Curator: Public Programmes - Fixed Term Contract

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


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


Whitechapel Gallery is looking for an experienced curator to deliver its Public Programme for the Autumn 2022 season on a short-term basis (working approximately two to three days a week over a four month period). The role involves the delivery of exciting, engaging and inclusive in-person events at the Gallery, including talks, panel discussions, workshops and live performances. The Curator: Public Programmes will liaise with artists, academics and other creative practitioners, work closely with internal staff to ensure the smooth delivery of events, and will be part of a team of seven in the Education Department, reporting to the Director of Education and Public Programmes.

Conditions of work

  • Fixed-term contract, working 40 days from w/c 29 August to w/c 12 December 2022 (approximately 2-3 days per week). There is some flexibility with start and end dates.
  • Fee: £8,000, based on £200 day rate.


To apply

Please send your CV, a short letter outlining your suitability for the role, and your completed equality & diversity monitoring forms, available to download here, to by 8am on Monday 15 August 2022.

For further information, please download the Job Description.

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

How to apply

  • Please send your CV and a short letter outlining your suitability for the role
  • Download and complete the equal opportunities monitoring form: Word; PDF
  • Email the required documents to recruitment by 8am on Monday 15 August 2022