the Barbicans standing as a world class multi-arts venue, in conjunction with the Artistic Hires and Planning Manager.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the main planning for the Barbican Artistic partners; including but not excluding the Associate Orchestra (BBC Symphony Orchestra), Associate Ensembles and Guildhall School of Music and Drama. They will also have excellent knowledge and interest in the arts, in particular music (both classical and contemporary), with a working knowledge of London and UK music industry (in particular the music market in London). Experience of working with promoters, artists, classical repertoire, international orchestras, conductors and soloists is also essential.

With your previous experience of working in a multidisciplinary arts venue at managerial level, you will also have excellent communication skills and ability to act decisively under pressure, with the ability to work independently in a multi task environment as well as part of a dynamic and supportive team. Experience of working with computer databases and complex budget management is also essential.

To view the Job Description and Person Specification and to apply, please visit the City of London Website at

Please contact 020 7332 3978 (24-hour Answer phone) quoting the reference number BC593 if you experience any problems.  A minicom service for the hearing impaired is available on 020 7332 3732.

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

Closing date for receipt of applications is: Midday, Monday 26th September 2016