• Would you relish the challenges of being responsible for an internationally-renowned gallery in the heart of the East End of London?


For over a century the Whitechapel Gallery has premiered world-class artists from modern masters such as Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Frida Kahlo to contemporaries such as Sophie Calle, Lucian Freud, Gilbert & George and Mark Wallinger.

The Whitechapel Gallery contains nine beautiful exhibition spaces, an auditorium, as well as artist commissions, collection displays, historic archives, education resources, inspiring art courses, dining room and bookshop, and the newly expanded Gallery is open all year round, so there is always something free to see.

The Duty Manager plays an essential part in the day to day running of the Gallery, as well as supporting our wonderful artistic program. The Duty Manager is responsible for the day to day presentation of the Gallery; including all public-facing areas as well as back of house areas. This means implementing procedures relating to deliveries, visitor access, signage and security, as well as being the first point of contact for the Gallery Assistant and Visitor Services Teams, and providing requirements for internal and external Gallery activities. The Duty Manager is also responsible for the opening and closing of the gallery; which means securing the gallery and its contents, operating the alarm system, and adhering to strict security protocols.

If you have worked in a public building, have excellent technical skills and can communicate with people from many different backgrounds you could join our team of Duty Managers.

Conditions of work

  • Contracts are on a casual basis and vary from week to week. Working times will include evening and weekend work.
  • Rate of pay: £12.66 per hour (£11.30 plus £1.36 holiday pay)


For further information download the Job Description.

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

Casual Duty Manager (Internal)

  1. Send your CV and a supporting statement to recruitment
  2. Deadline: midnight on Wednesday 2nd June 2021
  3. Interviews: Week Commencing 7th June 2021