10-month paid full time traineeship for an early career/new curator.

Barbican and Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts) are launching a joint curatorial traineeship programme.

Open Until:

Posted: 10/03/2022

This is an excellent
opportunity to gain an insight into working for two arts organisations
of different scale with separate programmes, where you will acquire
practical skills to support your qualifications and inform future career

The aim of the Barbican part of the traineeship is to
provide an overview and understanding of the process of developing and
presenting temporary exhibitions and commissions. The Trainee will gain
practical experience on specific exhibitions, which may include a
commission by John Akomfrah and Basquiat: Boom for Real. Some of the
tasks that the trainee will be involved in are conducting research,
liaising with key contacts and artists, and archiving. The trainee will
have an opportunity to work on installations and de-installations and
assist with the delivery of private Views and public programme events.

at Iniva for one day a week, the trainee will gain an understanding of
how to deliver a regular events programme and the skills required to do
this effectively. There will be opportunity to encounter curators,
artists, academics and researchers working in areas related to Iniva’s
artistic programme and the collections of the Stuart Hall Library. There
will be opportunities to get involved with delivering a monthly public
programme in the Library and work directly with resident artists,
researchers and curators. You will also be involved in research towards
fundraising bids related to delivering the artistic programme alongside
experienced staff.

To be considered for this post you will need
to have an undergraduate degree or equivalent in Art, Art History or
related subjects. You will have a flexible and proactive approach to
work, and excellent communication skills. You will be able to work well
on your own as well as in a team setting. You’ll also need to be able to
use basic computer programmes from the MS Office suite. You will have
an excellent eye for detail enabling you to undertake your work to a
high standard.

The successful candidate will be provided with day
to day curatorial mentoring, supervision and opportunities to shadow
more experienced colleagues. As part of the traineeship there will also
be a training and development allowance to pay towards attendance at
conferences, networking and other development opportunities.

and ethnic minority candidates are particularly encouraged to apply for
this placement. We are committed to increasing diversity of staff
within the Barbican Centre and within the Arts Sector as a whole and it
is recognised that BAME and ethnic minority groups are currently
under-represented within the Art Gallery curating team. We welcome
applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin and appointment
will be based on merit alone.

To be considered for this
role please send your completed application form to
careers@barbican.org.uk inputting Barbican/Iniva Curatorial Traineeship
and your name in the subject line by 6 February 2017, 5PM.

You can also e-mail careers@barbican.org.uk if you have any queries before you submit your application

Full details here:

Deadline: 6th
February 2017

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