When Tate first opened its doors to the public in 1897 it had just one site, displaying a small collection of British artworks. Today we have four major sites and the national collection of British art from 1500 to the present day and international modern and contemporary art, which includes nearly 70,000 artworks.
Our mission and objectives
Everything we do, from the programme we present in our galleries and with partners in Britain and around the world, to the books, products and food we sell in our shops and restaurants, supports our mission: to promote public understanding and enjoyment of British, modern and contemporary art.
Tate for all
Our aim is to become a truly inclusive organisation with a workforce and audience as diverse as the communities we serve. This is fundamental to Tate’s future success and our ability to continue to contribute to culture and society in the UK.
We want our workforce to be more representative of all sections of society at all levels in the organisation. The range of perspectives and experience diversity brings is an asset to our organisation and we want to create an inclusive, welcoming environment for visitors, artists and all those who work at Tate.
We aim to become a truly inclusive organisation with a workforce and audience as diverse as the communities we serve.
Tate for All
Careers for All
Respect for All
Wellbeing for All
We aim to create a suportive and inclusive environment where everyone can be comfortable to be themselves and be their best. Our Dignity and Respect policy sets out the standards of behaviour we expect from everyone at Tate.
Tate is committted to making art available to everyone. To do this, we recognise that we need a workforce which reflects the audiences and communities we serve.
Dignity and Respect
Dignity and respect at work requires attention and commitment from everyone who works at Tate, both in role-modelling the right ways to behave and preventing inappropriate behaviour. Our Dignity and Respect policy sets out the standards of behaviour we expect from everyone at Tate.
Benefits at Tate
List of all the benefits that Tate are offering their
Benefits may vary depending on role, location and length of service.
Season Ticket Loans
Long Service/Loyalty Awards
Discounted Gym Membership
Employee Assistance Scheme
Access to Learning and Development Opportunities
Generous Pension Scheme
Generous Annual Leave Entitlement
Rental Deposit Scheme
Occupational Health Provider
Free Entry to our Exhibitions
Discounted Entry to Many other Museums and Galleries Worldwide
Social Fund Which Supports Social Activities Across Tate
Charitable Funds for Employees Experiencing Financial Hardship
Tate Shop, Café and Restaurant Discounts
Benefits Website Providing Retail Discounts, Wellbeing Center and Financial Advice
What our people say
The most rewarding thing is having the challenge of installing something: working out how to do it; and then seeing the finished result and knowing that you have been part of that, it’s a great sense of pride and achievement!
— Mikei Hall
Getting to meet and interview the most important and influential living artists and creatives is incredibly exciting!