Communications Assistant (Visual Arts)

The Barbican Centre is one of Europe’s leading visual and performing arts and learning venues. We work with exceptional artists to build a creative international programme that crosses art forms, collaborating with organisations from around the globe to give audiences opportunities to experience outstanding work by acclaimed international companies and artists.

The Communications Department of the Barbican Centre leads media relations and communications strategy for an inspiring programme of world-class artistic events and creative learning activities across all major art forms (art, theatre, dance, music and film), and maintaining and growing the Centre’s reputation as a world-class arts and learning organisation.

We are seeking a full time Communications Assistant to provide administrative assistance to the Senior Communications Manager for Visual Arts.

You will have proven experience of working in a busy office, preferably within an arts environment. You will have excellent copy writing and verbal communication skills as well as good computer and database skills.

You will deal with general press enquiries, image, ticket, photography and other requests, maintaining office systems and keeping documents updated. You will also be liaising with agents, managers and external PR agencies, and assisting with financial administration. It is essential that you have excellent planning and organisational skills, including the ability to manage time and urgent tasks in a structured way.

If you feel you have the requisite skills required, we would love to hear from you.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 12 Noon on 24 July 2019

All applications must include a completed application form. Late applications will not be accepted.

To apply online, please visit

Alternatively, please contact 020 7332 3978 (24hr answerphone) quoting reference number BC824. 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.

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Start Date

12th July 2019

Closing Date

24th July 2019