The Barbican


A world-class arts and learning organisation, the Barbican pushes the boundaries of all major art forms including dance, film, music, theatre and visual arts.

The Barbican exists to serve its wide and diverse audiences - engaging with arts lovers through our unique and inspiring artistic events at the Centre and using our Creative learning programme and free events to introduce new audiences to great arts experiences. 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, providing opportunities for career progression and continuous personal development. We operate an equal opportunities policy and welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds.

Apprenticeships and placements

The Barbican Centre offers a variety of apprenticeships and graduate and intern placements 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.

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.

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 For any queries with the online form including technical problems, please email