Assistant Curator (12 months Fixed Term Contract)

We have an Assistant Curator opportunity in our Exhibitions Team to cover a Sabbatical Leave for 12 months. You will work with a small and busy team on the realisation of projects with artists, lenders and arts institutions. The successful candidate will contribute to the delivery of exhibitions and commissions, including the organisation of transport and insurance, registrarial duties, and the production of catalogues.

With a minimum of three years’ experience in contemporary art institutions you will have the ability to work on the delivery of several projects concurrently, including modern and contemporary exhibitions, commissions and displays from UK and international collections.

As a member of the exhibitions team, you will contribute ideas to the Gallery’s programme, be essential to the department’s collegiate work environment and liaise with other internal departments and with the professional art world. More than anything, you will be a dedicated, enthusiastic professional with demonstrable knowledge of modern and contemporary art who is looking forward to working together in one of the most dynamic art environments in Europe.

Conditions of work

  • Contract: 12 Months Fixed Term Contract (Sabbatical Leave Cover)
  • Salary: c. £23,500 to £25,000 per annum, dependent on experience.
  • Hours of work: 5 days per week, 9.30am – 5.45pm, plus some weekend and evening work, and occasional travel, which will be compensated by time off in lieu.


For further information, download the Job Description.

To apply:

Please complete the application form and return to by midnight on Wednesday 15th September 2021.

Interviews will take place week commencing 20th September 2021.

The Whitechapel Gallery strives to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian, ethnic minority, and/or disabled applicants as these groups are currently underrepresented in the Arts sector.

Charity number: 312162 Company number: 4093862

Apply for this role

  1. Download & complete the application form: Word ,PDF
  2. Email the forms to Recruitment
  3. Closing date: Midnight, Wednesday 17 September 2021
  4. Interviews: w/c 20th September 2021