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Job Opportunity: Director of Pallant House Gallery, Chichester


Full time. Salary in the region of £60-70k, negotiable depending on experience. 28 days' leave (inclusive of bank holidays). Permanent contract after completion of probationary period. The post carries a contributory pension.

Reporting to:

Chair of the Trustees


Located in the heart of historic Chichester on the south coast, Pallant House Gallery holds one of the most significant collections of modern British art in the UK. At its core is the bequest of Walter Hussey, Dean of Chichester, but subsequent donations have substantially increased the Gallery’s holdings. The Gallery’s celebrated programme of exhibitions, held in both its original 18th century town house and its new wing, designed by Colin St John Wilson, complement the Collection, adding to the Gallery’s reputation as a leading player in the field of modern and contemporary British Art.

Following a major, HLF-funded redevelopment programme, Pallant House Gallery was awarded the Gulbenkian Museum of the Year award in 2007. In 2012 it was awarded a £1 million HLF Catalyst match-funding grant. Since re-opening in 2006, the Gallery has been widely acclaimed for its pioneering Learning and Community Programme, which has inclusion at its heart.

The Gallery’s core values are:

To maintain and promote the Gallery’s collections through innovative exhibition and learning programmes
To be a leader in its field through the excellence of its activities
To be sustainable, socially responsible, and environmentally friendly
To be inclusive and accessible to a wide audience


References will be sought from a current work referee (line manager) and a second professional referee before interview with shortlisted candidates if possible.

Closing date

Friday 10th February 2017


Friday 24th February 2017 in Chichester. Shortlisted candidates will be informed on 13th February.

How to apply

Please complete an application form, and send along with your CV and a covering letter in an envelope marked ‘Director’ to Cheryl Gaydon Chilton, Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1TJ or email If you wish to send your application via email please use 'Director Position' as subject.

For application documents and further information visit