Whitechapel Gallery

Founded in 1901 to present “the finest art of the world to the people of the East End, London”, Whitechapel Gallery will always be locally embedded and globally connected. Successive waves of migrants, and generations of artists and makers living and working locally, continue to shape the distinctive character of our diverse communities, as well as the Gallery’s uniquely pioneering spirit and programmes.

Whether you are an experienced professional or just starting out, we offer exciting opportunities for growth and development in the art world. You will be part of a dynamic, dedicated and caring team, committed to making contemporary art and ideas accessible to the widest possible audience, putting artists and ideas at the heart of everything we do. If you are enthusiastic about our commitment, then we would like to invite you to explore the possibilities of a career with us.

All opportunities are recruited for as they become available through a fair and open application process. We cannot facilitate employment or volunteering enquiries which do not relate to an advertised position.


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Please address all criteria in the job description and submit an ‘application statement’ where required. Useful tips about completing your application can be accessed here.

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Creative Careers

Whitechapel Gallery is a charitable trust dedicated to the advancement of arts and education. We are keen to share our knowledge and help you to discover your career path in the sector.

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Work Placements

Whitechapel Gallery is proud to have offered, for a number of years, training to numerous people interested in an arts career.  This was made possible via a diverse portfolio of work placements, including graduate placements and apprenticeships.

Currently, we are only able to offer a work-based training programme through our MA course, Curating Art and Public Programmes. Due to the number of students we currently accommodate on this  programme we are unable to offer any other type of placement or internship. If you are interested in the course please click here.