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The Hepworth Wakefield has welcomed over 2.6 million visitors since opening in May 2011 and is now established as one of the most successful public art galleries in the UK, attracting critical acclaim and audiences from around the world.

We present an ambitious programme of major exhibitions of the best international modern and contemporary art, alongside innovative displays drawn from Wakefield’s growing art collection. Central to our work is our learning programme that engages schools, families, adults and local community groups through inspiring creative learning opportunities. In 2019, we opened The Hepworth Wakefield Garden, designed by Tom Stuart-Smith, to complement our David Chipperfield-designed gallery and provide an inspiring public garden, free for all to enjoy.

We have recently been joined by neighbours Tileyard North, who have developed the 19th century mill complex opposite the gallery into a vibrant hub for the creative industries. We are now embarking upon two capital projects to complete our wider waterfront site, including returning our much-loved playground and creating a workshop and yard space for our Gardener and her team of volunteers.

We are committed to improving diversity within our organisation and we welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented within the arts sector. Our inclusive recruitment practices include:

  • Ensuring our jobs are widely advertised to reach a diverse range of applicants
  • Using an anonymised application process for shortlisting where possible
  • Applying positive action where legal and appropriate
  • Actively monitoring the diversity of our applicants
  • Ensuring our job descriptions are inclusive
  • Ensuring shortlisting and interview panels are as diverse as possible
  • Staff training

The Hepworth Wakefield is a Disability Confident Employer and any applicants who identify as disabled and meet the minimum criteria will be offered an interview. If you would like to declare you have a disability in order for this to be taken into consideration or you require any reasonable adjustments for any part of the recruitment process, please contact Alexa Becker (HR Manager) on alexabecker@hepworthwakefield.org.

The Hepworth Wakefield is proud to confirm we are a Living Wage Employer, certified by the Living Wage Foundation.

Benefits for contracted staff include:

  • 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 28 days after 3 years of service
  • Hybrid working for appropriate roles
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption entitlements
  • Enhanced sick pay entitlements
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Occupational Health
  • Free eye tests
  • Group Pension Plan, including an employer contribution up to 6%
  • Discount in The Hepworth shop and café
  • Discounted travel schemes
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Free entry to a variety of national and international museums and galleries

Our mission is to create experiences that inspire, captivate, surprise and enhance everyone’s lives. Our team is bold, open and we embrace quality and innovation and we value all our staff and their commitment to driving our success. Read our Vision, Mission and Values here. If you would like to join our highly motivated team please see our current vacancies below.

Vacancies

Café Assistant

£12 per hour

Permanent

30 hours per week on a rota, including weekend shifts

The Hepworth Wakefield Café operates across the gallery café and and garden café and caters for various events held at The Hepworth Wakefield, providing vital income to The Hepworth Wakefield and ensuring the gallery’s continued viability and sustainability.

The Café Assistant will enjoy delivering a high-quality food and drink service, while maintaining a high standard of customer service. Duties include opening and closing procedures, using the till, greeting customers, preparing drinks, serving food items, re-stocking and working with the catering team to ensure a smooth-running service.

For more information please see the job description Cafe Assistant JD. For details on how to apply, please see below.

Deadline for applications is 9am on Friday 17 May 2024

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 28 May 2024

How to apply

To apply for one of our vacancies, unless otherwise stated please complete an Application Form. Please ensure application forms are sent as Word documents only to allow us to anonymise them before shortlisting. To help us to monitor and review our inclusive recruitment practices, please also complete a Recruitment Diversity Monitoring Form. If you have any feedback on any of our recruitment practices or need any assistance accessing the forms please contact  Alexa Becker.

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