Director's Office Trainee

Director’s Office Trainee


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, Gilbert & George, William Kentridge, Sarah Lucas, Gerhard Richter and Cindy Sherman.

With beautiful galleries, exhibitions, artist commissions, collection displays, historic archives, education resources, inspiring art courses, dining room and bookshop, the Gallery is open all year round, so there is always something free to see.

The Gallery is a touchstone for contemporary art internationally, plays a central role in London’s cultural landscape and is pivotal to the continued growth of the world’s most vibrant contemporary art quarter. 

The Director’s Office Trainee is supported by and reports to the Director’s Assistant.


Voluntary traineeships at the Whitechapel Gallery are an opportunity for candidates to gain training, skills and experience in a specific aspect of the workings of a public gallery. Trainees will also gain an insight into the different career paths available in the arts sector, and have the opportunity to be mentored by experienced professionals.

The Director’s Office Trainee will gain work experience in the busy Director’s office, supporting the Director’s Assistant in daily administration duties and research projects set out by the Director

The Director’s Office comprises the Director and Director’s Assistant.

Some of the tasks and projects that the Director’s Office trainee may experience include:

 For further information, please download the  Role Description

How to apply