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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.

The gallery presents acclaimed major exhibitions of the best international modern and contemporary art. It is also home to Wakefield’s important and growing collection of modern British and contemporary art. In August 2019 we opened The Hepworth Wakefield Garden. Designed by internationally renowned designer Tom Stuart-Smith, it features several sculptures, and is free for all to enjoy.

The Hepworth Wakefield is committed to improving diversity and tackling systemic racism within our organisation and we require all our employees to share and deliver on this commitment. We have adapted our recruitment practices to help us achieve this by:

  • Ensuring our jobs are widely advertised to reach a diverse range of applicants
  • Using an anonymised application process for shortlisting
  • Delivering unconscious bias training for all staff
  • Delivering equality & diversity training for all staff
  • 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

We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented within the arts sector.

The Hepworth Wakefield is  Disability Confident Committed and we have pledged to ensure that  disabled people have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations within our organisation. As part of this commitment, any applicants who identify as disabled and meet the minimum criteria will be offered an interview. If you require any reasonable adjustments for any part of the recruitment process, please contact Alexa Becker.

We know we have a lot of work to do to improve the diversity of the team at The Hepworth Wakefield, if you have any feedback on any of our recruitment practices please contact Alexa Becker.  Please help us to monitor our progress by filling in an Equal Opportunities Monitoring form (see below) and returning it with your application form.

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

Lead Barista

£9.87 per hour
35 hours per week
Permanent

Our new Garden Café opened in February serving hot and cold drinks and fresh cakes. We are planning to reopen The Gallery Café at the end of May with an exciting new menu using locally sourced and seasonal produce.

We are now looking for a friendly, hardworking barista, who loves people, coffee, and great food.

You will work closely with the Catering Manager, to ensure a joined-up approach to providing a great experience for customers. You will be required to make coffees to the highest possible standard, including basic latte art skills, and you will be expected to welcome and look after every customer who visits our cafés. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please contact recruitment@hepworthwakefield.org to arrange a conversation.

Lead Barista JD April 201

Barista

£9.30 per hour
Full and part time roles available
Permanent

Our new Garden Café opened in February serving hot and cold drinks and fresh cakes. We are planning to reopen The Gallery Café at the end of May with an exciting new menu using locally sourced and seasonal produce.

We are now looking for a friendly, hardworking barista, who loves people, coffee, and great food.

You will be required to make coffees to the highest possible standard, including basic latte art skills, and you will be expected to welcome and look after every customer who visits our cafés. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please contact recruitment@hepworthwakefield.org to arrange a conversation.

Barista JD April 2021

Chef

Circa £21,000 per annum pro rata
Full-time – 37 hours per week
Part-time hours will also be considered

Permanent

Our new Garden Café opened in February serving hot and cold drinks and fresh cakes.  We are planning to reopen The Gallery Café at the end of May with an exciting new menu using locally sourced and seasonal produce.

We are now looking for an experienced Chef with a passion for high quality food and drink to prepare and serve lunch focused dishes to a high standard. Working alongside the Catering Manager, you will help design and develop our menus, taking inspiration from the gallery and maintaining high levels of quality and presentation at all times. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please contact recruitment@hepworthwakefield.org to arrange a conversation.

Chef JD

Curatorial Trainee

£19,500 per annum
Full-time – 37 hours per week
12 months fixed term

This Curatorial Traineeship is offered through Future Collect, a partnership project initiated by Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts) to reimagine the future of public collections at major art galleries and museums in the UK.  The Hepworth Wakefield is Iniva’s partner for the second year of Future Collect.  The partnership will commission a major new work of art by an artist of African and/or Asian descent born or based in Britain for display at The Hepworth Wakefield in 2022, to be subsequently accessioned into the collection. The acquisition will be supported with a wide public engagement programme and new research into Wakefield’s growing art collection.

We are seeking a Curatorial Trainee who will be supported to develop a range of skills expected from the curatorial workforce today including subject expertise, working with living artists, collections care and exhibition making. Learning about audience engagement and widening access to culture will be a fundamental part of developing and enhancing these skills.

The successful applicant will have a positive and flexible approach to work and a genuine interest in the visual arts, particularly in the programmes of Iniva and The Hepworth Wakefield.

Candidates from Black, Asian and minoritised communities are particularly encouraged to apply for this role. We are committed to increasing diversity of staff within the arts sector as a whole and it is recognised that Black, Asian and minoritised groups are currently under-represented at The Hepworth Wakefield. We welcome applications from everyone who meets the requirements of the role.

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

Deadline for applications is 6pm on Wednesday 12 May 2021
Interviews will take place on Monday 24 May 2021

THW Curatorial Trainee 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.

Please ensure forms are sent as Word documents only.

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