November 8, 2017

Job Vacancy | Assistant Curator at the Barbican, London

Closing date: Thursday 16 November, midday

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Curator to join the Barbican International Enterprises department during the development and delivery of the Barbican Centre’s new Artificial Intelligence exhibition and season of linked events to be held from June to September 2019.

Barbican International Enterprises conceives curates and manages a range of touring exhibitions, principally focused on the digital and moving image, but encompassing contemporary art, design, film, animation, music and video games.

This role will provide administrative and curatorial support to the two Guest Curators of the Artificial Intelligence exhibition and the Head of Barbican International Enterprises. You will assist with content research, development, artist commissioning, loan negotiation and rights clearance for the exhibition. You will work in close collaboration with internal staff and external partners to organise the exhibition installation, including registration and condition checking.

The successful candidate will hold a degree in a visual arts related discipline and must have significant experience of working in a gallery or museum, organising exhibitions or commissioning artists. Experience of curating in a specialist field is essential and a demonstrable interest and knowledge of artificial intelligence and technology in the areas of contemporary art, design, film and music is desirable.

18 months- Fixed Term Contract from January 2018 until June 2019
Starting salary Β£27,580 per annum

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Job Vacancy | Assistant Curator at the Barbican, London