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Current Vacancies

Head of Learning and Engagement (Maternity cover)

  • Full-time

  • Fixed term, 1 year up to August 2025

  • Ideal start date: Monday 29 July

  • Salary: As this vacancy has limited funding the maximum salary that can be offered is £34,980.

Leading the Barber’s Learning and Engagement team, this post is key in supporting the Barber in achieving its mission, and both retaining and extending its reputation for excellence and innovation in this area. Working closely with the Director and other members of the Senior Management team, the post holder develops, leads and implements new and revised strategies for the development of learning and engagement at the Barber.

From 2023, the Barber team has undertaken significant work in looking towards the Barber’s future. A new Forward Plan supports our mission, aims and values, reflecting on our role and significance within the University of Birmingham, wider city and our place internationally. Through consultation with our key audiences and internal stakeholders we have developed new Audience Development and Access plans and policies to support this. We believe the arts matter because of the positive impact they can have upon people’s lives. Our vision is for the Barber to be a welcoming and responsive museum, whose collections and innovative art and music programmes inspire creativity and curiosity.

This post-holder will cover an exciting transitional time at the Barber. They will support the continuation of the Barber’s Learning and Engagement programmes, entering the gallery’s Tranche 2 building works in 2025-26. Inspiring and motivational leadership, and the delivery of best-practice line management, are essential for the role. During this period, the post-holder will develop outreach initiatives, facilitate inspiring leadership, and project-manage development projects including fundraising, strategic visioning and project delivery.


The Barber is currently only supporting volunteers from the University of Birmingham.

To express your interest in volunteering, please see our dedicated Volunteer webpage.

Work Experience

We are not currently accepting work experience enquiries for 2024. The team are currently working with partner schools through our outreach work, having committed to work placement opportunities throughout the year.