Head of Operations and Building Projects

  • Job Reference: WGOPS1
  • Date Posted: 21 June 2022
  • Recruiter: Whitechapel Gallery
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £40,000
  • Sector: Advert / Media / Entertainment, Primary Industry, Real Estate & Property, Trades & Services
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: 24 Months
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Head of Operations & Building Projects – 24 Months Fixed Term Contract

Whitechapel Gallery is looking for a Head of Operations & Building Projects to play an essential role in the day to day running of the building and its facilities and manage the delivery of building projects, as well as supporting the delivery of our artistic programme.

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

The Head of Operations & Building Projects is responsible for managing the Operations team and liaising with the external suppliers to deliver building projects.

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: 24 months Fixed Term
  • Salary: Circa £40,000 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, available to download and return to recruitment@whitechapelgallery.org by midnight on 26 June 2022.

Interviews: Week Commencing 27th June 2022

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.

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