Visitor Services Supervisor (full time)

The Visitor Services Supervisor leads and supervises a team of four Visitor Assistants who are responsible for delivering an excellent experience for all visitors and other building users, whilst ensuring the highest standards of security for the building and its contents. You will enhance the visitor experience, contributing to a safe, welcoming and friendly environment, and communicate your knowledge of the Barber’s collection, exhibitions and activities with enthusiasm. 

As a Visitor Services Supervisor, you will work effectively cross-team with a second Supervisor to ensure standards and consistency maintained, promoted and developed within your team and across the Visitor Services Team. Working within the current shift pattern, working weekends, University closed days and Bank Holidays is a pre-requisite for the role. 

Apply here by Sunday 14 November

Visitor Services Assistants x2 (part time)

Support the Barber to provide an excellent experience for all visitors and building users, particularly for visitors to the temporary exhibition and main galleries, whilst ensuring the highest standards of security of the building and its contents. 

Playing a public-facing role in a small, friendly team, you will enhance the visitor experience and contribute to creating a safe, welcoming and friendly environment.

Enthusiastically and appropriately communicating your knowledge of the Barber’s collection and current and forthcoming exhibitions with visitors is a key part of the role. You will be required to answer questions, share information and support visitors to engage with the works on display, ensuring a memorable and enjoyable experience for all visitors.

Apply here by Wednesday 27 October


The Barber offers unrivalled opportunities for training in three fascinating areas of gallery work.

Every academic year, we offer a part-time, paid internships in each of three fields: Collections; Communications and Marketing; and Learning and Engagement. These 19-week posts offer a great first step into careers in museums and the arts generally, and many of our alumni have found them useful stepping stones into jobs with some of the most famous galleries, museums and collections in the UK, including the National Gallery, Tate Liverpool, Turner Contemporary and the British Museum – to name but four.

We have now recruited for our 2021-22 internships. 

Work experience

We are currently not taking on work experience placements, this programme has been temporarily suspended due to the impact of Covid-19.

This will be reviewed in 2022 – please check for updates on our Barber Schools page.


Due to the impact of Covid-19 we have temporarily suspended our volunteering programme.

To protect the safety and wellbeing of our visitors and staff we are not currently recruiting any new volunteers.

We will review this in 2022, so please check back for updates.

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