• Would you like to be a custodian of a precious and historic archive collection?
  • Do you like working with researchers and improving access to archive material for the community?


Whitechapel Gallery is looking for an experienced Archivist to manage the Gallery’s Archive and Foyle Reading Room, ensuring that the collection continues to be recognized as an important historic resource and that our research facilities maintain the highest standard of service.

Conditions of work

  • Contract: Permanent, 4 days a week with the possibility of increasing to 5 days a week after 12 months.
  • Hours of work: 4 days per week 9.30am – 5.45pm, plus some occasional weekend and evening work, which will be compensated by time off in lieu
  • Starting salary: Pro-rata of £26,000-27,000 pa, depending on experience


For further information, download the Job Description.

To apply

Please complete the application form and equality & diversity monitoring forms, available to download  on the website and return to recruitment@whitechapelgallery.org by midnight on Monday 25th November 2019.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 4th December 2019.

 We requests no contact from agencies or media sales.

The Whitechapel Gallery strives to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Charity number: 312162 Company number: 4093862

Image: Whitechapel Gallery Extension, Shoreditch, London.
Robbrecht en Daem Architecten and Witherford Watson Mann Architects.


Apply for this role

  1. Download & complete the application form: Word , PDF
  2. Download & complete the Equal Opportunities Form
  3. Email the forms to Recruitment
  4. Closing date: Midnight, Monday 25 November 2019
  5. Interviews: Wednesday 4 December 2019