Skip to navigation | Skip to main content | Skip to footer


Working with us at the Whitworth

Jobs at the Whitworth

Current Jobs and Opportunities: Gallery Registrar

An exciting new role has come up in our collections and exhibitions team. We are recruiting an experienced Gallery Registrar to work closely with an established team of Curators, Conservators and Technicians on our internationally significant collections and to support on the delivery of the ambitious exhibition programme.

The Whitworth has an extensive and eclectic collection. It ranges from outstanding groups of works on paper to textiles and wallpapers made for the mass market, a unique collection of Outsider Art and international contemporary works. Dynamic and changing, we continue to expand our collection through gifts and purchases and loans both nationally and internationally.
We are known for our internationally-recognised shows by contemporary artists including Suzanne Lacy, Forensic Architecture and Ibrahim Mahama, including national and international loans as well as new commissions. We also hold an innovative rotation of collection displays and participatory-led exhibitions that creatively connect with current social and political issues including Still Parents, Open House and Utopias.
Driven by a mission to work with communities to use art for positive social change we aim to actively address what matters most in people’s lives. Our vision has been developed as part of an international dialogue about how to evolve and adapt museums to a constantly changing world. This work is underpinned by three key concepts: learning together through making and doing; creating a place of care, consideration and community; taking action.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here
Blended working arrangements may be considered.
Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, or accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on Tuesday 13 December 2022

Please click this link to – Jobs at The University of Manchester – and download the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.

Job reference: CIX-020536

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 13/12/2022
Salary: Salary: Grade 5 - £28,762 - £33,314 per annum, depending on relevant experience
Hours per week: Part-time – 28 hours per week
Contract Duration: Permanent
School / Directorate: Whitworth Art Gallery
Faculty/Organisation: Cultural Institutions
Based at: The Whitworth, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6ER
Reports to: Interim Head of Exhibitions, Poppy Bowers

HOW TO APPLY – General enquiries
Job link: Please click here to see full details and the online application form
If you have a general enquiry, email:
If you need technical support, email:​​​​​​​

Informal enquiries about the role, vacancy, shortlisting and interviews
Name: Poppy Bowers (Interim Head of Exhibitions)


As we are part of The University of Manchester, all vacancies will be advertised on its jobs board. Select and search ’Library & Cultural Institutions’ to find details of Whitworth vacancies.

Image: Althea McNish: Colour is Mine, an exhibition at the Whitworth, The University of Manchester, 2022-23
Photo: Michael Pollard, 2022