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The Barbican is an exciting, vibrant place to work, with a diverse workforce to reflect our international arts programming.

We foster an inclusive and supportive culture where staff are encouraged to achieve their full potential, enabling the Barbican to deliver world-class arts and learning.

We offer a wide range of jobs, from Theatre Administrators and Music Programmers to Engineers and Event Managers, and provide opportunities for career progression and continuous personal development. We operate an equal opportunities policy and welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds.

If you require information or application forms in Braille, large print or any other alternative formats please telephone the City of London Corporate HR team on 020 7332 3978 (24 hour answerphone).

Due to the number of applications we receive, we regret that we are only able to contact successful applicants. We aim to contact shortlisted applicants within 21 days of the vacancy closing date. If you have not been contacted within this period please assume that your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful.

Good luck with your application and thank you for your interest in the Barbican.

How to apply

Submitting online applications 

All applications for our current vacancies must be submitted online to the City of London Corporate HR Unit using our online application system

If you have any general queries on our vacancies, please email [email protected]. For any queries with the online form including technical problems, please email [email protected]

Speculative CVs 

Please note we are unable to accept unsolicited CVs for vacancies, internships or work experience placements. You should apply for any current vacancies directly through the City of London online application if you feel your skills and experience match the specific role.

The Barbican works with specific schools in East London as part of a structured summer work experience program for students, and we do not take on ad hoc work experience students. 

Apprenticeships and placements

The Barbican Centre offers a variety of apprenticeships and graduate and intern placements throughout the year across many of our departments. They provide opportunities for enthusiastic individuals to develop and apply their skills with hands on experience in specialist areas of the Barbican. These include Theatre Administration, IT, Marketing and Communications.

All current opportunities are listed with our other vacancies. Due to the high volume of interest we receive, we are not able to consider speculative CVs and you will need to apply for specific roles as they arise.

You may also be interested in learning more about apprenticeships with the City of London Corporation.