Gallery Ambassador - Fixed-Term Contracts

Gallery Ambassador

Fixed term contracts, 30 November 2021 – 9 January 2022

Do you have an engaged, positive attitude and an enthusiasm for excellent visitor care? If you would like to be part of a dynamic team supporting the Gallery’s culture of experimentation in work practices, you could consider applying to greet visitors and invigilate exhibitions in our beautiful galleries.

We are offering a number of fixed term Gallery Ambassador contracts to invigilate our Theaster Gates: A Clay Sermon exhibition, as well as our other exhibitions and displays including Yoko Ono: MEND PIECE for London and Simone Fattal: Finding a Way.

Working patterns available:

Please note working patterns remain the same each week.

Working Pattern 1

Tuesdays 10:30 – 18:15 (6.75 hours)

Wednesdays 10:30 – 18:15 (6.75 hours)

Sundays 12:15 – 17:00 (4.75 hours)

18.25 hours a week

Working Pattern 2

Tuesdays 12:15 – 16:30 (4.25 hours)

Wednesdays 10:30 – 18:15 (6.75 hours)

Sundays 10:30 – 19:30 (8 hours)

19 hours a week

Please note on the following weeks, 13 – 19 December 2021 and 3 – 9 January 2022 some contracted hours will be reduced due to exhibition change over.

Conditions of work

  • Fixed Term contracts 30 November 2021 – 9 January 2022
  • Be available to cover other Gallery Ambassador’s Annual Leave when required
  • Be available to work evening shifts when required as per season openings, patrons events etc.
  • The period of notice: 1 month (1 week within probation)
  • Probation period: 3 weeks
  • Salary: based on £10.85 per hour (including holiday pay) on a fixed term contract with additional hours added


In addition, the benefits you are eligible to receive are, subject to availability:

  • 20 days annual holiday (pro rata)
  • Discount from the Whitechapel Gallery bookshop
  • Discount from the Whitechapel Gallery Townsend Restaurant
  • Discounts on editions (one per edition) and publications
  • Training opportunities
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme


For further information, please download the Job Description.

To apply

For further information please visit the Gallery’s website. Please complete an application form and Equal Opportunities Form and return to by midnight on Thursday 18 November 2021.

Interviews will take place via Zoom on Monday  22 November 2021.

Please contact recruitment via if you are unable to complete the application form electronically or require assistance.

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

  • Download and complete application form: Word, PDF
  • Download and complete the Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form: Word; PDF
  • Complete the forms and return to recruitment by midnight on Thursday 18 November 2021
  • Interviews will take place via Zoom on Monday  22 November 2021

Please note we do not accept CVs.