Duty Manager - Fixed Term (Contract 1 and 2)


Duty Manager (Fixed Term Contract)

Contract 1 – Saturday 

Contract 2 – Sunday 

Whitechapel Gallery is looking for Duty Manager to play an essential part in the day to day running of the Gallery, as well as supporting our wonderful artistic program

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 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 often responsible for overseeing and facilitating the Gallery’s busy events schedule, which ranges from talks, performances, private hires and awards ceremonies. Duty Managers are therefore often expected to work evening and weekend shifts accordingly.

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

  • Contract: Fixed Term Contract – September 2019 to February 2020
  • Ad-hoc Cover: Required to be part of the Building Team ‘Casual Pool’
  • Salary £20,998 per annum pro-rata
  • Holiday: 20 days pro-rata
  • Contracts Available –
  • Contract 1: Working Pattern -Saturday 7:30 to 19:30
  • Contract 2: Working Pattern – Sunday 08:00 to 19:30


For further information, please download the Job Description:

Job Description (Contract 1)

Job Description (Contract 2)

To apply

Please send your latest CV with a personal statement (between 250 to 300 words only) and return to recruitment@whitechapelgallery.org by midnight on Friday 16th August 2019.

Interviews will take place on  Tuesday 27th August 2019.


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. Send latest CV with Personal Statement (250 to 300 words only)
  2. Download & complete the equality and diversity monitoring form: Word; PDF
  3. Email the forms to Recruitment by midnight on Friday 16th August 2019
  4. Interviews: Tuesday 27th August 2019
  5. Please note CVs sent without personal statement will not be accepted.