An exciting opportunity has arisen to become the new Director of Development of the Whitechapel Gallery. Joining at a transformational moment in the Gallery’s 120-year history, the individual will work closely with its new Director Gilane Tawadros, its committed Trustees and staff, to shape and support a new vision for the Whitechapel Gallery, creating a distinctive, radically different voice for the Gallery as a leading cultural institution in the twenty-first century.

We are seeking an ambitious and dynamic individual with a proven track record of fundraising success in the cultural sector who can create a new vision for the Development department and explore imaginative opportunities to generate more philanthropic income from individuals, trusts and foundations and corporate sponsors and public funding sources. As both the leader of the Development Team and a core part of the Senior Management Team, the successful candidate will be both an effective leader and collaborator, combining strategic vision with practical delivery. And of course, the individual should be a passionate advocate of Whitechapel Gallery and demonstrate the ability to inspire others to support its mission.

Conditions of Work

  • Contract: Permanent
  • Hours of work: Full Time, roughly 9.30am–5.45pm, plus early mornings and evenings with occasional weekends and potential travel, all of which will be compensated by time off in lieu
  • Salary scale: from £65,000 depending upon experience
  • Period of notice: 3 months
  • Probation period: 6 months


For further information, please download the Job description.


To apply

Please complete the application form and equality & diversity monitoring forms, and return them to by Tuesday 27th September 2022.

Interviews will be conducted on Monday 17th October 2022.

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


Apply for this role

  1. Download and complete the application form: Word; PDF
  2. Download and complete the equality and diversity monitoring form 
  3. Email the forms to recruitment by noon on Tuesday 27th September 2022.
  4. Interviews: Monday 17th October 2022.