Development Officer - Events and Support (Fixed Term Contract)

Whitechapel Gallery is looking for a talented and enthusiastic Development Officer to join our dynamic Development team. The Development Officer (Events and Support) will assist on the planning and delivery of all development and internal events within the Gallery and at occasional offsite locations. The events will include exhibition and display openings, artist dinners, VIP breakfast events, curator-led tours, cultivation and partner events, and the gallery’s annual fundraising gala, Art Icon.  In addition, the successful candidate will participating in the overall efforts of the Development Team, providing support more broadly as priorities require.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a motivated individual with a passion for contemporary art and culture to work on a wide spectrum of projects, and to collaborate with curators and colleagues to bring an exciting programme of projects to life.

For further information, please download the Job Description.

Conditions of Work

  • Full-time, fixed term 18-month contract from beginning on or as close to 1 September 2021 as possible
  • Hours of work: 9:30am – 5:45pm, Monday to Friday, plus some occasional weekend and evening work, which will be compensated by time off in lieu.
  • Salary: £23,000 per annum pro rata
  • Probation period: 6 months
  • The period of notice is 2 months in writing on either side


To apply

Please complete the application form and equality & diversity monitoring forms and return to by 12 noon on 13 July 2021.

Interviews are scheduled on 20 July 2021.


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 & Diversity Form
  3. Interviews are scheduled on Tuesday 20 July 2021
  4. Email the forms to recruitment by noon on Tuesday 13 July 2021


Please note that we do not accept CVs.