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The Hepworth Wakefield has welcomed over 2.3 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 an expansion of our waterfront site, in Summer 2019 we will open outdoor sculpture displays in The Hepworth Wakefield Garden, designed by Tom Stuart-Smith.

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.

Vacancies

Visitor Experience Supervisor

£19,000 per annum

Full-time – 37 hours per week across 5 days, according to a rota.

The Hepworth Wakefield is looking for an experienced Visitor Experience Supervisor to join us.  You will be part of a team responsible for the day-to-day operation of the gallery, improving visitor experience and promoting our work.

You will lead and manage a team of Visitor Experience Assistants and Tour Guides, developing a culture of commercial awareness to generate income through membership, donations, tours and event ticket sales. Working alongside the Visitor Experience Manager, you will develop our group tours offer and enhance the experience of booked groups.

The Visitor Experience Supervisor will also act as duty manager on a rota basis ensuring the smooth running of the gallery’s daily operations.

This summer we will open a new gallery garden, designed by the internationally renowned designer Tom Stuart-Smith.  We are also preparing for our autumn exhibition which will feature the work of artists Alan Davie & David Hockney.

This is a full-time position, working 37 hours per week across 5 days, according to a rota. The post will include regular weekend and some evening work. Full availability across all 7 days is essential to the role.

If you thrive in a fast-paced visitor facing environment, are committed to delivering the highest standards of customer care and have a proven track record of leading successful teams we would love to hear from you! For a job description and details on how to apply please see below.

For informal enquires please contact Chloe Simm, Visitor Experience Manager on chloesimm@hepworthwakefield.org

Deadline for applications is 9am Tuesday 23 July. 
Interview date TBC.

Visitor Experience Supervisor JD

Communities Manager (maternity cover)

£24,000 per annum
Full-time – 37 hours per week
Fixed-term for 12 months

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 Communities Manager (maternity cover) 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 Manager 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 Wakefield Garden.

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

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

The deadline for applications is 9am Monday 5 August.
Interviews will take place on Friday 9 August.

Communities Manager JD

Learning Project Coordinator (Burberry Inspire)

£21,000 per annum
Full-time – 37 hours per week
Fixed-term for 3 years

We are seeking an experienced Learning Project Coordinator to coordinate the day-to day delivery of the Burberry Inspire project at The Hepworth Wakefield. This high-profile project brings together cultural partners, schools, researchers and the creative industries to develop innovative arts provision for KS3 pupils and to advocate for investment in the arts.  Working closely with the Senior Learning Manager, teachers, artists and project partners, the Learning Project Coordinator will coordinate an annual programme of artist residencies, after-school clubs, visits to the gallery and large-scale sharing events.

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, designed by Tom Stuart-Smith, opening in summer 2019.

We are looking for someone who has a thorough understanding of the National Curriculum, national and local health and well-being agendas, and the experience of developing and evaluating programmes and projects for KS3 pupils within a public arts organisation.

You will be a highly organised, audience-focused individual with excellent communication skills, which will enable you to develop successful and sustainable partnerships and collaborations.

If you have experience of developing high-quality learning provision 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.

The deadline for applications is 9am Monday 5 August.
Interviews will take place on Friday 9 August.

Learning Project Coordinator 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.