Curator: Public Programmes, Fixed Term Contract (Maternity Cover)

  • Can you deliver a busy public programme of art and ideas for diverse audiences?
  • Do you have experience working with artists on commissions and live performances?


Whitechapel Gallery is looking for a Curator: Public Programmes (Maternity Cover) who can devise, manage and deliver a programme of online and in-person events working closely with artists, academics and other creative practitioners. Within a 12-month contract, the post-holder will deliver an exciting, engaging and inclusive series of thematic talks, panel discussions and workshops as part of the Ways of Knowing programme, as well as co-curating the summer 2022 edition of the late-night arts festival Nocturnal Creatures (subject to funding). The Curator: Public Programmes will be part of a team of seven in the Education Department, and will report to the Director of Education and Public Programmes.

Conditions of work

  • Fixed term – 12 months Maternity Cover
  • Hours of work:  Full Time 9.30am – 5.45pm, plus some occasional weekend and evening work, which will be compensated by time off in lieu
  • Starting salary: £27,000 to £28,500 per annum, depending on experience


For further information, please 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 by 8 am on Monday 4th October 2021.

Interviews will take place in the w/c 11th October 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

Image credit: Big Joanie performing as part of City Poems and City Music (2019). Photo: Oana Damir.

Apply for this role

  1. Download & complete the application form: Word,PDF
  2. Download & complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form
  3. Deadline: 8 am on Monday 4 October 2021
  4. Interview: Week Commencing 11 October 2021
  5. Email the forms to Recruitment