Our Organisational Culture
Who We Are:
Dulwich Picture Gallery, founded in 1811, is the world’s first purpose-built public art gallery. We care for and display our outstanding collection of Old Master paintings within Sir John Soane’s pioneering architecture. As an independent gallery, we remain true our founders’ purpose of presenting art ‘for the inspection of the publick’ while engaging as many people as possible, of all ages and backgrounds, through our creative programme.
We are engaged in a continuous process of planning, delivery, evaluation and development in order to unlock the Gallery’s unique potential: our location, art and people.
Our mission is underpinned by our vision to secure the Gallery’s future as a welcoming, vibrant hub where you - everybody - can Find Yourself in Art
Our Vision in Action:
In the intimate setting of the world’s first purpose-built public art gallery
Find Yourself surprised by ‘oh-wow’ visual encounters
Find Yourself at home in a space where you feel welcome
Find Yourself transported by history and imagination
Find Yourself nourished by creativity and contemplation
Find Yourself connected with paintings and people
Find Yourself in Art
We are a hard-working, high-achieving team that values inter-departmental working and openness. We live out our values in our daily work and decision-making so that they are central to our identity. We are:
We care for our collection, our audiences, our communities and each other
We are ambitious and agile, valuing creativity and considered experimentation
We are open and communicative, creating and sharing opportunities through partnerships and projects
Transparency and fairness are vital to the Gallery’s culture. All jobs are advertised with the indicative salary band in-line with the relevant competencies as follows:
London Living Wage.
Care, collaboration, diligence, flexibility
Band B: LLW-£26k.
Administration, coordination, supporting others, contributing ideas, managing own workload
Band C: £25-30k.
Responsibility and ownership of activity, monitoring projects, programmes and resources
Band D: £28-41k.
Managing others and/or gallery-wide projects, problem-solving, extensive specialist knowledge and experience
Band E: £41-55k.
Senior Leadership Team. Budgetary responsibility, strategic decision-making, leading and developing others
Band F: £55K+.
Directorate. Overall leadership responsibility for the Gallery’s vision, direction and sustainability
Ensure the future sustainability of the gallery and delivery of its charitable objectives