Operations Manager


Whitechapel Gallery is looking for an Operations Manager to play an essential part in the day to day running of the building and its facilities, as well as supporting our artistic programme.

The gallery contains eight unique exhibition spaces, an auditorium, as well as artist commissions, collection displays, historic archives, education resources, event spaces, a restaurant and bookshop, and is open 7 days a week all year round.

The Operations Manager is responsible for managing the Operations department in the day-to-day running, upkeep, maintenance, resourcing, cleanliness, security and safety of Whitechapel Gallery and its many facilities and functions.

This is an opportunity for an individual with experience of working in a public building, who possesses a range of technical, practical and problem-solving skills, who can communicate and thrive amongst a diverse workforce, and who is willing to learn and develop their skillset within an essential role.

Conditions of work

  • Contract: Full-time, Permanent
  • Salary: £27,000 to 30,000 gross per annum, depending on experience.
  • Hours: Mon-Fri, 9.30am to 5.45pm or equivalent on a flexible basis according to the rota requirements (including 07:30-15:45 and 11:15-19:30 shifts), plus occasional weekend and evening work which will be compensated with time off in lieu.


For further information, please download the Job Description

To apply

Please complete the application form and equality & diversity monitoring forms and return to recruitment@whitechapelgallery.org by midnight on 12 December 2021.

Interviews – To be confirmed 

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 the application form: Word; PDF
  • Download and complete the equal opportunities monitoring form: Word ; PDF
  • Email the forms to recruitment by midnight on Sunday 12 December 2021