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Creative Learning Curator: Visual and Cross Arts

Posted: 25 May 2022 Closes: 9 Jun 2022
Barbican Centre, Creative Learning £36,060 - £46,150 (including London Weighting) per annum depending on experience/performance
Fixed term & Full time barbican/20220525085033

The Creative Learning Visual and Cross Arts Curator is a full time, 1-year Fixed Term Maternity Cover role. You will be responsible for leading and delivering the Barbican’s Visual Arts and Design learning programme and for producing cross-arts projects and festivals.


You will work as part of a dynamic team of Creative Learning Producers, delivering a wide range of Visual and Cross-Arts projects with children and young people at their heart. You will enjoy working in a collaborative, flexible way, and be committed to work that supports access and inclusion in the arts.

The Barbican is an internationally renowned arts and learning organisation that pushes the boundaries of all major art forms including dance, film, music, theatre, spoken word and visual arts. The Barbican Centre is also Europe’s largest multi-arts and conference venue, home to London’s second largest conservatory, two theatres, two galleries, three cinemas, a concert hall and a range of conference rooms and spaces.

Barbican Creative Learning pioneers new models for creative and cultural learning across the art forms. Our mission, Creative Skills for Life, underpins all aspects of our work and approach in the design and delivery of meaningful and impactful learning experiences. In 2020/21, we delivered digital and physical programmes with over 200 partners, engaging 2,400 participants and reaching an audience of more than 50,000. Our work is made possible through building partnerships with teachers, artists, young people, schools and community organisations locally, nationally and internationally. At the heart of our work and practice is a commitment to people, partnership and place.

You will have a strong understanding of creative education and of good practice in working with different participant groups, including families, schools and young people. You should have good business skills, including experience in partnership management, and bring a thorough understanding of the education sector and the National Curriculum to your work. You will have experience of working with artists and designers to deliver innovative learning and participation experiences, and you will be a strong communicator and people manager.

You will be committed to access and inclusion in the arts, and to creative work with a focus on environmental sustainability.

You will need strong experience working in a Visual Arts environment or education team within an arts organisation, and of designing and delivering innovative Visual Arts education projects for, with and by children and young people.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 15 June 2022.

Please contact 020 7332 3978 (24hr answerphone) quoting OOBC0961 with any questions. 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.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and as part of the selection process the successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

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