Gallery Front of House Coordinator

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Paid (£20k-25k)
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Jan 2017

The visual arts are crucially important to Barbicans success. The Art Gallery is dedicated to the presentation of exhibitions covering modern and contemporary art, design/architecture, photography and fashion, whereas The Curve is devoted to the commissioning of large scale site specific installations by contemporary artists. The Barbican aims to serve both artists and audiences and excels in the presentation of exhibitions that are thoughtful, curatorially, ambitious and often focus on timely reassessments and inter-disciplinary practice. In addition, the Art Gallery also curates installations beyond the walls of the galleries, both within the Barbican Centre and off-site.

The Gallery Front of House team provide a welcoming and informative service for all visitors to the Barbican Art Galleries offering assistance, support and guidance to ensure an excellent standard of service at all times. As Gallery Front of House Coordinator, you will be required to provide support to the Gallery Manager and Assistant Gallery Operations Manager in maintaining the security, health and safety, and customer experience standards of all gallery venues as well as supporting the contactless donation strategy for the Curve.

You will be committed to delivering an excellent customer experience to all visitors, whilst being a security-focussed presence and proactively providing leadership to the gallery invigilator team. You will be confident and experienced in dealing with the public and stakeholders at all levels in a public- facing role within a gallery or similar environment.

The successful post holder will have excellent communication skills, with previous experience of supervising staff or evidence of leading by example in a work or other setting.

This is a full-time post, working 35 hours (5days) per week across a 7-day roster, between the hours of 7am and 1am.

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Closing date for receipt of applications is midday, Monday 6 January 2017.

Please contact 020 7322 3978 (24 hour answerphone) quoting reference OOBC621 if you experience any problems. A mini-com service for the hearing impaired is available on 020 73323732.

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