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The Hepworth Wakefield is an award-winning art gallery in the heart of Yorkshire, set within Wakefield’s historic waterfront, overlooking the River Calder. Designed by the acclaimed David Chipperfield Architects, the gallery opened in May 2011 and has already welcomed 2 million visitors and regularly receives national and international acclaim.

Named after Barbara Hepworth, one of the most important artists of the 20th century who was born and brought up in Wakefield, the gallery presents major exhibitions of the best international modern and contemporary art. It is also home to Wakefield’s art collection – an impressive compendium of modern British and contemporary art – and has dedicated galleries exploring Hepworth’s art and working process.

In July 2017 we were chosen as Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017 and we value all our staff and their commitment to driving this success.

Benefits of working at The Hepworth Wakefield include:

  • 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising by a day after each year of service in your first three years up to 28 days
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption entitlements
  • Enhanced sick pay entitlements
  • Employee Assistance Programme offering confidential support services for you and your immediate family
  • Occupational Health Service
  • Salary sacrifice childcare voucher scheme run by Kiddivouchers
  • Free eye tests run by Specsavers
  • Group Pension Plan run by Royal London, including an employer contribution of up to 6%
  • Free entry to venues in the Yorkshire Attractions group
  • Staff discount in the shop and café

If you would like to join our highly motivated and successful team please see our current vacancies below.


Communities Manager

£24,000 per annum (pro rata for part-time hours)

Full-time (37 hours) permanent position
Part-time hours (30 hours) may be available for the right candidate

The Hepworth Wakefield is central to the cultural regeneration of Wakefield and our aim is to generate pride in the area and to improve the aspirations, health and wellbeing of local residents. We are now looking for a Communities Manager who will help to support this aim.

This new post will devise, deliver and evaluate an innovative and sustainable learning programme for the gallery’s diverse local communities. You will work closely with the Senior Learning Manger and learning colleagues to devise additional programming across the wider site as The Hepworth Wakefield leads the cultural development of the Wakefield historic waterfront, including the Hepworth Riverside Gallery Garden, a new ‘playful’ area and activity in the Rutland Mill.

We are looking for someone who has a thorough understanding of national and local health and wellbeing agendas and the experience of developing and evaluating programmes for communities, families and young people gained within a public arts organisation. You will be highly organised and audience-focused individual with excellent communication skills which will enable you to develop successful and sustainable partnerships and collaborations.

Detailed information about the role can be found in the Communities Manager Job Description. Please see below for information on how to apply.

The deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 18 June 2018.

Interviews will take place on Monday 2 July 2018.

How to apply

Our team is bold, open and we embrace innovation. Our Mission is to create experiences that inspire, captivate, surprise and enhance everyone’s lives. Read our Vision, Mission and Values

If you fit this description and would like to apply for one of our  jobs please complete an application form. We promote diversity and equal opportunities, please help us to monitor this by filling in an equal opportunities monitoring form.

Your completed application form and equal opportunities monitoring form should be sent to recruitment@hepworthwakefield.org

No agencies please.