£46,050 - £51,530
Closing Date
Employer Barbican

Lead Producer (Public Programs)

Department: Creative Collaboration
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time Contract
Grade: E
Salary Range: £46,050 – £51,530 (inclusive of Inner London Weighting) per annum depending on experience/performance

About us

The Barbican aims to be London’s creative catalyst for curiosity, arts and enterprise. We aim to spark creative possibilities and transformation for artists, audiences, and communities. We strive to be inclusive and sustainable, championing equity and opportunity, connected to our communities, daring in our approach to arts and education.

Creative Collaboration

The Creative Collaboration team is at the heart of the Barbican’s engagement with its community, breaking down traditional arts boundaries and contributing to a diverse artistic programme.

Creative Collaboration aims to be a catalyst for the Barbican’s artistic vision, working across the centre with a multi-artform approach using all venues and spaces. The department champions interdisciplinary work that connects new audiences to the Barbican, engaging with creatives, participants and users that reflect the rich diversity of London.

The role

Are you an imaginative producer with drive and experience to transform audiences? Then we want to hear from you.

This exciting new role of Lead Producer Public Programming will be instrumental in developing and delivering a intentional cross arts program with a focus to attract younger and diverse audiences.

Working closely with the Head of Creative Collaboration and a team of producers the Lead Producer will be responsible for engaging new audiences and ways of thinking about culture that enrich this iconic arts centre and the city.

The post holder will ensure that the Barbican’s program includes intentional, imaginative, critical, art events and performances that are aligned with our strategic framework. A key element of the role is developing and sustaining internal partnerships with the Barbican art form teams, with emerging artists, associate artists, and externally with arts organisations The role is responsible for project management of cross-arts creative collaboration projects.

Essential requirements for the role are:

  • Significant experience of designing and delivering innovative public arts events to high quality standard.
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills with proven track record of brokering and managing effective partnerships internally and externally.
  • Demonstrable leadership experience, with a track record of line managing staff in a multi-task environment through creating a dynamic, and collaborative, team.
  • Experienced project management with strong organisational and administrative skills to plan and deliver multiple projects in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Excellent communication skills to inspire, influence and lead people, and relate at all levels, building strong relationships with colleagues and to work collaboratively with them to achieve effective outcomes.
  • Understanding of evaluation and its role in project development
  • Awareness of, and commitment to the issues of equity and cultural diversity, with a track record of working with diverse artists and audiences. With the ability to working inclusively and collaboratively to achieve positive outcomes.

Click here for more information and to apply

We encourage applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds, with a range of experiences and skillsets.

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’.

Closing Date is 14 April 2024 at 23:59hrs. Please note we are not able to accept late applications.

Interview dates are to be confirmed.