London, Whitechapel Gallery, October 01, 2012 Application deadline: Jun 25, 2012 Whitechapel Gallery – Chief Curator Background 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, Lucien Freud, Gilbert & George and Mark Wallinger. With beautiful galleries, exhibitions, artist commissions, collection displays, historic archives, education resources, inspiring art courses, dining room and bookshop, the newly expanded 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. Role The Chief Curator is a senior position working closely with the Director. The successful candidate will bring a strong curatorial vision and an engagement with new developments in art and visual culture around the world. They will help shape the future artistic programme, devise specific exhibitions, projects and publications; and articulate, through public talks and writings, the ideas and issues that inform contemporary practice. They will also be engaged with 20th century art history from a global perspective, curating occasional historical surveys. The Chief Curator will provide editorial guidance for Whitechapel Gallery interpretation, publicity texts and publications. The Chief Curator will have responsibility for the Exhibitions Department, working with the team on the realisation of projects with artists, lenders and arts institutions. The post includes strategic and senior management responsibility for the organisation and delivery of the artistic programme, artistic liaison, production of catalogues and limited editions. The Chief Curator will work alongside all members of the exhibition team, internal departments and with the professional art world to ensure an efficient running of the exhibitions programme. They will also contribute to enhancing the Whitechapel Gallery’s reputation as a centre for artistic excellence and intellectual rigour. They will administer financial budgets; support fundraising approaches; be involved in advocacy; lead patrons’ tours; and contribute to the delivery of the Gallery’s MA programme in Curating and Commissioning Contemporary Art at the London Metropolitan University. To download an application pack: Visit Email Please return this application pack to along with a copy of your CV. Salary: £50,000 per annum Deadline for applications: Midday, Monday 25 June 2012 Interviews: Mid-July 2012 Start date: October 2012 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 Reference / Quellennachweis: JOB: Chief Curator (London). In: H-ArtHist, Jun 9, 2012. <>.