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The Hepworth Wakefield has welcomed over 2.2 million visitors since opening in May 2011 and is now firmly established as a major local, national and international attraction, winning Art Fund Museum of the Year in 2017. We present an outstanding programme of historical and contemporary exhibitions alongside displays drawn from Wakefield's collection of 20th-century and contemporary art. In August 2019, the first phase of The Hepworth Wakefield Garden opened. Designed by Tom Stuart-Smith, the garden features sculptures and is one of the largest free public gardens in the UK.

We value all our staff and their commitment to driving our 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
  • Free eye tests run by Specsavers
  • Group Pension Plan run by Royal London, including an employer contribution of up to 6%
  • 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.


Learning Programmes Assistant

£18,500 per annum
Full-time – 37 hours per week

We are seeking a Learning Programmes Assistant to coordinate the day-to-day administration of the learning programmes and to develop resources and materials for a variety of projects and outreach initiatives. The Learning Programmes Assistant will also coordinate the recruitment and induction of learning volunteers, support the facilitation of school, family and community projects and prepare statistical reports for stakeholders and funders.

You will be joining at an exciting time, as The Hepworth Wakefield leads the cultural regeneration of Wakefield’s historic waterfront, including the creation of The Hepworth Wakefield Garden. You will work closely with the Senior Learning Manager and Cultural Gardener to devise, test and evaluate an exciting new outdoor learning programme, embedding health and wellbeing as a core value across the new programme.

We are looking for someone who has a background in arts administration, experience of engaging audiences with cultural experiences, a good understanding of the National Curriculum, experience of working with freelance artists and volunteers and a passion for developing high-quality learning provision for our audiences.

The right candidate will be highly organised, audience-focused, with excellent communication skills which will enable them to develop successful and sustainable partnerships and collaborations. If this sounds like you and you have experience of arts administration and developing learning resources within a museum or gallery setting, we would love to hear from you.

For a job description and details on how to apply please see below.

Deadline for applications is 9am on Tuesday 12 November  
Interviews will take place on Wednesday 20 November

Learning Programmes Assistant JD

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.

Alternatively, please post your forms to Alexa Becker, The Hepworth Wakefield, Gallery Walk, WF1 5AW.

Please note we only accept completed application forms. No agencies.